2 Snail Mail Herbal Medicine Courses for 2020

1. WILD, SEASONAL, LOCAL

Plant Allies and Rewilding

This course is aimed at those who would like to learn about the plant allies growing around us and the treasures they hold. Each month you will be sent a beautiful package about which plants are growing and what to look out for. The package will include identification, exercises and recipes so you can get to know your local medicinal and edible plant allies.

Every 2 months there will be a zoom meeting to check in and see how you’ve all been doing. We will also set up a forum online so you can exchange experiences and recipes with your fellow plant adventurers throughout the year at any time. I will also return work submitted with comments and ideas.

Dates: this will be a rolling course so you can join at any time. Each month will have different plants to look out for and exercises to do for 1 year. At the end, no matter when you start, you will have a calendar of local plants and how to use them.

Course includes

12x mailed out packages – this includes a beautiful little pamphlet or notes about what is growing and information about these plants, how to identify, where to find them and how to approach and use them, recipes, beautiful samples to try at home and share your experiences with.

6x zoom meetings

Online forum

Work feedback from me

Investment for 12 months of Wild, Seasonal, Plant Allies:

Nettle folk (those who cannot afford more) £177 – this is £15/month

Marigold folk (those who are comfortable) £233 – this is £20/month

Note, if you are local, you can collect your box each month, if you are abroad and postage is more costly we will look at the cost and add on or if there are others collecting, the additional cost can be absorbed to total cost tbc.

First sending out date 1 June 2020

2. TEND HER GARDEN

Wild Medicines for Women

This course is specifically for women and will include 13 beautiful packages sent out for work under each moon cycle. Every moon students will receive a little set of plant notes on a specific women’s plant ally. We’ll work with that plant for the moon cycle with information, exercises and recipes you can make. I’ll try and coincide so that you can find the plants in the wild but every package will include a sample remedy of the plant to work with.

Each woman will go deeper into her relationship with that plant each moon and forge a small apothecary of the plants of 13 moons, she will learn how to tend her garden. Vulval, womb, vaginal, breast and emotional health will be explored alongside menarche, moon time, fertility, menopause and cronehood. Grief will also be explored in relation to being a woman and we will explore the affinity of certain plants with the archetypes of womanhood . The course will be immersive and magical.

We will check in after each quarter via zoom and see how everyone is doing. We will also have an online group to share, connect, discuss and marvel! Local groups can be set up too and I will help with those.  If you don’t want to go online you can mail me back work and questions and I’ll reply.

Course includes:

13 magical packages

Quarterly zoom meetings (4x per year)

Online forum

Sisterhood potential and plant ally deepening

This will run for 13 moons. Each quarter we will welcome new women to begin their journey with plants so the group will be closed for 3 moons and then a new intake welcomed if wanted, this is then repeated.

First full Moon sending out on June 5th 2020

Investment for 13 Moons of Tend Her Garden:

Nettle folk (those who cannot afford more) £177 – this is ~£13/moon

Marigold folk (those who are comfortable) £257 – this is ~£20/moon

Note, if you are local, you can collect your box each month, if you are abroad and postage is more costly we will look at the cost and add on or if there are others collecting, the additional cost can be absorbed to total cost tbc.

First sending out date 5 June 2020

3. RESILIENCE and HERBAL REBELLION – postponed until 2021

Wild Medicines to Help in Times of Deep Adaptation

We are living in unprecedented times where adaptation must happen. Learning about our environment and how to live with a smaller carbon footprint and bigger involvement in local is going to be so needed. This course seeks to provide a deepening of understanding plant medicine and how we can strengthen our relationship to the plants and landscape around us while forging new ways of living together as communities and earth protectors.

The course will focus on wild plants and their uses and will encourage the making of your own herbarium, deepening of your wild self, understanding the skills of processing herbs and wild food – including preserving, blending, making plant medicines, and getting to know the plants themselves.

Students will receive profiles of plants with tasks to do as you learn how to identify medicines, grow medicines, create community projects and learn from each other.

Course includes:

Each package will contain 3 herbs to get to know and exercises to encourage connection with the wider world of plant allies and resilience in these times of change and wonder.

Every month you will be sent a package with 3-4 wild medicines for you to make remedies with, find, discover and get to know in different ways, and there will be seasonal tasks and exercises to complete. In the spring, summer and autumn months there will be instructions on getting out and harvesting and prepping wild medicines while the winter months will focus on resilience, change and nurturing and wilding of the self.

The course will last 12 months and begin around summer solstice 2020. There will be an online forum and quarterly zoom meetings for some connection and getting together.

Investment for 12 months Resilience:

Nettle folk (those who cannot afford more) £177 – this is £15/month

Marigold folk (those who are comfortable) £233 – this is £20/month

Note, if you are local, you can collect your box each month, if you are abroad and postage is more costly we will look at the cost and add on or if there are others collecting, the additional cost can be absorbed to total cost tbc.

First sending out date 20 June 2020

COMBINED COURSE DISCOUNTS

If you wish to book both courses you will receive a discount at:

Nettle (for those who simply cannot afford more): £333.00

Marigold (for those who are comfortable): £411.00

All the zoom times will be slightly staggered and dates will be released as soon as possible.

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