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FRI NOV 13- DEC 4
Everyday Plant Alchemy takes your basic or beginner knowledge of just a few herbs and guides you through how to turn those plants into medicines that you and your family can actually use -
I've been working with clients and running workshops for 13 years now.
And every time I chat to people about herbs that they could easily grow or access in the wild, I always get the same question:
But what do I DO with these plants?
Everyday Plant Alchemy is the answer to that!
In this hands-on, practical workshop series you will learn:
Welcome and Intro
Herbal medicine-making ground rules
Growing vs wildcrafting vs buying herbs - rules and pitfalls
Sustainability and how to avoid using endangered plant medicines
Labelling how tos
The Plants PDF - A list of the different plants that you could use for these classes - including what plants are good for teas/oils/ointments
Week 1 - Herbal teas
How to dry and store your herbs properly (so you don't get mold!)
Where to get dried herbs if you aren't growing/foraging your own
"Organoleptics" - using your senses to help you identify herbs and to assess their quality
Making herbal tea blends from recipes
Making a herbal tea blend for a specific person or issue
Week 2 - Herb infused oils
Choosing the right plants for infused oils
Making infused oils correctly (so you don't get mold!)
How to use an infused oil
Week 3 - Herbal ointments
How to make an ointment (Never buy lipbalm again!)
Using your infused oil in an ointment
Essential oils for fun/therapeutic use
Plant Alchemy "Equipment" pdf
So you know exactly what you need to get started making medicines in your own home!
Source Guide pdf
Can't go out and grow or forage plant medicines right now?
Is it winter where you are? (me too!)
This guide gives you a list of reputable places/companies to buy dried herbs from (Canada/US/UK/NZ - other countries available on demand!) as well as ideas of where to buy bottles, jars, bags etc
I want you to come out of this course feeling totally confident about turning dried plants into beautiful medicines that you can use in your daily life.
I can't wait to see you there!
What other folks have said about Emily's classes
I learned more in this two-hour workshop than I have in years of learning about herbs on my own!
I’ve made a few different tea blends since that class and it’s really cool to better understand herb combinations and also make it taste great, or not with some haha. It’s really fun!
- Cynara - Live Tea Blending Class 2019
I learned a lot from Emily's class. I cant wait for the next session!
- Deb - Wild Medicine Walk 2020
The Wild Medicine Walk was fun and informative. I feel confident that I can identify and use the plants we learned about, and it gives me a new appreciation for the land we live on to see how many healing plants are all around us. I will definitely attend other sessions next summer!
- Anna - Wild Medicine Walk 2020
Hey, I'm Emily!
And I'm stoked to get to teach you about plant medicine.
I'm a Medical Herbalist and Nutritionist with 13 years of experience.
I run a clinical practice where I see lovely humans one-on-one, do research and writing work for a herbal medicine company, run workshops (face to face in non-Covid times), and am mama to a squirrely toddler named Ivy, who is #namedafteraplant.
If you have any questions for me about this class (or anything, really), please sing out! I'd love to hear from you.
Emily Boese (BNatMed, RHT) is a qualified Nutritionist and Medical Herbalist with over a decade of experience, and currently lives in her hometown of Regina, SK, Canada. She runs natural medicine workshops and seminars, does freelance writing for natural health companies, and maintains a clinical practice and a popular online meal plan program. She is also a new mama to a lovely little human named Ivy Simone.
Emily was the Research & Development Manager for a traditional plant medicine company in New Zealand, and has worked in many areas of the field of natural medicine, including formulating and producing plant medicines; educating retailers, pharmacists, and the public; customer service; technical support; copywriting; clinical practice; and the hard graft and humbling experience of working in a herb garden and hand-harvesting herbs for commercial use. She also worked as the in-store nutritionist at Choices Markets in Kelowna where she supported community programs such as Chefs in the Classroom and the Start Fresh Project.
She regularly speaks and writes on whole-foods nutrition, plant medicine, and radical self-care practices.
Emily has been featured on Empire Radio Now, Kelowna Now’s In Focus, Healthpost (New Zealand), Best Health Magazine, Aromaculture Magazine, and CBC Radio.
You got Qs? I got As
Q: I don't know much about plant medicine - can I still take this class?
A: Absolutely! This class is meant to be for beginners who may not have a lot of experience with herbs. If you haven't already, I will recommend that you watch my Everyday Plant Medicine webinar (included in the course) as I go over all the plants that we will talk about in the course.
Q: I can't grow/forage any herbs right now (ie: it's winter or that's just too much!). Will I still be able to participate in the workshops?
A: Yes. I have included plants that are super easy to purchase. They are widely available at health shops all over the world. I have included a pdf resources as a bonus that goes over where you can buy dried herbs (and other supplies)
Q: Do I need to purchase all 10 of the herbs for this class?
A: Nope. You can get away with as few as 3 different herbs to be able to complete all 3 workshops!
5 plants is probably ideal.
In the welcome pack you will get a list of the herbs that you could use for each project. Some of them overlap (ie: we can use Chamomile for both a tea and topically). Choose which plants you want to use ahead of time based on what is available to you, what you want to make, and your budget.
Q: How long are the classes? Are they live or recorded?
A: So each class is pre-recorded and is around 20 minutes. The idea is that you create one project each week - so Week 1 you make your tea with me, Week 2 you make your oil, and Week 3 you make your ointment.
Week 1 also contains a shorter intro video where we go over some of the basics such as where to source your plants from , and how to label them.
There is also a 1 hour webinar which I have recorded which you will have access to that goes over all the plants that we will discuss in this class. I recommend starting with that - especially if you are not super familiar with different medicinal plants.
There will also be a weekly live Q&A/Troubleshooting session where you can ask me questions and I can help you with any hiccups you run into. These will also be recorded in case you can't make the live times.
Q: I want to do this class, but won't be free until the New Year. Can I still use it then?
A: For sure! Once you purchase the class you have access to it forever. If I run it live again (which I hope to in 2021) then you will be able to participate there, too.
Still not sure?
Contact me directly with your question and I'll be happy to answer it!