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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 all the way 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 incorporate them into your body through various medicine types.  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?



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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Additional Classes

March 6, 2019

Trauma and Injuries Treated Holistically

6pm - 7:30pm

Oneota Community Food Coop Decorah, IA

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March 6, 2019

Trauma and Injuries Treated Holistically

Do you know the impact herbs have on a body when an injury or trauma has occurred and the immediate use of herbs are applied?  As a practitioner of almost 20 years Bonnie has treated many injuries and trauma.  From broken bones, to sprains, auto accidents, burns, concussions and more. In holistic medicine you not only treat the injury but you have to treat the spirit of the individual.  This class goes into a hands on experience creating and applying a poultice and compress on a class participant. 

6pm - 7:30pm

Oneota Community Food Coop Decorah, IA

March 13, 2019

Trauma and Injuries Treated Holistically

6pm - 7:30pm

Bluff Country Coop ~~ Winona, MN

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March 13, 2019

Trauma and Injuries Treated Holistically

The same trauma class as listed above but a different location. 

6pm - 7:30pm

Bluff Country Coop ~~ Winona, MN

March 20, 2019

Allergies Again!! Addressing them from a Holistic Point of View

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Winona Middle School Rm 260 thru Winona Community Ed Program

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March 20, 2019

Allergies Again!! Addressing them from a Holistic Point of View

Make your allergies be less conspicuous. Patience and persistence pays off when you use the correct herbs to strengthen the system that needs aid. Do yours stem from foods or are they seasonal?  Bonnie will give you some herbal advice as to taking care of your allergies and not letting them take control of you!  Don't suffer this year.

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Winona Middle School Rm 260 thru Winona Community Ed Program

April 10, 2019

Allergies Again!!

6pm - 7pm

Oneota Community Food Coop Decorah IA

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April 10, 2019

Allergies Again!!

This is the same allergy class just given at a different location and date.  This one at Oneota in Decorah.

6pm - 7pm

Oneota Community Food Coop Decorah IA

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

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