Classes

The Resiliency Institute offers courses, classes and events that empower people to live, grow, and build resilient lifestyles, landscapes and communities. Take courses like Permaculture Forest Gardener, Bioregional Herbalism, and Edible Wild Plants. Join us for Nature Rx with Shinrin-yoku/Forest Therapy, and Forest Yoga. Women can connect monthly during WILD Woman Project Circles. Find us throughout the Chicagoland area speaking and exhibiting about fruit tree guilds, permaculture, growing food security, renewable energy, and resiliency. Enjoy opportunities to connect at our plant sales, Permablitzs, potlucks, fundraisers and more.

Jul
14
Sun
Permaculture Forest Gardener Course 2019
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Course is Closed. Subscribe on the right to be notified of 2020 Course

The Resiliency Institute Permaculture Forest Gardener Series meets 9:00 am -12:00pm one Sunday a month for 8 months, beginning February 10, 2019.

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines,Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

The Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden, designed & installed by The Resiliency Institute volunteers on The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm beginning in 2013, will be the outdoor classroom where you will gain hands-on experience with:

  1. Site & Human systems Assessment
  2. Plant Selection & Installation
  3. Maintenance:  Weeding, Watering, Fertilizing
  4. Harvesting & Preparation (Food, medicine, value add products)
  5. Preservation
  6. Hibernation/Composting/Mulching – closing the loop

INSTRUCTOR:  Jodi Trendler, Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Resiliency Institute


DATES & TIME:  2020 DATES COMING 11/2019!
9:00 am – 12:00pm
SUNDAYS   2/10    3/10    4/14   5/5   6/9   7/14   No August    9/8     10/6   11/10

Plan to attend all classes. No make up classes will be offered.


SUGGESTED MATERIALS:

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren
(eBook available here)

The Permaculture Garden by Graham Bell  (available from instructor)

Gaia’s Garden  by Toby Hemenway

Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide by Aranya


FEE
includes all supplies and take-home materials

Early Bird until October 14th     $325 check/$335 PayPal

Regular 10/14 – 12/30   $375 check/$385 PayPal

Late 1/1 – 1/30   $425 check/$440 PayPal

 

Jul
21
Sun
Bioregional Herbalism Course 2019
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

New START DATE – MARCH 17th

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November 2019.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Discover how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

During each Sunday class, discover several plants in depth, learn introductory health care topics and body systems, and make 1-2 herbal preparations. The day is divided among lecture and discussion, hands-on practice with harvesting and making remedies, walks to meet plants in their homes, and time to cultivate and reconnect with nature’s wisdom.

Our Bioregional Herbalism Course will empower you with nourishing herbal knowledge, the skills to experience the world in a new way, and the beginning of a personal herbal apothecary!

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

Class size is limited to 15 students


ellyn-schmitz

Instructor: Ellyn Schmitz has studied for over 20 years with Tom Brown Jr., a world-renowned tracker and wilderness survival expert, who was taught the ancient arts of living close to the earth by a Lipan Apache medicine man. She continuously studies with numerous edible and medicinal plant experts including, Karen Sherwood, Kathleen Wildwood, Richo Cech, Paul Bergner, Matthew Wood, Christopher Hobbs, 7Song, and others.

She is a member of the Keepers of the Plant Wisdom Medicine Society, has served on the board of directors for Medicine Waters Conservancy since 2001, and actively participates in United Plant Savers herbal conferences. Ellyn holds certificates from the Resiliency Institute in Edible Wild Plants and Bioregional Herbalism.


DATES & TIMES: 2020 DATES ANNOUNCED 12/2019!

2019 Course FULL & Closed

Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 17    April 28     May 19     June 16    July 21     Aug 18     Sep 15     Oct  13    Nov 3

Plan to attend all classes. No make-up classes will be offered.


COURSE FEE: includes all materials and supplies

$865 check / $895 PayPal

 

Aug
18
Sun
Bioregional Herbalism Course 2019
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

New START DATE – MARCH 17th

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November 2019.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Discover how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

During each Sunday class, discover several plants in depth, learn introductory health care topics and body systems, and make 1-2 herbal preparations. The day is divided among lecture and discussion, hands-on practice with harvesting and making remedies, walks to meet plants in their homes, and time to cultivate and reconnect with nature’s wisdom.

Our Bioregional Herbalism Course will empower you with nourishing herbal knowledge, the skills to experience the world in a new way, and the beginning of a personal herbal apothecary!

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

Class size is limited to 15 students


ellyn-schmitz

Instructor: Ellyn Schmitz has studied for over 20 years with Tom Brown Jr., a world-renowned tracker and wilderness survival expert, who was taught the ancient arts of living close to the earth by a Lipan Apache medicine man. She continuously studies with numerous edible and medicinal plant experts including, Karen Sherwood, Kathleen Wildwood, Richo Cech, Paul Bergner, Matthew Wood, Christopher Hobbs, 7Song, and others.

She is a member of the Keepers of the Plant Wisdom Medicine Society, has served on the board of directors for Medicine Waters Conservancy since 2001, and actively participates in United Plant Savers herbal conferences. Ellyn holds certificates from the Resiliency Institute in Edible Wild Plants and Bioregional Herbalism.


DATES & TIMES: 2020 DATES ANNOUNCED 12/2019!

2019 Course FULL & Closed

Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 17    April 28     May 19     June 16    July 21     Aug 18     Sep 15     Oct  13    Nov 3

Plan to attend all classes. No make-up classes will be offered.


COURSE FEE: includes all materials and supplies

$865 check / $895 PayPal

 

Sep
8
Sun
Permaculture Forest Gardener Course 2019
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Course is Closed. Subscribe on the right to be notified of 2020 Course

The Resiliency Institute Permaculture Forest Gardener Series meets 9:00 am -12:00pm one Sunday a month for 8 months, beginning February 10, 2019.

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines,Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

The Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden, designed & installed by The Resiliency Institute volunteers on The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm beginning in 2013, will be the outdoor classroom where you will gain hands-on experience with:

  1. Site & Human systems Assessment
  2. Plant Selection & Installation
  3. Maintenance:  Weeding, Watering, Fertilizing
  4. Harvesting & Preparation (Food, medicine, value add products)
  5. Preservation
  6. Hibernation/Composting/Mulching – closing the loop

INSTRUCTOR:  Jodi Trendler, Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Resiliency Institute


DATES & TIME:  2020 DATES COMING 11/2019!
9:00 am – 12:00pm
SUNDAYS   2/10    3/10    4/14   5/5   6/9   7/14   No August    9/8     10/6   11/10

Plan to attend all classes. No make up classes will be offered.


SUGGESTED MATERIALS:

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren
(eBook available here)

The Permaculture Garden by Graham Bell  (available from instructor)

Gaia’s Garden  by Toby Hemenway

Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide by Aranya


FEE
includes all supplies and take-home materials

Early Bird until October 14th     $325 check/$335 PayPal

Regular 10/14 – 12/30   $375 check/$385 PayPal

Late 1/1 – 1/30   $425 check/$440 PayPal

 

Sep
15
Sun
Bioregional Herbalism Course 2019
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

New START DATE – MARCH 17th

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November 2019.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Discover how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

During each Sunday class, discover several plants in depth, learn introductory health care topics and body systems, and make 1-2 herbal preparations. The day is divided among lecture and discussion, hands-on practice with harvesting and making remedies, walks to meet plants in their homes, and time to cultivate and reconnect with nature’s wisdom.

Our Bioregional Herbalism Course will empower you with nourishing herbal knowledge, the skills to experience the world in a new way, and the beginning of a personal herbal apothecary!

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

Class size is limited to 15 students


ellyn-schmitz

Instructor: Ellyn Schmitz has studied for over 20 years with Tom Brown Jr., a world-renowned tracker and wilderness survival expert, who was taught the ancient arts of living close to the earth by a Lipan Apache medicine man. She continuously studies with numerous edible and medicinal plant experts including, Karen Sherwood, Kathleen Wildwood, Richo Cech, Paul Bergner, Matthew Wood, Christopher Hobbs, 7Song, and others.

She is a member of the Keepers of the Plant Wisdom Medicine Society, has served on the board of directors for Medicine Waters Conservancy since 2001, and actively participates in United Plant Savers herbal conferences. Ellyn holds certificates from the Resiliency Institute in Edible Wild Plants and Bioregional Herbalism.


DATES & TIMES: 2020 DATES ANNOUNCED 12/2019!

2019 Course FULL & Closed

Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 17    April 28     May 19     June 16    July 21     Aug 18     Sep 15     Oct  13    Nov 3

Plan to attend all classes. No make-up classes will be offered.


COURSE FEE: includes all materials and supplies

$865 check / $895 PayPal

 

Oct
6
Sun
Permaculture Forest Gardener Course 2019
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Course is Closed. Subscribe on the right to be notified of 2020 Course

The Resiliency Institute Permaculture Forest Gardener Series meets 9:00 am -12:00pm one Sunday a month for 8 months, beginning February 10, 2019.

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines,Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

The Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden, designed & installed by The Resiliency Institute volunteers on The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm beginning in 2013, will be the outdoor classroom where you will gain hands-on experience with:

  1. Site & Human systems Assessment
  2. Plant Selection & Installation
  3. Maintenance:  Weeding, Watering, Fertilizing
  4. Harvesting & Preparation (Food, medicine, value add products)
  5. Preservation
  6. Hibernation/Composting/Mulching – closing the loop

INSTRUCTOR:  Jodi Trendler, Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Resiliency Institute


DATES & TIME:  2020 DATES COMING 11/2019!
9:00 am – 12:00pm
SUNDAYS   2/10    3/10    4/14   5/5   6/9   7/14   No August    9/8     10/6   11/10

Plan to attend all classes. No make up classes will be offered.


SUGGESTED MATERIALS:

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren
(eBook available here)

The Permaculture Garden by Graham Bell  (available from instructor)

Gaia’s Garden  by Toby Hemenway

Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide by Aranya


FEE
includes all supplies and take-home materials

Early Bird until October 14th     $325 check/$335 PayPal

Regular 10/14 – 12/30   $375 check/$385 PayPal

Late 1/1 – 1/30   $425 check/$440 PayPal

 

Oct
13
Sun
Bioregional Herbalism Course 2019
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

New START DATE – MARCH 17th

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November 2019.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Discover how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

During each Sunday class, discover several plants in depth, learn introductory health care topics and body systems, and make 1-2 herbal preparations. The day is divided among lecture and discussion, hands-on practice with harvesting and making remedies, walks to meet plants in their homes, and time to cultivate and reconnect with nature’s wisdom.

Our Bioregional Herbalism Course will empower you with nourishing herbal knowledge, the skills to experience the world in a new way, and the beginning of a personal herbal apothecary!

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

Class size is limited to 15 students


ellyn-schmitz

Instructor: Ellyn Schmitz has studied for over 20 years with Tom Brown Jr., a world-renowned tracker and wilderness survival expert, who was taught the ancient arts of living close to the earth by a Lipan Apache medicine man. She continuously studies with numerous edible and medicinal plant experts including, Karen Sherwood, Kathleen Wildwood, Richo Cech, Paul Bergner, Matthew Wood, Christopher Hobbs, 7Song, and others.

She is a member of the Keepers of the Plant Wisdom Medicine Society, has served on the board of directors for Medicine Waters Conservancy since 2001, and actively participates in United Plant Savers herbal conferences. Ellyn holds certificates from the Resiliency Institute in Edible Wild Plants and Bioregional Herbalism.


DATES & TIMES: 2020 DATES ANNOUNCED 12/2019!

2019 Course FULL & Closed

Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 17    April 28     May 19     June 16    July 21     Aug 18     Sep 15     Oct  13    Nov 3

Plan to attend all classes. No make-up classes will be offered.


COURSE FEE: includes all materials and supplies

$865 check / $895 PayPal

 

Nov
3
Sun
Bioregional Herbalism Course 2019
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

New START DATE – MARCH 17th

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November 2019.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Discover how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

During each Sunday class, discover several plants in depth, learn introductory health care topics and body systems, and make 1-2 herbal preparations. The day is divided among lecture and discussion, hands-on practice with harvesting and making remedies, walks to meet plants in their homes, and time to cultivate and reconnect with nature’s wisdom.

Our Bioregional Herbalism Course will empower you with nourishing herbal knowledge, the skills to experience the world in a new way, and the beginning of a personal herbal apothecary!

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

Class size is limited to 15 students


ellyn-schmitz

Instructor: Ellyn Schmitz has studied for over 20 years with Tom Brown Jr., a world-renowned tracker and wilderness survival expert, who was taught the ancient arts of living close to the earth by a Lipan Apache medicine man. She continuously studies with numerous edible and medicinal plant experts including, Karen Sherwood, Kathleen Wildwood, Richo Cech, Paul Bergner, Matthew Wood, Christopher Hobbs, 7Song, and others.

She is a member of the Keepers of the Plant Wisdom Medicine Society, has served on the board of directors for Medicine Waters Conservancy since 2001, and actively participates in United Plant Savers herbal conferences. Ellyn holds certificates from the Resiliency Institute in Edible Wild Plants and Bioregional Herbalism.


DATES & TIMES: 2020 DATES ANNOUNCED 12/2019!

2019 Course FULL & Closed

Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 17    April 28     May 19     June 16    July 21     Aug 18     Sep 15     Oct  13    Nov 3

Plan to attend all classes. No make-up classes will be offered.


COURSE FEE: includes all materials and supplies

$865 check / $895 PayPal

 

Nov
10
Sun
Permaculture Forest Gardener Course 2019
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Course is Closed. Subscribe on the right to be notified of 2020 Course

The Resiliency Institute Permaculture Forest Gardener Series meets 9:00 am -12:00pm one Sunday a month for 8 months, beginning February 10, 2019.

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines,Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

The Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden, designed & installed by The Resiliency Institute volunteers on The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm beginning in 2013, will be the outdoor classroom where you will gain hands-on experience with:

  1. Site & Human systems Assessment
  2. Plant Selection & Installation
  3. Maintenance:  Weeding, Watering, Fertilizing
  4. Harvesting & Preparation (Food, medicine, value add products)
  5. Preservation
  6. Hibernation/Composting/Mulching – closing the loop

INSTRUCTOR:  Jodi Trendler, Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Resiliency Institute


DATES & TIME:  2020 DATES COMING 11/2019!
9:00 am – 12:00pm
SUNDAYS   2/10    3/10    4/14   5/5   6/9   7/14   No August    9/8     10/6   11/10

Plan to attend all classes. No make up classes will be offered.


SUGGESTED MATERIALS:

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren
(eBook available here)

The Permaculture Garden by Graham Bell  (available from instructor)

Gaia’s Garden  by Toby Hemenway

Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide by Aranya


FEE
includes all supplies and take-home materials

Early Bird until October 14th     $325 check/$335 PayPal

Regular 10/14 – 12/30   $375 check/$385 PayPal

Late 1/1 – 1/30   $425 check/$440 PayPal