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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rocky Creek Valley Farm Herbal Studies


Class Schedule/Syllabus Summer/Fall 2015

Herbs/Essential Oils * Holistic Animal Husbandry * Organic Gardening

Summer/Fall 2015
LOCATION: All classes are held at Rocky Creek Valley Farm  37009 W. `156th St Rayville, Mo 64084   Phone:  816-853-0440 email: lizzy@rcvfarm.com

FEES:  Classes are $20 each or two different classes for $35 if registered at the same time.  PRE-REGISTRATION APPRECIATED.   This helps me in preparing your handouts and assures you a place to sit!!  Some classes have optional “Make and Takes” which vary in cost according the class—usually between $5 and $10.                                        PAY HERE: www.rockycreekvalley.com    OR mail a check OR pay cash, cc or check on class day. (If you pay on class day, you must still PRE-REGISTER)
Sorry, NO REFUNDS; if you cancel you are given class credit to use on any other class of the same value.
As always, if you have taken a class before, you can take it again for free but you will not get another handout.  And if you take 3 classes in one calendar year, the 4th class is half off.
Rain checks (NO REFUNDS) for inclement weather (for outside classes like weed walks.)  Classes with Make ‘n Take have additional fees.

REGISTRATION: You may pre-register HERE: www.rockycreekvalley.com  OR  by mail,  email or phone.    You may pay with cash the day of class but you still need to PRE-REGISTER before the day of class.
ONLY THOSE WHO REGISTER BEFORE THE DAY OF CLASS WILL RECEIVE HARD COPIES OF THE HANDOUTS.  If you come to class and have not previously registered you will be EMAILED the class handouts.  In other words—I make as many handouts as I have people registered.

Also, ONLY THOSE WHO REGISTER BEFORE THE DAY OF CLASS WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE” MAKE AND TAKE”.  I prepare as many Make and Takes” as I have people signed up for them.

ALL YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OIL CLASSES ARE FREE AND ARE ONE HOUR LONG.  They will help you with the age-old question, “….but how do I USE them?”

TIME: Most classes are 2 hrs long --add an additional 20-30 minutes if you sign up for “Make and Take” unless the Make and Take is a kit, then it will only be 10-15 minutes longer as you will assemble the kit at home.

Syllabus and Schedule

Tuesday, August 18  6 pm to 7 pm  Young Living Essential Oils:  All About Basil. 

Saturday, Aug 22 10 am to noon.    First Aid Part 1:    First Aid classes are presented in two parts.  The first part uses essential oils as the primary protocol--we will deal with inflammation (as opposed to broken bones, etc).  However, this is not a typical “use this oil for this ailment” class.  Your body is run by various systems (nervous, circulatory, etc); we will discuss which plants (essential oils) resonate with those body systems thereby encouraging the body toward wellness.  We will also study plant actions – these actions determine what affect the plant has on the body system.   If you know which body system your “problem” belongs in and which plant has an action that works on that body system, you will be able to determine which plant (essential oil) to use for your problem.  For instance:  the immune system works with inflammation and infection so if you have a cut you would need an herb (oil) that stimulates the immune system into action.
 Handouts include class booklets which contain the information on body systems/plant actions and numerous recipes to make your own herbal remedies.

Saturday, Aug 29 10 am to noon.     First Aid Part 2:  This class will use herbs in their plant form as the primary protocol. (First Aid Part 1 is not a prerequisite but would be beneficial). Part 2 will NOT repeat wound care protocol explained in Part 1.    We will study which wild, cultivated or purchased herbs work best for first aid, how to prepare them and how to use them.  You will learn when and how to use compresses, poultices, salves, liniments and tinctures including practicing the application process of poultices and bandages.
Handouts include class booklets of general information, a Materia Medica (plant information & protocols) and recipes (different recipes than Part 1).

Tuesday, Sept 1   6 pm to 7 pm  Young Living Essential Oils:  All About Frankincense

Saturday, Sept 5  10 am to noon.         Herbal TLC:   Herbal remedies have been tried and tested by generations of our families.  We will focus on the antibiotic and anti-viral properties of my top 20 list of herbs, what body systems they work for and what actions they take in that body system.   You will learn the HOW-TO of water-based, spirit based and oil based herbal remedies.  Handouts include class booklets of discussion topics and instructions and recipes for making herbal preparations.
Tuesday, Sept 8   10 am to noon   or Saturday, Sept 12  10 am to noon:   Backyard and Barnyard Chickens: Learn how to keep your chickens happy, healthy and producing—naturally.  The class will cover how to control/prevent parasites, make balanced food ratios and some surprising supplements, free range or fenced, natural first-aid, coops, eggs, chicken breeds and an astonishing chicken ancestor! Handouts: class booklet will cover how to raise your chickens without harmful chemicals and what to use instead.

Tuesday, Sept 15   6 pm to 7 pm  Young Living Essential Oils:  Animals and Oils

Tuesday, Sept 29   10 am to noon.   Weed Walk  Part 1 – Arial part:s   This is a “field” class so dress for walking the farm.  What others spend billions of dollars trying to eradicate, herbalists use to make medicine and cook.  Learn to identify, harvest and use these leaves and flowers of wild herbal allies.  You will get a share of the herbal “weeds” we harvest.  Handouts: class booklet with directions and recipes.           Optional Make and Take: Wild Medicine Kit  $10

Tuesday, Oct 6    6 pm to 7 pm  Young Living Essential Oils:  Healing Oils of Ancient Scriptures
Saturday, Oct 13:  10 am-noon  Clean and Green    How and why to detox your home and begin making and using household products for the laundry, the dishes, windows, floors ,the  bathrooms, the kitchen and more.  Handouts: class booklet with directions and recipes.           Optional Make and Take: Fabric Softener sheets $5.

Tuesday, Oct 20    6 pm to 7 pm  Young Living Essential Oils:  All About Thieves

Saturday, Oct 24   10 am-noon    Herbal Preparations Part 1--Tisanes and Tonics:   Herbs are made up of different constituents and they are extracted in different menstruum’s (water based, oil based & spirit based) by different  methods.  We will discuss which herbs can be made into tisanes (teas) and which ones make the best tonics. Handouts: class booklet with directions and recipes.            Optional Make and Take: Good Night Tea  $5

Tuesday, Oct 27 10 am-noon    Herbal Preparations Part 2--Infusions and Decoctions: In this class you will learn the difference between these two good ways to extract herbal constituents from the herb, how to do it and how to use it. Handouts: class booklet with directions and recipes.           Optional Make and Take: Infusion OR decoction kit $5

Saturday, Oct 31  10 am-noon    Medicine Cabinet Makeover: Many of the Traditional Herbal remedies—including essential oils— can replace numerous OTC items in your medicine cabinet and first aid kit: healing herbal salves, therapeutic herbal extracts and tinctures, liniments and vinegars.  Bring to class an Over-The-Counter item that you or your family use frequently.  Handouts: class booklet.         Optional Make and Take: An herbal salve KIT   $5

Tuesday, Nov 3    6 pm to 7 pm  Young Living Essential Oils: TBA

Saturday Nov 7   10 am-noon    Weed Walk Part 2—Roots:  Wear your boots, long pants and sleeves—we will be walking the farm identifying plants and digging roots.  Hopefully we will have had a good freeze by this time which sends all the good medicinal “stuff” into the roots.  Handouts: class booklet and a share of roots we dig.

Tuesday, Nov 10    10 am to noon    Holistic Life of Cats and Dogs: I developed a system of natural care for my animals here at the farm that keeps them healthy and free from parasites.  Learn why we need to make our pet food and how to do it.  We will be making dog food and some supplements.  $10 class material fee if you want to take any home.  Handout: Course booklet with class information and recipes.

Saturday, Nov 14 10 am to noon   Herbal Hygiene: Learn to make your personal care items such as toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, oils, etc. Handout: Class booklet with directions and recipes.                    Optional Make and Take--$5

Tuesday, Nov 17    6 pm to 7 pm  Young Living Essential Oils:  Pamper Your Spirit


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