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Fri, 5/30 10:00am

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Fridays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$85 members / $95 non-members

$25 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener

Please register with Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

Julie James is an herbalist and director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, providing herbal education opportunities for people all over Southern California. After over two decades of formal study, apprenticeship, consulting, and teaching, she now focuses on expanding understanding of traditional Western herbalism, deep plant love, medicine-making, wellness and holistic nutrition.

This six-class series will give you a strong foundation in herbalism: making herbal medicines, kitchen herbalism, skin care, first aid, gardening and harvesting, and more. Each class includes comprehensive information on, and sampling of, each of the two herbs discussed and in-depth discussion on foundational aspects of herbal healing. We will discuss how to grow the plants we are using, propagation techniques, harvest, and preparation. You will create an extensive herbal apothecary throughout the class series and will become comfortable with the basics of herbalism.

Lesson 1: Plant Energetics & Actions

Herbs for this class: Peppermint, Ginger

Lesson 2: Herbal Apothecary/Medicine Making

Herbs for this class: Elder, Yarrow

Lesson 3: Understanding & Supporting Body Systems

Herbs for this class: Dandelion, Hawthorn

Lesson 4: Herbal Skin & Hair Care

Herbs for this class: Comfrey, Calendula

Lesson 5: Beginning an Herb Garden

Herbs for this class: Rose, Chamomile

Sat, 5/31 10:00am

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Entry to Open House is FREE, access to Garden is available with paid Garden admission. 

The South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation is proud to announce our Summer Class Lineup! We've gathered the best instructors of the South Bay to showcase their classes for you. Come join us for sample demonstrations and lessons from this summer's lineup in dedication to lifelong students. This event is for the whole family, and we strongly encourage your participation, questions and willingness to try new activities.

Please check back here for updates on the demonstration schedule and instructors attending.