Ontario Herbalists Association

Promoting safe & natural healing with plants since 1982

A Practical Herb Course presented by John Redden, RH

Beginning on May 25th the class will meet one Thursday a week from 6:30PM to 8:30PM  until October 5th, 2017, 20 weeks total.

John Redden Practical HerbalismTHE OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE ARE:

*To guide participants through one entire growing season, in order to learn about and experience the planting, tending, and harvesting of approximately 25 medicinal plants which grow readily in Ontario. Students will participate in a group garden provided by the teacher and they may grow some plants at home in their own gardens.

*To discuss the medicinal uses of these plants & about 25 more local wild herbs. To learn by doing, how to prepare and use the various remedies they provide; to address concerns about the appropriateness of herbal medicine for our time and the importance of ecological sustainability.

*To learn how to use the herbs safely and appropriately for the improvement of personal health and the health of the ecosystem.

The garden will be available for tending and harvesting on days not scheduled for class.  Elective group gardening time and herb walks will be scheduled in, according to student/teacher availability over the summer. Herb walks around Ontario will take place spring, summer, and fall.

Students will keep an assortment of tinctures, salves, syrups, creams and fermented foods that they have manufactured during class time.

Date: Starting Thursday, May 25th, until October 5th.

Time: Thursdays at 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Viriditas Herbal Products, Toronto, Ontario. 2775 Dundas St. West, Suite 108 (2 blocks East of Keele) and High Park Garden.

Tuition: $800.00, which will cover lectures, class notes (efiles), herb walks, gardening time, herb products and food products. Payment may be made in quarters ($200/month for 4 months) by contacting directly at: 416-767-3428.

(Participants must enroll for all sessions.) Enrollment will be limited to about 30 Students. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of classes. There will be no refunds after the first full class. Missed classes may be made up in the following year. Continuing Education Credits may be applicable for professionals.