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FAQ's

DO I NEED PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH HERBS AND ALCHEMY?

This course is open to all levels of knowledge and experience. Whether you are a seasoned herb user or an herb curious beginner, we are all here to learn and share knowledge. The course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

There will be hands-on workshops daily; harvesting, processing herbs, infusing oils, distilling fresh plants, creating salves, creams and shampoos. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of medicinal herbs and botanicals to create your own skincare products. We will discuss the use of the biodynamic lunar calender in the harvesting and processing of medicinales. We will have an Ecoprint-botanical impression workshop at a nearby farm where we will use the fresh leaves we gather to naturally transfer the botanical image to a tote bag.

There will be an excursion to the local wood-fired bread oven where our daily bread will be made.

We will partake in a dinner at the local wood-fired pizza oven in town where we will enjoy a private flamenco dance concert complete with a flamenco basics workshop.

We will visit a local organic artisan distillery/museum to see their distilling process.

We will visit another local farm for an herbal soap creating workshop and see yet another distillery, this time essential oils.

You will receive a notebook to take your own notes and a recipe book including the creations covered in the course to take home with you.

Traditional local meals will be prepared daily at the farmhouse.

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WHAT WILL BE COVERED IN THE COURSE?
IS THERE A PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENT?

We will be in rural Spain with abundant access to hiking trails and outdoor activities. Opportunities for exercise in the great outdoors will be plentiful, but optional. To participate in most harvesting outings and our excursion to the local bakery each participant will want to feel comfortable with a one mile round trip hike on moderate hiking trails.

All activities and meals are included in the price, and all participation is voluntary.

All materials for the course will be included.

You will need to pack luggage for a week away in the hills.

A rain jacket is a good idea in case we get wet weather.

A good pair of lace up walking shoes for hiking trails is recommended.

Having a flashlight or headlamp is always helpful.

PACKING LIST
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
WHAT WILL I BRING HOME?

Beyond the collection of knowledge, memories and unforgettable experiences...

In hand, you will return home with salve, solid shampoo, face cream, body butter, soap, and an eco-print tote bag.... all made by you.

Plus a bound recipe book and your own notebook full of notes.

All handmade cosmetics are carry-on safe, but an option of shipping your goodies home is available.

We will all meet in Seville on the afternoon of March 8th. Transportation will be provided, just over an hour drive, to the Spanish foothills where we will be spending the week. We will have a van on hand at all times to move between locations during our stay and we will return to Seville on departure day, March 15th.

HOW DOES TRANSPORTATION WORK?
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