A course to take you from curious to confidant in the realms of Bioregional Herbalism and Medicine Making.


The professionally recorded, self-paced version of this class is coming to the suntrap website late autumn 2020!
The live version of this class takes place via zoom meetings, email, and an online discussion forum.

The next session of the live class begins May 2021 and goes through September 2021.


Geraldine Lavin has been studying herbalism for over a decade. The past 5 years have been completely devoted to the practice. She has taught classes on herbal medicine making and theory at Yale University, Bard College, conferences, retreats, food coops, lifestyle stores, many farms, even a music festival. Now, she’s finally taking her teaching online! After every class she receives feedback that her style is organized, thorough, and students feel like they have vastly expanded their understanding of the subject matter. Geraldine believes that each class is an opportunity to empower her students and demystify the world of plant and mushroom medicine.


This course focuses on Bioregional Herbalism and Medicine Making. Bioregional herbalism is the practice of working with the abundant herbs of our region rather than importing ingredients in from all around the globe. You’ll explore a materia medica of herbs native to the US, so called “invasive” species of herbs that are abundantly available, and herbs that belong in every herb garden and apothecary. The Medicine Making aspect of the course will guide you through 5 major solvents of the herbal apothecary - water, apple cider vinegar, honey, alcohol, and oil. By the end of each module you will feel fully capable of how, why, and when to use each solvent. By the end of the course your apothecary will be fully stocked with herbal medicine! Each student will receive a booklet that corresponds with the course prior to the first class.

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