Here is the lineup of classes, workshops, and teacher bios for the 2018 Maine Herbalist Gathering! Please check back throughout the summer for updates or watch our Facebook page.
This year we are honored to announce a special guest: Sherri Mitchell Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset, an Indigenous rights activist, spiritual teacher, transformational change maker, and author of the book Sacred Instructions. She is also the visionary behind “Healing the Wounds of Turtle Island,” a global healing ceremony that has brought people from all corners of the world to Maine for the past two years. Sherri will lead an interactive discussion about Decolonizing Our Relationship to the Land. We hope you will join us for the conversation.
Find tickets to the gathering here: 2018 MHG Tickets See you at the gathering!!!
- Anatomy, Energetics and Herbal Allies of the Lungs with Jillian Twisla
- Comfrey From Garden to Medicine chest with Brighid Doherty
- Full Extract Cannabis Oil with Shanna Berry
- Herbal Beer Making with Suzanne Stone
- Herbs for Natural Beauty with Camille Rose Giglio
- Herbal Support for Trauma and PTSD with Cathleen Miller
- Responsible Wildcrafting: Rethinking Our Approach to Wild Spaces with Willow Romska Gibson
- Seaweed for Herbalists with Micah Woodcock
- Supporting United Plant Savers – what we can do in Maine with Karen Farrell
- Tongue Diagnosis Skills with Melanie Rose Scofield
- Herbal Actions and Formulations for UTI/STI with Mischa Schuler
- 10 Ways Herbalists Can Honor Wabanaki Sovereignty in Maine with Steve Byers
- Plant Walk with Arthur Haines
Herbal Beer Making
Come journey through the story of fermented herbal brews including touching on who were the beer brewers traditionally in different cultures, beer making processes, yeast harvesting, honey, medicinal herbs used & their qualities, stories of protected family recipes & how hops, not as common before, came to be seen as “necessary” for brewing. We talk of the beer making process & view the supplies needed to begin brewing herbal beer. There will be a chance to taste some herbal brew varieties.
Herbalist Suzanne Stone resides along the Hedge, on coast of Maine, growing, building relation & creating with herbs, along with teaching herbal medicine courses, under the name of Moon of Hyldemoer Herbals. Along with learning from the plants in the field & forest, in her own gardens & as Head Gardener/Educator of the New Day School, Portland, OR, she has been fortunate to study at the Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine, with Gail Faith Edwards of Blessed Maine Farm, & with Sajah Popham of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, among other herbalists. As a part of sharing her passion for the green world with others, she has been dedicated, for the past decade, to brewing & developing delicious, medicinal, thought-provoking, & sacred herbal ales in the tradition of cunning folk throughout the ages. Visions of offering these medicinal fermentations are in the works.