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Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs: Village Herbalist Nancy Phillips and Apple Grower Michael Phillips
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Classes at Heartsong Farm

We are grateful to be blessed with our new thirty foot yurt which enables us to serve more people. Here are the awesome education events planned for 2017. The Holistic Orchard Intensive with Michael in early June kicks things off with an immersion into everything apple. Rosemary Gladstar and Kate Gilday will each join with Nancy to make this year's Radiant Women Weekends inspiring and unforgettable. And Rocío Alarcón will be guiding a special Healing the Healers retreat over three days to recharge, nurture and heal the kindred spirits that are being called by their hearts to join us.

And then stay tuned for even more excitement next year!

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Radiant Women Weekends

Recharge, Rejuvenate & Shine Up Your Inner & Outer Radiance

Nancy Phillips is an herbal practitioner, educator, and farmer (photo: Michael Phillips).

Join us for these unforgettable weekends designed to inspire, nurture, educate, and replenish you. Connect with kindred spirits and your own natural rhythms through yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, song, herbal garden and woodland walks, and the teachings of our honored mentors. The heart of the retreats will be to explore and incorporate practices into our lives to nourish, love, and heal ourselves so we are more able to nurture, heal, and be of service to others (including Mother Earth). Nancy and our incredible guest teachers are sure to make each weekend nourishing, healing, and empowering.

"May I be at peace. May my heart remain open. May I awaken to my own true nature. May I be healed. May I be a source of healing for all beings."
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Guest Teacher Rosemary Gladstar of Sage Mountain
Rosemary Gladstar
Sage Mountain

July 22 & 23, 2017
Rosemary Gladstar and Nancy Phillips
Blossoming like a Flower

What an honor to have dear friend and herbal mentor here for this summer weekend! One of the most beloved herbalists in the world, Rosemary Gladstar has been practicing, living, learning, teaching and writing about herbs for over 40 years. Anyone coming to the retreat will be inspired and no doubt entertained and empowered by her wisdom, charm, and grace!

Guest Teacher Kate Gilday of Woodland Essence
Kate Gilday
Woodland Essence

November 4 & 5, 2017
Kate Gilday and Nancy Phillips
Standing like a Tree

With a voice like an angel and a radiant heart to match, Kate is a joy and a healing force just to be around. She is one of our favorite mentors, a clinical herbalist, flower essence practitioner and creator, and Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. Come cultivate your own inner strength, courage, and flexibility by connecting with the healing powers of the trees and forest.

The Herbalist's Way: The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines by Nancy and Michael Phillips -- click for book summary The Herbalist's Way: The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines

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Healing the Healers

Celebrating Sisterhood and Rejuvenation

Together we will cleanse, strengthen, and empower ourselves so we can go back to our families, our communities and be a force for good in our world!

Guest Teacher Rocío Alarcón of IAMOE Center
Rocío Alarcón
IAMOE Center

September 1-3, 2017
Rocío Alarcón

What a great pleasure and honor to host Rocío, sister of the heart, here at Heartsong Farm! Powerful teacher, ethno-botanist, and skillful healer, Rocío Alarcón brings the indigenous wisdom of the Andes Mountains and the tropical rainforest of Ecuador. Rocío offers the gift of using simple but powerful rituals incorporating the healing power of the plants into our daily lives and for special healing ceremonies. All are welcome, and we especially invite the healers that have studied with Rocío before and have a longing to take their learning deeper. We will use the rituals and ceremonies to heal ourselves, each other, and bless and heal our earth.

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Foundations of Herbal Healing

First Steps on a Lifetime Journey to Knowing the Plants and the Healer Within

Nancy Phillips is an herbal practitioner, educator, and farmer (photo: Michael Phillips).

We welcome you to join kindred spirits on a green adventure that will immerse your heart, mind, and soul in the holistic art and science of herbal medicine. This six month course taught on our working farm is for anyone wanting to use herbs for health and well-being. The program will provide you with the practical skills necessary to become a home herbalist and set the foundation for those that aspire to become herbal practitioners.

We'll meet one weekend a month through the main growing season, so you can learn from the plants as they flow through the seasons. Let us know if you are interested in joining our 2018 program.

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Calendula Flower -- Healing Preparations: click for herbal remedies from Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs (photo: Michael Phillips)
check out our herbal remedies in Nancy's Apothecary

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The pink pollen stamens in these native hawthorn blossoms indicate optimal medicinal potency.
Learn more about some of our favorite herbs
"If there's a person who embodies the essence of a community herbalist, it is Nancy Phillips. She's been one of our most popular teachers at Sage Mountain and has assisted me in my Herbal Apprentice Programs, the Science & Art of Herbology home study course, and at the New England Women's Herbal Conference and International Herb Symposium. Quite simply, I'm enthralled by her way of life, her beautiful gardens, her farm and family and encourage any one wishing a more in-depth knowledge of herbalism or seeking a more harmonious way of living to study with Nancy. You'll be delighted you did!"
-- Rosemary Gladstar
Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center & Botanical Sanctuary
Founder/President of United Plant Savers

We'd love to have you join us!
Email us with any additional questions.

The Holistic Orchard: Growing Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips -- click for book summary The Holistic Orchard: Growing Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way
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The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist by Michael Phillips -- click for book summary The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist

Holistic Orchard Intensive

Hands-on Learning with the author of
The Holistic Orchard

This "organic apple everything" weekend with Michael Phillips at the farm inspires people to pursue their own orchard dreams. Come gain the practical insights needed to establish your own fruit planting based on the biological systems approach used here at Lost Nation Orchard.

Michael Phillips, holistic orchardist, pruning an apple tree at Lost Nation Orchard (photo by Frank Siteman)

Holistic orcharding involves a wide breadth of knowledge and timeliness, yet one fact stands clear -- we can have beautiful apples grown without chemical intervention. Sustainable agriculture works only when we have fun and get people involved with growing healthy food. Michael's workshops point the way for organic apple growers to meet their unique site challenges.

The 2017 Holistic Orchard Intensive will begin on Saturday morning, June 3, at 10 am and run through Sunday afternoon, June 4, till 4 pm. Meals will be included (lunch and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday) along with a cider tasting on Saturday evening. The cost for this orcharding weekend will be $295 per person.

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Where to Stay

We aim to be as accommodating as we can when people come to the farm for one of our classes. Setting up a tent to camp in the orchards and woods can be a great part of the experience. Two outhouses are available for what needs to be done. Understandably, some of you may want to spring for a real bed with private facilities. Here are several places to stay (all within 5 to 15 miles of the farm) that come complete with a definite share of northern New Hampshire character:

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