2017 Schedule

Upcoming Classes and Events

 

Education is at the heart my herbal philosophy and I love partnering with local community businesses and organizations.

 

Some groups I have collaborated with and places I have taught:

Conferences & Festivals- Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference, NOFA-MA Winter Conference, HERBSTALK, Northeast Permaculture Convergence, RADHERB Convergence, Yoga + Herbs Convergence, UMASS Residential Life Wellness Conference, Unifier Festival, Red Fire Farm Tomato Festival

Non-Profits-CISA (Communities Involved in Sustaining Agriculture), Railroad Street Youth Project, Brickhouse Community Resource Center, Just Roots/Greenfield Community Farm, Bullard Memorial Farm, Grow Food Amherst, Spiral, People's Medicine Garden

Cooperatives- Food For Thought Books, River Valley Co-op, All Things Local Cooperative Market

Farms- Next Barn Over, Sawmill Farm, Montview Farm, The Farm at Avalon, Dig In Farm, Montague Retreat Center, Brookfield Farm
 

 

Please be in touch if you'd like to host a workshop or series in your community!

2016 Schedule
2015 Schedule
2014 Schedule
2013 Schedule
 

Educational Programs/Groups/Institutions of Higher Education- Permaculture FEAST, UMASS Medicinal Plant Program, Hampshire College, Western Mass Herbal Meet-up Group, The Childbirth Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, SPIRAL, Herbal Community of Central Mass, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Amherst LSSE

Apothecaries- Blue Dragon Apothecary, Goldthread Herbal Apothecary, Bower Studio



2017 CLASSES

JAN
SPICE RACK MEDICINE Winter Class Series begins. 1 Sunday/month Jan-March (1/15, 2/12, 3/12). At Blue Dragon Apothecary in Greenfield, MA.
Learn about the rich topic of Kitchen Medicine, demystifying herbalism and bringing it back into the home! Topics include medicinal uses of the culinary herbs, harmonizing with the seasons, food as medicine, food and herbal energetics, using the herbal "deep immune" tonics in the kitchen, medicine-making, and more! More info and register here!

Medicine-Making 101: Infused Salves, Oils & Lip Balms. Tues Jan 10th. 6:30-8pm. At River Valley Market in Northampton, MA. FREE!
Join us for the final class of our 3-part "Herbal Medicine-Making 101" series. We will learn to make herbal infused oils, salves, and lip balms. Recipes will be made and demoed in class and participants will make and take home their own Relaxing Body Oil and All Purpose Salve (please bring 2 glass jars)! Recipes and handouts provided as well! Pre-registration is required. Please call River Valley at 413-584-2665 to register.

APRIL
Tree Medicine Plant Walk. Sunday 4/9. 12-1:30. At the Bower Studio in Pelham, MA. By donation $0-$10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
The northeast is home to many medicinal tree species, and spring is one of the best times of the year to harvest them- especially medicinal barks- while the sap is running! Learn techniques for wildcrafting bark, how to to I.D. some of our local medicinal trees while they are still in bud before they have leafed-out, their medicinal benefits, and how to capture these properties in your own homemade medicines like tinctures, oils, syrups, and teas. This walk will take us around the land surrounding the Bower Studio and also the vast Quabbin Reservoir, which is right across the street! Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register with the Bower Studio HERE

From the Roots Up Bioregional Herbalism Apprenticeship begins.  1 Sunday/month April-Nov. 2017 Dates- 4/23, 5/21, 6/4, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10, 10/15, 11/12. In the Amherst/Northampton area.
A hands-on, experiential herb class, this series is designed for the student who wants to dive-in and get to know the local plants up close and personal.  Folks will learn how to confidently identify plants in the field, how to harvest and make medicine with them and learn their complete medicinal profile. Learn herbal ecology and develop a bioregional materia medica.  More info and register

From the Roots Up Bioregional Herbalism Series Spring Session begins. 1 Sunday/month April-June- 4/30, 5/28, 6/25. In the Amherst/Northampton area.
A hands-on, experiential herb class, this series is designed for the student who wants to dive-in and get to know the local plants up close and personal.  Folks will learn how to confidently identify plants in the field, how to harvest and make medicine with them and learn their complete medicinal profile. Learn herbal ecology and develop a bioregional materia medica. More info and register

JUNE
Weedwifery Plantwalk and Wild Rose Medicine.
Herbstalk Conference. June 3 & 4, 2017. Somerville, MA.

The Art of Kitchen Herbalism. June 22nd. 6-7:30 pm. At Full Kettle Farm in Sunderland, MA. $10-$20 sliding scale.
Come down to Full Kettle to hear from Valley herbal expert Jade Alicandro Mace teach about the use of culinary herbs as medicine in the kitchen.  Full Kettle grows a wide variety of herbs that blur the boundaries of medicine and food. We'll get a chance to hang out with these plants on a beautiful early summer evening.
Pre-registration required. Please register with Full Kettle Farm HERE

JULY
From the Roots Up Bioregional Herbalism Series Summer Session begins. 1 Sunday/month July & August- 7/16 & 8/20. In the Amherst/Northampton area.
A hands-on, experiential herb class, this series is designed for the student who wants to dive-in and get to know the local plants up close and personal.  Folks will learn how to confidently identify plants in the field, how to harvest and make medicine with them and learn their complete medicinal profile. Learn herbal ecology and develop a bioregional materia medica. More info and register

AUGUST
Bioregional Herbalism & Local Medicine.  A part of the Herbalism in the Pioneer Valley free workshop series.  Friday August 11th 5:30-6:30. At the Medicinal Garden and Amphitheater at Hungry Ghost Bread, 62 State Street, Northampton, MAFREE!
This unique series offers a window into herbalism from some of the foremost practitioners, teachers, growers, and product makers in our area – join us for this very special opportunity! Every Friday evening from 5:30–6:30, starting June 23, one of our herbal local heroes will talk about who they are, what they do in the world of herbalism, and what they offer to our communities. It is completely free, open to the public and is right in the heart of downtown Northampton.  Jade will be presenting Friday August 11th on the topic of bioregional herbalism and local medicine

Weedwifery Plant Walk. At the NOFA Summer Conference. August 12th. Hampshire College. Amherst, MA
Weeds are fierce, tenacious and resilient, defying the controls of humans at every turn. They are also powerfully medicinal! This plant walk will discuss plant ID and botany, harvesting guidelines, medicinal preparations, and medicinal uses of many of our beloved northeast weeds.

SEPT
From the Roots Up Bioregional Herbalism Series- Fall Session begins. 1 Sunday/month Sept-Nov- 9/17, 10/8, 11/5. In the Amherst/Northampton area.
A hands-on, experiential herb class, this series is designed for the student who wants to dive-in and get to know the local plants up close and personal.  Folks will learn how to confidently identify plants in the field, how to harvest and make medicine with them and learn their complete medicinal profile. Learn herbal ecology and develop a bioregional materia medica. More info and register

Talk at the Amherst Historical Society. Friday Sept 22nd. 12:15-12:45. Amherst History Museum, 67 Amity Street, Amherst, MA. FREE
Many medicinal herbs historically used in healing are still used quite often by modern herbalists today! Join local herbalist Jade Alicandro Mace as she discusses the historical and current medicinal uses of herbs painted on an antique quilt on display at the historical society through September.

OCT
Medicinal Soups & Nourishing Broths. Thursday 10/5. 6-7:30pm. At Sawmill Herb Farm in Florence, MA
Fall and winter are great times to start cooking-up nourishing and medicinal foods, and broths and soups lend themselves incredibly well to herbal additions! We'll learn about the best herbs to include in our cooking, how to combine them for different flavor profiles, and learn about the medicinal benefits of these herbs as we go. Handouts and recipes will be provided! Pre-registration encouraged!

2018

JAN
Spice Rack Medicine Winter Class Series begins Sun 1/14. This 3 class series (1/14, 2/11, 3/11) covers the elements of Kitchen Medicine- demystifying herbalism and bringing it back into the home! Learn about the medicinal uses of the culinary herbs, food as medicine, herbal and food energetics, medicinal soups and broths, harmonizing with the seasons, mushroom medicine, and more! More info and register

Medicinal Soups & Nourishing Broths. Sat 1/13. At the NOFA Winter Conference. Worcester, MA.
Fall and winter are great times to start cooking-up nourishing and medicinal foods, and broths and soups lend themselves incredibly well to herbal additions! We'll learn about the best herbs to include in our cooking, how to combine them for different flavor profiles, and learn about the medicinal benefits of these herbs as we go. Handouts and recipes will be provided!

The Hidden Healers in your Spice Rack. Sat 1/21. 1-3pm. At Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Boylston, MA
The culinary herbs and spices have been uses in cuisines throughout the world for thousands of years.  Not surprisingly, these herbs are just as medicinal as they are delicious!  Come learn the medicinal uses of many familiar culinary herbs such as Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Basil, Fennel, Ginger, Cardamom, Turmeric, and more. In addition to learning their medicinal properties, we'll discuss ways to incorporate these plants into our meals as daily preventative healthcare measures, and also to treat problems as they arise. Recipes will be demoed and handouts will be provided.

MAY
Good Medicine Confluence. May 16th-20th. Durango, CO. 3 Classes offered:  Localvore Medicine, Running your own Medicinal Plant Nursery, and Creating a Bioregional Materia Medica

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