Come Take a Walk on the Edge

What a view to wake up to! This is where this year’s herbal field intensive is happening… at a camp site rarely open to the public because the locals know to reserve these sites the moment they become available. Here’s more info. Register at the link below.

Weekend in the Woods: Herbal Field Intensive
June 2-4, 2017

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Join this 3-day educational retreat in the woods and fields to learn about regional plants in different parts of Ohio. The third HFI will be held near the shore of Lake Erie at the Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake County Metropark. Here we will find many plants that inhabit the dramatic landscape of the bluffs. We will explore trails to find and identify plants of the area.

Herbalist and educator Leah Wolfe, provides a hands-on introduction to wild foods and medicines. Explore the ethics and methods of foraging, herbal actions by taste, and methods for preparing and storing herbs. Identification and use of 5 native and naturalized plants will be emphasized.

HockingHillsCrisFellows Food and lodging are included in the registration fee. Note this is a camping event and you will need to bring your own tent and other supplies. Participants in the HFI may help with the preparation and cooking to integrate herbalism into daily living. There are two work exchange positions available for people who like to plan and cook meals. Partial scholarships may be available depending on how many people sign up. Contact us if you are interested in knowing more about this. Registration fee of $165 includes healthy meals, camping, educational materials and supplies, and instructor’s fees.

Click Here to Register Now

The Weekend in the Woods: Herbal Field Intensive is hosted by the Trillium Center’s Mobile Education Project. Join us!

Herbal Baths, Steams, and Fomentations

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May 9, 6-8 PM

Class Location: Pairings, 50 Park St., Geneva, OH 44041

The next class in the Art of Herbalism series is on Herbal Baths, Steams, and Fomentations! If you’d like to learn more about incorporating herbs topically for skin, lungs, and more, join us!

Brought to you by the Trillium Center, the Ashtabula Local Food Council, and Pairings.

Herbalism was once an important part of agrarian culture often using herbs for to augment food and heal the mind, body, and spirit. Learn to integrate herbal remedies into daily life with wild weeds and herbs to heal and nourish. The Art of Herbalism is an ongoing series that focuses on the medicine- or remedy-making aspect of herbalism. It is offered in the region to improve community health and to integrate traditional methods of healing with conventional medical care. Leah Wolfe, MPH, will lead the classes. She is a community herbalist and health educator at the Trillium Center (trilliumcenter.org) in Conneaut, Ohio. Class fee is $25, which includes an herbal remedy to take home.
Class Schedule:
April 11, 6-8 pm – Art of Herbalism: Healing Teas, Tinctures, and Tonics
May 9, 6-8 pm – Art of Herbalism: Herbal Baths, Steams, and Fomentations
June 13, 6-8 pm – Art of Herbalism: Healing Broths for Longevity
July 11, 6-8 pm – Art of Herbalism: Herbal Salves and Oils

Community Supported Herbalism

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What is HerbShare?

HerbShare is a form of Community Supported Herbalism. It is a membership program designed to make the art of herbalism part of daily living, support local herb growers, and increase access to healthy foods and herbs in general. The idea is to connect herbal education, students, clients, local herb growers, and sustainably-minded farmers while increasing access to the plants and supplies needed to create a home apothecary or natural medicine chest.

Click here to sign up for email updates!

Benefits

Apothecary Buying Club
The APB is designed to help people get the herbs they need. The APB does this by wild crafting or growing herbs locally, providing remedies made by volunteers at the Trillium Center, and access to non-local herbs, herbal products, and apothecary supplies at bulk prices. Orders of non-local herbs and supplies will be made several times of year. We offer local hand-made remedies along with wholesale costs of bulk herbs and spices. We also offer limited products from Herbalist & Alchemist, the company that sells David Winston’s formulas.

Herb of the Month
Each month HerbShare members will receive a hand-made remedy featuring the Herb of the Month and a profile of the herb that includes common and scientific names, region found, description, illustrations or pictures of the plant, and the how, when and why to use the herb.

Consultation
A consultation includes a full assessment of tissue states and constitution in Traditional Western Herbalism. Herbalism is a whole foods, whole medicine approach to restoring and healing the spirit, mind, or body. In Vitalist traditions, the spark that brings life and radiance to the body is called the vital force. Traditional Western herbalism inspires radiant health by supporting the vital force with herbs that match each person’s individual energetic and physical constitution. Traditional herbalism does not diagnose or treat diseases, symptoms, or health conditions. Instead, it nourishes and heals by matching plants to individuals. Tissue states are evaluated through a survey to match plants to each person to restore balance and vitality to those tissues. To optimize safety, drug interactions and contraindications are researched.

Personalized Herbal Remedy
Herbal remedies are made for each individual based on the herbal consultation. Herbs treat a whole person rather than a diagnosis or medical condition. In this way, herbs can be gentle and nourishing. When herbs are used inappropriately they can cause harm, so it’s essential to consult an herbalist to make sure herbs support your constitution and promote balance.

Work or Trade
To improve access to herbs to those who don’t have an abundance of money we offer work and trade opportunities. Work hours can include working at the botanical sanctuary, apothecary, gardens, or completing computer tasks according to your skills and abilities. Trade will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Trade items often accepted are processed or recently wild crafted herbs, plants for the sanctuary, or supplies for the apothecary. If you need help and can’t do any of these things, contact us anyway.

Membership Levels

Rose Sample Size– $50/hour
One consultation to match herbs to you
Personalized 1 oz. herbal remedy

Dandelion – $10/mo.
Herb of the Month
Apothecary Buying Club

Prunella – $20/mo.
Herb of the Month
Apothecary Buying Club
Four consultations per year to match herbs to you
Personalized 1 oz. herbal remedy each quarter

Goldenrod – $27/mo.
Herb of the Month
Apothecary Buying Club
Four consultations to match herbs to you
Personalized 1 oz. herbal remedy each month

Elecampane – $30/mo.
Herb of the Month
Apothecary Buying Club
Six consultations to match herbs to you
Personalized 1 oz. herbal remedy every two months

Elder – $60/mo.
Herb of the Month
Apothecary Buying Club
Monthly consultations to match herbs to you
Personalized 1 oz. herbal remedy every month

Tax-Deduction

If you choose to make a donation online or by check for membership fees, you will receive a tax-deductible receipt from Fractured Atlas. The Trillium Center is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Trillium Center must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only.

Pay online at: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=8136

Pay by check payable to Fractured Atlas and send to Trillium Center, 715 Furnace Rd, Conneaut, OH 44030

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Herbal First Aid at Light Footsteps

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Herbal First Aid & Plant Walk

August 5, 10-4
Plant Walk is at 4 pm and is free!

Light Footsteps Farm, Chardon, OH

Increase your self-reliance skills by integrating wild plants and kitchen ingredients into basic first aid remedies. Learn how to provide minor first aid and wellness care at home or outdoors and quickly identify emergencies. We will focus on common and easy-to-grow plants for herbal first aid. This is a hands-on class. No first aid experience required.

This preventive approach to natural first aid has three core values: the human mind and body is a self-healing organism, early detection of illnesses, and careful treatment of minor wounds to prevent infections. Find out why you only need to know five plants to enhance your first aid skills. Learn a quick assessment to determine when to call for help. Practice using plant remedies and learn how to make a few versatile herbal products to have in your medicine cabinet.

Join Leah Wolfe for this hands-on workshop. Since 2013, Wolfe has practiced and taught first aid and natural wellness in the streets, in free clinics, at conferences, camps, and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Class fee for Herbal First Aid is $65; includes materials, supplies, refreshments, and instructor’s fees.

Register Here

This workshop is part of the Trillium Center’s Mobile Education Project!

 

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Weekend in the Woods is Back

Weekend in the Woods: Herbal Field Intensive
June 2-4, 2017

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Join this 3-day educational retreat in the woods and fields to learn about regional plants in different parts of Ohio. The third HFI will be held near the shore of Lake Erie at the Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake County Metropark. Here we will find many plants that inhabit the dramatic landscape of the bluffs. We will explore trails to find and identify plants of the area.

Herbalist and educator Leah Wolfe, provides a hands-on introduction to wild foods and medicines. Explore the ethics and methods of foraging, herbal actions by taste, and methods for preparing and storing herbs. Identification and use of 5 native and naturalized plants will be emphasized.

HockingHillsCrisFellows Food and lodging are included in the registration fee. Note this is a camping event and you will need to bring your own tent and other supplies. Participants in the HFI may help with the preparation and cooking to integrate herbalism into daily living. There are two work exchange positions available for people who like to plan and cook meals. Partial scholarships may be available depending on how many people sign up. Contact us if you are interested in knowing more about this. Registration fee of $165 includes healthy meals, camping, educational materials and supplies, and instructor’s fees.

Click Here to Register Now

The Weekend in the Woods: Herbal Field Intensive is hosted by the Trillium Center’s Mobile Education Project. Join us!

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