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Cancelled - CommEd: Seasonal Wellness Series: Spring 2023 is a Course

Cancelled - CommEd: Seasonal Wellness Series: Spring 2023

Mar 25, 2023 - Mar 25, 2023

$50 Enroll

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Course Details

Course Date & Time:

Saturday March 25, 2023 (10:00am - 12:00pm)

Course Location:

Course will be held live at our Bastyr University Kenmore Campus. 
Please meet in the Greenhouse on the Northwest side of the campus by 9:50am. Class will begin promptly at 10:00am.


About the Course

The wheel of the year is turning, bringing light and warmth back to the land. March 21 marks the Spring Equinox, a time of equal day and night. You may notice the signs of spring as the temperature slowly climbs and our days lengthen. So, what are all of these all these little weeds popping up?  How do they play a part in helping you to shift into the next season?  This workshop offers an up close and personal look at several common plants of early Spring like Nettles, Chickweed and Dandelion, and an opportunity to sample them and make food and a fresh plant herbal remedy together. Join Bastyr's Garden Supervisor Nicole Telkes to explore the energetics of the season and how to bring balance and focus into our lives using lifestyle, nutrition, and of course, herbs. 

This course is a combination of lecture and hands-on experience. We will be preparing an herbal remedy that you can take home for Spring cleansing.


Course Learning Objectives

  • Develop familiarity with Greek Humoral Energetics of the Season, and the Flavors of Spring
  • Identify 7-10 Herbs that are important allies for the season
  • Learn ways to support yourself the season in your diet, lifestyle, mental health, and Spirit
  • Recognize Herbal Properties related to Spring including the use of Bitter Alteratives

Course Completion Requirements (in order to receive a Certificate of Completion)

  • You must attend the full two-hour live course on campus
  • You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass.
  • You must complete the course evaluation 

About the Instructor

Nicole Telkes, RH is an award-winning practicing herbalist. She has a background in botanical studies, plant conservation work, community activism, and herbal first-aid clinics. She wrote the books Medicinal Plants of Texas and Herbcraft: the complete guide to 21st century holistic western herbalism. She supervises the gardens at Bastyr University and is the founder and lead instructor at the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine. She is best known for her work freeing "fire cider".

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