Community Classes

We offer many in-house classes, ranging from 2 hour workshops to year-long programs. Below is a general list of our offerings, as well as our offerings for the season. Classes are held at Green Path Herb School at 180 S 3rd St W above Meadowsweet Herbs.

2019 Summer Workshops:

Herbal First Aid Workshop

Herbal First Aid has the advantage of using materials that are widely available such as kitchen spices, weeds, and wild plants. In this regard, having knowledge of useful remedies that are often close at hand can be empowering to communities, especially those facing economic challenges, a catastrophic natural disaster, or just simply those who wish to live closer to the earth with a focus on resilience and self-sufficiency. This 2-day course will present strategies, remedies and routines gathered from two decades of working on the front lines in the forest defense and social justice movements, and administering off-grid first aid clinics at large outdoor gatherings. Geared toward the practicing herbalist or medical clinician, this class is also designed as an introduction to home health first aid for the lay person with no previous medical or herbal training.

Saturday June 22 – Sunday June 23, 9am-4pm, $150

About the teacher: Greta de la Montagne, RH(AHG) is an herbalist and bodyworker who has specialized in herbal first aid for 24 years, and has first hand experience treating a wide range of injuries & ailments in children, livestock, and large groups of people. She operates Gentle Strength Botanicals & Massage Therapy near Arcata, California, where she blends Ayurveda and Bodywork with Clinical Herbalism. Greta cultivates nearly all the medicines for her apothecary in the Michael Moore Memorial Medicinal Herb Garden. She founded the MASHH (Medicine for All Seeking Health and Healing) Clinic Collective in 1997, Cascadia Health Educators in 2002, was a member of Black Cross Health Collective in Portland, Oregon, and is a Wilderness First Responder and EMT trained.

Healthy Grieving Guide to Death and Dying

A firsthand look at the elemental forces at work, and a possible outline of ways an empathic or sensitive person might elicit a healthy and sustainable process. Suggestions for supporters who might act as guides along the path. Death should not be medicalized; it’s not a medical problem and we herbalists and lovers of the Earth need to take back control. In lecture I will discuss the spiritual ceremonies and memorial celebrations primarily from an Earth-Spirituality perspective; the body preparation, moon cycle, seasons, and Earth elements that mark progress along the path, as well and an overview of the foods and herbal formulas that assist in healing from the intense shock and brain trauma that accompanies sudden loss. As well, my experience as a life-long activist and lover of the earth, of hurling my body in front of the buffalo hunter’s gun to defend the mother buffalo, witnessing ancient cathedral forests clearcut down to stumps…how we grieve these losses and continue on, how we grieve the loss of biodiversity, human connections, and democracy in the US.

Sunday July 14, 10am-1pm, $35 

Greta de la Montagne, herbalist RH(AHG)

About the Teacher: Greta de la Montagne, RH(AHG) is an herbalist and bodyworker who has specialized in herbal first aid for 24 years, and has first hand experience treating a wide range of injuries & ailments in children, livestock, and large groups of people. She operates Gentle Strength Botanicals & Massage Therapy near Arcata, California, where she blends Ayurveda and Bodywork with Clinical Herbalism. Greta cultivates nearly all the medicines for her apothecary in the Michael Moore Memorial Medicinal Herb Garden. She founded the MASHH (Medicine for All Seeking Health and Healing) Clinic Collective in 1997, Cascadia Health Educators in 2002, was a member of Black Cross Health Collective in Portland, Oregon, and is a Wilderness First Responder and EMT trained.

Please preregister, as space is limited. Call 406-274-2009 or use the payment buttons above.

We highly recommend preregistration for all classes. Classes are located in Missoula, at 180 S 3rd St W above Meadowsweet Herbs.

Cancellation Policy: We will gladly give refunds up until the day before an individual class or if the class is part of a series, the day before the first class of the series.

A smattering of classes generally offered at Green Path include:

  • Green Pharmacy Medicine Making Workshops
  •  Herbal Foundations Training Certificate Program
  • Natural Healing Retreats and Workshops
  • Herbal Therapies for Women
  • Wildcrafting Filedtrips
  • Natural Family Planning: Natural Birth Control
  • Guest Teacher Workshops
  • 450+ hour Professional Herbalist Training Certificate Program
  • Clinical Herbalist Certificate Program

19 Comments on “Community Classes

  1. Hello – I cannot attend this weekend, but would love to join one of your workshops in the future. thank you. Katie

    • Hi Edna, We only do our larger programs in the early part of the year. You can find those classes under their own headings: School and Herbal Foundations. We teach the smaller classes every fall. Thanks for your interest!

  2. Where are the classes held? I do not see the location listed anywhere on this page or in the email I received after signup. Thanks!

    • Rebecca,
      The Missoula classes are held at our school at 180 S 3rd St W, above Meadowsweet Herbs.
      Thanks,
      Elaine

      • I figured the classes were probably at Meadowsweet, but wasn’t sure. Thanks!

        • Yep, Rebecca, except is is upstairs from Meadowsweet. Go to the door to the left of their door. 🙂

    • We don’t have summer community classes at this time. Thanks for checking in!

  3. Hello there! Is there any classes planned for Fall/Winter 2016? I’d like to take some. I’m also interested in the 450 hour certification class as well. Thank you!

    • Hi Kristina, Our fall classes will be coming up soon and they will be listed on our website under “Community Classes”. You can also get the info by signing up for our email newsletter. Hope to see you there! Elaine

  4. Elaine,
    Is there any way to receive the “celebrating your first menstruation” in digital format? We live in Colorado and my daughter is 12 with many friends starting their cycles I’m sensing she’s not far behind. I attended a class of yours at the Montana Herb Gathering two years ago and just love your style of instruction. There’s not enough of this information out there for young girls and she just love the healing properties of plants.

    • Hi Ava,
      Thanks for your kind words! I agree, there isn’t enough of this information out there. I’m sorry, at this time there isn’t a recording of this class. I will also be teaching it at the Pacific Women’s Herb Conference outside Seattle in September (don’t know if that is a possibility for the two of you, but wouldn’t that be cool?!). If they tape it, I’ll let you know as well! Warmly, Elaine

  5. Hi Elaine,
    Your school looks fantastic. I would love to start learning more. Unfortunately, I don’t live close enough to take all of the classes I would like. Are you doing video’s of your classes or will you be offering that in the future?

    • Hi Wendy,
      At this time we don’t tape our classes, but we are working on getting that up and running. Stay tuned!

  6. I wish I could attend some of these events. Accept I am getting ready to leave the country for Olive harvest; starting at the end of October. Sorry!

  7. Elaine, is there any chance any of these are available as an online course?

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