Join local herbalist Heather Mashuga on a plant walk through Wilder Forest as you learn to identify local flora for their medicinal and health benefits. Discover how to incorporate the identified plants into your life, improving your overall health and well-being. Herbal medicine focuses on herbs to prevent and treat illness and promote health and has been used for centuries by diverse cultures such as Native Americans, China, India, and Nepal.
Each monthly plant walk will highlight different plants depending upon time of year, growth and the parts used from each plant. You will learn to make and decant tinctures (herbal remedies taken internally) as well as salves (topical, for use on such things as bee stings, rashes, and scratches), depending upon the plants available. Each month respectful harvesting of plants and plant parts will be reviewed, plus where to find seasonal plants and safe techniques for producing herbal remedies.
Students are reminded to dress for the weather and to plan on walking about 1.5 hours, with about an hour of inside class time. Class may be postponed if heavy rain.
Students to bring:
- Collecting bag
- Water bottle
This class will be repeated once a month for four months, focusing on different plants and herbal remedies. Interested students are encouraged to register for all classes. Additional class dates are:
- August 17
- September 21
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!