Herbal First Aid & Wellness Intensive
with Greta de la Montagne

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FULL DAY INTENSIVE with Greta de la Montagne of *M*A*S*H*H*


Herbal First Aid has the advantage of using materials that are widely available such as kitchen spices, weeds, and wild plants.  In this regard, having knowledge of useful remedies that are often close at hand can be empowering to communities, especially those facing economic challenges, a catastrophic natural disaster, or just simply those who wish to live closer to the earth with a focus on resilience and self-sufficiency.

This Full Day Intensive will present strategies, remedies and routines gathered from two decades of working on the front lines in the forest defense and social justice movements, and administering off-grid first aid clinics at large outdoor gatherings. Geared toward the practicing herbalist or medical clinician, this class is also designed as an introduction to home health first aid for the lay person with no previous medical or herbal training.

For laypersons, homesteaders, wilderness trekkers, earthquake preparers, forest or social justice activists.  Learn some basic herbal first aid skills and assessment tools or enhance your existing knowledge. Plant identification, wildcrafting/plant collecting ethics, herbal first aid kit ingredients techniques such as wound poulticing, sprain management and heat exhaustion. Empower your home or community toward greater self-reliance.  Greta has practiced herbal first aid exclusively for nearly 30 years, and has first hand experience treating a wide range of injuries & ailments in children, livestock, and large groups of people. Students will gain an understanding of how to apply herbal first aid in their home and communities.

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the basic principles of responding to urgent or emergency type conditions in your community or neighborhood. Learn the steps in helping someone with an injury, and the top herbal remedies associated with many of our most frequent maladies that heroic medicine has little or no effective, sustainable or gentle solutions for.

Improve knowledge of the uses of common weeds and kitchen herbs, relatively easy to grow herbal medicines or difficult to find and obtain choice remedies. Understand the ethical dilemmas involved with purchasing manufactured medicines, and re-gain knowledge of inexpensive remedies for many of the most frequent maladies.

Learn how to prepare, set up and administer an effective herbal first aid kit for home health or a large remote clinic capable of treating hundreds.