The Herbal Apprentice
7 Week Online Herbalism Course
July 3rd - Aug 28th 2020
The Perma Pixie and Willow Herbnerd present,
An Alchemical Ecology Program:
The Herbal Apprentice
A Herbal Medicine Internship – 7 Week Program
Online core component classes Fridays 5pm-6pm AEST.
(Classes recorded and uploaded to the classroom)
$450 for Full 7-week course
We have been offering this as a hands-on program, and have now translated this to an online platform to infuse your life with herbal wisdom!
As you touch the soil, the plants speak… as you tend the garden, the wilderness takes over, and you remember who you are, your place in nature, your deep connection to all that is, was and will be.
We invite you on a journey, to tend to the land and learn the language of reciprocity, to sow the seeds, delight in growth, reap the harvest, and add the beautiful human contribution that is the creation of medicine.
A plant is not a product. It is a relationship, a connection, a friend, a lover, a care-giver…
If only we will listen.
Join us – from Farm to Pharmacy, you will learn essential gardening practices, techniques of germination and cultivation, harvesting, drying and storing plant material, and catalysing this material into herbal medicines.
You will learn the key herbal components for a grounded understanding on using plants for health and healing, with techniques to use in your garden and recipes each week to make your own remedies.
This program has been developed for those wanting a grassroots connection to the living vivacity around us and an experience to learn from Herbal mentors in a relaxed and professional setting with a focus on inspiration and nourishment.
What you will learn:
o Herbal Energetics
o Herbal Foundational Actions
o Herbal Primary Actions
o The Energetics of Common Ailments
o Introduction to Plant Alchemy
Harvesting Leaves, Flowers, Roots, Bark and Seeds
Drying Leaves, Flowers, Roots, Bark and Seeds
Mimicking microclimates for plant health
Plant Storage and maintaining the integrity and potency of the plant
Deep listening with the Natural world and plants themselves
Medicine Making Components:
o Herbal infused Oils
o Herbal infused vinegars
o Herbal infused alcohol tinctures
o Herbal Syrups
o Herbal Salves
We hope you join us on our mission to Reclaim Medicine.
The Perma Pixie
The focus is on the connection between you and the land, with a foundation of explanation, guidance and questions answered.
The Perma Pixie (Taj Scicluna) is passionate and motivated to inspire and educate people to live more nourishing and regenerative lifestyles with a deep connection to Nature.
Using her skills of Permaculture and Herbalism, she reminds those wishing for a deeper sense of purpose that individual and collective action can generate change and reformat the current state of humanity.
Being a fringe dweller, The Perma Pixie straddles the worlds of nature connection and professional business, hoping this will ripple through to others and create larger effects beyond the scope of her reach.
She intends to create a fusion of ancient wisdom with modern times, weaving the awareness of the past with the knowledge at present to form a synergy that will benefit future generations.
This is where functionality meets alchemy, a marriage of the mystical and practicality, an awareness of the internal and external landscapes which can exist in harmony.
Willow Herb-nerd is driven by a deep love of life and a curiosity of systems and mechanisms that make everything possible. She combines old knowledge with modern science, always questioning the inner workings and complexities of the natural world to develop well thought out solutions.
Working to de-mystify the wisdom of plants, Willow translates this to everyday life so that others can access this lost knowledge and reclaim their relationship to the land.
Willow weaves the fields of Herbalism and Permaculture design, seamlessly integrating the cultivation and application of plants to produce effective designs, gardens, medicines and courses.
Having a unique ability to understand patterns and construct functional webs, Willow grounds scientific intelligence with earth based spirituality to formulate grounded alchemy.
Her authenticity is reflected through her genuine nature, and she is equally as satisfied being enveloped in studious meditation by the fire as she is watching butterflies beat their wings upon the backdrop of the blue sky. She values her transparency, honesty and efficiency, and these qualities are echoed in her work. Each task is carried out with a meticulous rhythm, and the results show a quality reflective of the knowledge and wisdom that Willow uses to produce outcomes aligned with her ethics.
Willow believes that everyone has the capacity to remember their roots and harbour a re-connection with the wilderness, and uses accessible plants to facilitate this relationship, giving people the opportunity to connect to their local surrounds.
This is an vital part of Willows work, as she believes that having an intimate understanding of our seasons and cycles is essential to living a life of purpose, freedom and vitality.