Date(s) - September 22, 2012 - September 29, 2012
All Day



Join William Siff and David Crow at the Goldthread Herb Farm in beautiful Northampton, MA for a week long intensive in the principles of cultivating, harvesting, preparing and administering fresh local medicinal plants.

In 2012 there will be only one Farm to Pharmacy Intensive. Instead of five days on the farm, it will be seven, and the days will be longer. Co-taught by William Siff, L.Ac. and David Crow, L.Ac., the program includes both hands-on and academic components:

• Detailed information on the propagation, harvesting and processing techniques of twenty-five to thirty major herbs growing at the farm
• Botanical characteristics, medicinal properties, and therapeutic uses and effects of those herbs
• Daily herb walks and plant identification in the gardens
• Easy ways to integrate herbs into the diet and daily routines for increased health and immunity
• Specific remedies for common ailments
• Contemplative and experiential approaches to studying herbal medicines and their effects
• Preparing tinctures, syrups, teas, salves, elixirs, and oils from freshly harvested herbs
• Distillation of essential oils and hydrosols over a wood fired still
• Using locally produced essential oils and hydrosols
• Introduction to Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Western herbal theories
• Replicating the Farm to Pharmacy model in other communities
• Integrating medicinal plants into local CSA’s

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