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December 2018

Rituals of Respect: Creating Meaningful Practices in a Climate of Disconnection

December 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St Nw
Washington, District of Columbia 20012
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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 ways to forge connections to local plants and create thoughtful rituals based on respect for plants, cultures, and our own selves. We'll use the Winter Solstice as an example for creating ritual.

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February 2019

Rooting DC

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ron Brown College Prep High School, 4800 Meade St NE
Washington, DC 20019
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free

DC's annual free urban gardening event is coming soon! I'll be teaching two classes: Bioregional herbalism: local herbs for community health Herbs in Four Seasons I'll also be tabling with lots of locally grown herbs. There's SO MUCH going on at this event: tons of workshops, organization and farmer tables, old and new friends, fun for kids, etc. See you there!

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March 2019

Spring foraging walk

March 26 @ 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 that can be found in early spring. 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.…

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April 2019

Friend or Foe? Foraging and toxicity

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
$40

Join me at Fox Haven Farm to delve into the complexity of what it means for something to be edible or toxic - and the much bigger in-between! We’ll identify plant families and talk about the wide range of plants from delicious edibles to avoid-at-all-costs poisons. After lunch we’ll make herbal vinegars from the "friends" category.

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Home Apothecary Program

April 27 @ 10:00 am - November 2 @ 1:00 pm
common good city farm, V st NW and 3rd St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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$425

** the home apothecary program is full, but check out the community herbalism class, also happening at Common Good.   Little Red Bird Botanicals is teaming up with Common Good City Farm to offer an 8-month program about growing, harvesting, preparing, and using medicinal herbs. This 8-month herbal medicine program is a hands-on introduction to herbalism. Meeting once per month, participants will tend a garden together, explore the basic concepts of herbalism, and make lots of herbal preparations to bring…

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May 2019

Bitter AF: Herbal Bitters and Alcohol-Free Mixology

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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$38

Looking to do something fun Sunday with no hangover? Look no further! Come join us as we take you on a journey on how and why are bitters used in cocktails. Learn how to create them from local plants and how to use them in your own signature alcohol-free craft cocktail! Join Little Red Bird Botanicals and Lyly’s Kitchen for Bitters and Alcohol-Free Mixology 101, where we'll spend a creative afternoon learning, brewing, mixing, and mingling. First, herbalist and botanist…

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2019 Herbal CSA

May 13 @ 5:30 pm - November 18 @ 7:30 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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$250 - $450

The 2019 herbal CSA begins in May! CSA members become familiar with local medicinal plants through plant walks and workshops, learn how to make basic herbal preparations, and build up a home apothecary. This is a six-month program meeting one Monday evening per month. To learn more or to register, follow the link below or click the CSA tab on the top bar menu.

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June 2019

Community Herbalism six-week class

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - July 22 @ 9:00 pm
common good city farm, V st NW and 3rd St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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$325,

** Please note: this is a six-part class series held Monday eveings from 6-9pm in June and July.  Registering via the event page here will sign you up for all six classes.   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…

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Field botany class

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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$35 - $85

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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December 2019

Apothecary open hours

December 4 @ 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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