September 21, 2016

May 24: Making Herbal Dream Pillows Workshop with Dee Gauthier, RH

Please join us at Tincture and Tonic apothecary for an evening of Dream Pillow knowledge and creating!

In this class, we will learn of various herbs and their uses in regards to creating dream pillows. Then we will construct our own little dream pillows for use at home. Learn the folklore, magical, and practical uses of herbs used to fill dream pillows while enjoying tea and using our sewing skills.

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Tincture and Tonic Apothecary, Toronto, Ontario. 2247 Dundas St. W, just south of Bloor, just north of Roncesvalles.

Cost: $35

Pre-registration is required, space is limited.

To register, please email or call: 416  532 7042



May 25: Herbal Medicine for Our Changing Times - A Practical Herb Course presented by John Redden, RH

Beginning on May 25th the class will meet one Thursday a week from 6:30PM to 8:30PM  until October 5th, 2017, 20 weeks total.


*To guide participants through one entire growing season, in order to learn about and experience the planting, tending, and harvesting of approximately 25 medicinal plants which grow readily in Ontario. Students will participate in a group garden provided by the teacher and they may grow some plants at home in their own gardens.
*To discuss the medicinal uses of these plants & about 25 more local wild herbs. To learn by doing, how to prepare and use the various remedies they provide; to address concerns about the appropriateness of herbal medicine for our time and the importance of ecological sustainability.

*To learn how to use the herbs safely and appropriately for the improvement of personal health and the health of the ecosystem.

The garden will be available for tending and harvesting on days not scheduled for class.  Elective group gardening time and herb walks will be scheduled in, according to student/teacher availability over the summer. Herb walks around Ontario will take place spring, summer, and fall.

Students will keep an assortment of tinctures, salves, syrups, creams and fermented foods that they have manufactured during class time.

Date: Starting Thursday, May 25th, until October 5th.

Time: Thursdays at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Viriditas Herbal Products, Toronto, Ontario. 2775 Dundas St. West, Suite 108 (2 blocks East of Keele) and High Park Garden.

Tuition: $800.00, which will cover lectures, class notes (efiles), herb walks, gardening time, herb products and food products. Payment may be made in quarters ($200/month for 4 months) by contacting directly at: 416-767-3428.

(Participants must enroll for all sessions.) Enrollment will be limited to about 30 Students. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of classes. There will be no refunds after the first full class. Missed classes may be made up in the following year. Continuing Education Credits may be applicable for professionals.

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