some reflections from past apprentices...
"I loved this apprenticeship and strongly recommend it to others. I loved the blend of science and spirit, the inclusive environment, and the playful yet sacred space that was held throughout our work and studies. I enjoyed the focus on local and weedy plants, the hands on practice of medicine making, access to various local gardens, and I really appreciated the independent project, which pushed me to ask questions and create."
"The Spoonful Apprenticeship made my summer! The program gave me a foundation for incorporating herbalism into my daily life, but even better, it cultivated real, direct relationships with plants. The green world continues to become more and more illuminated and engaging for my mind, heart and hands. I'm excited to keep learning and to share these gifts with my community."
"Prior to enrolling in the Spoonful Apprenticeship I had minimal knowledge about medicinal herbals. The variety of learning experiences including work study, assigned readings especially Body into Balance and hands on preparation of tinctures, syrups, fire cider, body care products, plant identification walks, plant harvesting and preparation, etc all helped me to learn. I would highly recommend this journey to those wishing to learn from the ground up or add to your current knowledge base."
Participants can expect to:
This class will be taught collaboratively by Katherine Elmer and Kara Buchanan. They share a deep love and reverence for the plants and the wild and not-so-wild places they live, and for the amazing resilience and innate knowledge of the human body. They find great joy in sharing their knowledge of the plants and their herbal creations with community near and far.
To learn more about Katherine and Kara,
please visit our home page.