What is Health & Is Herbalism your AHA

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What is health and where does it come from? Mainstream media makes you believe health comes from a pill, miracle food, or the latest exercise fad. But can those things really bring you health? According to the Constitution of the World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. 


Dubai Visitors!


What a surprise on Saturday when two of our students for the Let's Make Soap class revealed they had timed their visit from Dubai just to take this class!

Promila and Sapna Naroola are an entrepreneurial mother and daughter team working to grow their soap making business back home.  They were having difficulty finding all of the raw materials to make soap and were researching alternative soap making options when they found The Resiliency Institute. As it turns out, it was truly fortunate for them that not only did they have a son/brother who was kind enough to enroll them in the program, but that he lives in Lemont, IL, just 20 minutes from The Resiliency Institute.


FOOD DAY Film Viewing


Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. October 24 is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. The most important ingredient in Food Day is you! Use October 24 to start—or celebrate—eating a healthier diet and putting your family’s diet on track. Food Day is not just a day; it’s a year-long catalyst for healthier diets and a better food system. Let’s use this energy to make a meaningful and long-lasting difference!


Walk on the Wild Side

Come out and walk on the wild side with The Resiliency Institute in our Edible Wild Plants Certificate Course beginning February 25th, 2017.
 Knowing what plants to look for when, finding them around you, then knowing what to harvest, how to process and prepare it, takes time, practice, and a good mentor. Over the course of 10 months, Pat Armstrong, will teach you all of this for 200 edible wild plants that grow in our bioregion through classroom and home study, two-hour plant walks, and by eating and preparing recipes with them every class!