Friday, February 19, 2016

A Few New Things

Wow! It is hard to believe that we are in our 7th growing season and that we have come this far. Thank you for everyone who supported us, recommended us to your friends, been a CSM member, worked at our farm, or just liked what we were doing on facebook and this blog! As many of you know, we have been offering internships at our farm for the past 6 years as a way for people to get hands on learning about what we grow and do. We are so thankful for all the incredible people we have met through this experience. This year we decided to do something new which is offer our 6 month course. It will be a way for people to go deep with us one day a month and carry things they learn with them daily. We realized that everyone is hungry to learn more and that is how Connecting to the Healing Power of Herbs came about! Check out the post below which includes all the details. We have limited space so sign up soon if you want to save your spot. Looking forward to it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Upcoming 6 Month Immersion Course! May - October 2016

Lancaster Farmacy is proud to present: Connecting to the Healing Power of Herbs Immersion Course! This course will be a hands on immersion covering topics on everyday uses of over 30 medicinal herbs, seed to product cultivation and production, medicine making, botany and plant identification, cultural healing practices, earth skills and more. Our classroom will take place outdoors on our certified organic herb farm, in diverse wild habitats along with some kitchen and classroom time. Students will keep a notebook of handouts, plant profiles, journal and will have a collection of medicines made through the course. Our teachers will be Lancaster Farmacy’s very own founders, farmers and herbalists Casey Spacht and Elisabeth Weaver and other guest speakers. When: May-October 2016 1 Saturday or Thursday evening / month Curriculum: Botany Plant Identification Cultivating, Harvesting and Wildcrafting practices Herbal First Aid Deep Nature Connection Earth Skills Medicine Wheel cultural healing Everyday uses of over 30 plants Seed to product Medicine making - Decoctions/Infusions, tinctures, syrups, salves, poultices, infused oils, flower essences, hydrosols. Community Supported Medicine movement models Class project/presentations Lancaster Farmacy is a 5 acre certified organic medicinal herb, flower and produce farm located in Lancaster County. Our mission is to reclaim our health by growing our own medicine and restoring the knowledge of natural healing traditions. We are a member farm of Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative and are part of the Community Supported Medicine movement. We have been teaching workshops and offering community programs since 2009. Your Teachers: Elisabeth Weaver has been connecting with herbs since she was young exploring the land she grew up on. She has studied Western and Native Herbalism for over 15 years with teachers in New England, South America and Pennsylvania. Her passion of growing plants led her to herb farming at Goldthread Herb Apothecary Farm in MA, and she has been sharing her experience with others since. Casey spent most of his childhood living in the woods and came to know plants out of survival and interest. His background as a naturalist and forager inspired him to learn more about medicinal plants. He has been a student of David Winston’s since 2011 and is continuing his masters in Herbal Studies. Casey shares his love for primitive earth skills everywhere he goes. Cost: $725 Payment plans accepted Work trade positions available Limited class size so register to secure your spot Email to register: Deadline: Sign up by April 1