Sacred Warrior Herbal Apprenticeships at Love Is Juniper in Brooklyn, NY offer hands on learning with medicinal plants. You’ll grow your own herbs in our backyard garden, learn to wildcraft and create a homemade apothecary to last you through the seasons.
We’ve partnered with Saw Mill Herb Farm in Western MA to provide fresh organic herbs for planting and medicine making through the Spring, Summer & Fall. You’ll learn about the plants you receive and how to work with them through making tinctures, vinegars, oils, salves, teas & infusion. Come away with an experiential foundation in herbal medicine, a renewed relationship with yourself and with the natural world. Many of our classes will be outdoors in Prospect Park to work with medicinal plants in the urban wild. There will be opportunities for plant medicine hikes & field trips each season. This course is for absolute beginners to intermediate level herbalists.
The classes are led by Herbalist & Sacred Warrior Founder, Vanessa Chakour. Her approach to plant medicine engages intuition and reminds you how to listen to, and learn from the language of nature. We’ll spend time in the garden, share an herbal infusion (medicinal tea) each class and discuss the ways plants help us to heal through the mind, body and spirit.
ABOUT THE CSA:
In addition to growing and wildcrafting your own herbs, you’ll receive a 4 fresh herb bundles during classes from April-Nov. grown using sustainable, organic practices. Some are wild-harvested in the fields, forests, hills and valleys of Western MA. Seasonal selections include echinacea root, burdock root, nettles, mullein, red clover, tulsi holy basil, elderberry, cleavers, st. john’s wort and more. Herbs will arrive on the day of class.
THIS COURSE INCLUDES:
• Membership to fresh organic herb CSA
(seasonal medicinals received day of class)
• Plant walks in Prospect Park
• Plant identification
• Wildcrafting & medicine making
• Plant meditations & ally work
• Creation of a personal apothecary
(tinctures, salves, vinegars, herbal oils for mind, body & spirit)
• Personalized healing practices
• A deepened relationship to nature
• A supportive community environment
• Discounts to additional Sacred Warrior Plant Walks & Herbal outings
Dates, Times & Contribution
Group 1: 12:30-3:30
SPRING: March 22nd, April 19th, May 17th
SUMMER: June 28th, July 19th, August 16th, Sept 13th
FALL: Oct 18th, Nov 15th, December 13th
30 class/garden hours +
THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL PLANT WALK EACH MONTH FOR APPRENTICES
New Students: $1500
Current Herbalism Students: $1275
Deposit to hold space: $250
(email email@example.com to discuss installments)
Pre-registration required to reserve space, garden plot & farm share.