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Trillium Center taking applications for Community Intensive Herbal 2015

The woodlands and meadows were the pioneer’s pharmacy, supplying colts foot for coughs, willow bark for pain relief and goldenseal root for infections. Most of us no longer turn to the natural landscape for our medicine, but nature continues to offer alternatives for those who care to explore the option.

The Trillium Center in Conneaut will provide a Community Herbal Intensive during 2015 for lifelong learners with an interest in herbs, herbal medicine and community health. The workshops, held the second Sunday of the month, March through November, will be facilitated by Leah Wolfe, MPH.

Wolfe’s teaching style interweaves science with intuition and hands-on experience in order to engage students on multiple levels. She strives to inspire participants to deepen their understanding of plants while engaging with Ashtabula County communities to develop projects that improved health and facilitate healing.

She has taught classes across the country for gardening groups, conferences and other gatherings. Her background is in research and community health.

During the intensive, students will learn:

  • basic botany for herbalists
  • how to develop community projects
  • basic anatomy and physiology
  • basic methodologies for using herbs
  • the medicinal use of plants and trees
  • from field to apothecary – wild crafting, foraging and garbling
  • medicine making (oils, tinctures, salves, cordials and more)
  • herbal first aid, psychological first aid.

Cost of this program is $875. A deposit of $200 is due on Jan. 1; full payment by March 1, 2015.

Applications are available by emailing the center or calling 440-812-9921.

The Trillium Center is located at the BLD farm, 715 Furnace Road, Conneaut

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Carl Feather is lodging tax administrator for Ashtabula County and the founder of The Wave newsletter. He is 25-year newspaper industry veteran and frequent contributor to West Virginia's Goldenseal Magazine. He enjoys photography and videography, which he shares at his blog,, and his Feather Cottage You Tube channel.
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