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Held at Our Pleasant Hill Campus

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Wild Fermented Libations

– Taught by Carisa Rose Hayes & Luke Zimmerman

Tuesday, August 20th & September 17, 2019 — 6:30 to 9:00 pm

As the fertile radiant Summer landscape erupts in colors and sweetness, nature provides flavors to ignite the taste buds, enliven the spirits, and awaken us to the brilliance of the season. Join herbalist-chefs Carissa Rose and Luke Zimmerman in a 2-part series in which we dive into the mystery and allure of wild fermented beverages as we learn to capture the wild flavors and yeasts to take fermented homebrews to the next level. We will cover the history and lore of fermented beverages, learn step-by-step processes to brewing wild beers, wines, meads and sodas, and explore the potency of fermentation and ways to incorporate ritualistic components to enliven your brew with the help of unseen forces. We will taste a variety of samples to inspire your future endeavors, and you will walk away with two of your own libations to ferment at home.

Cost for 9/17 only: $40.00 + $20 materials fee

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9/17 Fermented Libations single class - PH
60 USD

 

Held at Our Pleasant Hill Campus

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Courting the Muse

Path of the Herbal Artist: Where Everything is Medicine

– Taught by Clinical Herbalist Alexandra Hudson 

Tuesday, September 24th, and October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 2019 — 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Join herbalist-artist Alexandra Hudson on this journey through the heart of the harvest season.

How might it feel if everything you touch throughout your day is deeply infused with medicine? If the objects that surround you –from the food that fuels you to the inks you write with and paper you write on, from the goodies with which you anoint your body to your coziest bedsheets and pajamas—if they are all built with an eye for medicinal virtue to bring the most delightful, evocative ease and dynamic harmony to your daily life?

In Courting the Muse, we explore the fine art of living in harmony with the rhythms of autumn through herbal medicine-rich handicraft, culinary arts, body arts, song and folklore, and sensual arts. Over the course of the five-week immersion, we become intimate with the artistic, functional, nutritional, and medicinal virtues of our beloved plants as we learn to bring medicine into our every day lifestyle. Each class takes us on a journey with a beloved plant ally, and unfolds into an exploration of this plant’s many ways of expression.

Classes can be taken individually or as the series (recommended).

September 24 – Class 1 – Orientation to Autumn

Herb of the Week – Hawthorn

Together we welcome Autumn and its bountiful harvest with a Herbal Garden Walk, Songs and folklore of Autumn, and an exploration of the Energetics of Autumn. We consider our lives in the midst this season of great processing and preservation and make hawthorn-infused treats to hold our hearts.

October 1 – Class 2 – Autumnal Handicrafts – a focus on Invasives

Herb of the Week – Oatstraw

What if the materials that we use in our every day could be made from the plants flourishing all around us? As we approach the annual climax of the Bay Area’s growing season, the bounty of invasive species provides much workable material for the artist. In tonight’s class, we focus on handicrafts that require great bulk – paper making and dyeing with medicinal plants. Let’s develop our stewardship for the land we inhabit as we create practical, evocative art pieces that give depth and meaning to our every day experience.

October 8 – Class 3 – Autumnal Kitchen Alchemy

Herb of the week: Garlic

Since antiquity people have cooked with medicinal herbs to help their bodies run at an optimal level and be immune to the diseases of the time. This class will focus on herbs that can help bodies tonify, adapt, and feel deeply nourished throughout the year. We will develop culinary skills to nourish self, friends, and family as we explore basic extraction techniques and methods of incorporating medicinal herbs into our daily foods. Recipes explored will appeal to children, adults wishing to perform at their best, and discerning foodies ready to elevate the flavors and medicinal potency of their kitchen game.

In this autumnal time of the fruit and the seed, let’s prepare and preserve the harvest and feast with the bounty of our labors. Together we explore sauerkraut and quick pickling, infused vinegars, fermented seed bread and crackers, medicinal oil extraction that we will apply to baked goods (high-vitality cookies galore), medicinal mead, and herbal-infused chocolate.

Students will walk away with a solid launch point from which to continue the exploration of integrating with the seasons via food and herbal medicine.

October 15 – Class 4 – Body Arts – treat the spirits and nutrify the body

Herb of the Week: Nori Seaweed

Incense-making

Body cream

Seaweed bathing

October 22 – Class 5 – The Arts of Love, Relationship, and Sensuality

Herb of the Week: Rose

Courtship begins with the self: how can we give ourselves the care & experiences we need to open to the bounty of life? We explore a courtship of the self as we evoke the senses with massage oil, enfleurage, and a dreamy smoke blend. We craft vision boards to cultivate the season to come.

Cost: $300.00 for the series; $60.00 per individual class

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Falltime Muse Series - Pleasant Hill
300 USD
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Falltime Muse 9/24 class 1- Pleasant Hill
60 USD
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Falltime Muse 10/1 class 2- Pleasant Hill
60 USD
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Falltime Muse 10/8 class 3- Pleasant Hill
60 USD
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Falltime Muse 10/15 class 4- Pleasant Hill
60 USD
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Falltime Muse 10/22 class 5- Pleasanat Hill
60 USD

Held at Our Berkeley campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

Herbs for Colds and Flu

– taught by staff

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 — 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Learn how to care for yourself and loved ones with herbs during the cold season. We will discuss preventative care, natural and effective immune system support, the stages for common seasonal illnesses, and how to prepare your own home remedies for your family, friends, and community. Come drink warm tea, make some medicine with us, and prepare for a naturally healthy cold and flu season.
Cost: $25.00
Item Name:
Colds and Flu
25 USD

Held at Our Berkeley campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

Full Moon Ceremony and Teachings

– taught by Phillip Scott

Friday, October 11th, 2019 — 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In honour of Grandmother’s fullness, we gather to Pray, to release that which no longer serves, to plant seeds of intention and celebrate our lives. Through Sacred Indigenous Song and music, She and the Ancestors are invoked, providing direction and healing for ourselves and our relations. The Ceremony, which is conducted in a traditional manner, will include teachings on the Sacred Hoop of Life and the nature of Indigenous Medicine.
Phillip Scott Bio: Of mixed Ancestry and thrice struck by Lightning, Phillip Scott has walked the Native Path for over thirty years, learning from and sanctioned by traditional Medicine/Holy people, tribal Spiritual leaders, Wisdomkeepers and Elders from several Indigenous cultures. Annually Sundancing in the Lakota tradition and a member of the Native American Church for over two decades, he is a Ceremonial leader and Traditional healer, entrusted to share Indigenous wisdom and Medicine practices with the contemporary world. Interviewed both nationally and internationally, his life, experience and writings have been featured in journals and books.  In addition to directing and teaching the programs at Ancestral Voice – Institute for Indigenous Lifeways in Northern California, which he founded in 1994, he maintains a private healing practice, performs Ceremonies. conducts intensives, gives lectures and leads pilgrimages worldwide. He is skilled in survival and primitive technologies, has received a Masters degree from Naropa University and is also a licensed EMT.
Cost: $25.00
Fundraiser for our scholarship program
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Full Moon Ceremony
25 USD

 

Held at Our Berkeley campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

Healing the Human Being

– taught by Phillip Scott

Saturday, October 12th, 2019 — 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Traditional Medicine People are recognized throughout the world as wounded healers. They harness the energy, wisdom and Medicine gleaned from their wounds, pain and adversities for the purposes of healing themselves and others. All of us are wounded- that is part of the journey.  The quest is to discover the necessary tools to nourish, purify and heal ourselves- to transmute the poisons and toxins of our thoughts and actions into personal strength and integrity. Employing the Sacred Hoop of Life to assess our balance, we will draw upon ancient practices from Indigenous Traditions to heal and nurture ourselves as well as learn potent methods to place the being back in human in order to be of greater service to All of Our Relations.
Phillip Scott Bio: Of mixed Ancestry and thrice struck by Lightning, Phillip Scott has walked the Native Path for over thirty years, learning from and sanctioned by traditional Medicine/Holy people, tribal Spiritual leaders, Wisdomkeepers and Elders from several Indigenous cultures. Annually Sundancing in the Lakota tradition and a member of the Native American Church for over two decades, he is a Ceremonial leader and Traditional healer, entrusted to share Indigenous wisdom and Medicine practices with the contemporary world. Interviewed both nationally and internationally, his life, experience and writings have been featured in journals and books.  In addition to directing and teaching the programs at Ancestral Voice – Institute for Indigenous Lifeways in Northern California, which he founded in 1994, he maintains a private healing practice, performs Ceremonies. conducts intensives, gives lectures and leads pilgrimages worldwide. He is skilled in survival and primitive technologies, has received a Masters degree from Naropa University and is also a licensed EMT.
Cost: $125.00
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Healing the Human Being
125 USD

Held at Our Pleasant Hill Campus

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Halloween Magic

– Taught by Lori Volberg-Santos

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 — 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Time to grab your Witches hat and come with me to journey into the magical realm of Halloween.  It’s the time of year when the veil that separates the world of the living from the world of the dead grows most thin.  So let’s stir the cauldron and delve deeper into the Folklore and learn the magical uses of herbs. Conjure up some divinations and tasty recipes.  

Herbs and bags will be provided to make your own charm bags.

Witches apple cider brew will be available and Witches Hat, optional!

Cost: $45.00

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Halloween Magic
45 USD
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Ohlone Herbal Center is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are tax deductible. Tax ID #14-1975183

If you would like to donate by check or cash, please send an envelope addressed to:

Ohlone Herbal Center
1250 Addison St. #113
Berkeley, CA 94702