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Classes at Heartsong Farm
We are grateful to be blessed with a new thirty foot yurt which enables us to serve more people. Here you'll find the awesome education events planned for 2018. Back by popular demand, our seven-month Foundations of Herbal Healing program (a.k.a. herbal apprenticeship) is being offered again! The Holistic Orchard Intensive with Michael in early June awaits those wanting an immersion into everything apple. Rosemary Gladstar and Andrea Thibaudeau will join Nancy to make this year's Radiant Women Weekends inspiring and unforgettable. And Rocío Alarcón will be guiding a special Healing the Healers retreat over three days to recharge, nurture and heal the kindred spirits that are being called by their hearts to join us.
Stay tuned for even more excitement next year!
Recharge, Rejuvenate & Shine Up Your Inner & Outer Radiance
Join us for these unforgettable weekends designed to inspire, nurture, educate, and replenish you. Connect with kindred spirits and your own natural rhythms through yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, song, herbal garden and woodland walks, and the teachings of our honored mentors. The heart of the retreats will be to explore and incorporate practices into our lives to nourish, love, and heal ourselves so we are more able to nurture, heal, and be of service to others (including Mother Earth). Nancy and our incredible guest teachers are sure to make each weekend nourishing, healing, and empowering.
"May I be at peace. May my heart remain open. May I awaken to my own true nature. May I be healed. May I be a source of healing for all beings."
Heart Space Yoga Center
June 23-24, 2018
What an honor to have dear friend and herbal mentor here for this summer weekend! One of the most beloved herbalists in the world, Rosemary Gladstar has been practicing, living, learning, teaching and writing about herbs for over 40 years. Anyone coming to the retreat will be inspired and no doubt entertained and empowered by her wisdom, charm, and grace!
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The Herbalist's Way: The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines
Celebrating Sisterhood and Rejuvenation
Together we will cleanse, strengthen, and empower ourselves so we can go back to our families, our communities and be a force for good in our world!
August 31 - September 2, 2018
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check out our herbal remedies in Nancy's Apothecary
First Steps on a Lifetime Journey to Knowing the Plants and the Healer Within
We welcome you to join kindred spirits on a green adventure that will immerse your heart, mind, and soul in the holistic art and science of herbal medicine. This seven month course taught on our working farm is for anyone wanting to use herbs for health and well-being. The program will provide you with the practical skills necessary to become a home herbalist and set the foundation for those that aspire to become herbal practitioners.
We'll meet one weekend a month through the main growing season, so you can learn from the plants as they flow through the seasons. Please contact Nancy to reserve your place in our 2019 program as this year is already underway.
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"If there's a person who embodies the essence of a community herbalist, it is Nancy Phillips. She's been one of our most popular teachers at Sage Mountain and has assisted me in my Herbal Apprentice Programs, the Science & Art of Herbology home study course, and at the New England Women's Herbal Conference and International Herb Symposium. Quite simply, I'm enthralled by her way of life, her beautiful gardens, her farm and family and encourage any one wishing a more in-depth knowledge of herbalism or seeking a more harmonious way of living to study with Nancy. You'll be delighted you did!"
-- Rosemary Gladstar
Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center & Botanical Sanctuary
Founder/President of United Plant Savers
We'd love to have you join us!
The Holistic Orchard: Growing Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way
The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist
Hands-on Learning with the author of
This "organic apple everything" weekend with Michael Phillips at the farm inspires people to pursue their own orchard dreams. Come gain the practical insights needed to establish your own fruit planting based on the biological systems approach used here at Lost Nation Orchard.
Holistic orcharding involves a wide breadth of knowledge and timeliness, yet one fact stands clear -- we can have beautiful apples grown without chemical intervention. Sustainable agriculture works only when we have fun and get people involved with growing healthy food. Michael's workshops point the way for organic apple growers to meet their unique site challenges.
The 2018 Holistic Orchard Intensive will begin on Saturday morning, June 2, at 10 am and run through Sunday afternoon, June 3, till 4 pm. Meals will be included (lunch and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday) along with a cider tasting on Saturday evening. The cost for this orcharding weekend will be $295 per person.
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May you walk in beauty and balance on the Mother until we meet again.
We aim to be as accommodating as we can when people come to the farm for one of our classes. Setting up a tent to camp in the orchards and woods can be a great part of the experience. Two outhouses are available for what needs to be done. Understandably, some of you may want to spring for a real bed with private facilities. Here are several places to stay (all within 5 to 15 miles of the farm) that come complete with a definite share of northern New Hampshire character:
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