Exploring our Natural Garden of Health
Dedicate this day to your continuing mastery of our medicinal plant world.
Sunday May 22nd 10 am – 5 pm walk with, study, listen and experience the wisdom that internationally recognized teacher 7Song will bring to our mountain. If you have come to an Herb Fair or have enjoyed identifying our regional plants and their uses; then this is an intensive learning day for you.
We will start by walking our woodsy medicinal plant rich farm. We will discuss ethical wild-crafting, botanical identification, medicine preparation, and clinical uses of the plants we see. We will cover how to make accurate plant species identification by looking at various plant structures, family characteristics and how to use a technical plant guide.
The last part of the day will be spent discussing, preparing and understanding how to make a variety of plant medicines. We will briefly cover the basics and delve into the more complicated aspects of this skill.
7Song is an herbalist, teacher and naturalist at home in Ithaca, NY. His impressive herbal medicine skill set includes clinical work, first aid, wild-crafting and botany. In 1992 he created the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine which he directs today. He is a founding member and Director of Holistic Medicine at the Ithaca Free Clinic where he has been an herbal practitioner since its opening in 2006. This all-volunteer, innovative clinic integrates herbalists, doctors, nurses, acupuncturists and other health care workers.
In his spare time 7Song chronicles for an online audience – in photographs and commentary --all manner of things that run, crawl, fly or photosynthesize.
Location: Laska’s Grove farm on Top of Allegheny Mountain, Bartow, WV
Time: 10 am – 5 pm with lunch and herbal teas
Cost: $75 for the day including lunch. There are limited scholarships available, message us for details.
Limited Space: We want to maximize the time 7Song has to answer questions and help each of us. If you are interested, contact us right away. Signup and payment will soon be online but be sure to reserve space today.
Suggested Botanical References: Weakley’s Flora 2015: Flora of the Southern Mid-Atlantic States
Download Weakley’s Flora here=http://www.herbarium.unc.edu/flora.htm