Classes

Classes at the Trillium Center are often hands-on or experiential, so to make sure everyone has the opportunity to have direct instruction and ask questions, we keep the class size small. Sometimes classes fill up. We do private classes and we travel. Personal education sessions or consultations in herbalism are also available.

Paying for Classes
When a donation range is offered, it is called a sliding-scale donation, meaning pay what you can afford in the range. If you can pay more, it means you are paying it forward. We offer work/trade/exchange opportunities.

Contact us to sign up for classes!

UPCOMING CLASSES


 

Botanical Skincare: Healing from the Roots

December 1, 1-4 PM
Blue Lake Botanicals, 36 Public Square, Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Sign up: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/16565

Root medicine. So many meanings in those two words. Root medicine can mean getting to the root of the problem. Or it can mean healing from the root up. It can mean getting medicine from the roots of plants or trees. It can mean tapping into all aspects of health and all aspects of being. Root as a word comes from the same source as the word radical; the Latin parent being “radix.” Thus, radical means of or from the root or source. Radical herbalism is about healing from the inside out. 

Herbalist, Leah Wolfe, offers a whole spirit-mind-body-universe perspective on what it means to live in your skin. Whether you are thick-skinned, thin-skinned, or simply wondering what your skin says about you, radical herbalism reaches for the root of it all.

This class is about healing all of our skins: the linings of all of the passageways in our bodies that open up to the outside world. It’s about how all of these things are connected to the same root source of health. And don’t worry, as we make some nourishing remedies for these skins, we’ll also make some healing remedies for your outer skin to help you keep smiling through the seasonal changes. Class fee: $35
Supplies fee: $20 — this is for all the herbal gifts for you to take home!

Sign up: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/16565


 

Herbs for Emotional & Spiritual Healing
Tues, Oct 30, 7-8 PM – Center for Growth, Ashtabula, Ohio
Herbs are amazing in that they can help people on all levels, not just the physical; they help balance and nourish the body, but are limitless when it comes to emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. Meet a new plant each month. Sliding-scale donation: $5-20*

 


Community Herbal Intensive 2019

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Community Herbal Intensive 2017

Monthly TBD, 11-5, Feb-Nov
The Community Herbal Intensive is an educational program for herbalists and other plant lovers who want to make a connection between herbal medicine and community health. The monthly workshops will take participants out into the field to work with plants or into the streets to develop community projects. This program is for anyone interested in furthering their studies of herbal medicine in a hands-on environment while developing skills for creating community projects. The goal of the program is to give participants skills, ideas, and strategies to start community projects that emphasize holistic health, folk medicine, education, gardening, and foraging. Payment plans available in advance…

More info: https://trilliumcenter.org/about/trillium-center/community-herbal-intensives/

PAST CLASSES

Herbs for the Thinning Veil
October 18, 7-8:30 PM, New Moon, Lakewood, Ohio
From midsummer to midwinter many traditions celebrate their ancestors and their traditions. Some believe that the veil between the human world and the spirit world thins as the darkness of winter descends. Join herbalist Leah Wolfe for a class on herbs for this seasonal transition with teas, incense, and other herbal tricks and treats. Class fee: $30, supplies fee $10.

Autumn Foraging for Wild Food and Medicine
Oct. 20, 1-5 PM, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Rd, Youngstown
The forests and fields are alive with wild foods and medicine. Leaves, flowers, berries, roots and more. Autumn is abundant. Join this hands-on class on how to forage for the fall harvest. We’ll take a walk with an eye to foraging, observing plant and habitat characteristics, looking for clues, tasting, and piecing it all together like a detective to identify species. Basic botany for the herbalist will focus on identifying flowers, roots, berries, and leaves. Historical and clinical uses of common plants as food and medicine will be combined with practical information on how to gather, store, and prepare. Class fee: $15, supplies fee $5.

7 Lake Erie Mushrooms
Saturday, Aug 25, 21-3 pm – Chardon, Ohio
Learn about common edible, medicinal, and poisonous mushrooms in our region. Learn basic skills for proper identification, the ethics of gathering, and how to use them. Sliding-scale donation $30-$50

Medicinal & Edible Plant & Mushroom Walk
Saturday, Aug 25, 3-4 pm – Chardon, Ohio
Take a walk with herbalist, Leah Wolfe, at Light Footsteps Farm. $5-$20

Ticks and Herbs

Saturday, May 26 at 1 PM – 5 PM
Light Footsteps Farm
Chardon, OH

Ticks have struck fear into many, making them wary of wandering in the woods or the fields. Understanding ticks helps you avoid them and take some of the fear out of the wilderness. This presentation includes historical information, a public health perspective, and herbal approaches to ticks and tick-borne illnesses. Learn public health and first aid tips to help you prevent infection and inflammation from tick bites.

More info and registration at: https://www.lightfootsteps.com/workshops-plant-walks/


St John’s Wort Celebration

June 23, 7pm – June 24, 5pm
Red Beet Row, Jefferson, OH

Click here to Register now.

Red Beet Row is excited to host FOUR regional herbalists for a 2-day overnight St John’s Wort Immersion!  Join us with Leah Wolfe, Nicki Schneider, Sandy Engle, and Leslie Alexander, as we learn about this diverse plant just as it is beginning to peak!  St. John’s wort is known for its ability to “let in the light” and as a healer of wounds. Come learn the vast physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing qualities of this common weed.

Named after Saint John the Baptist, St John’s wort grows wild around us.  In 4 Sessions, learn how to identify it, harvest it, make plant medicine with it, smell it, taste it, and learn about its mythologies! We’ll cover spirit medicine, folklore, flower essences, hands-on medicine-making, and in-depth discussions of its uses.  St John’s wort, Hypericum perforatum, is known as a trophorestorative and a nervine. Historical usage includes mild depression, burns, sciatica, bed-wetting and more!  (Accommodations will be offered for participants concerned about drug interactions.) Our program starts 7-9pm Saturday June 23rd and runs 10am-5pm on Sunday June 24th.

Class Fee: Sliding Scale $80-$100
Fee covers access to 4 herbal experts, camping, and supplies for medicine-making. You will go home with medicine.

Click here to Register now.


Weekend in the Woods: Herbal Sensing
Herbal Field Intensive

June 29-July 1
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Feel it in your gut, feel it in your heart, taste it, smell it.
Herbal Medicine.

 

The third Herbal Field Intensive will explore the diverse terrain of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The HFI is a 3-day educational retreat in the woods and fields to learn about wild medicinal and edible plants in different parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Skills included: identifying plants, foraging ethics, medicine making, and wild food preparation emphasizing what’s in season. Day passes are available if you don’t like to camp (contact us for more info).

 

This year the theme is herbal sensing, the art of learning about plants through the senses. The scientific word for this is organoleptic, the process of using the senses; usually referring to sight, touch, smell, and taste. In herbal sensing we look to other sources of sensing such as the cat brain and the lizard brain…

… if what I’m saying is suddenly not making sense, then perhaps you really need to take this class. Details: https://trilliumcenter.org/2018/05/15/herbal-sensing/

LOCATION
The HFI will camp at Heritage Farms in Peninsula, OH. You can find the farm’s description on hipcamp.com, search for “Camping Among the Pines.” Non-camping options are available.

COST
To make this event more accessible, it is offered on a sliding scale between $160-$200.

REGISTRATION
This class is intended to be small so it will be necessary to reserve your space in advance. Please register at: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/15320

7 Lake Erie Mushrooms

Jan 27, 2-6 PM
Conneaut, Ohio

Learn about common edible, medicinal, and poisonous mushrooms in our region. Learn basic skills for proper identification, the ethics of gathering, and how to use them. Sliding-scale donation $20-40*. Contact us to sign up: https://trilliumcenter.org/contact-us/

 

Calming Herbs for Stress and Frazzled Nerves

FebruaryTBA

Stress. The word is enough to make the shoulders hunch and the jaw clench. Chronic and acute stress can be calmed with herbal remedies. Come learn to nourish the spirit-mind-body to increase resilience and counter stress with herbalist Leah Wolfe. We will drink tea, taste tinctures and make a soothing herbal remedy to take home. Sliding-scale donation: $20-40. Contact us for updates: https://trilliumcenter.org/contact-us/

 

Herbs & Ticks

Ticks have struck fear into many, making them wary of wandering in the woods or the fields. Understanding ticks helps you avoid them and take some of the fear out of the wilderness. This presentation includes historical information, a public health perspective, and herbal approaches to ticks and tick-borne illnesses. Learn public health and first aid tips to help you prevent infection and inflammation from tick bites. Sliding-scale donaton: $40-60. Contact us for updates: https://trilliumcenter.org/contact-us/

Herbs for Emotional & Spiritual Healing

TBA after the holidays, 6-8 PM
Center for Growth, Ashtabula, Ohio

Herbs are amazing in that they can help people on all levels, not just the physical. Yes, they help balance and nourish the body, but they are limitless when it comes to emotional, mental, and spiritual healing.

In this short but intensive class, herbalist Leah Wolfe, will guide you on a journey of developing relationships with plants so that you can work with them to heal emotional and spiritual wounds. For example, the plant above is Yarrow, also known as the Healer’s Healer, healer of all wounds, whether physical or emotional. It is used for spiritual and emotional protection.

One person who attended said that he learned about Dandelion in such a profound way, the power of Dandelion will always be with him; that he brought something very good into his spirit, mind and body. Others have found that working with herbs this way helped them identify food allergies and other sensitivities, while teaching them how to find the herbs that are best for them.  This is an opportunity to explore the natural world in a hands-on environment where you will learn things that you will never forget.

Join this class to learn more. This class will be offered monthly so you can meet a new plant each month. Contact us if you’d like to join us!

You can read the results of the last class, which featured Goldenrod, here: https://serpentineproject.blogspot.com/2013/07/goldenrod.html

Sliding-scale donation: $5-20  This group is open to the public!
Sliding-scale donation means that you pay what you can afford in the suggested range. If you can afford it, pay it forward!

Maple Syrup Demo

February TBA
BLD farm, Conneaut, OH

At BLD farm, we make wood-fired maple syrup. Join us for a tour, with a sample of maple coffee or tea. Sliding-scale donation: $2-12*

Sign up at: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/13402

Autumn is Coming Plant Walk

Sep 2, 5 PM
Pine Barrens, N. Kingsville, OhioOur mobile education project will be taking a walk to learn about foraging for wild foods, herbs, and plant-based tools with herbalist Leah Wolfe. Explore the wild plants of NE Ohio/NW PA. Come see what’s blooming through the seasons.Donations to support the Lake Erie Herbalists Without Borders Chapter are welcome and graciously accepted. Some of the projects we work on are the mobile education project, the CHEWS community garden program, and general community building to promote herbal living in our local and regional communities. Suggested donation: $2-12

Herbs for Emotional & Spiritual Healing

Sep 14, 6-8 PM
Center for Growth, Ashtabula, OhioHerbs are amazing in that they can help people on all levels, not just the physical. Yes, they help balance and nourish the body, but they are limitless when it comes to emotional, mental, and spiritual healing.In this short but intensive class, herbalist Leah Wolfe, will guide you on a journey of developing relationships with plants so that you can work with them to heal emotional and spiritual wounds. For example, the plant above is Yarrow, also known as the Healer’s Healer, healer of all wounds, whether physical or emotional. It is used for spiritual and emotional protection.One person who attended said that he learned about Dandelion in such a profound way, the power of Dandelion will always be with him; that he brought something very good into his spirit, mind and body. Others have found that working with herbs this way helped them identify food allergies and other sensitivities, while teaching them how to find the herbs that are best for them.  This is an opportunity to explore the natural world in a hands-on environment where you will learn things that you will never forget.Join this class to learn more. This class will be offered monthly so you can meet a new plant each month. Contact us if you’d like to join us!Sliding-scale donation: $5-20
Sliding-scale donation means that you pay what you can afford in the suggested range. If you can afford it, pay it forward!

Calming Herbs for Stress and Frazzled Nerves

Sep 24, 2-4 pm
Goodell Gardens
221 Waterford St. Edinboro PA 16412
Stress. The word is enough to make the shoulders hunch and the jaw clench. Chronic and acute stress can be calmed with herbal remedies. Come learn to nourish the spirit-mind-body to increase resilience and counter stress with herbalist Leah Wolfe. We will drink tea, taste tinctures and make a soothing herbal remedy to take home.Class fee of $30 includes materials, supplies & refreshments. Goodell Garden members receive a discount of $5.Radical Herbalism Workshop

Click Here for More Info about Radical Herbalism

Weekend in the Woods: Mushroom & Wild Medicine Intensive 

September 29-October 1
Allegheny National ForestOne of the most beautiful places to visit in the autumn is the Allegheny National Forest. A group of us spent a weekend in the woods there last summer and saw some amazing plants, mushrooms, and wildlife. The picture above shows a couple of Artist’s Conks, also known as Reishi, that we found on one of the walks in the woods. Now we will to go in the fall to see the mushrooms and the autumn roots.Click on the registration link below for details on the hands-on skill building activities you will develop at the Mushroom and Wild Medicine Intensive!The first 5 people who register will receive a free gift! Click here for more details!Sliding-Scale Fee: $125-175 sliding scale
This means pay what you can afford in that range. If you can afford a little more it makes it easier on the people who have to pay less. Pay it forward!
Herbal First Aid & Free Plant Walk
August 5, TBA
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. No first aid experience required. More info and registration link are here:
https://trilliumcenter.org/2017/05/01/herbal-first-aid-at-light-footsteps/

The Art of Herbalism: Medicine Making Intensive
June 17, 12 pm-6 pm
Whole Foods Co-op, 1341 W 26th, Erie PA 16508
Spend a day making herbal remedies to start or diversify your own wild medicine chest. Learn about energetics and herbal actions and how to choose the best kind of remedy. We’ll make teas, tinctures, oils, salves, and poultices, including some to take home. Join herbalist, Leah Wolfe, MPH, for a day of herbal sensations. Use your senses to understand the medicinal effects of whole foods and herbs. These remedies are low-cost & easy to make, many of the ingredients are in your kitchen or maybe even your backyard. Class fee of $50 includes materials, supplies, & refreshments. Sign up in person at the co-op or call (814) 456-0282.
Summer Time Wild Crafting
July 22, 2-6 PM
People often ask, “How exactly do I go about gathering my own herbs and wild foods? How much can I gather? What part of the plant do I use? When do I gather it? How do I store it?” The Wild Crafting Workshop will help you figure all of this out. Leah Wolfe, community herbalist and health educator, will venture out with a small group to gather plants. We will focus on a few important summer plants so that participants can deepen or advance their understanding of plants as medicine in the tradition of Western folk herbalism. Class fee of $55 includes samples to take home.   REGISTER HERE!
Weekend in the Woods: Herbal Field Intensive
June 2-4, 2017
The Herbal Field Intensive immerses students in the wilder aspects of herbalism. We will explore the ethics and methods of foraging for wild foods and medicines. Herbalist and educator Leah Wolfe, will provide a hands-on introduction to herbal actions and methods for making foods and medicines from wild plants. Identification and use of native and naturalized plants will be emphasized. Class fee TBD. Contact us for more info.
Free Plant Walks
June 11 – Camp Peet, Conneaut OH
June 18 – Lampson Reservoir, Jefferson OH
In June our mobile education project will be visiting two Ashtabula County Metroparks! Learn about foraging for wild foods, herbs, and plant-based tools with herbalist Leah Wolfe. Explore the wild plants of NE Ohio/NW PA. We will meet throughout the season to see what’s blooming through the seasons. Plant walks are free! Donations to support community education are welcome and graciously accepted. Click here to sign up for newsletter updates with walk info.
Art of Herbalism Series
Canceled due to the location closing temporarily – sign up for our newsletter or blog in the left-hand column to get updates!
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

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. Held at Pairings, 50 Park St, Geneva OH. Sponsored by Pairings and the Ashtabula Local Food Council. Register here: http://www.ashtabulafood.org/community/class-art-herbalism/

Wild Crafting Wednesdays
Last Wednesdays, 6 pm starting in March 2017
People often ask, “How exactly do I go about gathering my own herbs? How much can I gather? What part of the plant do I use? When do I gather it? How do I store it?” Wild Crafting Wednesdays will help you figure all of this out. On the last Wednesday of each month, Leah Wolfe, community herbalist and health educator, will venture out with a small group to gather plants. Class fee of $15 includes sample to take home. Contact us for more info.

Wilderness First Aid
April 22-23, Camp Peet, Conneaut, OH
Come learn basic life saving skills! This is a hands-on course to prepare participants to avoid, prevent or cope with medical issues in wilderness environments. This weekend workshop includes the following topics: assessment of wounds and illnesses, preventing and caring for injuries, problems with weather, bites, bugs and plant poisons, and other medical problems. Includes an exam and evaluation to receive the certificate card. Total cost: $150. Fee includes tuition, 4 meals, lodging, WFA card, and book. Register here: https://trilliumcenter.org/2017/03/28/wilderness-first-aid-at-camp-peet/

The Art of Herbalism: Medicine Making Intensive
January 21, 12 pm-6 pm

Spend a day making herbal remedies to start or diversify your own wild medicine chest. Learn about energetics and herbal actions and how to choose the best kind of remedy. We’ll make teas, syrups, tinctures, oils, poultices, and herbal pills, including some to take home. Class fee of $50 includes materials, supplies, & refreshments.

Herbal First Aid
December 3, 12 pm-6 pm
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. No first aid experience required. Class fee of $50 includes materials, supplies, & refreshments

BOTANICAL LONGEVITY COLOR

Foraging Plant Walk
September 18, 12-2 PM
352 Corsini Rd, Cooperstown, PA 16317-3816

The Trillium Center’s Mobile Education Project is going to western PA. Come explore the backyard pantry and medicine chest on this foraging plant walk. Take a walk with herbalist, Leah Wolfe, to learn about the herbal actions, edibility, and processes for integrating seasonal wild plants into food and home remedies.

Cost for the class is $15 per adult, $5 per child over 7 years old, or family for $30. Sign up at: https://www.facebook.com/events/922151454596676/

 

     Wild Crafting display from a trip to Montana.

Wild Crafting Wednesdays
September 21, 6-8 PM
Trillium Center, 715 Furnace Rd. Conneaut, OH 44030

People often ask, “How exactly do I go about gathering my own herbs? How much can I gather? What part of the plant do I use? When do I gather it? How do I store it?” Wild Crafting Wednesdays will help you figure all of this out. On the last Wednesdays of each month, Leah Wolfe, community herbalist and health educator, will venture out with 4 people to gather plants. Class fee is $15. Send an email to leah@trilliumcenter.org to sign up. Classes are small, sign up early.

Lady Slipper Orchid in the Allegheny National Forest, photo taken during a Weekend in the Woods: Herbal Field Intensive.

Weekend in the Woods: Herbal Field Intensive
September 23-25, 2016

Some of you might remember I asked,  “where do you want to go for the next weekend in the woods?” Surprisingly, I found that some of you want to go back to Heart’s Content. This will be an amazing weekend. Heart’s Content in the fall is a haven for mushroom lovers. We will camp closer to the park and have the opportunity to explore areas near Heart’s Content to compare between the conservation site and previously logged areas. There are amazing plants and mushrooms in both places. This photo was donated by one of the participants in the first HFI at Heart’s Content. Come explore with us!

Tickets are available here:
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/9505

Write to leah@trilliumcenter.org for more info.

 

Leah Wolfe - 5 Herbal Allies Flyer

Experimental Building and Herb Sanctuary Tour
Saturday, August 27 • 1-3:30 p.m.
715 Furnace Rd., Conneaut, OH 44030

BLD farm is a place for experiments, creativity, and healing. Charles Schiavone is a builder-carpenter-potter who is building with mud, grass, and sticks. BLD farm is the home of the Trillium Center, an educational project led by herbalist Leah Wolfe, which focuses on community health through whole foods and herbs. They sell eggs, culinary herbs, and leafy greens on-site and offer on-farm classes. See examples of natural building, rocket stoves, a greenhouse, herb gardens, and more. Registration: To register, email leah@trilliumcenter.org by August 20.

Free Gardening Class: Weed Identification!
July 31, 6-8 PM August 3, 4-6 PM
327 Mill St. Conneaut OH 44030

Come learn how to identify weeds at the upcoming work parties. Weeds are often considered pesky plants that take up room and soak up nutrients, but many of them are actually some of the most nutritious plants in the world. Come learn about these amazing plants:

  1. learn their medicinal or edible properties
  2. learn how to add them to food or make into simple home remedies
  3. learn how to create compost or build mulch with weeds

To sign up to help and learn, send an email to leah@trilliumcenter.org.

Refreshments will be served. At the community garden behind the Conneaut Human Resources Center.

Wild Crafting Wednesdays
March 30, 6-8 PM
Trillium Center, 715 Furnace Rd. Conneaut, OH 44030

People often ask, “How exactly do I go about gathering my own herbs? How much can I gather? What part of the plant do I use? When do I gather it? How do I store it?” Wild Crafting Wednesdays will help you figure all of this out. On the last Wednesdays of each month, Leah Wolfe, community herbalist and health educator, will venture out with 4 people to gather plants. Class fee is $15. Send an email to trilliumctr@gmail.com to sign up. Classes are small, sign up early.

Deep Nourishment for Seasonal Transitions
April 2, 1-3 PM
The Embers, 914 Beaver Grade Rd. Coraopolis, PA 15108

The body responds to changing conditions when the seasons change. Those changes can either strengthen resilience or make the spirit-mind-body feel run down and susceptible to cold. Join herbalist Leah Wolfe, MPH, to learn how to deeply nourish yourself with herbs and food. Enjoy samples of healing foods and beverages and receive recipes to try at home. Cost: $20. Register at: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/8384

Tree Walk: Identifying Medicinal Trees
April 3, 2-4 PM
Trillium Center, 715 Furnace Rd. Conneaut, OH 44030

Join Leah Wolfe and Charles Schiavone for a Tree Walk to identify medicinal and edible trees. We’ll show you how to ethically gather and process barks and other winter tree medicines. Donations for plant walks support our Lake Erie Herbalists Without Borders projects! Want to know more, come to the Health Justice potluck! More info below. Join Herbalists Without Borders and attend all plant walks for free in 2016! $5-15 sliding scale donation.

Health Justice Potluck
April TBD, 6 PM
Trillium Center, 715 Furnace Rd. Conneaut, OH 44030

It’s time to bring together herbalists and other healers in the region to work together to educate and heal our communities. Join this potluck to learn more about what kinds of projects Herbalists Without Borders supports and how you can get involved. You don’t have to be a member of HWB to participate, but we are grateful to those who can. Join us at the Trillium Center. If you’d like to host the next meeting, send us an email.

Weekend in the Woods: Herbal Field Intensive
April 22-24
Hocking Hills area, Ohio

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
The HFI is a 3-day educational retreat in the woods and fields to learn about regional plants in different parts of Ohio. The first HFI will be held April 22-24 in Hocking Hills, Ohio where we can explore the rugged terrain of the Allegheny Plateau, including waterfalls, cliffs, and gorges. Food and lodging are included in the registration fees. Participants in the HFI will help with the preparation and cooking to integrate herbalism into daily living.

Wilderness First Aid + Herbal First Aid
Save the Date: TBD
NE Ohio/Western PA TBA

Weekend in the Woods: Herbal Field Intensive
Save the Date: June 3-5

The HFI is a 3-day educational retreat in the woods and fields to learn about regional plants in different parts of Ohio. This is the second HFI and will be held in the Allegheny National Forest where we will find many plants that don’t grow at lower elevations. We can explore the woods and parks like Heart’s Content. 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 will help with the preparation and cooking to integrate herbalism into daily living.

Deposit = $50
Registration = $145
Total = $195

Registration is now open. The first HFI sold out, so reserve your space early!
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/8866

 

 

Making Chai for Your Constitution
March 19, 11:30 AM-1 PM
Yoga House, 2776 E. Center St. N. Kingsville, OH 44068

Chai is a popular beverage made with milk, tea, and spices originating in India. Learn to make it at home using herbs and spices that suit your body type and constitution (called Doshas in India).  Herbalist Leah Wolfe will provide tea, snacks, and dosha specific recipes and tips to try at home. Non-dairy options will be provided. Sliding scale-donation: $5-15. The donation pays for your tea and snacks, supports our educational work, and a portion is given to the Yoga House for providing the space. Thanks YH!

Wild Winter Medicine
January 16, 11 AM-1 PM
The Embers, A Meeting Place
914 Beaver Grade Rd, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

The remedies to keep us warm and well in the dark of winter are often right at our feet or in our kitchen cabinets. Join Leah Wolfe, MPH, a community herbalist for a hands-on workshop to make delicious warming teas and soothing winter syrups. Class fee: $20.00 (per adult)
RSVP at (412) 299-0869 to reserve your spot. Class space is limited. Pay online at: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/7990.

Herbal Safety: What You Should Know Before You Use Dietary Supplements
January 21, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Conneaut Library, 304 Buffalo St. Conneaut, OH 44030

As interest in alternative and traditional medicines rises, more people are taking herbs and other dietary supplements to improve health and well-being. Sometimes herbs and supplements can interact with drugs or have side effects. Come learn about the most common problems and how to avoid them. Herbal Safety is presented by Leah Wolfe, MPH, community herbalist and health educator. FREE! If you would like this class to be offered in your area, please contact us at trilliumctr@gmail.com or call (440) 812-9921.

Herbal Spring Detox
April 7, 6-6:30 PM, Whole Foods Coop, Erie, PA
Spring brings cleansing herbs at the end of a season of heavy winter foods. Learn how to help cleanse your body in time for warmer days. Join Leah Wolfe for a taste of spring! Free.

Serpentine Study Group
April 18, 4-5:30 PM, Trillium Center
Serpentine is an old word that means “plant that contains anti-venom.” Come learn about medicinal plants through smell, taste, feel, and other impressions rather than relying on books or lectures. Join us on the 3rd Saturdays of every month! $10 includes sample.

Erie Bluffs Plant Walk
April 25, 3-5 PM, Erie Bluffs State Park, 12112 Abels Rd E, East Springfield, PA 16411
Take a walk with with Leah Wolfe and Ian Hamilton to learn about foraging wild edible and medicinal plants. We’ll meet at the parking lot! $15 to benefits the Lake Erie Herb Bus Project.

Herbal Spring Detox
May 23, 11  AM-12 PM, The Yoga House, 2776 E Center Rd, North Kingsville, OH 44068
Enjoy some herbal tea while learning about plant medicines for cleansing the body in the spring. Samples of herbal remedies for detoxification will be available for donation.

Serpentine Study Group
May 23, 4-5:30 PM, Trillium Center
Serpentine is an old word that means “plant that contains anti-venom.” Come learn about medicinal plants through smell, taste, feel, and other impressions rather than relying on books or lectures. Join us on the 3rd Saturdays of every month! $10 includes sample.

Herbal First Aid
May 25, TBA, Cleveland, OH
A basic herbal first aid class addressing physical and emotional trauma. Write to us for updates.

Exploring Oriental Medicine
May 30, 4-6 PM, Trillium Center
Explore the basics of Oriental Medicine diagnostic methods (pulse, tongue, 10 questions) along with the structure of Chinese Herbalism. Jeffrey Kinnear, AHG (RH), offers consultations at Erie OM: http://www.erieom.com. $10

Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference
June 5-7, Almond, WI
Register at http://www.midwestwomensherbal.com and contact us about carpooling.

Serpentine Study Group
Saturday, June 20, 4-5:30 PM, Trillium Center
Serpentine is an old word that means “plant that contains anti-venom.” Come learn about medicinal plants through smell, taste, feel, and other impressions rather than relying on books or lectures. Join us on the 3rd Saturdays of every month! $10 includes sample.

Medicinal & Edible Plant Walk
Saturday, June 20 ~ Noon-2:00 PM
Take a short walk at the Lake Erie shore to learn about medicinal and edible plants. Write to trilliumctr@gmail.com to sign up and get directions. Class fee $10.

Art of Medicine Making: Tinctures
Friday, June 26 ~ 6:00-8:00 PM
Learn when tinctures are useful, how to make easy-to-use alcohol extracts, and what alcohol percentage works. Sign up at trilliumctr@gmail.com. Class fee $20.

Medicinal & Edible Plant Walk
Saturday, July 25 ~ 4:00-6:00 PM*
*Note: the time has been changed to avoid the heat of the day.
Take a walk with herbalist Leah Wolfe to learn about the medicinal and edible flowers that are in bloom at high summer. Write to trilliumctr@gmail.com to sign up and get directions. Class fee $10. Children are free!

**POSTPONED** Art of Medicine Making: Herbs and Hydrotherapy
Friday, August 14 ~ 6:00-8:00 PM
Come gather late summer herbs and learn 15 ways to combine them with water to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Sign up at trilliumctr@gmail.com. Class fee $20 includes samples to take home.

Medicinal & Edible Plant Walk
Saturday, August 15 ~ 3:00-5:00 PM
Take a walk with herbalist Leah Wolfe to learn about the medicinal and edible flowers that are in bloom at high summer. Write to trilliumctr@gmail.com to sign up and get directions. Class fee $10. Children are free!

**POSTPONED-MOVING TO ERIE**Deep Nourishment Series: Energy!
Saturday, August 22 ~ 3:00-5:00 PM
Chronic fatigue, low energy, adrenal fatigue, stress stress stress. All of these things deplete the body mind spirit. Learn how to use wild foods and medicines to rebuild, invigorate & restore your energy levels. Class fee $20 includes samples to take home. Write to trilliumctr@gmail.com to sign up soon, only 7 seats available! Next topic is Healing Emotions and the Mind.

Herbal First Aid
Saturday, August 29, Noon-4
Some of our best first aid remedies are right at our feet. Learn how to use common plants and home remedies to stop bleeding, soothe burns, reduce fevers, clean and heal wounds, and heal all kinds of minor aches and pains. Write to trilliumctr@gmail.com to sign up. Class fee is $40.

Wilderness Skills: Fire
Sunday, August 30, 2-5
Sharpen your wilderness skills by learning about fire with Ian Hamilton and Charles Schiavone. Work on tinder foraging, fire building prep, and practice fire by friction, using one match, and steel or flint. Write to trilliumctr@gmail.com to sign up. Class donation sliding-scale $20-$40 per adult, children free! Next topic: Water on September 26.

Hugelkultur at Red Beet Row Farm
Saturday September 12, 1-4 PM
Learn an extremely productive growing method, used by all of our ancestors. Indigenous cultures have been growing food on mounds since forever, across the globe. Come at 12:30 PM to get a tour of Red Beet Row. Donation $0-20. Learn more: https://trilliumcenter.org/2015/08/03/gardening-with-earth-mounds-hugelkultur/

Art of Medicine Making: Fiery Cider and other Vinegar Infusions
Friday, September 18 ~ 6:00-8:00 PM
Good vinegar is good medicine. Vinegar infused with potent herbs and tasty spices is even better. Learn how to spice up your life with herbal vinegars. Sign up at trilliumctr@gmail.com. Class fee $20 includes samples to take home.

**POSTPONED-MOVING TO ERIE**Deep Nourishment Series: Healing Emotions and the Mind
Saturday, September 19 ~ 3:00-5:00 PM
Learn how to transform emotion states and heal your mind through deep nourishment. Class fee $20 includes samples to take home. Write to trilliumctr@gmail.com to sign up soon, only 7 seats available!

Wilderness Skills: Water
Saturday, September 26, 1:00-4:00 PM
Sharpen your wilderness skills by learning about water with Ian Hamilton and Leah Wolfe. Learn how to find, filter, and purify water in a wilderness situation. Write to trilliumctr@gmail.com to sign up. Class donation sliding-scale $20-$40 per adult, children free! Next topic: Fall Food

Plant Walk
Sunday, September 27, 2:00-4:00 PM
Take a walk with herbalist Leah Wolfe to learn about the medicinal and edible plants that are ready to gather in the fall. Write to trilliumctr@gmail.com to sign up and get directions. Class fee $10. Children are free!

Whole Food, Whole Medicine
October 14, 5:30-6:30 PM
Conneaut Library, 304 Buffalo St., Conneaut, OH 44030
http://www.conneaut.lib.oh.us
Sometimes the lines between food and medicine are blurred, which gives us the opportunity to integrate wild foods and herbs in the kitchen for a holistic approach to well-being. Come learn easy ways to integrate herbs into your daily life. Free! No need to sign up.

Serpentine Project Workshop
November 1, 2-4 PM
Trillium Center, 715 Furnace Rd., Conneaut, OH 44030
Serpentine is an old word for plant that has antivenom. Learn about herbal medicine by drinking tea and tasting tinctures of plants to determine their medicinal uses by taste and direct experience. This is the last session of the year! We will be working with a special plant to recognize the time of year. Class fee is $10. Sign up by sending an email to trilliumctr@gmail.com.

Seasonal Attunement: Whole Foods & Herbs for Changing Seasons
November 7, 1-3 PM
Yoga House, 2776 E. Center St., N. Kingsville, OH 44068
http://www.yogahouseohio.com

Join community herbalist, Leah Wolfe, for a cup of tea and a presentation on seasonal attunement. Seasonal attunement is a whole foods, whole medicine approach to prepare the bodymindspirit for the change in seasons. Learn about herbs and foods that will help you get through the cold/flu season and banish the winter blues. She will provide simple recipes to create your own home remedies. Free event! Samples will be available by donation.

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  1. The plant identification and wildcrafting class was a great experience! I had a great day.
    I never knew there were so many edibles in my yard to make a more fresh, varied, delicious and mineral rich salad than what I could find at the freshest produce stand. It is a revelation to have so many preventative and healing medicines right at my fingertips, steps away from where I sleep. Thank you.

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