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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Briar Patch Herbal Preparations Class

I got an email from George yesterday about a class he's hosting on April 25th and wanted to share that with you.

Herbal Preparations Class

Saturday, April 25 2009

Spring is getting close and it is time to get the class season started! In a joint venture between The Mustard Seed, a really neat alternative health and herb store, and Briar Patch Outdoors, Angela Abraham and George Hedgepeth will be presenting a class on the use and manufacture of herbal preparations. We will make salve, balms, tinctures, decoctions, infusions, and other preparations of wild and garden herbs for specific health needs.

Each student will leave with several completed herbal preparations, extensive information packets, and additional preparations to be finished at home. We will provide a guide to supplies, and a bibliography of recommended texts. We will take a short field trip to see early spring herbs in their natural settings, and will gather some for use in the class. Snacks and drinks made from natural and locally gathered plants will be provided throughout the program.

It will be held at The Mustard Seed in Shelbyville Michigan. This is between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, at exit 59 off of US-131. The store is located just east of the highway, at 948 124th Ave. The class will run between 1 pm and 5 pm, and costs $40 per student. Contact The Mustard Seed for information or to register. Angela can be reached days at (269) 672-9880.

So, for those of you (us) in the Midwest with some time available in late April this would be a fantastic opportunity to learn some valuable information about healing herbs and their practical applications from some very knowledgeable folks.

Thanks for reading,



At 11:41 AM, Anonymous George Hedgepeth said...

Thanks Brian! This should be a fun class. We will also be doing a Plant Skills intensive in the same location at the end of July, and MAYBE one in May.


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