Sage Mountain Herbs & Earth Awareness, 2013
Welcome to Sage Mountain
Welcome to Sage Mountain. Founded by Rosemary Gladstar and family, Sage Mountain Retreat Center & Native Plant Preserve is one of New England’s foremost learning centers for herbs and earth awareness. Located on 500 wilderness acres in central Vermont, this beautiful piece of Earth Mother is a natural sanctuary and teaching site. There is an incredible assortment of wild herbs and flowers growing in habitats that vary from meadows, forest to swamp. Our wild neighbors include deer, bear, moose, beavers, bobcat, otters, fox and a wonderful variety of feathered folk that honor us with their presence. Our facilities are simple, rustic and comfortable and provide a relaxing and beautiful place for participants to learn.
This marks our 26th year of offering programs at Sage Mountain. Though we will be offering fewer programs this year on the Mountain, we have a busy year planned with two large herbal events ~ the International Herb Symposium & the New England Women’s Herbal Conference ~ as well as several Plant Lover’s Journey’s and a couple of our perennially favorite classes. Rosemary will be traveling and teaching at several other events as well. We are also seeking new owners/stewards of Sage Mountain. As we grow older (Rosemary turned 64 this year on 12-12-12!), we yearn to simplify, do less, and ‘be more’. If your dream includes owning a beautiful mountain retreat and/or running a small retreat center, please contact us. Not a ‘simple dream’, this will require a particular person or group of people with energy and financial resources, but its a fulfilling dream worth pursuing…..
November 30th – December 13th, 2014
Yes, we are planning to return to this stunning region of the world and invite you to join us ~
A Place of vast vistas and wild untamed beauty.... This region of Patagonia is one of the most stunning on earth and offers the nature enthusiast and plant lover alike an opportunity to be in pure uninterrupted wilderness amongst some of the worlds largest tracts of wilderness, oldest trees, tallest mountains, and greatest plant diversity. Where else can you see Condors flying over head, 3,000 year old Alerce trees, and drink wild water directly from the lakes and streams?
Patagonia is not only one of the richest regions of the world in the biodiversity of plants, it is also rich in plant experts...naturalists, biologists, botanists, herbalists, ethnobotanists, agronomists live here to study, research and teach. We will have the opportunity to meet with several of these plant impassioned people and participate in plant walks, presentations and ceremonies with them.
The Science & Art of Herbalism Home Study Course emphasizes self care, home health, and self reliance. More than any one system of healing, herbalism offers a low cost alternative to health care. This self empowering joyful course is recognized as one of the best home study courses available on this subject. Written by Rosemary Gladstar who brings more than 40 years of herbal wisdom to the course.
"I am loving the online class; it's really exciting to have access to all of this information, and to have a structure to follow to keep me move along, experimenting, and learning!”
"As for the class, I love it. I love the readings, its format and the assignments. I wasn't sure initially how well I would learn about herbs online; surprisingly, however, I found it easy to learn and very informative! "
"The site is wonderful. I love the idea of being able to post a question and get feedback from you or other students. The site is easy to navigate and there are so many wonderful things to explore."
Online Course With 3 Year Access
Includes 3 year access to online course and a time frame of three years to complete the course. AT the end of three years, students can opt to purchase another two years of online access for $125, but this price doesn’t include homework
- Online Course : $325 Sale Price : $275
Fire Cider is a traditional name for a blend of herbs used by thousands of herbalists worldwide. The name was coined and copyrighted by Rosemary Gladstar in her books. Trademarking this name is like trademarking the word "pizza".
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Rosemary Gladstar Receives First-Annual ABC Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award
(AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 20, 2013) The American Botanical Council (ABC) has announced that its first Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award will be given to Rosemary Gladstar, the renowned herbalist, teacher, and author known to many as the Godmother of American Herbalism. Among her many accomplishments and efforts that have helped grow a rich herbal community in the United States, Gladstar founded several schools of herbal education, founded and organizes annual herbal conferences, leads international herb-focused journeys, and has authored or co-authored about a dozen books on topics ranging from herbal medicine recipes to medicinal plant conservation.
“I know of no other herbalist who has done more to create a sense of relationship, community, and identity among herbalists and others with a strong interest in herbs and herbal healing than Rosemary,” said ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal. “Her energy, enthusiasm, passion, creativity, love, and generous spirit are bountiful and contagious. There is no one like her."
Gladstar, the daughter of Armenian immigrants, first learned plant medicine during informal garden walks with her grandmother, Mary Abelian Egitkanoff. She was instantly interested in the plant world, which was apparent in the middle school projects she chose to do on medicinal herbs. In the early 1970s, Gladstar opened her own herb shop, Rosemary’s Garden, in Sonoma County, California. Then, in 1974, she co-founded the tea company Traditional Medicinals with Drake Sadler and created many of the teas’ original formulations, including the popular Smooth Move®, Throat Coat®, and Mother’s Milk®. In 1978, she founded the California School of Herbal Studies (CSHS), which is still in operation today as the country’s oldest herbal school. In the following years, she founded the Breitenbush Herbal Conference, the International Herb Symposium, and the New England Women’s Herbal Conference — the latter two of which she still directs.
Join Sarah Holmes for an interview with Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist, teacher and author about her new book Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide.
October 11, 2012 at 1:00pm
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