Greetings Plant Lovers,
Yahoo! Spring is here! My first daffodils have appeared and pussy willows are out too!
Tuesday April 25th, 7 – 9pm will be our next meeting. We will be meeting here at Dogwood & Brambles, our family farm. We have a great night planned! As always guests are welcome (guest fee $25) Please note: herb course is the last Tuesday of every month. We only have two classes left for the season.
We hope to open classes each night with a ceremonial blessing of our teachers and students. The ritual of smudging can be defined as “spiritual house cleaning.”. Thanks to our friend from the Chippewa’s of Georgina, Laurie Hoeg, who will perform the ceremony (if Lori can make the class).
This month’s class:
Overview: With spring upon us we need to think detox and allergies and prepare ourselves accordingly. We will be serving you detox tea, it’s a simply delicious tea. Traditionally we are taught that seasonal allergies can be alleviated by using local honey and stinging nettle, why not give it a try! The detox tea happens to have nettles but you can just simply drink nettle tea or use the tincture. I have a copy of my material medica on stinging nettle for side benefits. The only thing you have to lose is puffy eyes, stuffed up nose and hives lol
Ear Candling There is a lot of controversy over Ear Candling and we will learn firsthand what all the fuss is about during our demonstrations. Ear candling is thought by many to be a safe, simple home remedy for gently removing excess wax and toxins from inside the ears and eustachian tubes. Long, tapered cones are inserted into the ears and lit. The waxy, tacky smoke generated by the beeswax cones spirals down into the eustachian tube and then returns the toxins which adhere back to the cone. The entire process is relaxing and noninvasive. The cones are made of strips of unbleached cotton dipped in a mixture of beeswax infused with rose oil. They look much like cotton candy cones.
Ontario Herbalists Association: Become A Member
We will discuss the benefits of our students becoming members of the Ontario Herbalists Association. The Ontario Herbalists Association depends on member support to meet its goals. There are currently three types of membership available with a range of benefits.
General Membership for supporters of Herbal Medicine
Student Membership for students of Herbal Medicine
Professional Membership for practicing Herbalists