Events & classes

 

Field botany for herbalists

This full-day intensive will be held at Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, VA. A duplicate class will be held the next day (May 18th).

This class will cover the basics of plant identification with an emphasis on medicinal plants that grow in the Charlottesville area. Participants will learn how to identify plants from visual characteristics and how to recognize the area’s most common plant families.
When: Wed May 17 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sacred Plant Traditions, Charlottesville VA

Field botany for herbalists

This full-day intensive will be held at Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, VA. A duplicate class will be held the day before (May 17th).

This class will cover the basics of plant identification with an emphasis on medicinal plants that grow in the Charlottesville area. Participants will learn how to identify plants from visual characteristics and how to recognize the area’s most common plant families.
When: Thu May 18 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sacred Plant Traditions, Charlottesville VA

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 - Sat June 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

Garden botany

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

Please check again soon– events are updated regularly.

Want to host an event? I frequently do small workshops for organizations and groups of friends, neighbors, or co-workers. Please email me at littleredbirdbotanicals@gmail.com to arrange. Offerings include neighborhood plant walks, medicine making classes, or specific health topics chosen by the interested group.

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