Skill Sharing: Herbal Remedies

Review: Amber Stevenson learned her skills from her granny and is not only knowledgeable about this subject, she is a good teacher. I have used my headache remedy for an aching neck and it works! Very good.

Instructor:   Amber Stevenson and her husband have a five year plan to buy land and build a homestead for self sustainability. They are both learning homesteading skills now. This is one of many skills Amber has mastered.

When: May 22, 2011

Time: 2 – 4 pm

Fee: Free

More Information: Call Terry Jensen at 817 545-0140 or use message section of RSVP form. Note:. Central Market has no information about this class which is organized by Cyberparent, LLC thru DFW Ecovillage to help all of us learn homesteading skills.

Where: Second floor classroom of Central Market, 5750 East Lovers Ln at Greenville, Dallas 75206, one block east of North Central Expwy. When you face the building, enter in the left doors and then turn to your right. You will see stairs and an elevator for access to the second floor classrooms. Note: Central Market has no information about this class. They are only providing meeting space. For more information, please call Terry Jensen at 817 545-0140 or use message section of RSVP form.

Students Bring: Ziploc bag for for sinus headache remedy and a canning jar for making peppermint lavender oil.


Part 1 Herbal Information

  1. Herbal Medicinal Theory
  2. History
  3. Proactive approach
  4. Where to get herbs
  5. Herbal Shops (list will be attached)
  6. Where to find them

iii. Supermarkets (dried V. Fresh)

  1. Tools

Q&A session–Small RR break 5 minutes.  This part should take 25 Minutes in total.

  1. Plant Basics
  2. Parts of a plant.
  3. Use herbs that every part can be used if possible.
  4. Recognizing local herbs that grow wild

Q&A Session- Small RR break 10 minutes.  This will finish out the first hour.

  1. Remedy Basics
  2. Types of Remedies and how to make them
  3. Dosing information
  4. Make and take:  Sinus Headache Fenugreek seed and thyme

General Headache:                         Peppermint/lavendar oil

  1. Poisons

Q &A session

Resources Provided

Annotated Bibliography of good starter books for learning your own remedies.

Homesteading Skill Events

Sat, Jun 18 – Tour Coppell Farmers’ Market, buy some farm goodies,  and hear John of Comeback Creek Farm on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Meet at the tent in the front of the market at 8:45 am, stopping to buy a breakfast muffin if you like. About 9:15 or so, John will speak to us about CSAs in general, how he became a farmer, and his CSA in particular. We will be at the market about an hour. It opens at 8 am if you want a head start. Coppell Farmers’ Market is located in Old Town Coppell at 455 Bethel Rd by South Coppell Road, easily accessible from 121 (take Bass Pro exit) and from LBJ Fwy (take Beltline exit). An RSVP so we will look for you would be nice.

Sat, Jun 18 – Needle Arts Homesteading Skill Class featuring Basic Crochet taught by Rena Hobbs from 10 am until 12 pm in Coppell. Bring an I hook and 100% cotton yarn, worsted weight. You will actually crochet a washcloth. RSVP requested. Riverside Church of Christ,150 E Beltline Rd, Coppell, 75019. The church is a large brick building (no steeple) behind a service station,  almost on the northeast corner of Beltline and Denton Tap Roads.  Exit Beltline from LBJ and turn north. Beltline goes north for a few blocks and then turns east. Cross over East Beltline and turn right into parking lot immediately  past service station. We will now be in upstairs room 208. Come in front of building and turn right to access stairs.

Sat, Jun 18 – Get Acquainted and Ask Questions about the Permaculture-based, sustainable, and compassionate  Ecovillage. Lets eat lunch at 12:30 and get acquainted, receive information, ask questions about the ecovillage. The Healthy Me Art Cafe is a local restaurant and cooking school with both a vegetarian/vegan and a regular menu. It is located at 240 N Denton Tap Rd, Coppell 75019. Exit LBJ on Beltline. Go north on Beltline; it will turn into Denton Tap Rd when Beltline curves off to the right. if you need further directions, call the restaurant at 972 745 – 3900.

Skill Building Classes. We have lost many of the skills that we need to prosper in energy descent. Others skills are new with new technologies that will make what could be a trying time better for us all.

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