Spreading Our Roots is an intermediate offering for students who have already completed some herbal studies and would like to carry on with their plant medicine journey. In this eight-week series, we will make medicine, explore the winter landscape, and delve into specialized topics in herbalism while deepening our relationships with healing herbs and the people that love them.
Participants can expect a hands-on experience in the forest and in the kitchen, working with fresh and dried plants to create powerful herbal remedies. We will re-visit the fundamentals of ethical wildcrafting, grounding ourselves in the ecosystem and exploring ways to give back to the land. As we discuss the materia medica of specific topics like grief, aphrodisiacs, thyroid health, and infections, pragmatic interventions will be covered as well as ritual-centered approaches. By the end of the course, students will have furthered their herbal studies and developed their plant wisdom -- in essence, spreading their herbalist roots and intertwining them with their healing community.
Spreading Our Roots is taught by Missy Rohs and features Gradey Proctor, Abigail Singer, and Lara Pacheco. It meets eight Thursdays, January through March, for a total of approximately 48 hours.
The total cost of the course is $625, with discounts for early registration.
Spreading Our Roots 2019 dates:
Class is held from 10am-4pm on Thursdays. On field trips, our days will be longer to accommodate our commute.
Spreading Our Roots: Join Us!
Spreading Our Roots is open to those who have completed Arctos's Herbal Immersion Program, Herbalism & Ecosystems, or equivalent herbal study. Class space is limited; register soon to reserve your space.