The Art of Percolation

with Kevin Kunzler, February 14-15, 2015

Course Information

Few herbalists would argue that the best part about our work is creating beautiful medicine! Unlike some exchanges with our human clients, working with plants is overwhelmingly rewarding and positive. Growing, harvesting and processing plants into usable medicine is an important skill for every herbalist to understand.

Even if you don’t make your own medicine, the ability to assess the quality of the preparations you give to your clients is integral to seeing good results with them. Herbal medicine should be pure, consistent, potent, track-able and affordable. The best way to assure the quality is either to grow and process all of our own medicine or know intimately every stage of production. This knowledge enables a herbalist to ask the right questions of ourselves and our medicine suppliers.

In this exciting medicine-making intensive you will:

  • Evaluate the pros and cons of different methods of extractions.
  • Calculate, set up and percolate a high quality tincture to take home.
  • Make your own percolation cone which you can use to create awesome medicine in the future.
  • Process and create a fresh plant tincture with a discussion about preferred alcohol percentages and their related target constituents.
  • Discuss the ethics of wildcrafting.
  • Learn about purchasing herbal medicine in the Canadian marketplace.
  • Highlight the potential sources for error in home medicine making.
  • Embark on the adventure of creating your own herbal apothecary!

Course Instructor

Kevin Kunzler has been making herbal extracts for 15 years. He considers ethics, quality, and potency to be of utmost importance in creating the best possible herbal medicine.

Kevin is an avid wildcrafter. He sustainably harvests plants from Haida Gwaii to Louisiana. He is a distiller of essential oils, and creator of all manner of tinctures, syrups, glycerites and topicals.

Holistic clinics all over North America dispense Kevin’s medicine to their patients. Practitioner feedback guides his medicine making standards.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, February 14-15, 2015, 9:00am-5:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until January 5)
Student – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until January 5)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until January 5)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.

Withdrawal Policy

For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.