2017 Calendar ~ The Southern Herbalist

For more information regarding details on these classes and programs, please email darryl@thesouthernherbalist.com.  More 2017 Classes will be added in the coming weeks.

Herbal Studies Class (Mentone) February 11th and 12th 


Herbal Intensive in Charleston, SC - March  4th and 5th 

Come enjoy a weekend learning how to make a variety of teas, tinctures, salves as well as wine and mead. We will also be doing daily plant identification walks.


Herbal Studies Class (Mentone) April 8th and 9th


Grid Down Herbal Intensive (Moscow, Tn) April 22nd and 23rd

Herbal Medicine class geared towards Homesteaders, Preppers and anyone wanting to learn how to forage and use edible/medicinal plants. 


Alabama Treasured Forests Conference (Fruithurst, Alabama) April 25th


Edible/Medicinal Plants Workshop (Goodwater, Alabama) April 26

Spend an easy Spring day learning how to identify and use medicinal plants found in the Deep South. Part of the day will be spent roaming the woods of Central Alabama foraging with the remainder spent preparing wild foods and making herbal medicine.


Herbal Instensive (Anderson, SC) April 28-30th

This weekend will focus on plants as medicine, mead and wine making and some more advanced techniques such as Soxhlet  and Essential Oil extraction and Percolation tinctures. 


Alabama Master Gardeners Conference Huntsville - May 2 


Dekalb County Master Gardeners (Fort Payne) May 4 


Ozark Herbal Medicine and Edible Wild Plants - Weekend May 6th and 7th 


Spend an easy Spring day learning how to identify and use medicinal plants found in the Deep South. Part of the day will be spent roaming the woods of South Alabama foraging with the remainder spent preparing wild foods and making herbal medicine.


Herbal Studies Class (Mentone) May 13th and 14th


Homestead Medic (Boaz, Alabama) May 27, 28

Cost: $650

Whether you are a homesteader, prepper, survivalist or simply want to learn what to do in an emergency, come join us for  three months of intensive trainiing in emergency and herbal first aid. This is a class I only teach every few years and don't plan on teaching again for at least another couple of years. We will cover a wide range of topics such as what do in an emergency, ABC's, Primary and Secondary Survey, Patient Assessment, CPR, treatment of wounds, fractures, bleeding, shock, herbal and medical first aid kits. etc.... For years, I trained paramedics and other emergency responders at a local college and this is a great class to take if you want to be able to handle emergencies at home or while travelling or, simply have a desire to be able to work with common issues at home. This class is May, June and July on both Saturday and Sunday and will be fast paced and fun. 

Upon successful completion of the 48 hour course and final written exam as well as the practical, participants will receive a certificate.

Note: This class size is limited and is on a first come, first in basis.



Homestead Conference (Boaz, Alabama)  June 3
This conference/workshop for homesteaders runs from June 1 - 4 but I will be leading plant walks and teaching foraging on the 3rd.


Living Landscapes (Cullman)  June 8 


Herbal Studies Class (Mentone) June 10th and 11th


Homestead Medic (Boaz, Alabama) June 17th and 18th

Cost: $650

Whether you are a homesteader, prepper, survivalist or simply want to learn what to do in an emergency, come join us for  three months of intensive trainiing in emergency and herbal first aid. This is a class I only teach every few years and don't plan on teaching again for at least another couple of years. We will cover a wide range of topics such as what do in an emergency, ABC's, Primary and Secondary Survey, Patient Assessment, CPR, treatment of wounds, fractures, bleeding, shock, herbal and medical first aid kits. etc.... For years, I trained paramedics and other emergency responders at a local college and this is a great class to take if you want to be able to handle emergencies at home or while travelling or, simply have a desire to be able to work with common issues at home. This class is May, June and July on both Saturday and Sunday and will be fast paced and fun. 

Upon successful completion of the 48 hour course and final written exam as well as the practical, participants will receive a certificate.

Note: This class size is limited and is on a first come, first in basis.


Wilderness and Primitive Survival, June 24th and 25th

With Instructors Darryl Patton and James Gibson

Location: TBA  North East Alabama

Cost: $300.00

This course focuses on the fundamentals of survival and primitive skills. Some of the skills covered are firemaking, shelter construction, trapping and snaring, edible and medicinal plants, navigation without modern gear, water purification, and survival kits. There are no housing facilities at this location. Students can make hotel arrangements or they can camp on the location where the event is being held (no charge for camping). Fresh water is available on the farm.  Upon successful completion, a certificate of training are awarded to the student. Class begins at 0800 on the first day.

Lunch will be in the field. Bring enough food to sustain long days with short breaks. Be prepared for the weather. Bring appropriate clothing as this is a rain or shine event. In addition to food and water, students should bring a note pad and pencil. Recommended items include hat, sunscreen, sturdy footwear and camping gear. Cutoff date for registration is June 1, 2017



Herbal Studies Class (Mentone) July 8th and 9th


Homestead Medic (Boaz, Alabama) July 22nd and 23rd

Cost: $650

Whether you are a homesteader, prepper, survivalist or simply want to learn what to do in an emergency, come join us for  three months of intensive trainiing in emergency and herbal first aid. This is a class I only teach every few years and don't plan on teaching again for at least another couple of years. We will cover a wide range of topics such as what do in an emergency, ABC's, Primary and Secondary Survey, Patient Assessment, CPR, treatment of wounds, fractures, bleeding, shock, herbal and medical first aid kits. etc.... For years, I trained paramedics and other emergency responders at a local college and this is a great class to take if you want to be able to handle emergencies at home or while travelling or, simply have a desire to be able to work with common issues at home. This class is May, June and July on both Saturday and Sunday and will be fast paced and fun. 

Upon successful completion of the 48 hour course and final written exam as well as the practical, participants will receive a certificate.

Note: This class size is limited and is on a first come, first in basis.



Herbal Studies Class (Mentone) September 9th and 10th


Homesteaders of America Conference (Warrenton, virgina) October 14th and 15th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-homesteaders-of-america-conference-tickets-28331746015


Herbal Studies Class (Mentone)  October 21st and 22nd 

 

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