Herbal Foundations Program for BIPOC

This Foundations Herbal Immersion Program is an offering available free of charge to BIPOC folks. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. This course was offered for the first time last year as a live on-line class through zoom. We plan to host another this year in 2021.

Class Dates and Times:  TBA. If you are interested and wish to be added to the list, you may leave your details here and you will be contacted as after the dates are finalised.

Instructor is Leslie Lekos. The program outline from 2020 summer is below.

Class Content from Summer 2020:

Session 1

  • Introductions
  • Herbal Knowledge is our Birthright
  • Connecting with the Plants
  • Herbal Nutritives: Nettle, Oatstraw, Alfalfa, Dandelion, Burdock
  • Medicine Making Demonstrations: Herbal Infusions, Decoctions, Super Infusions

Session 2 

  • Herbal Support for Mental Well being Part 1
  • Medicine Making: Making Folk Method Tinctures

Session 3

  • Herbal Support for Mental Wellbeing Part 2
  • Medicine Making Demonstration: Making Elixirs

Session 4

  • Herbs for Skin Health: Vulnerary Herbs
  • Medicine Making Demonstrations: Making Infused Oils, Salves and Lotions

Session 5

  • Herbs for Healthy Digestion 
  • Medicine Making Demonstration: Making Hydrosols and Essential Oils

Session 6

  • Herbs for Healthy Detoxification Processes
  • Medicine Making Demonstration: Making Herbal Salts and Broths

Session 7 

  • Herbs for Sleep
  • Medicine Making Demonstration: Making Standardized Tinctures

Session 8

  • Herbs for Menstrual Support and Menopause
  • Medicine Making Demonstration: To be decided as a group

Session 9

  • Antimicrobial Herbs
  • Medicine Making Demonstration: To be decided as a group

Session 10

  • Herbal Support for the Common Cold and Flu
  • Medicine Making Demonstration: To be decided as a group