2018 SPRING CLASSES

 

MARCH 2018

Intro To Natural Beekeeping

Instructor: Yasir Cross

Date: Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Time 10am-3pm

Location: Soul Flower Farm

Cost: $75

 

Join Yasir as he leads you through the basics of bee-friendly, natural, organic, small-scale beekeeping. You will leave this class with a competent knowledge of the fundamentals of natural beekeeping, and be ready to set up your own backyard beehive.  The course will focus on a style of apiculture that is exclusively designed for the small-scale beekeeper.

This bee-friendly method aims to care for the bees, allow them to control their own environment, and is a gentler approach than conventional beekeeping, resulting in healthy

contented bees, and superb raw honey!

 

Topics to be covered in class:

-The history of beehives

-Beekeeping in Bay area climate

-Biology of the honey bee

-Natural comb vs. manufactured comb

-The People's Hive (text included with class)

 

-Buying bees hives and equipment

-Building your natural hive

-Permaculture and biodynamic beekeeping strategies

-Urban beekeeping

-Harvesting honey and comb

-Homemade extractor

-Medicinal honey use

*We provide tea and a vegetarian lunch.

 

APRIL  2018

Healing With the Seasons: Spring Class

Instructor: Grace Karuna Jones

Date: April 1st, 2018

Time: 11-2

Location: Soul Flower Farm

Cost: Sliding scale $40-60

 

The Healing with the Season series is a set of classes wherein we explore the outer, inner, and secret elements. We will look at these elements through the eyes of the 24 Qi Nodes that define the seasons according to the Chinese lunar calendar. We will discuss how to calibrate and synchronize our qi with nature by working with the elemental qualities of conduct, practice, food, medicine, and environment. In this way, we can extract its lessons and virtues, and become fully alive connecting to the body’s innate intelligence and skillful means.  During our break, we will try enjoy a meal infused with seasonal herbs that we have discussed during class to illustrate how food can be medicine.

 

Intro To Natural Beekeeping

Instructor: Yasir Cross

Date: Rescheduled TBD

Time 10am-3pm

Location: Soul Flower Farm

Cost: $75

 

Join Yasir as he leads you through the basics of bee-friendly, natural, organic, small-scale beekeeping. You will leave this class with a competent knowledge of the fundamentals of natural beekeeping, and be ready to set up your own backyard beehive.  The course will focus on a style of apiculture that is exclusively designed for the small-scale beekeeper.

This bee-friendly method aims to care for the bees, allow them to control their own environment, and is a gentler approach than conventional beekeeping, resulting in healthy

contented bees, and superb raw honey!

 

Topics to be covered in class:

-The history of beehives

-Beekeeping in Bay area climate

-Biology of the honey bee

-Natural comb vs. manufactured comb

-The People's Hive (text included with class)

 

-Buying bees hives and equipment

-Building your natural hive

-Permaculture and biodynamic beekeeping strategies

-Urban beekeeping

-Harvesting honey and comb

-Homemade extractor

-Medicinal honey use

*We provide tea and a vegetarian lunch.

 

MAY 2018

Art of Herbal Formulation

Instructor: Abi Huff

Date: Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Time: 1-5pm Cost: $60 Materials: $20

 

In this class, we will discuss plant energetics, body systems, the spiritual and healing properties of plants, blending and enriching formulas, and exploring plant relationships that dance beautifully together to attain well blended formulas. All participants will have the opportunity to formulate and go home with their own special creation.

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Art & Flower Essences

Instructor: Bae Laurel Oconnor

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Time: 1-5pm Cost: $15-$30 sliding scale

Materials: $15

 

Come and ignite your creative power with the guidance of flower essences! Learn how flower essences can help us connect to our deepest medicine, our sacred creativity. This course will explore the beauty of flower essence energetics through meditative art making. Creators will leave the course with a foundational knowledge of flower essence medicine, your own beautiful flower essence paintings, and an essence blend to continue working with at home!

Required:

Bring something that inspires you (picture, story, color, outfit, etc)!

Notebook + Pen ,you are also welcome to bring along any art supplies that you might want to work with!

 

 

 

Herbal 1st Aid: Build Your Own Kit

Instructor: Maya Blow

Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Time: 1-5pm

Cost: $60

Materials: $25

 

In this class we will learn about how the plant kingdom can support us in emergencies.  We will create a thorough first aid kit with potent and effective remedies including an herbal antibiotic tincture, antimicrobial salve, insect repellent, liniment for muscle aches and pains, poison oak treatment, and more!  You will leave class with a homemade extensive kit and the knowledge to use all the herbs included.  Herbal tea and simple vegetarian lunch provided.

 

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