SOUL FLOWER FARM SCHOOL OF EARTH MEDICINE
CLASSES AND EVENTS

CLASSES, TRAININGS & APPRENTICESHIPS 2020

-more classes coming soon!-

FEBRUARY 2020

Devas Daughters Herbal Apprenticeship

Spring Session

Instructor: Maya Blow

Dates: February 7th- May 29th, 2020

Time: Thursdays, 10-4pm

Location: Soul Flower Farm

Cost: see page

 

 

June 2020

Intro To Natural Beekeeping

Instructor: Yasir Cross

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020

Time 10am-3pm

Location: Soul Flower Farm

Cost: $75 (no-one turned away for lack of funds)

 

Join Yasir as he leads you through the basics of bee-friendly, natural, organic, small-scale beekeeping. You will leave this class with a competent knowledge of the fundamentals of natural beekeeping, and be ready to set up your own backyard beehive.  The course will focus on a style of apiculture that is exclusively designed for the small-scale beekeeper.

This bee-friendly method aims to care for the bees, allow them to control their own environment, and is a gentler approach than conventional beekeeping, resulting in healthy

contented bees, and superb raw honey!

 

Topics to be covered in class:

-The history of beehives

-Beekeeping in Bay area climate

-Biology of the honey bee

-Natural comb vs. manufactured comb

-The People's Hive (text included with class)

 

-Buying bees hives and equipment

-Building your natural hive

-Permaculture and biodynamic beekeeping strategies

-Urban beekeeping

-Harvesting honey and comb

-Homemade extractor

-Medicinal honey use

*We provide tea and a vegetarian lunch.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

R.O.O.T.S.

Reclaiming Origins of Traditional Sustainability

Permaculture Design Certification

Dates: September 4-6, 11-13,  18-20, 25-27 (4 long weekends)

Times: 9am-6pm

Location: Soul Flower Farm, El Sobrante, California

Cost: Sliding scale $900-1200 USD, scholarships and work trades available

 

 

Devas Daughters Herbal Apprenticeship

Fall Session

Instructor: Maya Blow

Dates: September 4th- December 3rd, 2020

Time: Thursdays, 10-4pm

Location: Soul Flower Farm

Cost: see page

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2020

Afro Botany

Instructors: Maya Blow & Kiyoko Guillory- Gonzalez

Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 17-18, 2020

Time: 11am-5pm

Cost: $250

*work trades available

 

In this class we will explore plants traditional botanical strategies used by Africans and their descendants throughout the African Diaspora as practical medicine, folk remedies, ceremonial practices, and dream meditations.  We will look at some history of the plants and their uses as tonics in food, topically,  internally as teas, preparations as flower essences and of course their use in magic and ritual!  Students will create some remedies and a beautiful medicine bag to take home.  Herbal tea and an African inspired vegetarian meal provided.

 

 

Creating An Herbal Apothecary:

Beginning and Intermediate Medicine Making

Instructor: Maya Blow

Date: Sunday, OCT 25, 2020

Time: 1-5pm

Cost: $60

Materials fee: $20

 

As we get ready for the coming change of seasons, now is the time to focus on some preventative health measures to ensure that we are fortified and ready to face the oncoming autumn and winter months. In this class we will prepare handcrafted formulas to stock our medicine chests. Come learn about plants that support the respiratory system, boost immunity and act as tonics to the system.  We'll discuss adaptogens and make a tasty syrup for coughs and sore throats. Bring a notebook, pen, and a basket to take home all your concoctions!  Join us for an herbal medicine making marathon!  *Herbal tea and snacks provided.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2020

Medicinal Mushrooms

Instructor: Abi Huff

Date: TBA

Time: 12-4pm

Cost:  $60

Materials: $20

 

In this class, we will focus on Chaga, Reishi, Maitake, Shiitake, and Cordyceps mushrooms. We will discuss their medicinal gifts and how we can work with them for stress support, to strengthen immunity, and the specific gifts each mushroom has to offer our vitality. We will have the opportunity to taste and explore each mushroom, and each participant will go home with mushroom medicine.

 

 

 

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