Classes for 2006

Medicine Making Intensive with tony(a) lemos
Saturday, June 3 and Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
This hands-on workshop class will cover:

Cost: $200, deposit $100

On-Going Courses:

Advanced Materia Medica with tony(a) lemos
Class meets one Monday per month beginning in April
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost $25 per class Deposit $50

Materia Medica classes are designed to create a resource of profiles of a variety of herbs. We will talk about common uses throughout the ages, emphasizing native, eclectic, and modern therapeutics and review a collection of research and literature. For intermediate to advanced students.


Past Classes:

Holistic Protocol for the Nervous System
with Lilian Jackman and tony(a) lemos

Join local gardener/nurse Lilian Jackman and herbalist tony(a) lemos for this informative workshop where they will discuss elements of evolutionary nutrition, herbal medicine and energy therapies used to treat many auto immune, inflammatory and mood disorders forming a comprehensive plan.

Garden Composting with Diana Riddle

Compost enriches garden soil, transforming food and garden wastes into compost illustrates in a practical way the cycle of life.

Medicinal and Edible Mushrooms of the Northeast with Nancy Scarzello

Mushrooms, one of the oldest beings on earth, play a major role in the health of the planet and our human bodies. Nancy will share her personal experiences with mushrooms, stories of discovery and wonder, dispelling uncertainty about collecting and using wild mushrooms. No previous experience is necessary, but prepare for a very experiential day learning about the marvelous mushrooms of field and forest.

Nancy Scarzello, an herbalist with over 25 years of experience in growing and teaching, is on the teaching staff of Rosemary Gladstar's Sage Mt. Herbal Retreat Center and has taught about native plants, mushrooms and herbs at conferences and within her local community.

Springtime Tonics & Weeds with Pat Rudolph

As we welcome spring, season of rebirth, you will learn the benefits of using the plant world's bounty offered us to revitalize and re-energize our winter weary selves. We'll explore and create delicious spring tonics of weeds and roots, some herbal teas for allergy relief and yummy dishes of wild greens including recipes for salads, vinegars, and dressings. We will also discuss the importance of ethical wildcrafting practices.

Patricia A. Rudolph is a therapeutic herbalist offering consultations and classes to her community in central NJ. She has over 15 years of experiences with herbs and wild weeds, a deep love of gardening and the earth, a background in botany & feminist causes, and passions for aromatherapy, witchery, womyn's spirituality, history and music.


Holistic Pet Care with Deb Pouech

In this two part class we will look at diet, herbs and flower essences that can keep your companion animal naturally healthy. In the first class we will focus on a more natural diet and safe environment to promote wellness. In the second class we will talk about herbs, flower essences and other healing modalities for flea & tick control, skin problems and strengthening the immune system. Bring a photo of your pets and questions for discussion.


Cordial Making with Deb Pouech

Herbs and fruits can be steeped in wine or liquors to make delicious drinks for sipping and sharing. We will make and sample cranberry cordial, ginger elixir and herbed wine as we discuss recipe ideas and historical usage. See also her website at

Deb Pouech owner of Herbs 'n Honey in Stafford Springs, CT, is an herbalist, master gardener and apitherapist. A lifelong gardener, Deb apprenticed at with Gail Ulrich at BSHS and continues her herbal studies with renown herbalists. President of Northeast Herbal Association, past council member of Connecticut Herb Association, and a member of Connecticut Master Gardeners Association, Deb shares her love of all things herbal in her workshops and lectures.


Herbal Facial Care with tony(a) lemos

In this first class we will focus on the face . . . creating and using home made products to cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin (scrubs, masks, toners, moisturizers and facial massage techniques.) In this hands-on class, you will prepare your own facial care products, and come up with a care routine that works best for you. Bring a friend so that you can give each other regular facials!


Herbal First Aid Kit with tony(a) lemos

There are some basic items that we can have prepared and available to make life easier when something unfortunate happens. We will discuss conditions you are likely to encounter. We will peruse the gardens for herbs that can commonly be gathered. And we'll talk about simple kitchen remedies that can be picked up in supermarkets or pharmacies around the world. Be prepared with basic tinctures, salves, flower essences, essential oils and Chinese patent herbal products. Bring a bag or box for your kit to fill with the first aid essentials you will learn to make in this class.


Tea-Thyme with tony(a) lemos

The art of Herbal Tea Blending. Herbal tea blending an art? Art is defined as "the quality, production, expression, or realm of what is beautiful, or of more than ordinary significance." A colorful blend of herbs, varying textures, contrasting and complimenting flavors to create an extraordinary cup of tea, consideration can be given to the healing qualities of the herbs used in your blend. Herbal teas are healthy, nutritious, and healing.

In this class we will peruse the garden and collect fresh herbs, while discussing a little history, a little technical info such as preparation and brewing.


Cooking for Winter Health with tony(a) lemos

Don't let winter get you down! Whether you want to improve you own health or help your family, this class will teach you how to use simple kitchen remedies and traditional foods to strengthen your immune system. We will discuss flu prevention and nutritive tonics to help you through winter in your best health! Nature offers us wisdom about how to live in harmony with ourselves and the different seasons. When we resist and fight against the natural flow of nature and push ourselves as hard as we can we become weak and more susceptible to dis-eases. The winter season is for observing, inner reflection, deeply resting , replenishing ourselves each winter is essential for our overall health.

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