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Held at our new Pleasant Hill location, Ohlone East

Garden to Pharmacy: A 4-part series

Do-It-Yourself Medicines

– taught by Dana Aronson

Tuesdays, May 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

May 8th — Plant Extractions: Uses of Alcohol, Water, Vinegars, and Glycerites COMPLETE

May 15th — Botanical Blends: Fire Cider, GI Bitters, and Syrups     COMPLETE 

May 22nd — Herbal Oils: Extracting Lipids and Making Medicinal Oils  COMPLETE

May 29th — Topicals: Liniments, Salves, and Lotions

Liniments, salves, and lotions can be used for a wide variety of things like rashes, sprains, bruising, tension, hydration, pain, and more. This class will discuss how to use these topicals and herbs that are commonly used with them.

Cost: $60 per class (materials included)

Class will be held at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, 315 Cortsen Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA

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Topicals
60 USD

Herbal Care for Hair and Scalp

– taught by Cherise Atkinson

Tuesday, May 29nd – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Liberate yourself from the chemical-laden hair product market. Learn practical, customizable, all-natural hair care options that truly work. We will discuss healthy washing and brushing habits, plants and essential oils for different hair types and scalp issues, and debunk hair myths. You will acquire an understanding of how specific natural ingredients benefit your locks and what your hair and scalp need to be healthy and well-managed. We will make an all-natural shampoo, conditioner, and dry shampoo. We will also go into the details of basic hair-styling product options. Please bring a brush, a hand towel, and a hair tie.

Cost: $70.00 + $20.00 materials fee

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Herbal Hair Care
90 USD

Held at our new Pleasant Hill location, Ohlone East

Botanical Beauty — A 2-part Class

– taught by Patty Liu

Tuesdays, June 5th and 12th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

In this 2-part workshop series, students will combine science and creativity to explore plant extracts and their numerous benefits to the skin. Learn about which natural ingredients are best suited for your skin type and create your own custom face and body care blends. Students will leave with a variety of handmade products and simple DIY recipes to share with family and friends.

At the end of the workshop series, students will understand which natural ingredients are used in different types of skincare products, select ingredients best suited for their skin type, and make their own custom blends of face and body care products.

Students should bring a notebook and pen, and a medium or large bowl.

Cost: $110.00 + $20.00 materials fee

Class will be held at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, 315 Cortsen Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA

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Botanical Beauty
130 USD

Held at our new Pleasant Hill location, Ohlone East

Natural Hair Care

– taught by Cherise Atkinson

Tuesday, June 19th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Liberate yourself from the chemical-laden hair product market. Learn practical, customizable, all-natural hair care options that truly work. We will discuss healthy washing and brushing habits, plants and essential oils for different hair types and scalp issues, and debunk hair myths. You will acquire an understanding of how specific natural ingredients benefit your locks and what your hair and scalp need to be healthy and well-managed. We will make an all-natural shampoo, conditioner, and dry shampoo. We will also go into the details of basic hair-styling product options. Please bring a brush, a hand towel, and a hair tie.

Cost: $50.00 + $20.00 materials fee

Class will be held at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, 315 Cortsen Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA

Item Name:
Natural Hair Care
70 USD

Introduction to Herbalism – A 4-part series

– taught by Alexandra Hudson

Tuesdays, July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, + 1 local herb walk (date TBD)

This class is for the beginner who wants to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore herbs through many avenues. Students will learn the theories of body systems and actions of herbs and their application to life circumstances. The proper preparation for herbal products will be taught. Students will prepare a number of herbal products including extracts in vinegar, alcohol and glycerin; salves, lotions, syrups, and herbal tea.  Wildcrafting ethics and field Identification of common native medicinal herbs will be emphasized. The class includes an herb walk to local wild areas.

Cost: $485.00

Item Name:
Introduction to Herbalism 1
485 USD

Held at our new Pleasant Hill location, Ohlone East

Herbs for Women – A 4-part series

– taught by Ohlone Staff

Tuesdays, July 17th, 24th, 31st, and August 7th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

An intensive class focusing on a woman’s life from puberty through menopause. In different phases of life women are challenged with a variety of discomforts and diseases. Women have unique issues to contend with, from menstrual irregularity to PMS, pregnancy, and childbirth to menopause. In this class, we will explain herbal strategies that can help with each phase of life. We will discuss how to  make medicine for toning the reproductive system, improving fertility, and dealing with common menstrual and menopausal issues.

July 17th: Menses, PMS, and Women’s Health

July 24th: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine

July 31st: Pregnancy and Childbirth

August 7th: Menopause and the Wisdom Years

 

Cost: $200.00 for all 4 classes or $60.00 each

Class will be held at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, 315 Cortsen Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA

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Herbs for Women, All
200 USD
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July 17, Women's Health
60 USD
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July 24, Reclaiming
60 USD
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July 31, Pregnancy and Childbirth
60 USD
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Aug 7, Menopause and Wisdom
60 USD

Introduction to Herbalism – A 4-part series

– taught by Ohlone Center Staff

Wednesdays, August 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, + 1 local herb walk (date TBD)

This class is for the beginner who wants to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore herbs through many avenues. Students will learn the theories of body systems and actions of herbs and their application to life circumstances. The proper preparation for herbal products will be taught. Students will prepare a number of herbal products including extracts in vinegar, alcohol and glycerin; salves, lotions, syrups, and herbal tea.  Wildcrafting ethics and field Identification of common native medicinal herbs will be emphasized. The class includes an herb walk to local wild areas.

Cost: $485.00

Item Name:
Introduction to Herbalism 2
485 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