Upcoming Classes

October 02, 2020

Herbal Alcohol Intermediary Oil Make Along

An alcohol intermediary oil is a special kind of infused herbal oil that uses alcohol to pre-extract, resulting in a stronger infused oil. This is an oil making method that I have fell in love with over the last year and am so excited to share with you all. I've made deep green plantain oils and amazingly aromatic mugwort oil. Amazing!

I’ll walk you through each step of the process, and some things you’ll need to do after class ends to finish up your remedies. As we make, we’ll be learning about the theory behind the practice, and the healing properties of the herbs we are using.

You'll need to gather the materials and equipment on the list in order to seamlessly participate in class. I expect students to show up with audio and video with all materials and ready to participate as if this were an in person class.

In this two-hour virtual "make-along" class, we will cover:

- Making alcohol intermediary oils together (you'll be in your kitchen making your own!)

- What is an AIO and how does it work

- Ratios

- equipment

- what herbs work best

- ideas on how to use the oils.

 

DATE: October 2, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm

LOCATION: Zoom link will be sent prior to class.

TEACHER: Natalie

COST: $30.00

 

 

MATERIALS NEEDED TO DO "MAKE-ALONG" AIO:

Please gather these supplies and have them ready for class. If you are unable to find plantain leaf, you may sub rosemary leaf.

- 7 oz olive oil (or other liquid oil)

- 1 oz dried plantain leaf or other herb (try lavender, mugwort or calendula for example)

- 1 oz everclear (you need the 95% kind)

- 16 oz jar (2 cup capacity)

 

EQUIPMENT:

- A kitchen scale

- a measuring cup with ounces

- a blender

- fine mesh metal strainer

- cheesecloth

- An herb and spice grinder or a blender would be helpful, but not necessary.

I am so grateful for your support in this strange time! Please let me know if there are any other courses you'd like to see in this format.

If you’re interested in other classes with me, visit my website at www.adiantumschool.com.

October 10, 2020

Local Medicinal Plant Hike and Learn (RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 10th)

Come join me for a day of hiking, plant ID and herbal medicine at Squak Mountain. We will learn about all the major pacific northwest forest plants, including their medicinal, edible and material uses. We will learn tricks for identification, as well as touching, smelling and comparing leaves and flowers in class. Students typically leave being able to identify 20 plant species, and with a basic understanding of their uses.

This class is a good opportunity to get more connected with the land, see somewhere new (or old and dear), and learn about our native forest plants.

We'll spend all day walking, and probably a good amount of time stopped and observing. You'll want a notebook to take notes as we go! Lunch will be eaten socially distanced on the trail. At the end of the day, we'll have a plant ID quiz to reinforce the plants we learned one last time.

The fee is higher than past daylong classes I have offered because the group is very small for the sake of COVID safety (limited to 6 participants). Students will be required to follow some COVID specific requirements below.

 

LOGISTICS:

DATE and TIME: October 10th, 2020, 10am-3pm. We'll depart the trailhead at 10:15 sharp, and head into the forest.

COST: $100 per person

PARTICIPANTS: 6 people max, no children under 13, no dogs

LOCATION: A neighborhood trailhead on Squak Mountain in Issaquah (pin provided upon purchase)

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a lunch that you can carry with you and eat on the trail, please bring ample water, a notebook, a camera device (for taking pics of plants) and dress for weather. Please also wear hiking boots or athletic shoes. If you show up in sandals you will be uncomfortable. There will likely be some mosquitos up there as well, so wear repellent if you choose. Please keep chemical scents to a minimum. There is no bathroom at the trailhead.

NOTE: We will walk 2-3 miles in this class, and will spend all day in the forest. Please only sign up if you are physically able to walk that far.

We will not be harvesting during our walk, and I ask that all students do not harvest during class time. As with most public natural spaces in the Seattle Area, harvesting is illegal and discouraged. We may be plucking a leaf here and there for learning purposes.

 

COVID safety guidelines:

- Wear a mask while students are in close quarters.

- If you have been sick in the 14 days prior to class, or are feeling sick the day of class please stay home. You will receive a refund.

- Practice social distancing with other students.

- bring hand sanitizer and use it throughout the day

- Cover coughs and sneezes

- Carpooling discouraged

- Susceptible populations please avoid this class and join us when things are safer.

October 17, 2020

Medicinal Plant Hike and Learn

Come learn about plant ID and herbal medicine in Discovery Park. Discovery Park has a variety of ecosystems, so we will get a uniquely wide range of plants during this daylong class. We will focus on plants with medicinal, edible and material uses, and for each plant we'll learn tricks for identification, as well as touching, smelling and comparing leaves and flowers. Students typically leave being able to identify at least 20 plant species by the end of class, with a basic understanding of their uses.

This class is a good opportunity to get more connected with the land, see somewhere new (or old and dear), and learn about our native forest plants.

We'll spend all day walking, and probably a good amount of time stopped and observing. You'll want a notebook to take notes as we go, and/ or a camera to remember plants. Lunch will be eaten socially distanced on the trail. At the end of the day, we'll have a plant ID quiz to reinforce the plants we learned one last time.

The fee is higher than past daylong classes I have offered because the group is very small for the sake of COVID safety (limited to 6 participants). Students will be required to follow some COVID specific requirements below.

 

LOGISTICS:

DATE and TIME: October 17th 2020, 10am-3pm. We'll do intros and then depart the trailhead at 10:15 sharp, and head into the forest. (in other words, show up later than that and you'll be left behind!)

COST: $100 per person

PARTICIPANTS: 6 people max, no children under 13, no dogs.

LOCATION: Discovery Park South Parking Lot

WHAT TO BRING: PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER. It's October in Seattle, and that means the sunshine and daisies are over. If there's chance of rain, I'm wearing rain boots, rain pants and a rain jacket. Dressing for the weather is actually an important foraging skill, so consider that lesson one! Bring a lunch that you can carry with you and eat on the trail, please bring ample water, a notebook, a camera device (for taking pics of plants).

NOTE: We will walk 2-3 miles in this class, and will spend all day in the park. Please only sign up if you are physically able to walk that far.

We will not be harvesting during our walk, and I ask that all students do not harvest during class time. As with most public natural spaces in the Seattle Area, harvesting is illegal and discouraged. We may be plucking a leaf here and there for learning purposes.

 

COVID safety guidelines:

- Wear a mask while students are in close quarters.

- If you have been sick in the 14 days prior to class, or are feeling sick the day of class please stay home. You will receive a refund.

- Practice social distancing with other students.

- bring hand sanitizer and use it throughout the day

- Cover coughs and sneezes

- Carpooling discouraged

- Susceptible populations please avoid this class and join us when things are safer.

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