Spring 2017 Schedule

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Spring Schedule 2017

Please note this schedule is still in the process of being updated, please stay tuned.
For details on the full Zaniyan program visit here

Community Event – open to all

Saturday, April 8 at 10 AM – 1 PM

Growing and Harvesting Wild Edibles
This class will include:

  • Wild-edible plant tasting opportunities
  • An urban wild-edible walk
  • Edible weeds, edible native plants, and even a few edible ornamentals!
  • Helpful wild-edible cultivation tips for your backyard

Instructor: Heiko Koester is a Eugene-based permaculture garden designer, consultant, and teacher. Heiko has a fun, engaging teaching style as well as a deep knowledge of plants. His teaching is informed by 25 years of experience creating lush gardens filled with edible, medicinal, and native plants.
Registration: Open to all.  Pre-registration requested; humansocietyis1@gmail.com, 541-232-9059
Drop-ins  Accepted. 

Cost:
$30-60/class sliding scale * limited number of work-trades available. Native American Scholarships available through Zaniyan Center.
Location: Dharmalaya Center, 356 Horn Lane, Eugene, 97404



Zaniyan Center Programs

Monday-Wed-Fridays: 7:00am-12pm
Permaculture & Biodynamic Gardening/Farming
Covers many aspects of organic gardening including building raised beds, working with established gardens, putting in irrigation systems, hugelkultur beds, swales, straw bale, vertical, small space, medicinal herbs, mucking manure, composting, tree grafting and food forest. Working with a variety of instructors:  Master Gardeners, Elders, permaculture designers, farmers and homesteaders.
Registration:  Limited to those accepted into the Zaniyan program, cost is included.
Location: Several different sites, both urban and rural. Most within bicycle distance to downtown Eugene, carpooling available for rural sites.  

Monday, April 17: 3-5:00 pm
Introduction to Permaculture
 (agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient, that work with instead against the earth). This class has a focus on transforming suburban yards, including an overview of edible landscaping, reclaiming space, food management, social and economic elements.
Registration: Limited to those accepted into the Zaniyan program, cost is included.. 
Location: Eagletree Herbs

Weekdays starting April 25. Times and dates are project dependent,
Construction Technologies: With a focus on sustainable building, use of green and reclaimed materials, tiny and wheeled home building, carpentry, woodworking, use and care of tools.
Registration: Limited to those accepted into the Zaniyan program, cost is included.
Location:
Several different sites, both urban and rural. Most within bicycle distance to downtown Eugene, carpooling available for rural sites.  

Tuesday, April 18: 3:30-5:30pm
Herbalism as a Career Path – Overview of types of professions in the herbal industry; clinical herbalist, herbal product businesses, herbal farming. Exploring ethics and responsibilities, certification and licensing paths, legal issues, finances, training options
Instructor: Daphne Singingtree has a lifetime of herbal experience, in 1974 she attended Instituto Naturista in Antigua, Guatemala for Natural Medicine. In 1975 she turned her focus to midwifery and is the author of the Birthsong Midwifery Workbook, as well as other midwifery publications. When she retired from midwifery she returned to her roots in herbal medicine. She is the owner of Eagletree Herbs.
Registration:  Openpreregistration required. 
Cost: $10-20 sliding fee scale*.   Included in the Zaniyan program.
Location: Eagletree Herbs 2740 Shirley Street Eugene, Oregon (bike/bus distance)

Thursday, April 20:  3:30-5:30pm
Introduction to Fermentation – History of fermentation, health benefits, and how to make a kombucha, jun, sourdough, sauerkraut & kim chi. Included are starters or “mothers” limited supply.
Instructor: Erika Marshall an apprentice at Eagletree Herbs and staff at Herbal Junction, a local  Jun manufacturing company.  Ricki is an avid fermenter and an apprentice herbalist and medicine maker.
Registration:  Open – preregistration required.
Cost: $10-20 sliding fee scale * or included in Zaniyan program.  
Location: Eagletree Herbs

Most Fridays Spring Term times to be announced. 
Beekeeping. Introduction to beekeeping for beginners with a focus on top bar hives  How the honey bee lives, different hive designs, focus on natural and sustainable beekeeping practices.
Dairy & Poultry Farming Caring for cows, milking, cheese making and other diary products, garden food preservation. Care for chickens and turkeys including butchering. Other homesteading and farm activities.
Instructor:  Janet Russell has been an organic gardener for over four decades. She and Jerry Russell have been homesteading at Peacock’s Feast Farm for ten years. Janet has taught various skills to interns for the last four years.
Registration: Limited to those accepted into the Zaniyan program, cost is included.
Location: Peacock Feast Farm – NW of Eugene, carpooling offered.

Saturdays and Sundays – dates and times TBA
Vending for Special Events. Eagletree Herbs will be vending or Zaniyan will be tabling to provide information at various events around the area. Participation is a required part of your work exchange responsibilities; however which event and what times can be worked out with your personal schedule. This are often super fun events you would want to attend anyway, but there is work involved. Interns will be involved in the planning, set up, tear down and retail sales during these events. Some events like the Oregon Country Fair we have very limited numbers of interns that we can bring for overnight camping. Spring term event schedule is not finalized, except for the Herbday Celebration, May 6.

Tuesday. April 25  3:00-5:30pm
Making Herbal Products  –  What, why and how of making using herbs as medicines.  Overview of harvesting, drying, preparing herbal products including tinctures, salves, syrups, poultices. Body care products such as lotions, creams, toothpaste, deodorant.
Instructor: Daphne Singingtree
Registration:  Open – preregistration required.
Cost: $10-20 sliding fee scale * or included in Zaniyan program.
Location: Eagletree Herbs

Thursdays, Spring Term 2:00-5:30
Herbal Study Group and Herbal Product Making. Each week participants research an herb that we will be growing or using, and do a short presentation, both written and verbal to the group. We will also be making herbal products on an ongoing basis. Herbal products made include tinctures, salves, lotions, body care, culinary, smoking blends, baths blends, infused honeys. This is hands-ons, and will also involved labeling, bottling, inventory and lots of other aspects of running an herbal apothecary.
Instructor: Daphne Singingtree
Registration: Limited to those accepted into the Zaniyan program .
Cost:  Included in the Zaniyan program.
Location: Eagletree Herbs 2740 Shirley Street Eugene, Oregon

Tuesday, May 2: 3:00-5:30pm
Healthy Babies and Children: Covers common health issues of children, from newborns to preadolescents. From anemia to strep throat, includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, including tips on when to pursue professional medical care. Indispensable for families seeking safe, effective ways to heal their families
Instructor:
Katie MacCionnaith – is a practicing clinical herbalist, herbal educator, Reiki Master and Teacher, with a long and varied background in social work. In her healing work, Katie uses a truly integrative approach to health, blending scientific knowledge with traditional wisdom as both a researcher and practitioner.
Registration:  Open – preregistration required.
Cost: $10-20 sliding fee scale * or included in Zaniyan program.  
Location: Eagletree Herbs

Thursdays, Spring Term 2:00-5:30
Herbal Study Group and Herbal Product Making.

Tuesday, May 3:  3 to 5:30pm
Introduction to Chinese Medicine & Circulation Therapies. We will discuss the bio-science of Internal Arts practice, circulation therapies, seasonal foods, and body constitutions. Includes prevention methods that understand how to change excess & deficient or stagnate conditions and how important common sense is to self-diagnosis. Understanding what influences imbalance and simple methods to correct them is part of the ancient tradition of International “folk medicine” and the origin of all professional medicine.
Instructor: Michael Vasquez Diet, herbal knowledge, and internal martial and health training became a way of life that lead to 40 years of studying /daily practice/teaching experience in the Arts of Tai Chi/QiGong/ Yoga. Director of  Transformation Arts www.transformationarts.org and Co-Founder /Red Earth Descendants www.redearthdescendants.org
Registration:  Open – preregistration required.
Cost: $10-20 sliding fee scale * or included in Zaniyan program.  
Location: TBA

Begins May 9:  Mondays & Fridays 8:15 to 9:30am
Qigong practice embodies the term “stress reduction”, and is a time-tested method and set of movements that focus on the relationship between the mind/body. This results in an understanding of how to self-manage whole body health. Referred to by some as the “The Art of Inner Sustainability”.
Registration:  Open to all- preregistration preferred, drop in OK
Cost:
Community: $10 per class* or included in Zaniyan program.
Instructor: Michael Vasquez

*work trade may be available, space permitting, if arranged in advance.



HERBAL WEEKEND COMMUNITY EVENTS

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2017 Local HerbDay Celebration

  • VENDORS selling herb related items: Plants, Seeds, Tinctures, Liniments, Soaps, Teas, Bitters, Dream Pillows, and more!
  • WORKSHOPS and Demonstrations with an in-depth look at the many uses of herbs!
  • INFORMATION table’s from Occupy Medical, Authors, Herbalists & Schools, all wanting to share their passion with you!
  • SPEAKERS throughout the day with a wide range of topics!
  • MUSICAL performers will set the tone near the shady grassy area!
  • FREE TEA We will host a complimentary tea & refreshment station for your enjoyment!
  • KIDS CORNER with free activities such as planting sunflowers and making flower presses to take home!
  • RAFFLE with gifts generously donated from our community with 100% of the funds going to Occupy Medical!

Registration:  Open to all-
Cost: Free with a suggested donation to support Occupy Medical for sharing herbal traditions and supporting access to healthcare for all.
Location: Central Grange in Veneta, OR


Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 12 pm – 5 pm
Mountain Rose Herbs Free Herbalism Project
HERBAL FIRST AID FOR THE HOME – Learn to set up and use a practical home first aid kit. Discover some of the useful plant allies to have around the house and how to apply them to common household maladies. Learn about herbs such as Chaparral, Yarrow, Echinacea, and Willow, as well as different ways to prepare and use these botanical friends. The goal of the class is for participants to feel comfortable responding to general first aid needs.
Instructor: 7Song is an herbalist, teacher, and naturalist who lives in Ithaca, New York. He is the director and main instructor at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and is also a founding member and practitioner at the Ithaca Free Clinic. His focus includes herbal practice, free clinic work, first aid, wildcrafting, and botany. He also spends a lot of time taking photographs of things that run, crawl, fly, or photosynthesize.

SOWING SEEDS OF SELF-SUFFICIENCY – Tour the globe through plants! Learn all about the exciting world of seeds plus practical techniques to cultivate herbs at home. Perfect for anyone looking to fill their apothecary with fresh herbs or gardeners just looking for new additions to their backyard beds.
Instructor: Richo Cech started his professional work as an archaeologist and ethnobotanist in East Africa. Upon his return to the U.S. in 1978, he began cultivating and saving the seed of medicinal plants. Over the years, his gardens have become the basis for Strictly Medicinal Seeds, growers of organic, open-pollinated, and GMO-free seed and plants of medicinal herbs, culinary herbs, succulents, trees and garden vegetables. Richo is author of “Making Plant Medicine,” “Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs
Registration:  Open to all  Preregistration requested at Mountain Rose
Cost:
Free
Location: Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, Oregon



Tuesday, May 16: 3:30 -5:30
Herbal Pain Relief
– we will discuss chronic and acute pain relief and herbal remedies for treatment, including topicals, extracts, kratom, and other herbs to get off opioids.
Instructor: Daphne Singingtree
Registration:  Open – preregistration required.
Cost: $10-20 sliding fee scale * or included in Zaniyan program.  
Location: Eagletree Herbs 2740 Shirley Street Eugene, Oregon

Thursdays, Spring Term 2:00-5:30
Herbal Study Group and Herbal Product Making.

Tuesday, May 23: 3:30-5:30
Herbs for Pregnancy & Birth –  We will discuss types of herbs to avoid during pregnancy and lactation and why. Herbs that are useful for pregnancy, labor & delivery, postpartum and breastfeeding.
Registration:  Open – preregistration required.
Cost: $10-20 sliding fee scale * or included in Zaniyan program.  
Location: Eagletree Herbs 2740 Shirley Street Eugene, Oregon
Instructor: Daphne Singingtree and Carla Viles, long time midwife from Eugene.

Thursdays, Spring Term 2:00-5:30
Herbal Study Group and Herbal Product Making.

Tuesday, June 6:  1:30 -5:30
Meat Rabbit Husbandry. Meat rabbits are one of the most efficient sources of protein for an urban farm, and they have excellent fertilizer as well. We will discuss the selection and care of rabbits, and butcher a number of rabbits using ethical and spiritual awareness.
Friday – Tuesday June 2- 1:30 -5:30
Rabbit Hide Tanning. We will be taking steps over the next few days to a week to dry, scrape, and tan the hides using the egg method.
Instructor: Amber Renner is an urban homesteader, organic gardener, chicken and rabbit mama.
Cost: $20-30 sliding fee scale. Includes the cost of the rabbit.
Registration: Open – preregistration required, limited number of participants. 
Location: East B Street Bunny Ranch (Thurston area, carpooling available)

Thursdays, Spring Term 2:00-5:30
Herbal Study Group and Herbal Product Making.