Events & classes
Community Herbalism Class (six week series)
This class is intended for students who wish to understand the basics of community herbalsim (using easily-accessible plants within networks of friends, families, and other community groups). We will cover basics of herbal energetics, actions, and organ affinities; histories of herbal care; plant identification and wildcrafting; basic medicine-making; and, of course, detailed information about using a variety of local plants. We will focus on plants that already grow here and those that are easily cultivated by the beginner gardener. REGISTRATION REQUIRED at link given below.
When: Mon June 12 6:00 AM
- Mon July 17 9:00 PM
Where: Columbia Heights, DC
Plant walk: medicinal and edible herbs
Many of the weeds we pull from our gardens are medicinal and/or edible, and many of the plants we grow for food also have medicinal uses. Explore the possibilities on this walk through. We will focus on uses of common weeds and garden plants. This class is free, and registration opens two months before the class at the DC DPR link below. Please note: you will not see the class listed until early May, so mark your calendar and register then!
When: Wed July 5 6:30 PM
- 8:30 PM
This workshop will cover the basics of plant identification. Participants will learn which flower characteristics are important for using a botanical key and how to recognize the most common plant families in the DC area. RThis class is free, and registration opens two months before the class at the DC DPR link below. Please note: you will not see the class listed until June 1st, so mark your calendar and register then!
When: Mon July 31 6:30 PM
- 8:30 PM
Where: Deanwood Rec Center
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Want to host an event? I frequently do small workshops for organizations and groups of friends, neighbors, or co-workers. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange. Offerings include neighborhood plant walks, medicine making classes, or specific health topics chosen by the interested group.