PRACTICAL HERBALISM combines herbal pioneer and superstar, Rosemary Gladstar’s, joyful heart centered Science and Art of Herbalism Correspondence course of study and material with Nurse/Herbalist Bonnie Kavanagh’s 35 years of herbal and medical experience both as practitioner and teacher. All participants will receive Rosemary’s highly esteemed course valued $375. If you already own the course we will happily deduct the course cost from the cost of our program.
(Rosemary Gladstar is a pioneer in the herbal movement and has been called the 'godmother of American Herbalism'. She is the founder of the California School of Herbal Studies, the oldest running herb school in the United States, author of The Science and Art of Herbalism home study course, and is the organizer of the International Herb Symposium and The New England Women's Herbal Conference held annually in NE. Rosemary is also the author of numerous herb books.)
This program promises to be a unique blend of extensive information and practical plant based experience in the garden. Bonnie brings a rare combination of allopathic and complementary tradition to her work as a practicing herbalist/teacher. Class participants will plant, tend,harvest and process fresh herbs from their own “Apprentice Garden” here at Seven Arrows. Judy Marcellot, of Seven Arrows, will join in as guest facilitator for special horticultural related experiential activities, sharing skills she has learned as a plants woman, an aromatherapist and a “spiritual being having a physical experience.” “Plants help remind us of our interconnectedness to all creation. Herbalists need to regularly get their hands in the soil. Outdoors, the garden, planting, growing are important parts of this program in my humble opinion. I am really excited to share what I’ve learned these last 36 years at Seven Arrows,” says Judy.
Practical Herbalism is much more than a traditional Herbal Apprenticeship course. Seven Arrows, which serves as the “campus” for this program is the not so silent teacher/partner in the program. It is our hope that participants will experience the peace, joy, and the overall “unseen” uniqueness of this place experienced over the years by tens of thousands of visitors, including international renowned herbal teachers and plants people.
Course Instructor Bonnie Kavanagh has worked in both the allopathic and complementary healthcare fields for over 36 years, both as a registered nurse and a community herbalist. She is one of the founding members of the Ocean State Herbal Association and past board member of the Northeast Herbal Association. She has been a regular presenter at the renowned International Herbal Symposium held biennially at Wheaton College. She is also a current executive board member of the Hope Street Farmers Market in Providence, RI. In addition Bonnie brings many years of experience as a plants woman to her classes and programs. She is currently the Community Herbalist at Seven Arrows Farm.
Enrollment Process: A pre-enrollment interview is required prior to the start of the program. This is only to ensure that the participant and the program are a good match for one another. Interviews can be arranged in person here at Seven Arrows or by Skype.
Program Dates: Sundays, March 26, April 9, May 28, June 25, July 30, August 20, September 24, October 29, November 19 , December 17, 2017
Program Time: 10am-4pm
Program Tuition: $1,600. Cost of the program includes all materials including copies of Rosemary Gladstar’s Art and Science of Herbal Medicine and packets of dried herbs needed for homework lessons.
A deposit of $250 must be received by the first week in March. Credit cards accepted. Payment plans may be arranged on an individual basis. Call to register and arrange payment. (508)399-7860