Monday, February 1, 2016 | 6 – 8 p.m. on the NCNM Campus
Join the Traditional Roots Institute and herbalist Alexis Durham for the first event in our ongoing Hands-On Medicine Evenings (HOME) series!
Spend an evening exploring the sweeter side of herbal medicine and learn to make a medicinal miel (honey). Honey is a wonderful medium for extracting and delivering herbs, as it’s not only delicious, but medicinal all on its own. We will discuss the properties of honey and its history as a medicine, and then make our own herbal miels. Participants will leave with recipes and samples of the medicine we make in class. Bring your own 8-ounce jar to take some of our blend home with you. Class size is limited and early registration is encouraged.
About the presenter
Alexis Durham earned her B.Sc. in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University in 2008. Upon graduating, she pursued a clinical internship with a naturopath in Seattle and worked in the dispensary at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. She began teaching and speaking publicly on herbal medicine while working for the American Botanical Council in Austin, Texas. An opportunity to learn more from the plants themselves led her to the sun-baked hills of southern Oregon, where she worked at Horizon Herbs, cultivating medicinal and edible plants and teaching a series of classes for Herb Pharm’s Herbaculture Internship. She coordinated the 23rd Annual Symposium for the American Herbalists Guild and also volunteered for Rogue Valley Farm to School, a nonprofit organization that educates children about our food system using hands-on farm and garden programs.
Alexis returned to Seattle as Bastyr University’s garden supervisor and was named program director for the Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design, teaching students to create healing landscapes with medicinal and edible plants. Public speaking engagements include National Herb Day at the US Botanical Gardens, Rootstalk, Bastyr University’s Herb and Food Fair, WSU’s 2014 Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference, AHG’s Professional Herbalist Training Webinars, and a variety of community and continuing-education courses. Currently based in Oregon, Alexis teaches for Herb Pharm’s Herbaculture Internship and is a faculty member at the Hawthorn Institute. She has discovered that the potential for learning in the garden is infinite, and believes that the act of caring for plants is almost as healing as the plants themselves.
Early-bird pricing ends January 18, 2016.
Healthcare providers: $50 early-bird; $65 general
Public: $40 early-bird; $50 general
Full-time students (with ID): $15 early-bird and general
Registration is now full. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, please email Dr. Orna Izakson at firstname.lastname@example.org.