Introduction to Herbalism – January

This 4-part class is for beginners who want to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore the many facets of herbs and herbal medicine. Each class we will go over the basic physiology of two body systems. We’ll then go over common issues for each system, what herbal actions to use, and the […]

The Exciting Craft of At-Home Mushroom Cultivation

We will spend this day exploring how to cultivate edible and medicinal mushrooms at home. We’ll talk about the easy ones, the hard ones, and the impossible ones. We’ll go through the process step by step and discuss what could go right and what could go wrong. Then we’ll get our hands in it and […]

Making Potent Mushroom Medicine

In this class we will start with discussion and some demonstration of different techniques to make effective mushroom medicines. Then we’ll roll up our sleeves and try our hand at making our own potent mushroom medicine.  Each student will go home with the medicine they made and a good understanding of how to make more […]

The Amazing World of Medicinal Mushrooms

Join us as we delve into the amazing world of medicinal mushrooms. We will start by exploring mushrooms in general, looking at growth behavior, environmental relationships, and clues to proper identification. We will then turn our focus to some common medicinal mushrooms and root around the duff of both traditional uses and current research. Date: […]

Holiday Gift Making Class

Holiday Gift Making Class

Join Chelsea Feldman, BHC head medicine maker, holistic chef and clinical herbalist, for a merry class where you’ll learn to make delicious, herb-infused holiday gifts for everyone in your community. In this hands-on class, Chelsea will walk you through making gourmet chocolates, solstice cordials, infused honeys, a warming winter tea, and more. You’ll walk away […]

Forager’s Feast Winter

wildcrafting is fun when you make panacotta!

This class will focus on harvesting roots, nuts, and fruits, and with the rains we’ll find young wild greens, mushrooms (discussed; not harvested);, Yarrow, Mugwort roots, Cleavers, Miner’s Lettuce, Chickweed, Redwood, Manzanita berries, Toyon berries, Turkey tails, Dandelion. Learn how to develop a nutritive relationship and bake, roast, saute, ferment and preserve  with the edible […]

Introduction to Herbalism – August

This 4-part class is for beginners who want to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore the many facets of herbs and herbal medicine. Each class we will go over the basic physiology of two body systems. We’ll then go over common issues for each system, what herbal actions to use, and the […]

Limited Time – Free Herbal Poetry Book

Hello plant-loving friends. We have a free gift for you and it is a limited one too. For more than a year, we have been playing ‘guess that herb’ with poems pulling plants and medicines straight from your dome and now we’ve gathered your favorite allies in an herbal poetry tome! Get Your Free Copy […]

Berkeley Herbal Center Summer Open House

This open house at Berkeley Herbal Center is for anyone interested in learning  about our programs. BHC is  a leading educational and clinical center for sustainable systems of Western herbal-based healing. We are committed to educating healers into successful careers as practicing herbalists and herbal educators by offering comprehensive, integrated education in Western herbal medicine. […]

Forager’s Feast Autumn

Wildcrafting Class - Forager's Feast Autumn

This class shows you how to develop a nutritive relationship and bake, roast, saute, ferment and preserve  with the edible landscape that grows all around us. For four weekends over the course of the year, you’ll  learn to identify, properly harvest, and cook with the wild edibles and medicinals of the Bay Area. This seasonal […]