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12-Week Foundations Herbal Mentorship with Laura Baum Drop-In


Mar 21, 2019 to Apr 30, 2019
07:00 PM until 08:00 PM


Foundations Herbal Mentorship is a 12-week gathering for plant based learning. The goal of this learning cycle //FOUNDATIONS// is to give you the opportunity to expand on plant based skills, explore herbalism, & to witness the many holistic wellness modalities that Lucid Living has to offer that will help to sharpen your awareness of what is happening in the total wellness industry. With small, dynamic, diverse, & fun group learning experiences over 12 weeks, our Spring programming is an excellent weeknight activity!  

//FOUNDATIONS// is your guide to the physical understanding of the plant world. By learning growth patterns, plant names, flower, vegetative terminologies & bioregional features, you'll learn to take on many independent outdoor projects with ease and confidence. This is more than a single guided walk; it's a planned program that will connect you directly to what is happening in your own back yard.

Full enrollment in the //FOUNDATIONS// cycle of the herbal mentorship offers you 12, 1-hour in person meetings + 4 additional networking/professional development hours outside of Lucid Living. It is recommended to attend all of the 1-hour sessions & at least 1 of the additional networking events. Additionally, you'll receive online support & 12 modules/lessons emails.



  • 5 hours Botany: vegetative and floral terminology, patterns of commonly used and useful plants, the poisonous plants of the eastern region, the primer for wildcrafting.
  • 2 hours medicinal seed starting for 10 common medicinal herbs (5 an hour) and their appropriate germination methods.
  • 2 hours on three specific body systems and their accompanying herbs: respiratory, immune & digestive.
  • 1 hour nomenclature/ taxonomy, and a beginners understanding to ethnobotanical research and community interviews.
  • 1 hour on the 5 most common plant families for foragers, wildcrafters and herbalists.
  • 1 hour plant spirit medicine, making flower essences and exploring plant intelligence.

+ an additional 4 hours of off-site nature based learning experiences scheduled a month in advance & communicated via email to registered students.

+10% off of individual healing services & retail at Lucid Living RVA

+ a culminating Spring Gathering at Lucid Living on Wednesday, May 29th.



Monday Track:
March: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
April : 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
May: 6th, 13th, 20th, 29th*
*(no session, Spring Gathering )

Tuesday Track:
March: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
April: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
May: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 29th*
*(no session, Spring Gathering )

Thursday Track:
March: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
April: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
May: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 29th*
*(no session, Spring Gathering)

****Each of the 3 tracks will cover the same weekly material; you pick which track works best for your personal schedule. In the event that you need to miss your regularly scheduled track night, make it up on another track night that same week. No additional make-up dates will be offered.****



Option One (1 payment):

  • $750...includes all materials

Option Two (3 auto-pay drafts):

  • 1st payment of $259.00 due at registration to reserve your space and then 2 payments of $259.00 on a date of your choosing for the subsequent two months...includes all materials

Option Three (monthly drop-ins...includes all materials):

  • March- $300
  • April- $325
  • May- $275


April Drop In: $325


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300 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA

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