About Your Class

One of the joys of studying herbal medicine is engaging with the rich storytelling that is woven throughout the world's plant traditions. Herbal folklore is the main way that the healing virtues of these plants have been carried and transmitted through an often oppressive history. Even now with a plethora of Herbal Books and texts widely available herbal medicine remains an oral--that is a storytelling-tradition. 

We will dedicate this evening to herbal folklore and materia medica connected to the moon.  We will also discuss herbal rituals to honor the coming August Full Moon.

*This is a live Zoom class and the recording will be made available afterwards.

Meet Your Instructor

Sam Perry

Samuel Perry, RH (AHG) is a clinical herbalist, medicine maker and herbal educator. Sam offers in-person herbal consultation in Albany, NY and the surrounding region as well as phone and Zoom consults for long-distance clients. Practicing in the Vitalist and Eclectic tradition of American Herbalism, Sam offers compassionate attention and support in all manner of health concerns. Sam is the Teaching Assistant and a core faculty member of Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City. He helps supervise the 3rd Year Student Clinic and reviews and offers feedback on all student homework for the program. He teaches classes covering energetics, botany, herbal history and philosophy and materia medica. The former farm manager of Raven Crest Botanicals, an Herb Farm, Apothecary and Retreat Center in Upstate New York, Sam still leads a variety of programing at Raven Crest including Silent Meditation Retreats and Herbal immersions. He also runs a free 3 hour weekly Herbal Study Group for his local community in Albany, NY. A sometimes poet and a long-time Zen Buddhist practitioner, Sam’s teaching is expressed in a playful and fluid style.