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…..
The Foundations of Herbalism
with Rosemary Gladstar
September 25 ~ 29, 2013
Join Rosemary for this wonderful introduction into the world of herbalism. This class will emphasize the foundations of herbalism and herbs for family health. There will be lots of hands on learning and activities, including making herbal products, learning to identify, harvest and prepare plants, creating a first aide kit, and learning how to use plants for health and healing…..all taught in Rosemary’s joyful inspiring way with plants.
Beyond Herbology 101
Beyond Herbology 101
Developing Essential Tools of Herbal Practice
with Rosemary Gladstar,
Margi Flint & Sandra Lory
October 3 ~ 6, 2013
Beyond Herbology 101 has consistently been one of our favorite and most popular programs on Sage Mountain. We generally invite two teachers and Rosemary to discuss topics of interest for the intermediate to advanced students of herbalism. We decided to offer it once again for those intermediate students of herbalism who wish to develop and hone their skills of herbal practice.
26th New England Women's Herbal Conference
Honoring the Wisdom of Our Ancestors
August 23 ~ 25, 2013
Join us in this Special Celebration Honoring Women’s Wisdom, Healing & Herbs The WHC is a Benefit Conference for United Plant Savers
Each year for the past 25 years, the Ne Women’s Herbal Conference has brought together leading women herbalists, healers, and plant enthusiasts from throughout the country to share their wisdom of the herbs and natural healing. Though the emphasis is on women’s health and healing, the WHC is a joyful celebration of women’s wisdom and well being. Lovely lakeside Camp Wicosuta, New Hampshire, has been a girl’s camp for over 90 years and warmly welcomes the New England Women’s Herbal Conference. The camp provides excellent facilities, indoor lodging, camping, and a lovely sandy beach on the lake for swimming and canoeing.
A not to be missed event!
The 11th International Herb Symposium
Weaving Our Global Roots
Mark Your Calendars Now
June 28th - 30th 2013
Held At Beautiful Wheaton College, Norton, Mass
Inspiring! Eductiional! Entertaining!
~ For All People Who Love Plants ~
Visit the 11th IHS website : International Herb Symposium Website
Register Online Here : International Herb Symposium Registration
By Betsy May
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived at Sage Mountain, herbal retreat and home of famous herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.
I had traveled eight hours by myself from southern Pennsylvania to the mountains of Northern Vermont, following an inner voice that simply said I needed to go. Before I left, my husband asked me if I knew how to set up our tent as I was to camp out all week at Sage Mountain. I looked at him as if he’d lost his mind and told him of course I knew how to set up the tent, slightly offended.
I had signed up for Rosemary’s Apprentice program, aka herbal boot camp, in the spring and could hardly believe I was finally here, at the home of this phenomenal herbalist and healer who speaks to the plants. The week was to consist of herbal classes, field trips, 3 delicious vegetarian meals cooked for us each day, a Jacuzzi, available at any time of the day or night, and a cedar sauna that was to be fired up one night. Not to mention full access to Rosemary’s comprehensive, personal library of books and videos in our spare time. Of course, who am I kidding, there really wasn’t any spare time!