City Farm School (CFS) is ready to accept new applications for our Medicinal Herbs Apprenticeship program 2018! CFS is an urban agriculture learning program and food sovereignty organization aiming to empower the Montreal community through organic and locally grown produce. This program uses our Loyola medicinal herbs garden to teach apprentices about a variety of plants and their capacity for healing and wellness.
In these courses, you will learn how to grow, use and transform a few local herbs over this introduction to herbalism course. Taking place at both Loyola City Farm School over the course of 6 months, students will learn the basics of how to grow, harvest, preserve, transform and apply some common herbs such as Yarrow, Raspberry Leaf, Lemon Balm, Marshmallow, Lavender, St-Johns Wort, Comfrey and more. We will also learn how to make, salves, balms, tinctures, throat lozenges, syrups and suppositories to just name a few. There will be courses on botany and plant identification, ethical practices in cultivation and wild-crafting, as well as introductory classes focused on physiology and phytochemistry. Best of all, apprentices get to learn by working with and caring for the plants each week!
Apprenticeship applications open here: http://www.cityfarmschool.com/introduction-to-herbal-pharmacy/