Home Help Herbal Medicine Evening Class
The School offers an introductory ten-week Evening Class under the heading of People, Plants and Planet. It is designed to be informative on home-help herbalism, as well as providing a way of brushing up on general Science (Biology/Chemistry) for those considering further Herbal Studies.
Held at the School in Glasgow, twice a year (April and October), for two hours, one evening per week.
The next class runs from 7th April 2010
Each session is divided between life-science theory and home-help herbalism practical work and each week we look at a different commonly-used herb. Practical sessions include: organic gardening, sprouting, making: ointments, macerated oils, a poultice, a soap, a decoction, a herbarium and essential oil compresses.
Organic Gardening - Introduction to the basic cycle of life
Nutrition - Investigating the nutritional value of plants
Chemistry - Seeing the natural forces at work
Biochemistry - Exploring the chemistry of life & the vital force
Ecology - Following the fascinating nature series
Homeostasis - Maintaining the balance
Anatomy - Nature's structures
Physiology - Nature's strategies
First Aid - Herbal self help in the home
This course is open access and the usual application procedure does not apply. Please contact the School to apply.
Keith Robertson, Director of Education, says:
Science - Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry... these words can strike fear into the hearts of many and yet we wander around this amazing planet only thanks to these forces and laws. Biology seems a friendlier word, for it is a science that reveals to us that we are all expert Biochemists and Scientists, performing staggeringly complex molecular transformations while at the same time sleeping off a heavy meal! In this introductory course, we aim to explore some of the barriers to learning that can confront us on our search to understand our bodies and the world. Technical language is broken down and explained; practical demonstrations put you right in the driving seat; plants and herbs feature throughout and our relationship to them is explained. Gradually, we peel back the layers to reveal an empowering understanding of the miracle that is life itself. A learning experience, the, about People, Plants and Planet... sounds like a great cast list and you may well come away with a different idea of who the real stars and performers are!