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Making Herbal Remedies

Tinctures, Salves and More!


Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Presented By: Shea Smith
Schedule: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Registration Check In: 8:15am – 8:55am, Saturday, June 15, 2019
Course Fee: $95, includes a $15 materials fee

Registration Open

Making Herbal Remedies:

Tinctures, Salves and More!

with Shea Smith

Prepare herbal remedies, teas, tinctures, salves, lip balms and facial masks from start to finish – beginning with harvesting nourishing, healing herbs from the RSC campus.

We will also discuss usage and proper application. Each student will take home four products made in class.






This class is ideally suited for beginners looking to understand the simple steps of creating a small home apothecary and wanting to learn self-reliant tools from Nature to add to a first aid kit. No experience is necessary and all supplies, tools and herbs will be provided. Come join us for an early summer jump into Nature’s natural gifts!


On-Campus Housing is not available during this session.  RSC’s housing office can provide a list of local hosts for those interested in staying in a private home (these arrangements are not handled by the housing office).

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For more information, contact (916) 963-4000 or 


Shea Smith has been a lifetime student of herbalism, health and plant studies while traveling internationally for over 25 years. Her first teachers were the forests of her childhood, and then Native American elders of the Zuni, Isleta, Hopi and Navajo People of New Mexico. After studying at the University of NM, completing EMT training and beginning her in-depth studies with herbal luminaries, she completed an internship in essential oil distillation with Floracopeia founder David Crow and in herbal farming with Goldthread Herbs owner William Siff.

Shea continued her advanced essential oil and herbal training for two years with Kathi Keville, Director of the American Herb Association, Green Medicine Herb School and author of 14 books. She then completed two years of Materia Medica and Plant energetic training with Matthew Wood, founder of the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbal Learning and author of eight books. In 2016-2017, Shea learned Plant Spirit Communication from Pam Montgomery of The Partner Earth Education Center, author and herbalist.

She is currently completing her multi-year studies with David Winston, herbalist, botanist, co-founder of The American Herbalist Guild and Director of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies. Most recently, Shea completed an Integrative Pharmacology internship and continues her studies with Dennis Klocek.

While continually seeking and studying with masters of herbalism to deepen and sharpen her knowledge, Shea founded and has been the Director of HAALO, a community herb Shoppe, educational model of homestead herbalism and resource of over 350 herbs. She has a full-time herbal clinical practice and is an instructor at the School of Wholistic Permaculture, Yuba River Home Study Farm Education, co-founder of the Haalo Earth Wisdom series and is the Herbal Arts instructor at Meristem in Fair Oaks, CA.

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