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Basic Herbology and Practical Potions

Basic Herbology & Practical Potions

with Donda Hartsfield, Outdoor Classroom & GO teacher

Wednesdays, 3:45 – 5:00, November 18th – January 27th


(Elementary Only): Students are introduced to the joy and the science of herbal awareness and application through sensorial and practical experiences.  Students will encounter such herbs as Hawthorn, Dandelion, Yarrow, Calendula, Lavender, Elder, Marshmallow, Rosemary, Thyme, Ginger, Nettle, Rosehips, Mint and more.  Students will be preparing and taking herbal remedies home throughout the course.  Fees cover cost of supplies that go home, such as bottles, teas, glycerides, etc.  Full attendance is strongly recommended!


Register by Monday, November 16th!


Wednesday, November 18th

Introduction to Herbs and Herbal Teas – gathering and drying techniques, tasting exploration of herbal varieties including their medicinal properties, preparing custom tea blends


Wednesday, December 2nd

Glycerides and Vinegars – Herbal extractions through the use of glycerin and vinegar


Wednesday, December 9th

Decoctions – root extractions through simmering and reducing


Wednesday, December 16th

Salves – Creating topical salves through gentle heating of herbs, oils, beeswax


Wednesday, January 6th

Syrups – Decocting herbs with water and adding honey to make delicious therapeutic syrups


Wednesday, January 13th

Plant Profiles and Dreaming Bundles – Making a plant profile containing important information about the plant of choice.  Practicing the art of informed intention with plants by selecting certain plants for certain desired effects through dreaming bundles which can be placed beneath one’s pillow.


Wednesday, January 20th

Finishing Vinegars & Glycerides – Straining herbal materials from the liquids of vinegars and glycerides as well as bottling and labeling


Wednesday, January 27th

Medicine Trade – Celebrate through sharing what we’ve learned as well as extra herbal potions with each other




Basic Herbology & Practical Potions

Contact Donda Hartsfield for more information at

Or 801-604-3020


Child’s name:___________________________________________   Child’s Class: ______________________________________


Parent’s name: __________________________________________ Parent email: ______________________________________


Parent’s phone number: ____________________________________________ Cost of course:  $70.00 per student


Form of payment:   Check    or    Cash   Will your child be in Extended Day on these days?  Yes  or  No

Please make checks payable to Donda Hartsfield and give payment and registration forms to the MCS Office.
Register by Monday, November 16th!