Image31

Dandelion Botanical Company Class Schedule

Dandelion Botanical Company Storefront

 

Our Classroom

 

Our Break room

 








Class # 613
Class Title Medicinal Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest: Relationship, Incorporation and Physic
Instructor Anna Sitkoff
Details $35.00/Person In this course you will learn about the medicinal mushrooms of the PNW. We will cover identification of local medicinal polypores, collection season and methods, as well as processing and medicine making procedures. You will be taught about the implications for using these mushrooms as food and medicine, and how they work with our body’s innate systems on a biological and spiritual level.
Dates April 29
Times 2 Classes: 11am - 1pm and 3pm - 6pm
Fee $35
notes NOTESHERE

You will NOT be charged for shipping or taxes, but to avoid those charges showing on your receipt, at checkout please select "International" for shipping zone, and do not select "Washington" as your state. That will fool the shopping cart into leaving those fields blank - but don't worry if you forget, we still won't charge you :)
To Enroll
Medicinal Mushrooms 11am-1pm (class full):
Medicinal Mushrooms 3pm-5pm (class full):


Class # 501
Class Title Simple Home Remedies: how to make your own herbal medicine
Instructor Crystal Hamby, B.S. Herbal Science
Details Come learn how to make some simple herbal home remedies using basic kitchen equipment that are perfect for integration into your daily life as herbal support, skin care, and first aid treatment. These traditional preparations are easy to make and are wonderful home-crafted gifts to give to those you love. We will be focusing on recipes that will invigorate energy, provide immune support during the cold and flu season, support digestive health, aid in detoxification, support wound repair, and those that will stimulate body and mind. Class attendees will receive an in-depth handout and samples to take home of products made each week. Come empower yourself by learning how to make your own herbal medicine, it's simple and fun!!!

Introduction Class
Sat, March 11 th , 12-2:30pm, $40
Wk1: Foundations of Herbal Medicine Making
During this class we will discuss the basics of herbal medicine making: defining common terms used, constituent solubility and why it's important, folk method vs weight to volume method, proper plant identification, knowing what part of the plant to harvest and when to harvest it, sustainable wild crafting, dried versus fresh herb, how to properly label your products and why you should, parts conversion for formulas given in parts, and so much more. These concepts are the core foundation for making your own herbal medicines and will aid you in making the strongest medicine you can make. The concepts discussed in this class will be carried forward in the 6 week course.

Wk2: Water Infusions, Decoctions, Syrups, Elixirs, & Cordials
Sat, March 18 th , 12-2:30pm, $40
During this class we will discuss the amazing properties of water based preparations and we will learn how to make infusions, decoctions, and standard brews. Once we have the principals of water extractions down we will then create delicious syrups, elixirs, and cordials designed to boost your immune system, support the detox pathways, cool a hot constitution, heat up a cold constitution, clear up a cough and lung and chest congestion, as well as support good digestion. Don’t miss out on this delicious class! Students should bring 2 one-ounce sized tincture bottles to take product home in.Wk3: Honey, Vinegar, Oxymiel, and Wine Infusions

Sat, March 25 th , 12-2:30pm, $40
During week 3 we will learn about the health benefits of honey, vinegar, and wine and we will discuss why the Greeks used these solvents for the majority of their herbal medicines for both internal and topical complaints. Come learn how to create delicious herbally infused honeys, vinegars, and wines that will make your cooking sparkle, and help keep you healthy and vibrant all year long! Students should bring 2 one-ounce sized tincture bottles and 1 once ounce sized salve container to take product home in.

Wk4: Herbal Infused Oils (fresh and dry), Salves, Lip Balms, and Vapor/Muscle Rubs
Sat, April 8 th , 12-3:00pm, $40
Week 4 we will be exploring how to make herbally infused oils, healing salves, potent vapor rubs, relaxing muscle rubs, and luscious lip balms. If you’re a lover of tiger balm, vick’s vapor rub, or lip balms/lip sticks don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how to make your own versions that are much better with no petroleum based ingredients! And ladies, we will be making a basic lip balm that can easily be turned into a lipstick by adding some pigment- come learn how to make a toxic free version of your favorite lip color! Students should bring 2 one-ounce sized salve containers and 1 lip balm tin to take product home in.

Wk5: Creams/Lotions and Therapeutic Gels
Sat, April 15 th , 12-2:30pm, $40
Week 5 brings the magic of creams and therapeutic gels. Creams and lotions are truly magical preparations that bring two liquids that repel one another, water and oil, together with the help of an emulsifier. Creams and lotions have a short shelf life and are one of the preparations that manufacturers put a lot of preservatives in that can be toxic to your health. Learn how to make a therapeutic, skin loving cream that doesn't have all those toxic ingredients. Therapeutic gels are an oil free version of a cream that is non greasy when applied topically to the skin. Come learn how easy and cost effective it is to learn how to make your own therapeutic products. Students should bring 2 once-ounce sized salve containers to take product home in.

Wk6: Tinctures and Glycerites,
Sat, April 22 nd , 12-2pm, $40 During this last class we will discover the art of tincturing using both alcohol and glycerin as our menstruums. We will discuss how to make a concentrated tincture/glycerite using the weight to volume method, and we will compare how to make a tincture using both fresh and dried plant material. Tinctures and glycerites are one of the more expensive preparations to purchase on the market, yet are relatively easy to make and are far more cost effective when made at home.

Students should bring 2 one-ounce sized tincture bottles to take product home in.Classes are 2 -3 hours and will be held at Dandelion Botanical in Ballard. Cost is $40 per class or at a discounted rate of $215 for those registering for the full 6 week course. Classes with fewer than five attendees are subject to cancellation.
Registration is limited. Prepayment for the full five week course is required for the discount rate. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.

Crystal Hamby , B.S., Herbal Science
Adjunct Professor at Bastyr University and member of the American Herbalist Guild and the American Botanical Council

Crystal's knowledge stems from her love and devotion to all things green, and from her education in herbal medicine. Crystal holds a bachelor's of science in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University. Currently she is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr, where she teaches classes on Herbal Medicine Making, Plant Identification, and Herbal First Aid. Her herbal consulting business, Green Blessings, helps her clients integrate herbal medicine into their daily lives for acute and chronic care.
Dates See Above
Times See Above
Fee See Above
notes Students should bring 2 one-ounce sized tincture bottles to take product home in.Classes are 2 -3 hours and will be held at Dandelion Botanical in Ballard. Cost is $40 per class or at a discounted rate of $215 for those registering for the full 6 week course. Classes with fewer than five attendees are subject to cancellation.
Registration is limited. Prepayment for the full five week course is required for the discount rate. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.

Contact Crystal: green-blessings.com; crystal@green-blessings.com

You will NOT be charged for shipping or taxes, but to avoid those charges showing on your receipt, at checkout please select "International" for shipping zone, and do not select "Washington" as your state. That will fool the shopping cart into leaving those fields blank - but don't worry if you forget, we still won't charge you :)
To Enroll
Make your own herbal medicine Week1: Input number of students:
To Enroll
Make your own herbal medicine Week2: Input number of students:
To Enroll
Make your own herbal medicine Week3: Input number of students:
To Enroll
Make your own herbal medicine Week4: Input number of students:
To Enroll
Make your own herbal medicine Week5: Input number of students:
To Enroll
Make your own herbal medicine Week6: Input number of students:
To Enroll
Make your own herbal medicine Full Course: Input number of students:


Class # 513
Class Title Simple Home Remedies: Plant ID Intensives
Instructor Crystal Hamby, B.S. Herbal Science
Details Do you wonder how to properly identify plants growing out your front door, in your neighborhood, or out in the surrounding woodlands? Are you curious about the medicinal properties of some local herbs that you keep running into? Do you ever wonder how to make your own herbal medicine?
These herbal intensives are designed to introduce students to the practice of identifying native plant species in the PNW. The intensives will cover the foundations of plant identification; will teach students how to use a flora for keying out plants to family, genus and species; will cover the morphological traits specific to a group of families prevalent in the PNW; and then will take students into the field on herb walks to identify specific species of plants found in the families covered. We will discuss the traits used to identify our medicinal species, how to sustainably wildcraft plants for medicinal use, how to use plants as medicine via learning about the materia medica of the plant, and we will explore the many methods used to make medicine from our medicinal plants.
Come explore your environment and learn about the wondrous herbs it has to offer!

Crystal's knowledge stems from her love of and devotion to all things green, and from her education in herbal medicine. Crystal holds a bachelor’s of science in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University. Currently she is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr, where she teaches classes on Herbal Medicine Making, Plant Identification, and Herbal First Aid. Her herbal consulting business, Green Blessings, helps her clients integrate herbal medicine into their daily lives for acute and chronic care.

Plant ID Morphology: 4hr class: covering stem, bud, root, leaf, flower, inflorescence, fruit
Sat, May 13 th , 12-4pm
$75
Learn the basic skills that will help you to be able to identify a plant by using a regional flora (book used to key a plant out to its species). This class will focus on how to determine the morphological traits of a plant by exploring what type of stem, bud, root, leaf, flower, inflorescence, and fruit a plant is expressing. By learning about the morphological traits of a plant we can begin to fairly accurately key a plant into what family it belongs in, what genus it is housed in, and what specific type of species it is. Learn your morphology and you’ll be well on your road to identifying plants in the wild.

Plant ID Family Traits: 4hrs covering the following families- Rosaceae, Lamiaceae, Asteraceae, Apiaceae, Ericaceae
Sat, May 20 th , 12-4pm
$75
Plants are classified into what family they belong in first, then what specific genus they are housed in, and further into what unique species they are. When we learn the basic morphological traits of a family we can then move forward to keying a plant out into what genus and species it is. In this class we will explore the key morphological traits of the main families prevalent in the PNW, which provide us with a wealth of food and medicine. We will also be expanding our medicinal knowledge of the plants belonging to the families covered by exploring the therapeutic qualities associated with each family.

Plant ID Herb Walk 1: 4hrs, learn about the medicinal plants found in the families covered the previous week
Sat. June 3 rd , 12-4pm
$75
Destination TBA
Let’s take a walk in the woods to discover the wealth of medicinal plants it has to offer! This herb walk will be focused on exploring the medicinal plants found in the families covered in the Family Traits class. We will learn how to apply our morphological training to identify our native plants into what family they belong in, we will explore the medicinal properties of the plants highlighted on our walk, and we will discuss the best method for harvesting each herb and for preparing the herbs into medicine for our personal medicine chests. You will be amazed by the medicinal properties of plants you have already met and will be tickled by getting to know some new plant allies as well.

Plant ID Herb Walk 2: 4hrs, learn how to use a dichotomous key to key a plant from Family to Genus to Species
Sat. June 10 th , 12-4pm
$75
Destination TBA
Keying a mystery plant out to its family, genus and species is both challenging and rewarding, and a must if you are wildcrafting your medicinal herbs. Proper plant identification is vital when collecting plants in the wild, you want your herbal medicine to support you and heal you, not kill you! During this class students will be introduced to how to use 2 of the most widely used dichotomous keys in the PNW, Hitchcock and Cronquist’s Flora of the PNW, and Eugene Kozloff’s, Plants of Western Oregon, Washington & British Columbia. We will take a walk in nature and will stop along the way to key plants out using these keys. If using a key seems overwhelming or difficult to you this class will de-mystify the process and will give you the skills to use a key with confidence. Students will need to bring one, or both of the above keys to the class for their personal use.

$75 per class, or at a discounted rate of $250 for those signing up for the series of 4
Registration is limited. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.
To Register: Contact Dandelion Botanical at www.dandelionbotanical.com; 206-545-8892
Contact Crystal: green-blessings.com; crystal@green-blessings.com
Dates See Above
Times See Above
Fee See Above
notes $75 per class, or at a discounted rate of $250 for those signing up for the series of 4
Registration is limited. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.
To Register: Contact Dandelion Botanical at www.dandelionbotanical.com; 206-545-8892
Contact Crystal: green-blessings.com; crystal@green-blessings.com


You will NOT be charged for shipping or taxes, but to avoid those charges showing on your receipt, at checkout please select "International" for shipping zone, and do not select "Washington" as your state. That will fool the shopping cart into leaving those fields blank - but don't worry if you forget, we still won't charge you :)
To Enroll
Plant ID Morphology: Input number of students:
To Enroll
Plant ID Family Traits: Input number of students:
To Enroll
Plant ID Herb Walk 1: Input number of students:
To Enroll
Plant ID Herb Walk 2: Input number of students:
To Enroll
Plant ID Full Course: Input number of students:






Class # 109
Class Title Professional Herbalist Certificate Course
Instructor Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa is the course creator. The course will be taught by a select and highly qualified staff of teachers from IIEI
Details

This course prepares students to pass the entrance examination for membership in the professional association for herbalists, the American Herbalists Guild.
Herbal Medicine is gaining interest and popularity across the country. Consumer demand for more information and qualified practitioners in the field is growing at a very rapid pace. K.P. Khalsa, D.N.-C., has developed this professional level training course to meet these growing needs. This program draws from the wisdom and experience of traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, and European and Native Herbalism. It is a nine month training program and is structured into three conveniently scheduled modules. Each module is scheduled for three weekends throughout the quarter. It is focused on gaining knowledge about the different herbs, their use and the traditions from which they come. Previous herbal experience is helpful. Modules are not necessarily sequential. You can start the program with any module, and they can be taken in any order.

Fall Module: Modern Phytotherapy, Herbal Classification, Remedy Selection and Dose, Materia Medica, Digestive System, Preparations I, Herbal Literature, Introduction to Energetics, Plant Chemistry I, Cardiovascular System, Ayurvedic Herbs I, Chinese Herbs I, Integrative Healing I.

Winter Module: Materia Medica, Respiratory System, Preparations II, Nervous System/Eye, Plant Chemistry II, Urinary System, Ayurvedic Herbs II, Chinese Herbs II, Integrative Healing II.

Spring Module: Materia Medica, Reproductive System, Preparations III, Musculoskeletal System, Skin/Topical Therapies, Plant Chemistry III, Immune System, Endocrine System, Young and Elderly, Ayurvedic Herbs III, Chinese Herbs III, Integrative Healing III, Case Management

Dates

April 8-9
May 6-7
June 3-4

Times Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm
Fee $950 per quarter. Early Bird discount $900
Includes extensive digital class materials
Early bird discount deadline: April 1st
notes

Herbalist College contact information: (541) 242 3314 integrative_education@msn.com
*All fees and tuition paid are nonrefundable if the class takes place*

NOTE: Please contact International Integrative Education Institute directly with your questions about classes, content, and space availability.

To Enroll International Integrative Education Institute

Class Location: Dandelion Botanical Company Classroom at 5424 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle WA. Second Floor.
[click for map and contact information]
Please note: Class dates and times are subject to change due to classroom/instructor availability, natural disasters, my confusion and other such things beyond our control.

For information on offering classes, seminars, workshops etc. in this space please contact us (see link above). Our general guidelines are that the class fit in with with our health-oriented views, that you can demonstrate knowledge in the subject, and the usual caveats about legality and ethics :)


These products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.