Join local Herbalists, Growers and Nutrition Practitioners in a day of herbal learning.
Topics covered include native plant identification during Woodland Plant Walk & Prairie Hike, native medicinals, edible weeds, medicinal herb gardening and tea gardens,herbal health for families, food as medicine, whole body healing, botanical illustration, tincture making, salve making, tea blends, fermented herbal sodas, meditation and much more. An organic salad luncheon will be provided with local greens and wild greens.
Crystal Stevens, Kristine Brown, Rebekkah Dawn, Amanda Canete, Colleen Smith, Sam Stolle, Lety Murphy
Crystal Stevens received her Master Materia Medica from ACHS and has been teaching herbal workshops for over a decade and co-manages La Vista CSA Farm. She trained at the Healing Arts Center as a Massage Therapist and received her Reiki Mastery there as well. She is a blogger for Mother Earth News and contributes to Overgrow the System, Free Range Child, Permaculture Magzine, Grit Magazine, The Healthy Planet and FEAST Magazine. Her book, Grow Create Inspire will be published this fall by New Society Publishers. Crystal is passionate about edible landscaping, wild harvesting, edible weeds, composting, companion planting and spending time with her family in nature. Grow Create Inspire has many resources for the local community. La Vista Farm is a great local source for produce grown without pesticides.
Kristine Brown is a practicing community herbalist, wife and currently homeschooling 2 of her children. Her formal studies began with Rosemary Gladstar of Sage Mountain and have been ongoing ever since. In April 2015 she began a mentorship with Leslie Alexander, PhD., RH (AHG). She writes the popular monthly children’s herbal PDF publication Herbal Roots zine, offers an herbal product line through her website, does consultations, teaches medicine making classes and runs a monthly herbal study group, focusing mainly on locally found herbs, enabling the community to take control of growing and wild crafting their own medicine. She also has also developed a herbal goat milk soap and herbal product health care line, The Smelly Gypsy, which can be found online, in local stores and at various festivals throughout the year.
Rebekah Dawn has been making and using Simple plant medicine for 20 years, learning with fellow students everywhere she goes. She has apprenticed with Susun Weed and has had the opportunity to learn from many amazing teachers. Rebekah lives at Labyrinth Gardens, a United Plant Savers botanical sanctuary, with her family where she offers plant walks, medicine making classes, drum circles, and Friend’s meetings. Rebekah has a special interest in End of Life care. She is an artist who sculpts clay using inspiration from nature and from plant medicine.
Colleen Smith currently lives in the Ozark hill land of Missouri, near the head waters of the Courtois Creek. She home schools her three daughters while gardening and wild-crafting a wide variety of plants. Colleen owns a small local business that offer handcrafted teas, salves, and essential oil blends. She also offers land consultations, workshops, and plant walks. Colleen is constantly reminded of the abundance the Earth provides for us all. She has a degree in horticulture and studied herbalism in Silver city New Mexico for four years. She continues to educate herself through books, lectures, and experiences. Her goal is to bring plant power to the people and develop a consciousness of land stewardship in The Ozark Region.
Lety Murphy is a Labor Doula & Certified Childbirth Educator, Lactation specialist, Certified Aromatherapist & Herbalist. She has studied holistic living, healing, nutrition, herbal medicine and aromatherapy for many years. In addition, Lety is the creator of two online courses called Sacred Scent- online Aromatherapy courses and Sacred Tea. She also is the owner of a Peacefulheart Essence- Herbals & Aromatherapy. She holds a a Masters degree in Public Administration & Policy Analysis-emphasis in health care policy with an Undergraduate in Sociology and is currently studying to become a Holistic Nurse. Now her mission is to help people (mostly women of childbearing age through menopause) through consultation, product & supplement creation and referrals, support and education.
WHEN: Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM (CDT) – Add to Calendar
WHERE: The Nature Institute – 2121 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey, IL 62035
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