Plant Medicine for Young People

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In this student directed learning program, we’ll learn how to identify, preserve, formulate and incorporate plant medicine into our lives while deepening relationship with species in the northeast bioregion.

Participants will direct the group course of study, and have the opportunity to individually focus on areas they are most interested in learning about. This program is intended for ages 12 – 19, though anyone who is motivated to apply is encouraged to do so.

Each month we’ll gather in person for one full weekend day at the Teaching Grove. We may travel for special topics or field trips, but most months will stay within Waldo county. All or much of our time together will be spent outdoors depending on class content, weather, and covid-19 requirements.

Upcoming Dates:

February 27

March 27

April 10

May 22

Summer Dates TBA

 

Tuition may be paid as a recurring monthly charge or one time payment per 6 month session (details below). Mentoring, peer support, and classwork will be encouraged, although not required between sessions. Most materials will be included, there may be some exceptions. We are excited to collaborate with the local network of highly skilled herbalists as guest mentors.

Topics that may be covered:

Botany

Wildcrafting

Anatomy

Emotional Heath

Medicine Making

Clinical Skills

Cultivation

Immune System

Digestion

Reproductive Health

Skin Care

Culinary Uses


Caitlin Horigan has been studying plant medicine with numerous teachers since 2014 and was an organizer of the Maine Herbalist Gathering in 2016. In 2019 she developed a self-directed herbal medicine curriculum for young adults as part of co-guiding the gap program at Glen Brook. She maintains a small practice supporting people in shifting their diets to bioregional, wild, and seasonal foods, offering guidance on how to incorporate medicinal foods into daily meals and support homeostasis in the body with herbal medicine. While there are many more individuals than could be named here she has deep gratitude for teachings from the following mentors:


Sliding Scale Tuition

The sliding scale tuition model is a type of fee structure that accounts for variability in assets, income, and expenses as an attempt to increase accessibility for people with less financial and/or class privilege.

We offer two tiers of subsidized rates for those who cannot afford the break-even cost of programs. This model allows self selection of registration cost, please pay the actual cost of attendance (Supporter rate) if you do not experience difficulty meeting your family's basic needs such as housing, food, and transportation.

We highly recommend reading more about Sliding Scale: A Tool of Economic Justice.

If neither subsidized rate is accessible for your family, please contact us and let us know what your needs are. We are committed to making programs accessible to anyone who is interested and are pursuing fundraising options to increase our capacity to reach this goal.

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Payment Plans

If you would like to set up a weekly or monthly automatic payment you can make a deposit on this page with the card you'd like to use and email us the amount and frequency for payments.

Recurring Monthly Payment

Supporter

$85

Actual cost — My family’s basic needs are met.

Subsidized

$65

I occasionally have difficulty meeting my family’s basic needs.

Scholarship

$45

Meeting my family’s basic needs is an ongoing challenge.

Pay Per Session (6 months)

Supporter

$510

Actual cost — My family’s basic needs are met.

Subsidized

$390

I occasionally have difficulty meeting my family’s basic needs.

Scholarship

$270

Meeting my family’s basic needs is an ongoing challenge.

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