Sage Mountain Herbs & Earth Awareness, 2014

Welcome to Sage Mountain

Rosemary Gladstar & a Young Herbalist at Brietenbush Hot Springs

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 27th 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….. 

 

 

Herbology 101

Herbology 101
The Foundations of Herbalism

with Rosemary Gladstar
August 6 ~ 10, 2014

 

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.

An ‘herb camp’ as much as an ‘herb school’, students learn more than seems possible in a few days time, while having a ‘ton of fun’, enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of Sage Mountain and the great company of other herb students.      

Registration Information: $695 includes all classes, materials, handouts, delicious vegetarian meals and lodging at Sage Mt (camping and limited indoor lodging available). For those staying/eating offsite the cost is $495.  A meal plan option is available also: please inquire.  A $200 non-refundable/non transferable deposit is required to hold your place.      

The Shaman’s Path

The Shaman’s Path

with Rocio Alarcon & Rosemary Gladstar
August 29 ~ 31

 

Rocio is a remarkable healer, shaman and teacher as well as a beautiful soulful person who has inspired hundreds of people with her healing work.   A native of Ecuador, Rocio shares ceremonies and healing traditions of the Amazon and the Andes.   In this workshop, we’ll learn special healing ceremonies using flowers, herbs, and oils.  How to use plants to remove negative energies. Learn how to ‘see & read’ health conditions in people and how to cleanse the body.   We never quite know what Rocio may teach or share, but it’s always amazing and magical.  Your time spent with her may very well transform your life! Rosemary will offer herb walks, plant meditations, and be here to serve in whatever ways she’s needed.

 

Registration: $295 includes all activities, food and lodging/camping for the weekend. 

A $100 non-refundable/non transferable deposit is required to hold your place. Starts Friday evening and ends Sunday afternoon.


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Own your own Mountain!

Sage MountainAre You Looking for a Remarkable Property in the Central Vermont Area?  We're looking for new owners for Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center & Botanical Sanctuary

Own your own Mountain!  That was the ad that caught our eye 25 years ago. Hopefully, it will catch your eye ~ and heart and imagination ~ as well. After 25 years of caretaking and stewarding this amazing property we are ready to pass it on to the right person(s).   Sage Mountain is a well-known 500-acre Herbal Retreat Center & Botanical Sanctuary located in central Vermont.   We have hosted classes and programs here for 24 years, and literally thousands of people have come to love and appreciate the land and energy that’s here.

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Storey Press Release for Rosemary Gladstar's New Book

Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide is available from Storey Publishing in March 2012.

Spending hours in the cough & cold aisle of your local pharmacy, wondering what the difference is between a suppressant, an expectorant, and a decongestant, only to get home, dose yourself, and realize you just spent twelve bucks on something for a stuffy nose when you have a runny one? With so many brands, so many variations by the same brand, and so many scary stories of pharmacological side effects, it’s almost impossible to leave a drug store feeling confident about what you inevitably just paid too much money for.

This is only one of the reasons why more and more people are returning to the ancient healing art of herbalism, and there is no better instructor in the practice of simple, safe, and effective natural medicine than Rosemary Gladstar. One of the most trusted and well-respected herbalists of her time – known as the godmother of modern herbalism – Gladstar demonstrates how easy it is to make safe, all-natural, low-cost healing remedies for common ailments in her new book, Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide.

The English Cotswolds

A Journey of Botany and Beauty

July 20th to 27th, 2013

Join internationally known Herbalists / teachers Rosemary Gladstar, Anne McIntyre, and Donna Bryant Winston for an inspirational journey through the beautiful English Countryside.

We will explore the relationship between nature and plants in all their beauty, and how they can help promote longevity, physical health, and emotional well being, amidst one of the most beautiful areas in England.

The Cotswolds is an idyllic area of Middle England known for its beautiful rolling hills, open views, and spectacular English gardens.

The ancient limestone architecture suggests a place where time has stood still and yet the 21st century is very much alive among its quaint villages and towns. During our 7 day adventure we will visit exquisite gardens, impressive castles & estates, lavender fields, herb filled woodlands & hedgerows, historic towns and charming olde worlde villages.

 




Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center & UpS Botanical Sanctuary

P.O. Box 420, E. Barre, VT 05649; 802.479-9825; sage@sagemountain.com; www.sagemountain.com