GIVEAWAY: Summer Maladies and First Aid Correspondence Course

Enter to Win Blazing Star Herbal School’s
Summer Maladies and First Aid Correspondence Course

Have a burning question about parenting, looking for a recommendation about life in Western MA, or need some advice on what to do about something? Share below to be consideration for our weekly Question & Answer column and be entered to win a Summer Maladies and First Aid Correspondence Course from Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA. Deadline to enter to win: Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 by 7pm (EST).

Have you ever wanted to learn about herbalism but can’t find the time for classes?  Hilltown Families sponsor, Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA, offers several correspondence programs for folks who are either to far away or prefer to learn after the kids have gone to bed.  This summer Hilltown Families is partnering with Blazing Star by offering our readers the opportunity to enter to win one of their correspondence courses from their Do-it-Yourself Herbalism Series (valued at $150)! Details on how you can enter to win are below and deadline to participate is Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 by 7pm (EST).

ABOUT BLAZING STAR HERBAL SCHOOL

Blazing Star Herbal School (BSHS), based out of Ashfield, MA, offers unique and exciting programs in herbal studies to give both the student and professional an opportunity to delve deeper into the art and science of herbalism. BSHS courses have been highly acclaimed for inspiring students to find their unique healing path through personal relationship with the plant world. BSHS is dedicated to teaching traditional herbal medicine in a way that supports a more sustainable future for all members of the green world and shows respect for the integrity of nature.

BSHS offers a unique perspective on herbalism, weaving social and political aspects of health and healing through the study of medicinal herbs and food practices, inspiring students to find their own healing path by creating a personal relationship with the plant world. The school also serves as a local and national resource for education and networking.  Learn more about Blazing Star Herbal School at blazingstarherbalschool.typepad.com or email Tony(a) Lemos at blazingstarclinic@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Summer Maladies and First Aid Correspondence Course

Written with the family or homesteader in mind who’s looking to integrate nourishing herbs and herbal medicines into their lifestyle, improve their health, and increase their self reliance, while connecting with the land in which they live and all it has to offer. In this hands-on medicine making course the focus will be on creating an at home first aid kit for summer maladies. Topics include: cuts and scrapes; burns (sun and fire); bug bites, (ticks, mosquitoes and bees); muscle aches (Sprains/strains); bleeding and bruises; poison ivy and poison oak rash; dehydration (sun poisoning); seasonal skin care; seasonal allergies (chronic and acute treatment plans); among other topics. Four weeks of reading, assignments, and medicine making participants can accomplish at their own pace. (Value: $150)

HOW TO WIN

Your chance to win Blazing Star Herbal School’s Correspondence Course, Summer Maladies and First Aid, is as easy as 1-2-3(4)!  To enter to win simply:

  • CONSIDER SHARING THIS POST ON FACEBOOK by selecting the Facebook icon below;
  • POST A QUESTION YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR OUR WEEKLY QUESTION & ANSWER COLUMN TO BE ANSWERED BY OUR COMMUNITY OF READERS below (one entry per household);
  • FULL NAME (first/last);
  • LIVE (TOWN/STATE) (must include your town to be eligible);
  • ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address);
  • From our favorite entries (so make them good!) we’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 by 7pm (EST).

GIVEAWAY: Herbal Medicine for Children and Babies

Herbal Medicine for Children and Babies
Four Fall Classes at Blazing Star Herbal School

Herbal Medicine for Children and Babies is a series of four classes that will be offered on Fridays this fall in Ashfield, MA at Blazing Star Herbal School by herbalist, Tony(a) Lemos. Deadline to enter for a chance to win is Oct. 13th, 2010.

Hilltown Families and Blazing Star Herbal School (BSHS) in Ashfield, MA have partnered up to offer one lucky participant free registration for Herbal Medicine for Children and Babies, a series of four classes being offered this fall.  Participants will learn how to raise healthy children, how to prevent compromised immune systems, and discuss both common and and some less common childhood diseases. Find out how to win a free registration to this series of four classes below. Deadline to enter to win is Wednesday, 10/13/10 @ 7pm (EST)

ABOUT THE CLASS

Herbal Medicine for Children and Babies will run for four Fridays, October 16th & 23rd and November 5th & 19th, from 9:30am-1 pm in Ashfield, MA.  The class will begin with pre-conceptive health care and continue throughout childhood, covering pathologies and common and uncommon states. The class will discuss methods to help prevent compromised immune systems and ways to strengthen the terrain. Cultures around the world will be compared and contrasted. Clarity will be given on appropriate dosage for children and methods of administration. Participants in the class will explore creative medicine making and making nourishing condiments. Students will leave with a complete Materia Medica for Children’s Health.  For more information contact Tony(a) Lemos at blazingstarclinic@gmail.com, or call (413) 625-2030.

ABOUT BLAZING STAR HERBAL SCHOOL

Dedicated to teaching traditional herbal medicine in a way that supports a more sustainable future and shows respect for the integrity of nature, BSHS offers a unique perspective on herbalism, weaving social and political aspects of health and healing through the study of medicinal herbs and food practices. Serving as a local and national resource for education and networking, BSHS has been in Ashfield for over 25 years on 26 wooded acres of pine trees, rushing brooks, wildflower meadows and gardens. Right here in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts, the school offers unique and exciting programs in herbal studies to give both the student and professional an opportunity to delve deeper into the art and science of herbalism. Their courses have been highly acclaimed for inspiring students to find their unique healing path through personal relationship with the plant world. For more information about BSHS visit them on line at blazingstarherbalschool.typepad.com.

HOW TO WIN

Your chance to win a free registration for Herbal Medicine for Children and Babies, a series of four classes this fall at Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  1. POST WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS CLASS BELOW (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) You must include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 10/13/10 @ 7pm (EST)

STREET TEAM: HELP US SPREAD THE WORD AND EARN AN EXTRA ENTRY  Read the rest of this entry »

GIVEAWAY: Herbal Class with Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield

Nourishing Condiments Class
at Blazing Star Herbal School

Blazing Star Herbal School presents "Nourishing Condiments," a new class in their Everyday Herbalism Series. Win a free registration to this class. Deadline to enter to win, Friday, August 6th at 10am (EST). Class will be held on Saturday, August 7th in Ashfield, MA.

Hilltown Families and Blazing Star Herbal School (BSHS) in Ashfield, MA have partnered up to offer one lucky participant free registration for their Saturday, August 7th class, Nourishing Condiments, a new class in their Everyday Herbalism Series. Participants will learn how to make seasonal nourishing condiments from common herbs and foods in the form of seasonings, vinegars, tinctures, honeys, infusions and salves. Find out how to win a free registration to this herbal class below. Deadline to enter to win is Friday, 8/6/10 @ 10am (EST)

ABOUT THE CLASS

Nourishing Condiments: Nourishing and healing remedies can be created right in your kitchen with seasonal herbs and foods. By letting the current harvest be our guide, participants of Nourishing Condiments will learn how to make nutritious condiments from common herbs and foods in the form of seasonings, vinegars, tinctures, honeys, infusions and salves.  Through hands-on activities, participants will learn about the fresh seasonal harvest used to make these condiments, and discover where these common herbs and foods grow.  This approach helps students to integrate all that they learn about these plants as food and medicine – as nourishing condiments.

ABOUT BLAZING STAR HERBAL SCHOOL

Dedicated to teaching traditional herbal medicine in a way that supports a more sustainable future and shows respect for the integrity of nature, BSHS offers a unique perspective on herbalism, weaving social and political aspects of health and healing through the study of medicinal herbs and food practices. Serving as a local and national resource for education and networking, BSHS has been in Ashfield for over 25 years on 26 wooded acres of pine trees, rushing brooks, wildflower meadows and gardens. Right here in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts, the school offers unique and exciting programs in herbal studies to give both the student and professional an opportunity to delve deeper into the art and science of herbalism. Their courses have been highly acclaimed for inspiring students to find their unique healing path through personal relationship with the plant world. For more information about BSHS visit them on line at blazingstarherbalschool.typepad.com, or contact Tony(a) Lemos at 413.625.2030, tlemos@noho.com.

HOW TO WIN

Your chance to win a free registration to Nourishing Condiments herbal class with Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  1. POST WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS CLASS BELOW (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) You must include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Friday, 8/6/10 @ 10am (EST)

STREET TEAM: HELP US SPREAD THE WORD AND EARN AN EXTRA ENTRY  Read the rest of this entry »

Workshop Giveaway with Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield

No Fear Flu Workshop
at Blazing Star Herbal School

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Elecampane (Photo credit: Tony(a) Lemos)

Hilltown Families and Blazing Star Herbal School (BSHS) in Ashfield, MA have partnered up to offer one lucky participant free registration for their fantastic November 8th, workshop, No Fear Flu. Participants of this timely workshop will leave feeling empowered to handle their families winter health needs! Find out how to win a free registration to this herbal workshop below. Deadline to enter to win is Wednesday, 11/04/09 @ 7pm (EST)

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

This very popular wellness workshop will be offered at BSHS the Inn at Norton HIll (new location) in Ashfield, MA on Sunday, November 8th, 2009 from 10-3pm. Workshop participants will explore nourishing herbs, medicinal foods and tonic herbs that strengthen their terrain, build their immunity, while supporting optimum wellness. They will become familiar with common anti-bacterial and anti-viral herbs, how to prepare them and how to use them in ways that are safe, tasty and health providing for the entire family. Participants will look at ways to prevent getting the flu by building up the immune system while also become familiar with treatments for the flu. Participants of the No Fear Flu Workshop will learn how to make simple and effective medicines from common herbs and foods for their family. – This is one workshop whose notes you will refer to again and again!

ABOUT BLAZING STAR HERBAL SCHOOL

Dedicated to teaching traditional herbal medicine in a way that supports a more sustainable future and shows respect for the integrity of nature, BSHS offers a unique perspective on herbalism, weaving social and political aspects of health and healing through the study of medicinal herbs and food practices. Serving as a local and national resource for education and networking, BSHS has been in Ashfield for over 25 years on 26 wooded acres of pine trees, rushing brooks, wildflower meadows and gardens. Right here in the hilltowns of Western Massachusetts, the school offers unique and exciting programs in herbal studies to give both the student and professional an opportunity to delve deeper into the art and science of herbalism. Their courses have been highly acclaimed for inspiring students to find their unique healing path through personal relationship with the plant world. For more information about BSHS visit them on line at blazingstarherbalschool.typepad.com, or contact Tony(a) Lemos at 413.625.6875, tlemos@valinet.com.

HOW TO WIN

Your chance to win a free registration to this herbal workshop with Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

     

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) You must include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.
  6.  

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 11/04/09 @ 7pm (EST)

Creating Seasonal Remedies

From the Apothecary: An Herbalists Check-List for Creating Seasonal Remedies
By Tony(a) Lemos, HF Contributing Writer

Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal:  A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health and VitalityFrom an herbalist’s perspective, the Fall is full of fun times of harvesting roots and barks, and creating remedies to last through the winter months. I have been doing this for many years now. Still, I am always inspired to make new products. Last year I was pursuing the creation of the perfect herbal lollipop (for coughs) for my daughter. This year I have been inspired to make Spikenard/Orange Peel Cordial.

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