Connect with the juciness of the plant world!
* We are now accepting applications for the Wild Cherries Herbal Studies Program *
Our 2020 Intro to Herbal Medicine is a three-season, 125-hour weekend herbal intensive exploring health, resilience and the plant world. The program incorporates medicine making and herbal knowledge with botany and field work, all based on a foundation of social justice and decolonization.
We offer some scholarship positions for people of color, indigenous people, and trans and non-binary folks. In our work as white herbalists, we strongly believe in taking steps to address the patterns of colonization and white supremacy in our herbal practices, and to help bolster the many forms of resistance to the systems and structures of oppression we live under. This includes trying to make this course more accessible to people of color and trans folks.
We also offer a few work-trade positions, to allow folks to offset part of the cost of tuition. Work-trade is compensated at $15/hour.
Class locations will include Pittsburgh, our farm in Butler, PA, and other wild places in the region.
The Wild Cherries Herbal Studies Program is led by Michelle Soto, Jocelyn Kirkwood, and Vilde Chaya Fenster-Ehrlich, herbalists and growers who have been teaching and offering herbal care in our communities for more than ten years.
Cost and Schedule
Tuition is $1500. This money goes towards paying lead and guest teachers, rent at class facilities, and class supplies. Students should plan for some additional costs, including gas, books, and some medicine-making materials. If cost is an obstacle, we are offering work trade and payment plans.
The class will be one weekend a month from March through November, 10am – 6pm.
Class dates are:
March 14 & 15
April 25 & 26
May 16 & 17
June 20 & 21
July 18 & 19
August 15 & 16
September 12 & 13
October 10 & 11
November 7 & 8
Intro to Herbal Studies students will receive a 10% discount to all other Stonefruit courses and workshops.
Contact us for additional information!
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