DIY Herbalism Series: E-Course Giveaway {CLOSED} >>>>

Today’s fantastic giveaway come courtesy of my Feature Sponsor – Blazing Star Herbal School. They offer fantastic courses in herbal studies, both in person at their site in Ashfield MA and also through a series of E-Courses run online.

They are kindly offering up one of you the chance for a place in the Summers Remedies and First Aid E-Course. This is a four week medicine making course with the focus will be on creating an at home first aid kit for summer maladies.

Topics Include:

Cuts and scrapes

Burns (sun and fire)

Bug bites, (ticks, mosquitoes and bees)

Muscle aches (Sprains/strains)

Bleeding and Bruises

Poison Ivy and Poison Oak rash

Dehydration (sun poisoning)

– 4 weeks of Reading, Assignments, and Medicine Making.

The course is worth $150 – if you want to secure a seat you can purchase one HERE.

To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment telling me why you’d love to win. You can gain additional entries for sharing on fb, twitter and/or pinterest. Leave a seperate comment for each entry and a link to your shared post please! A winner will be chosen on the 31st May by



  1. lorna
    May 17, 2013 / 09:32

    This would be a fab course for me to use along side my conventional first aid training. I’ve been looking for an alternative remedies course to help expand my knowledge and this one looks brill.

  2. kristy
    May 17, 2013 / 10:00

    I’m currently just starting to walk down the Herbalism road alongside my other paths that come with being a Medicine Woman. This course seems to be a great place to start, because I haven’t had the means to take any, and have been relying solely on my own studies.

  3. May 17, 2013 / 11:58

    I want to win this giveaway because I’ve grown up as a herbalist and I’m really curious about the quality of this ecourse. Studying herbalism is a never ending story so I’m sure I will learn more! Thanks for this opportunity. <3

  4. leslie g.
    May 17, 2013 / 14:48

    I’d love love to win this course because I am a gardener/landscaper and, throughout my day, I earn enough cuts and scrapes, stings and snarls to make my hands, neck, face and legs look like they’ve been through a war. I have a budding knowledge of tincture making and of some herbs’ properties, but would really like to know more. Ideally, I’d like to be able to apply my knowledge out in the field, every day. it’s always good to be prepared for anything, and to do it in a homeopathic way is just divine! Also, I think that Blazing Star is an amazing place, as well as a resource. Can’t wait to learn more!

  5. May 17, 2013 / 15:09

    I’m teaching my oldest son about herbs as part of our homeschooling. I have to admit there are large gaps in my knowledge. In fact, it may be more accurate to say that I’m learning about herbs with my oldest son as part of his homeschooling. An E-course like this would be an amazing resource for us. I’m totally following the links to check it out!

  6. sarah trew
    May 17, 2013 / 15:40

    Oh I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this to care for my children naturally this summer :) I am loving teaching my children about the natural world of medicine.

  7. May 17, 2013 / 15:48

    Oh, so so keen to expand my learning of herbalism! This makes me sooo excited!


  8. May 17, 2013 / 15:49

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  9. Natalie
    May 17, 2013 / 15:49

    Being a pharmacy technician means I work in the business of medicine. But its not the medicine I thought it was. The more I work in a traditional pharmacy the more my soul yearns for healing that I cannot find on my shelves. I would love to participate in this e-course and put my health in my own hands.

  10. Marie Spencer
    May 17, 2013 / 15:50

    I am aspiring to be an herbalist and would love to be able to participate in this course as I do not have the opportunity to attend the school in person due to working full time. It would be an awesome opportunity! Thank you so much!

  11. May 17, 2013 / 15:56

    I’ve shared on twitter too! @zh_michelle Cheers!

  12. May 17, 2013 / 16:01

    I’ve shared on pinterest, crossing my fingers. I would love to win!

  13. May 17, 2013 / 16:04

    What I love most about learning and making natural remedies is listening to my children tell other people about it. It makes me so happy that I am helping them embrace the gifts from the Earth so we can be connected and healthy.

  14. Elizabeth
    May 17, 2013 / 16:27

    I’ve just discovered a local herb farm, run by an amazing lady. Her classes are always filled up, and I’ve been dying to learn more about what I can grow, forage, or harvest from her farm. Just this morning, I was looking for books on the subject when your giveaway came across the feed reader. Fate, I tell you! :D

  15. May 17, 2013 / 22:57

    This sounds so, so lovely. I have been enchanted by the herbal world and I find myself thirsting for new knowledge all the time!

  16. Bobi
    May 17, 2013 / 23:27

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! This would greatly benefit my career of performing environmental field work! Awesome :)

  17. May 18, 2013 / 02:07

    Shared on Facebook ❤

  18. May 18, 2013 / 02:07

    This looks absolutely amazing!! ❤❤

  19. May 18, 2013 / 02:08

    Shared on Pinterest! ❤

  20. Louise Thomas
    May 18, 2013 / 03:45

    I’d love to win this e course so that I can learn natural remadies to treat my family & friends along with anyone else who may need help.
    I’d also be teaching my children as I learn. Thank you for this opportunity xx

  21. alyna
    May 18, 2013 / 14:34

    id love to win this course, because i don’t like being handed synthetic pills for ills by my doctor, i am a natural being to be healed by nature. There are many people continuing their illnesses without the opportunity to discover the natural way, i would love this key to help myself and others.

  22. May 18, 2013 / 22:49

    Wow!!! What an amazing giveaway!! My 11 year old son has expressed an interest in making his own herbal remedies. This would be wonderful to share with him!

  23. May 19, 2013 / 00:25

    Oh I wish I’ll win this! I’m hopefully moving in a few days and I’ll spend the summer in a greek island with my 19 month old and my partner. I’m gonna totally need these information!

  24. Kara
    May 21, 2013 / 00:50

    I would absolutely love to be a part of this course! Over the past year I have been learning so much about the importance of holistic and herbal medicines. I mostly have been teaching myself through books and research. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to learn more on a professional standard and be able to share what I learn with my loved ones around me! For this opportunity I would be forever grateful. <33

  25. Rebecca
    May 21, 2013 / 12:04

    I love Blazing star classes! and would love to take another- I am in love with learning the uses of plants-
    Thank you for this chance to win

  26. Juliette
    May 21, 2013 / 16:31

    thanks for giving me a chance to expand my learning and love of herbalism. I love passing on the traditions of herbs to my children, neighbors, friends and family.

  27. May 21, 2013 / 20:01

    I would love to learn what I can so I can help when needed at ag-fairs, renaissance/fairy/faerie festivals, summer music festivals, or perhaps even LARPs (Live Action Role Playing). It seems like a useful skill for any event that would be outdoors, especially in extreme- or even moderate- weather conditions. I went to a rally just after graduating college, Stand for Children, in DC- and I was horribly unprepared for the heat that day!

  28. May 21, 2013 / 21:45

    Sounds lovely! I will be taking my Ovate course through OBOD in about a year, so I’d love to get a primer on some herbal topics first.

  29. May 21, 2013 / 23:39

    I have been studying herbalism and experimenting with natural home remedies at home, but I would really love to win this e-course so that I can learn from an expert and really increase my knowledge. xx

  30. Joanna
    May 24, 2013 / 15:56

    What a fabulous opportunity!
    I have always been interested is herbalism and have made a few home remedies myself. However having become more and more disenchanted with modern healthcare standards I have been wanting to look into the subject in a more serious way to help my family and myself, so it would be a really wonderful opportunity to learn more about this subject from experts rather than just following *recipes* in books!

  31. Eva
    May 25, 2013 / 15:03

    *Squeeeeeee!!* I would love to win this course!