Yearly curiculum is located on next page, link is located at the bottom of this page.
Join a small group of people for weekly classes that focus on wild-crafting and medicine making. Held at a beautiful gypsy wagon located in the forest in Shelton, we meet for an entire year, focusing on the seasonal availability of wild plants. We hand-craft small batches of plant medicine and learn how to use plants for common ailments. You will learn the folklore and the traditions of the plants that have been handed down to us throughout history. You will begin by creating a home apothecary and as the season progresses you will fill your shelves and bottles with beautiful high quality medicines for yourself, family and friends. We spend time in the field, forest and in the kitchen. There are weekly homework assignments, and each student develops a plant journal full of details and recipes about the plants.
This is a hands-on-series with the goal that each student finishes with an in depth understanding of many medicinal plants in the local area.
This is a program designed to have an open enrollment, which means that I teach it on an ongoing schedule and people can join at any point in the year and go for the entire year, provided there is space. Although I prefer that students take the program for a whole year, I know that not everyone will be able to. I do ask for a three month minimum commitment. The program officially starts every October. No experience is needed, only a passion for plants! If you are interested in the program, please email me and I will let you know if there is a space available. Contact Corinne Boyer at Corinne@opalsapothecary.com
Tuition is $50/week, excluding the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas and also a class at the end of March and again in August. You supply your own medicine making materials. Meeting time for class will be held every Thursday from 10am to 2pm or Friday from 10am to 2pm. Class size is limited to eight people.
Year at a Glance
This is a year-at-a glance curriculum for the apprenticeship. A detailed monthly schedule, which includes homework and materials needed for each class will be given out a month in advance to each student. As you can see, in the fall and winter months we make