Cross Post from Blazing Star Herbal School

3 Daylong Workshops offered at 

Blazing Star Herbal School 



July 12th 2009  10:30am-3pm $50 

Tonic Herbs for Optimum Health for detoxification and rejuvenation

We will explore nourishing herbs, medicinal foods and tonic herbs that strengthen our terrain, while supporting wellness, immunity, fertility and digestive and cardiovascular health. Together we will create a year long herbal protocol that encourages physical, emotional and spiritual well being that the whole family can participate in 


July 19th 2009 10:30am-3pm $50

Basic Medicine Making


Herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of healing and has been practised continuously from the earliest times. Over 80% of the worlds population still uses  herbs as their primary means of health-care. Although much has been lost traditional uses have been passed down to us in stories and songs….today we can reach back across thousands of years to join Achilles in making salves from Yarrow to heal wounds.



There is nothing quite as empowering as knowing how to make your own medicines. Herbs are magical but preparing and using them doesn’t have to be mystical. In this class we will learn how to make medicines from common herbs and foods in the form of vinegars, tinctures (alchohol, glycerine), honeys, teas (infusions, decoctions), salves, liniments and syrups. Restock Your medicine chest. Be prepared with natural remedies you make yourself for cuts, stings, burns, rashes, colds coughs and allergies. It‘s an easy, inexpensive, empowering  and very fun! 


Learning to create your herbal medicine at home is both empowering and eye-opening.





August 2nd 2009 10:30am-3pm $50

Teaching Herbal Medicine to Children


“When we teach children about plants as medicine it helps them develop a soulful, deep relationship with them” -Rosemary Gladstar 


Nurturing a childs relationship with herbs, involving them in the growing, harvesting and creating of herbal medicines is a way of life which involves a relationship with the earth. It can also lead to a continued practice of nurturing their health with the aid of natural remedies. In this class you will learn all you need to engage your childrens curiosity about 12 common herbs complete with stories, art projects, recipes,games and medicine making. Lots of resources provided.


Learning about the plants in person, where they grow, engages the senses as we smell, touch, see, and often taste our green allies. This approach helps us to integrate all we learn about plants as food and medicine.




You can register for the above classes by sending a deposit of $25 per class to 

Blazing Star Herbal School, 119 Pfersick Rd, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

You may also register using paypal please email me ( for instructions

If you sign up for all 3 classes you will receive a discount of $25 and your total will be $125!!

Please register soon as classes are limited to 10 students. Thanks.


We invite you to study herbalism here at Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield. Learn to open your heart and engage the wisdom and spirit of the healing herbs with community herbalist, and teacher, Tony(a) Lemos.



I will also teaching at the following conferences/festivals:




Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Thursday July 23rd 2009

– Tips for Maintaining Health while on the Road


NOFA MASS SUmmer Conference 

August 7-9 2009, UMASS Amherst

Maintaining Optimum Health for the Whole Family


Planting The Future Conference

Saturday Sept 19th 2009

Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living Coventry, RI

– I will be leading a plant walk forcussing on First Aid uses of plants


Healing with Flowers Conference

Rowe Camp and Conference Center

Rowe MA Sept 25-27 2009

– Combining Flower Essences, Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies in Clinical Practice

– Sacred Baths Workshop