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October 2018

Cultivating Rituals of Healing in a Climate of Disconnection

October 16, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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December 2018

Potters House holiday market

December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - December 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
potters house dc, 1658 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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The Potters House, DC's local progressive bookstore, is holding a holiday artists market December 15th (9 to 6) and 16th (9 to 5). Come on by and pick up some herbal gifts!

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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

Apothecary open hours

March 20 @ 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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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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