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2019 Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship I

As first year students you will begin your adventure into herbalism the 1st Saturday of May and continuing with the 1st Saturday of every month through November. This is an apprenticeship that keeps the herbal tradition alive.


Let's get you going into your first year where you will learn how to identify the plants, the herbs. How to grow them, respect them, how to incorporate them into your life, your body, safely.  They are our elders, our teachers, they have much to show and tell you.  Its amazing how they just 'show up'!  


You will continue with learning how to make medicine from these plants, how to use them through various forms of medicine.  This being formulating and creating 'herbal remedies'. Above all, you will learn the systems of the body and how the plants and the body work together to create balance. 



These teachings come from the plants. But, we also need teachers to guide us that speak the same language. I have been blessed to have been taught by some of the best herbalists in this country.  Karyn Sanders, Phyllis D Light, Sarah Holmes, Paul Red Elk, Rosemary Gladstar and Matthew Wood.  Plus many others from various conferences and workshops throughout the country. 


As a result, passing along the teachings I have received is only a part of this apprenticeship. Experiences through 18 years of my clinical practice along with developing and marketing an herbal product line brings more knowledge to you through this program. 


We all start somewhere, with various teachers, before we go out on our own. My practice over the years has given me the experience of seeing the path of dis-eases and how life can effect one's spirit.  Mostly, the importance of being there to guide clients, hold them in their space, so they can see the direction to finding that balance back in their lives.  Actually this is 3rd year level.



Are you ready to step into the world of Herbalism.? Are the plants calling you?  Or should i say, Have they been calling you?


Get registered, we start May 4th!!  Download a curriculum and send in your registration.  Or you can pay on line and send in your registration letter separately. 


You must be registered to begin classes. 



Apprenticeship I Dates

May 4th  

June 1st

July 6th  

August 3rd

September 7th

October 5th

November 2nd


Class starts at 9am and goes to 4pm with an hour lunch


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Apprenticeship Continued

Apprenticeship II

The Herbal Apprenticeship for those whom have been drawn into the plant kingdom and now you've become a sponge thirsting for more plant wisdom/knowledge. 


For that reason, Year II dives deeper into the systems, gaining a deeper understanding of how they work.  Not just the physiology of the systems, deeper, what lies in-between the cells, your energy.  Also, you will study the various imbalances of the systems, the dis-eases that one creates or manifests in the body without permission.


Continuing on from Year I we will continue writing materia medicas, continue with plant formulas, constituents, plant actions/properties. Continuing with these components helps to understand formulations.  Or maybe only a single plant is called upon, where Spirit and plant come together.


Year II also goes into holistic diagnosis, via reading the face, tongue, hair, nails, skin and more.  We will still be outside often, doing our plant walks, harvesting for the system up for discussion. 


Are you ready to go deeper.  If you've taken my first year you're ready.  If you've studied with another herbalist and feel this second year is right for you, give me a call and we can see where you are at.




Apprenticeship III


This is the clinical year.  Students have gone through I and II of course.  They now are excited to continue on with the skills and knowledge gained to start their own practice.   


This year they meet and assess a client, write up protocol and make necessary remedies for the client. 

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Green Spirits Herbal Community

Additional Classes

Our herbalist is giving local classes at various locations that are open to the public.

April 23, 2019

Allergies Again!!

6pm - 7pm

Bluff Country Coop ~~ Winona, MN

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April 23, 2019

Allergies Again!!

This is the same allergy class as above just teaching it at another location and another date.   This one at Bluff Country

6pm - 7pm

Bluff Country Coop ~~ Winona, MN

April 17, 2019

Benefits of a Medicinal Salve; aka Herbal Salve

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Winona Middle School Room 260 thru Winona Community Ed Program

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April 17, 2019

Benefits of a Medicinal Salve; aka Herbal Salve

You realize your skin is your body's largest organ? What is applied to it and what it absorbs eventually reaches the internal systems. People used to be so skeptic about taking herbs and using a medicinal salve is a great way to administer medicine. Its not only great for cuts, burns, and scrapes, but also use it to help inflammation or easing tension.  Come learn how to prepare a herbal salve. We'll also discuss various herbs to formulate for various conditions so you can create your own salves.  As a result, we'll be preparing a salve in class so you can take some home with you. 

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Winona Middle School Room 260 thru Winona Community Ed Program

May 1, 2019

Creating Your Own Hand/Face Cream

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Winona Middle School room 260 thru Winona Community Ed Program

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May 1, 2019

Creating Your Own Hand/Face Cream

Are you a label reader?  Even for creams and lotions? Want a cream that is 100% 'natural', doesn't contain harmful ingredients or chemical preservatives? Bonnie has been making herbal creams for 20 years using just herbs, oils, and butters.  (these are not essential oils) Come and learn how an herbal cream is made and learn how to make your own.  Your skin will love it!!

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Winona Middle School room 260 thru Winona Community Ed Program

May 8, 2019

Benefits of a Medicinal Salve; aka Herbal Salve

6pm - 7:30pm

Oneota Community Food Coop Decorah, IA

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May 8, 2019

Benefits of a Medicinal Salve; aka Herbal Salve

This is the same salve making class as listed above.  Just a different time and location.  For my friends down in and near Decorah Iowa. 

6pm - 7:30pm

Oneota Community Food Coop Decorah, IA

May 15, 2019

Herb Class 101 ~ Getting to Know Your Plants and What to Use Them For

6:30pm - 7:30pm or so

Winona Middle School room 260 thru Winona Community Ed Program

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May 15, 2019

Herb Class 101 ~ Getting to Know Your Plants and What to Use Them For

Spring has Sprung!!  Have the Plants? Are you ready for our plant season?  Let's go on a herb walk and see what the plants have to say.  MId May, sometimes they're too little yet to really see who they are, especially to an beginners eye.  So, the next best thing, we'll do a powerpoint presentation on the wall. 

6:30pm - 7:30pm or so

Winona Middle School room 260 thru Winona Community Ed Program

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