Herbalism is the study and practice of botany, ethnobotany, pharmacology, phytochemistry, biology, ecology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, permaculture, farming, gardening, conservation, restoration, activism, alchemy, history, mythology, allegory, first aide, community health, counseling, psychiatry, storytelling, witchcraft and more!!
To understand the relationship between the plants, people, the land, the waters and all her children, we need to study and practice every day! Learn from those who came before, learn from those who live with the soil and learn from your own experience!
At Punta Mona we have cataloged over 150 medicinal plants, trees and fungi, they are native, naturalized and exotic parts of our extensive botanical collection.
Please check out the various learning experiences we have and come spend time with the abundant and magical tropical medicinal plants!
This unique course blends two broad interdisciplinary studies, exploring the impact the health of our environment directly has on our personal wellbeing, specifically working with and alongside medicinal plants. PDC for the Herbalist Path includes the classic 72-hour permaculture certificate curriculum, as well as an in-depth study of herbal medicine. Master herbalist Sarah Wu will take students through topics such as botany, anatomy & physiology, the human micro-biome, patterns in health & disease, free clinics and Herbalism as Activism, and hands-on exercises in medicine making, wild crafting, and plant spirit walks.