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The herbs covered in the first session will be St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) and Goldenrod (Solidago sp... there are over 200 Soidago species but we will likely cover gigantea, canadensis or virgaurea - depending on what we can find / is available).
Yes, subscribers receive a package containing 50 g of the dried herb, a booklet, some basic equipment for processing the herbs and other materials we feel necessary, and seeds (if available)... here is what I copied from our website (www.nadarraleigh.com) for you to read....
You will receive a parcel from us*. In this parcel there will be: 50 g of a dried herb; a booklet about the herb; seeds of that herb for you to grow (eventually); flashcards with vocabulary; and most lab materials required, for example, amber bottles and droppers, tins, cheesecloth or muslin bags.
You will receive access to a detailed monograph of the plant and a recorded lecture about the herb. This is the time to take a walk and see if you can find the herb in your area (season dependent of course). If you live locally (within the greater Washington DC area), we will provide at least one opportunity at this point to get together in a group setting, either for a plant walk or an afternoon of medicine making (TBD).
You will receive access to a podcast where you will hear us discussing the herb with a local herbalist or scholar. This week you will also receive lab instructions for your home medicine-making activities.
You will receive access to a recorded lecture about the medicine you have made. The rest of the month will be spent following through the lab activities – this is the really fun part – making plant medicine!
*Items that will not be provided for this course: weigh scale, mason jars, or graduated cylinders or other liquid measurement glassware (a pyrex jug will work just fine for most things we will do).
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!