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May 2018

Wild food, wild medicine: foraging walk in Takoma Park

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Corner of Maple Ave and Sligo Creek Parkway, Takoma Park MD

Come explore what amazing medicinal plants are growing in your neighborhood this season. Join Herbalist Holly Poole-Kavana and Naturopathic doctor Hanna Schmittat as they share their passion and knowledge in plant identification, medicinal properties of plants, and how to wild-craft safely and ethically. Tickets are based on a sliding scale through eventbrite (link below). Please decide which ticket type is comfortable for you. For more information about sliding scale considerations please visit www.littleredbirdbotanicals.com/consultation-fees but please note that the fees listed…

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Field botany class

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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$30 - $80

Learn the basics of plant identification with DC-based herbalist botanist, and forager Holly Poole-Kavana. This class will be taught in two sections: the morning will consist of an indoor presentation of the basic concepts of botany and the plant characteristics used in field identification, illustrated with close-up photographs. The afternoon will be spent outdoors observing real-life examples of the concepts from the morning presentation, learning to recognize common plant families, and practicing ID with a key. Some information about edibility…

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2018 Herbal CSA

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The 2018 herbal CSA begins in May 2018. This is a six-month program; members become familiar with local medicinal plants and build up a home apothecary. To learn more or to register, follow the link below.

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Botany for herbalists (May 23rd OR 24th in Charlottesville VA)

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sacred Plant Traditions
$70

(at Sacred Plant Traditions, Charlottesville VA) 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. Registration is required through Sacred Plant Traditions. There are two options: Wednesday May 23rd or Thursday May 24th (the same class two days in a row, NOT a two-part class).

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October 2018

Apothecary open hours

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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Come stock up on locally grown herbs or pick up a remedy for what ails you! I have lots of dried herbs, tinctures, vinegars, tea blends, oils, and salves.  Herbs in the apothecary are from my local gardens or respectfully wild-harvested. The apothecary is open to the public 4-7pm every week Wednesdays only. If you're unable to make these hours you may email to schedule a different time to come by. If you're looking for a specific herb it's always…

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Cultivating Rituals of Healing in a Climate of Disconnection

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
potters house dc, 1658 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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$5 - $20

Plants offer many ways to enrich our connection to nature and place, but it can be difficult to sort out meaningful practices in the context of commercialization, commodification, and cultural appropriation. Join local herbalist Holly Poole-Kavana to explore the creation of thoughtful rituals based on respect for plants, cultures, and our own selves.

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Fall foraging walk

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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sliding scale

Join herbalist and forager Holly Poole-Kavana for an exploration of the edible and medicinal plants of fall. We'll focus on plants that are common throughout the city so participants will learn to recognize the plants they see regularly. We'll discuss identifying, harvesting, preparing, and using plants for food and wellness support. Registration is required-- please use the link below. Tickets are based on a sliding scale-- please decide which ticket type is comfortable for you. For more information about sliding…

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November 2018

Apothecary open hours

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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Come stock up on locally grown herbs or pick up a remedy for what ails you! I have lots of dried herbs, tinctures, vinegars, tea blends, oils, and salves.  Herbs in the apothecary are from my local gardens or respectfully wild-harvested. The apothecary is open to the public 4-7pm every week Wednesdays only. If you're unable to make these hours you may email to schedule a different time to come by. If you're looking for a specific herb it's always…

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Apothecary open hours

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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Come stock up on locally grown herbs or pick up a remedy for what ails you! I have lots of dried herbs, tinctures, vinegars, tea blends, oils, and salves.  Herbs in the apothecary are from my local gardens or respectfully wild-harvested. The apothecary is open to the public 4-7pm every week Wednesdays only. If you're unable to make these hours you may email to schedule a different time to come by. If you're looking for a specific herb it's always…

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Winter wellness: warming, nourishing, and healing your way through the cold season

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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$75

Three local healers come together to share their strategies for staying healthy during the cold months. This class will include three 90 minute sessions and includes a homemade lunch. Session 1: Juju Harris of Nana Juju Rocks will lead a hands-on cooking demonstration while sharing her wisdom about using food to support winter health. We will prepare a meal together from a food-as-medicine perspective, discussing the ways food can nourish us and counteract the influences of the season. (Attendees, please…

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