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Green Medicine: A 4-Month Training in Herbalism

October 17, 2016 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm


October 17, 2016
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
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New York Open Center


New York Open Center
22 E 30th St
New York, NY 10016 United States

Led by Peeka Trenkle, with Drew DiVittorio, Dipl (NCCAOM)
October 17, 2016-February 27, 2017 with field trip on June 3rd

Herbal medicine has been in use for thousands of years, with each culture developing its own system based on the herbs of its bio-region. In this in-depth training, we delve into the art and science of herbalism for nourishment and healing, recovering the wisdom and empowerment that has been lost over the generations. This comprehensive overview of Western herbs for medicinal and nutritional use covers:

Herbal treatment programs for illnesses relating to each of the body’s systems.
The history of Western herbalism, and a look at herb use in other cultures
How to prevent illness, promote vitality and maintain balance in the body through the use of herbs.
How the principles of Chinese and Cherokee medicine apply to herbalism.
The legal considerations of being an herbalist.
Our hands-on study will include an “Herbal Pharmacy” session in which we make our own salves, extracts, balms, teas, syrups and food preparations, and a field trip to Stone Mountain Farm in the Hudson Valley, where we’ll identify and experience a variety of herbs and wild foods.

Note: A certificate of completion will be given upon completion of course requirements.

Note: There will be a $50 materials fee for course manual, payable to the instructor at the first session.

Monday sessions (all led by Peeka Trenkle) will be from 7:45–9:45pm. Saturday & Sunday workshops will be from 10am–5:30pm. The field trip will be from 11am–4:30pm.

The training Modules cover.

Oct. 17 — A Brief History of Western Herbalism
Oct. 24 — Preparations & Dosages
Oct. 31 — The Digestive System and Liver
Nov. 6 (Sunday)—Herbal Pharmacy: Making Herbal Products
A one-day hands-on workshop with Peeka Trenkle in making extracts, salves, balms, poultices, etc. There will be an $8 materials fee.
Nov. 7 — The Respiratory System
Nov. 14 — The Nervous System and Brain
Nov. 21 — The Endocrine System
Nov. 28 — The Circulatory System: Blood and Lymph
Dec. 5 — The Skin
Dec. 12 — Women’s Reproductive System
Dec. 17 (Saturday) — Basic Chinese Diagnostic Techniques with Drew DiVittorio
An introduction to Chinese diagnostic techniques including pulse taking, tongue and complexion exams, and reading symptoms & signs.
Dec. 19 — Men’s Reproductive System
Jan. 9 — Seasonal Healing: Herbal Therapeutics and the Cycle of the Year
Jan. 14 (Saturday) — Herbal Treatment & Management of
Chronic Illnesses: Eastern & Western Approaches
A one-day workshop with Drew DiVittorio
Jan. 23 — Musculo-Skeletal System
Jan. 30 — Urinary Tract and Kidneys
Feb. 6 — Materia Medica/Herbal Medicine Chest
Feb. 13 — Case Taking Skills I
Feb. 26 (Sunday) — Herbal Energetics
Simple techniques for matching herbal qualities with the energetics of an individual’s symptoms, using concepts from Chinese and Cherokee medical systems will be discussed.
Feb. 27 — Case Taking Skills II
June 3 (Saturday) — Field Trip with Peeka Trenkle
We will identify, taste and study herbs and wild foods at Stephen and Robin Larsen’s Stone Mountain Farm in the mid-Hudson Valley.
(All dates Mondays, except where noted.)

$1,500 (No Member Discount) • 16FHG25LA
$1,600 Payment Plan • 16FHG25LB
A non-refundable deposit of $400 is due upon registration.  Three further payments of $400 are due Nov. 14, Dec. 12 & Jan. 23.
Automatic credit card payments only. To register by payment plan, call 212-219-2527, Ext. 2.

Note: A certificate of completion will be awarded upon fulfillment of course requirements. There is a $50 materials fee, payable to the instructor at the first session.

October 17, 2016-February 27, 2017 with field trip on June 3rd
Field trip on June 3 is 11am–4:30pm.
Monday sessions are 7:45–9:45pm.
Saturday & Sunday workshops are 10am–5:30pm.

Free Intro at the Open Center: Monday, October 3, at 7:45pm