A NEW WAY OF OFFERING PROGRAMS...PODS!!!
Pod definition: a detachable, self contained unit having a particular function
Times have evolved since I began offering apprenticeship programs in 1991. People have many commitments with work, family, children, and day-to-day living. Taking that into consideration, programs have been redesigned in order to facilitate time, expense and level of interest. Still being a strong advocate for hands-on learning, programs will be offered in "pods"...an APOTHECARY POD where the focus is on learning herbal preparations; in order to begin more intensive study, BODY SYSTEM PODS with a focus on learning four important body systems in two separate offerings; FORAGING PODS where, following the seasons from spring to fall, particpants can explore specific plants, learn about their medicinal and edible benefit, gather, and create hands-on. Interested in learning about skin? There will be a two part SKIN POD delving into herbs, oils and other ingredients for facial and body skin health and treatment. Find your interest, find your pod!!!
It is strongly recommended if you do not have an herbal background, that you begin with the APOTHECARY POD to learn about applications as these will not be taught within the context of the other pods.
A certificate is awarded for 50 hours of class/program hours attended and completed (this is equivalent number of hours in former Level 1 apprentice program)
Beginning January 9
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019
North Kingstown, RI
Every herbal preparation you have ever wanted to know how to make!
This four week program will provide a foundation for the herbal student to learn a wide variety of herbal preparations. Each meeting will focus on using a different medium, or menstrum, using water, alcohol, vinegar, glycerine, topical applications and oils. Hands on experience each meeting. A collection of key herbs will also be discussed, as well as how best to stock the herbal pantry. This program is a prerequisite for anyone wanting to go deeper into the next levels of formulating, body systems, specific actions, case studies and research.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a four week program. When registering, you are registering for entire program, not an individual class.
PROGRAM COST: $225.00
(includes handouts, recipes and all projects made in class)
Day 1- Water as menstrum - teas, syrups; stocking pantry; fresh vs. dried herbs; two herbs tbd; hands on tea and syrup
Day 2 - Alcohol, Vinegar, Glycerine as menstrum - tinctures, oxymels, elixir; two herbs tbd; hands on tincture, oxymel, elixir
Day 3 - Topical Applications - compress, poultice, liniment; three herbs tbd; hands on poultice, liniment, compress demo
Day 4 - Oil as menstrum - topical oils, salves; two herbs tbd; hands on oil and salve
SKIN - GOING DEEPER WITH FACE
February 2 and 9
North Kingstown, RI
This is a two part program which will address: physiology of the skin, holistic approach to healthy skin, role of the liver, quality ingredients, addressing specific challenges for face and body, hands on projects
PROGRAM COST: $160
(includes handouts, recipes, all materials for hands on projects)
TO REGISTER: Please send $100 deposit, made payable to Susan Clements, 330 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852. Remainder of fee for program may be paid at time of our first class
AND FROM THE STUDENTS...
"Susan is a wonderful teacher who seamlessly connects her students to her passion for the world of plants...I am so grateful for each day that we've shared." Maryann R.
"Being involved in the Herbal Allies group has been an amazing experience for me. I feel that I have surrounded myself with like-minded people, learned an abundance of valuable information and started a new journey towards health and happiness. Susan is lovely inside and out! I feel very lucky to have crossed paths." Jennifer N.
"Susan's knowledge and experience in the world of herbs is unsurpassed...a treasure of information...classes are well-organized, she provides reference material for assembling a comprehensive library of information about the world of plants...hands on production of products for health and wellness...it's just plain fun!" Linda O.
"The Herbal Allies Level I class has been an exciting learning adventure. Susan is an excellent guide into the world of herbs...classmates have been delightful as we all assist assist one another on this journey. I can't wait to continue learning!" Susan S.
"I always knew I had a connection with the plants...Susan taught me how to listen to them...how to feel their vibrations...respect them and heal with them...she shares her wisdom, light, connections during all seasons. If Susan offered 20 more levels, I would follow her to the moon and back...my life has changed forever!" Patti P.
"I have learned so much over the last couple of years from Susan, enough so I share with those around me the wonderful world of plant healing...she awoke my "plant spirit" and I am grateful!" Kathleen D.
SPRING 2019 PROGRAMS
check back for updates on program descriptions and other details
Exploring the New Frontier of Hemp (DTBA)
Backyard Weeds for Food and Medicine
(includes a foraged lunch feast from
wild backyard weeds)
It's All About the Roses
Hydrosols -Distilled Aromatic Compounds - Meet the Copper Still!
Plant Identification Walks - Follow the Growing Season from Spring to Autumn
(specific dates to be announced)
BODY SYSTEM POD - PT 1
Participants must have completed Apothecary Pod before taking this program - no medicine making instruction is included
What we cover - Taste of herbs, herbal actions, formulating for teas and tinctures, "one size does not fit all", protocols, tonic herbs, body systems, case studies, importance of researching
FIRST FOUR BODY SYSTEMS: NERVOUS, LIVER/DIGESTIVE, IMMUNE, REPRODUCTIVE
To register for programs
Please send deposit of half of program cost, indicating which program or programs you are interested in. Please make checks payable to
and mail to
330 Ten Rod Rd
North Kingstown, RI 02852
For private land walks, or to schedule your own group, please email for info
401-369-4297 to register
Earth & Ocean Herbals and Wellness
Ten Rod Rd.
North Kingstown, RI 02852