CLASSES 2019

Welcome to our Class Schedule for 2019.
Check back regularly for updates.

Registration and Payment Details: All classes require pre-registration. 
Payment is by way of e-transfer, cheque or cash in advance. 
Refund policy: Cancellation 15 days or more of a class and we are happy to refund you minus a $25 admin fee. Cancellation within 2 weeks/14 days of a class we are happy to apply you a full credit to another class to be used within 4 months; or you may transfer your payment to another person. 

~ LOVE MEDICINE ~ 
Love is in the Air and All Around Us

Join us for this feel good Love Fest intensive as we partner with our favourite plants to put you in the mood for Love ♥

We'll talk about and sample a variety of herbs, tonics and potions and foods to nourish Love in all manifestations ~ in particular Self Love and Sexy Love ♥.
We'll also practice a variety of Wise Woman and Wild Ways to facilitate and express Love, nourish the Heart, Endocrine and Nervous systems

You will make and take home a variety of ready to use Love Medicines including:
Damiana, Cacao, Raspberry Love Elixer
Aphrodite's Atomic Edible Love Bombs
Luxurious Love Body and Lip Balms

Cost: Regular cost for this workshop intensive is $125 but we are feeling the love all around us so we are passing the love on to you for a discount price of $100!
Date: Feb 9, Saturday
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Place: Riverside Community Hall, 3784 Trinity Valley Rd
Includes a Love-ly lunch

Preregistration required. Email wildrootsherbs@gmail.com or call 250 838-777. E-transfer, cheque or cash in advance.





ALL ABOUT CONIFERS for MEDICINE AND FOOD
Sunday, January 20 10 am - 3 pm
Join us for a full and fun day of Conifer medicine and food uses.
Our day will start with a foray into the Interior Cedar Hemlock Rainforest where we will get up close and personal and identify and talk all about the major species of conifers in the Shuswap including ~ Western Red Cedar ~ Western Hemlock ~ Douglas Fir ~ Pines ~ Larch ~ Spruce and Pacific Yew.
Following our foray we will return to the kitchen and learn how to make a variety of conifer medicines - teas/decoctions, oils, salves, tinctures, honeys  as some culinary applications.

This is a "make and take" class so participants will have two medicines to take home from the class.
Meet at the Riverside Community Hall, 3784 Trinity Valley Road, Enderby, BC. Please arrive by 9:45 for a 10 am start. Bring a bag lunch and we will supply tea and goodies. Dress warm, wear good foot wear and bring a jar to hold up to four ounces.
Cost is $75. Includes foray in the forest, tree id, proper harvesting, food and medicine demonstration and lecture, two make and take home products and detailed handouts of Cedar and Pine. Pre-registration is required by way of email transfer, cheque or cash. Email wildrootsherbs@gmail.com or call 250 838-6777






ALL ABOUT CONIFERS for MEDICINE AND FOOD
Sunday, November 25 10 am - 3 pm
Join us for a full and fun day of Conifer medicine and food uses.
Our day will start with a foray into the Interior Cedar Hemlock Rainforest where we will get up close and personal and identify and talk all about the major species of conifers in the Shuswap including ~ Western Red Cedar ~ Western Hemlock ~ Douglas Fir ~ Pines ~ Larch ~ Spruce and Pacific Yew. We should have an opportunity to do some "gleaning".
Following our foray we will return to the kitchen and learn how to make a variety of conifer medicines - teas/decoctions, oils, salves, tinctures, honeys, hydrosols as well as some culinary applications.
Spoiler Alert: Conifers can be made into wonderful heart felt gift products !
This is a "make and take" class so participants will have two medicines to take home from the class.
Meet at the Riverside Community Hall, 3784 Trinity Valley Road, Enderby, BC. Please arrive by 9:45 for a 10 am start. Bring a bag lunch and we will supply tea and goodies. Dress warm, wear good foot wear and bring a sturdy bag for gleaning and two jars.
Cost is $75. Includes foray and play in the forest, gleaning, demonstration and lecture, two make and take home products and detailed handouts of Cedar and Pine. Pre-registration is required by way of email transfer, cheque or cash. Email wildrootsherbs@gmail.com or call 250 838 6777.


Elderberry Plant Study 

Sat Sept 29 1 ~ 4 pm


Elder berries and flowers are a long standing, tried and true remedy and prophylactic to treat colds and flu. Indeed, there are many placebo controlled and blind studies proving the efficacy of Elder in reducing the symptoms and duration of the Influenza types A and B.

"In one placebo-controlled, double-blind study conducted by Israeli virologist Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu, 93.3% of the people taking an elderberry preparation reported significant improvement in influenza symptoms within 2 days of starting it, compared with the 6 days it took for the placebo group to see improvement.

In another randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study performed in Norway, researchers gave either a placebo syrup or elderberry syrup to patients who reported having flu-like symptoms for less than 48 hours. The results were similar to Dr. Mumcuoglu’s results. On average, the patients who received the elderberry syrup saw relief of symptoms 4 days earlier than the group that received the placebo syrup. As an added benefit, the patients in the elderberry syrup group reported taking significantly fewer over-the-counter medications in hopes of symptom relief.

Researchers also have found that people who have taken elderberries have higher levels of antibodies against the influenza virus, showing that not only may the berry be able to treat flu symptoms, it may also be able to prevent influenza infection." 

With cold and flu season just around the corner, you will indeed want to ally with Elder and prepare your own delicious Elderberry syrup and we'll show you just how to do that.

If that weren't enough....Euell Gibbons coined the phrase "The Medicine Chest of the Common People" and in 1664 a book called "The Anatomie of the Elder", dedicated entirely to the virtues of Elder was translated from Latin into English. The author sings the praises of the Eldertree in no less than 230 pages. The booklet became so popular that it ran through several editions in both the English and the Latin version.

Antiviral, Adaptogenic, Antioxidant, Nutritive tonic, Restorative...these are just a few of Elder's attributes!

Oh...but there's more! 

If you'd like to meet Elder up close and personal and learn more about her healing Medicine and Magic (there's lots of magic in the Edler Mor) join us:
Sat Sept 23 1 pm - 4:30 pm Cost: $50
Class size will be limited so pre-registration is required via e-transfer or cheque. (if you are paying by e-transfer please ensure you have provide me with the answer to the security question)
Email wildrootsherbs@gmail.com Phone 250 838 6777

Class will include a "make and take" Elder preparation, sampling of Elder yumminess and a detailed handout with all the information and lots of recipes.

Local Elder species: Sambucus cearulea