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2018-2019 Course Schedule


Salve Making Workshop

This is an annual program I teach at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center in Flagstaff. It is a fundraiser for the non-profit, education programs these good folks provide for the K-12 school population. All proceeds go to Willow Bend.

from their website…
Herbalist Mike Masek from the Forager’s Path is back just in time for winter and the holidays, to lead the annual Salve Making Workshop. This workshop shows you how to make unique and useful gifts for friends, family and yourself! The workshop will focus on two salve making processes. One method uses resin from the local Pinon tree; the other method is used for leaves and flowers in general. All participants will get hands-on experience and take home samples of both salve types.
When: December 8   9:30 – noon
Registration and Payment is through Willow Bend at: 
Previous workshops have sold out quickly so your prompt registration is recommended.


Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine 2019

The course meets over three weekends and addresses topics geared for people who have previous training and experience in healing and working with herbs. It covers several topics that are key to health in the modern world such as:
*Pain & Inflammation“Arizona Herbal medicine” “Durango Herbal medicine” “Albuquerque Herbal medicine” “Sedona herbal medicine” “Denver Herbal medicine” “Boulder, Colorado Herbal medicine” “Phoenix herbal medicine” “Colorado herbal medicine” “Las Vegas herbal medicine” “Prescott herbal medicine” “Flagstaff herbal medicine” “Oak Creek Canyon” “New Mexico herbal medicine”
*Heart & Circulatory Health
*Brain Function & Memory
*Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity & the Role of Carbohydrates
*Leaky Gut Syndrome & Food Intolerances
*Guidance in Herbal Consultations for the Community Herbalist
Details are available here.

When: This program meets over three different weekends:
January 12-13
January 26-27
February 9-10
Time: 9:00 – 3:30
Where: Near Flagstaff, Arizona
$495 for the three weekend (6 days) program.

Contact the school if you would like to register for this course. Some previous training and experience is necessary and a brief phone interview is done to ensure proper placement for this program.

After you have contacted the school and been accepted into this program, click the button below to pay for the course.


10 Month Foundations of Herbal Medicine for 2019

“Arizona Herbal medicine” “Durango Herbal medicine” “Albuquerque Herbal medicine” “Sedona herbal medicine” “Denver Herbal medicine” “Boulder, Colorado Herbal medicine” “Phoenix herbal medicine” “Colorado herbal medicine” “Las Vegas herbal medicine” “Prescott herbal medicine” “Flagstaff herbal medicine” “Oak Creek Canyon” “New Mexico herbal medicine”A Flagstaff-based course in Community Herbalism, emphasizing (but not limited to) bio-regional healing plants from the Verde Valley up though the higher elevations around Flagstaff. The focus of the summer Colorado trip is plants from 9,000′ – 12,000′ and goes above treeline.

A brief over view of the topics introduced include:
Botany – Plant Chemistry – Anatomy – Physiology – Solvents & Polarity – Body Systems – Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ayurveda – Energetics from the Western Herbal perspective – Herbal Pharmacy – Materia Medica – Nutrition & Diet – Foraging – Wildcrafting – Minerals

The group meets in Flagstaff, one weekend a month from February through November with additional dates and regional travel in June, July and August.
Details are here



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