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Monday Plant Meditation: Chaparral!

  • Green Wisdom Herbal Studies 2023 Pacific Avenue Long Beach, CA, 90806 United States (map)

Start your week on the perfect note, with an hour of intensive focus on a single plant. Every Monday morning, from 9-10 am (with a few exceptions noted in the dates below)!

We will begin with a short meditation, sipping tea and sitting in silence with the plant, letting it tell us what it wants to. Only then will we begin to unpack what we know about this plant: botany, history, chemistry, tradition, energetics, applications, we'll look at it all, we will taste and explore the common forms of the plant, and learn the best way: by direct experience.

You'll go home with an ounce of dried, certified organic, sustainably grown or ethically wildcrafted tea, or 1/2 ounce tincture/glycerite, to continue your explorations at home, along with a detailed monograph and a journal page for each plant, so that you can keep notes.

A different plant each week (with an occasional week off for a holiday), 48 plants in the year--by the end of 2017, you will have amassed a significant amount of deep knowledge about these powerful and delightful plant allies. Come to a single class, come to a few chosen, come to all of them--it's completely up to you!

Each class is $10, Buy a ten class card (good only for this class series) for $80.


Plants for 2017: 

1/2 Thyme

1/9 Elderberry

1/16 Ginger

1/23 Burdock

1/30 Astragalus

2/6 Mullein

2/13 Pine

2/20 Barberry

2/27 Dandelion

3/6 Plantain

3/13 Oats

3/20 Yarrow

3/27 Motherwort

4/3 Chamomile

4/10 Lemon Balm

4/17 Licorice

4/24 Tea

5/1 Hawthorn

5/8 Citrus

5/15 Arnica

5/22 Shatavari


6/5 Basil

6/12 Calendula

6/19 Nettle

6/26 St. John's Wort


7/10 Rose

7/17 Linden

7/24 Fenugreek

7/31 Hibiscus

8/7 California Poppy

8/14 Lemongrass

8/21 Mugwort

8/28 Marshmallow


9/11 Nopal

9/18 Chaparral

9/25 Eleuthero

10/2 Rosemary

10/9 Sage

10/16 Sarsaparilla

10/23 Ashwaganda

10/30 Bee Balm (Bergamot)

11/6 Catnip

11/13 Milk Thistle

11/20 Reishi

11/27 Skullcap

12/4 Echinacea

12/11 Mint

12/18 Cinnamon

Earlier Event: September 11
Monday Plant Meditation: Nopal!
Later Event: September 25
Monday Plant Meditation: Eleuthero!