Thursday, July 25, 2013

Upcoming Classes Medicinal Plant Identification, Herbal Medicine Making, Chesapeake Herb Gathering, 6 Month Herb Program and More!

Centro Ashé Farm
Bryans Road, Maryland
Centro Ashé Farm, a medicinal plant sanctuary, homestead, and education center located about an forty five south of Washington DC in Bryans Road, MD.  This abundant and humble farm is our homestead,  as well as workshop and retreat space.  The land is home to hundreds of species of medicinal and native plants, open pasture and forest, fruit trees and more.  In our gardens we grow incredible medicines, save seeds, grow food, and continually find new and creative endeavors. We are thankful for beautiful land we are blessed to call home and are humbled to be able to share it with those who come visit!  

Upcoming Programs

Field Day ~ Medicinal Plant Identification Intensive 
Sept. 8, 2013 from 9am-3pm
Instructor: Holly Poole-Kavana Join us for a day exploring the incredible world of medicinal plants.  This field day will be exactly that, outdoors exploring both cultivated and wild varieties of medicinal species, you'll get up close and personal learning many plants you can grow at home! While out in the gardens we will learn identifying features between various plants so you can hone your own plant ID skills, while learning many of the traditional medicinal uses of the plants.
                                                                   Click Here for More Info and Registration

Chesapeake Herb Gathering
Medicine of the People
September 28, 2013
Join us on September 28, 2013 for the Chesapeake Herb Gathering, an annual gathering of our herbal community. Enjoy a day of workshops, local vendors, and networking with local medicine makers, teachers, clinicial herbalists, healers, botanists, farmers, birthkeepers, plant people, artists, homesteaders, and more!
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One Day - Herbal Medicine Making and Herbal Body Care
Sunday November 17, 2013 10am-4pm
Instructor - Molly Meehan
This class will be a hands on day including herbal plant walk around the farm, tincture making as well as a medicine making rotation medicinal oil, tea formulas, herbal salves, and more.  Each student will leave with their own tincture, salve, tea formula, and oil, an incredible beginning to an herbal medicine kit! Click Here for More Info and Registration

Grassroots Herbal & Holistic Wellness Intensive Program ~ YEAR 1
YEAR 1 ~ Foundations
April ~ September, One Weekend Monthly Cost
Centro Ashé is excited to offer our  Grassroots Herbal and Holistic Wellness Program, a community based herbal program - we're dedicated to putting herbal medicine in the hands of the people!  This program offers our community a chance to explore folk herbalism from various traditions, and to understand natures ability to support our health, strength, and vitality. Click Here for More Info and Registration

Grassroots Herbal & Holistic Wellness Intensive Program ~ YEAR 2
YEAR 2 ~ Field Studies and Apothecary
April ~ September, Monthly Classes
The second year of our Grassroots Herbal and Holistic Wellness Program is meant to deepen our practice of herbalism. This is a practical course, extensive time is spent outdoors on various garden and hiking tours coming face to face with many new species.  There is also a major focus on practical medicine making, the entire course is focused on building participants personal apothecaries. Students must have either completed our first year of the Grassroots Herbal and Holistic Wellness Program, or have a strong foundation in herbalism. Click Here for Full Schedule and Registration


Space Rental ~ Private Events
We welcome you to hold your retreat, workshop, special event and more is available for our beautiful classroom.

Upcoming Programs in Costa Rica

Centro Ashé Costa Rica Grassroots Plant Healers Tour 
with Mimi Hernandez and Lupo Passero
Participants Earn an Introduction to Community Herbalism Certificate
$50 Earlybird Registration Discount Until Aug. 15
February 3-10, 2014 (7 nights)
Join us in tropical Costa Rica for an incredible week of breathtaking natural beauty while exploring grassroots approaches to herbalism and plant healing.  This tour will bring you in contact with some of the most incredible botanical gardens and sanctuaries, the depths of the Costa Rican jungles, as well as the beauty of the infamous coastlines.  You will have classes with local herbalists, learn traditional cooking incorporating herbs, hike with local naturalists, and have incredible workshops with the wonderful Mimi Hernandez MS, RH (AHG) and Lupo Passero of Twin Star Herbal Education.   Click Here for More Information, Itinerary, and Registration

$50 Earlybird Registration Discount Until Aug. 15
The Roots and Culture Tour is an incredible opportunity for all those interested in working towards a more sustainable and just food system to dive into the local food system in the small and amazing Talamanca Region of Costa Rica.  This tour will bring you in direct contact with Talamancan producers and naturalists, and will provide you with practical insight into the local food system in this area known for its autonomy, incredible biodiversity, and unique mix of Indigenous, Chinese, and Afro-Caribbean cultures.  You'll see how large scale plantation agriculture, development, and tourism have threatened food sovereignty and local economies in this area, and how local people are working together to face the challenges of protecting their land, their culture and to create a more sustainable Talamanca.  Click Here for Full Info Including Itinerary and Registration

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