Rodney Webb, local mushroom grower, will present mushrooms for medicinal use including shiitake, oyster, turkeytail, reishi, chaga, maitake, hoof conk, woodear, and lion’s mane.
All of these can be found wild or cultivated locally. Mushroom teas will be available to sample, then we head outside for the hands-on project of learning to inoculate logs with mushrooms spores.
Consider work clothes and gloves for this outdoor project class.
Class fee of $45 includes one approximately 4′ log inoculated with shiitake spore, which should bear several times per year for about 4-5 years. More logs may be available for purchase at $10 each by ordering ahead.
SAFETY NOTE: this is NOT a wild mushroom ID class.
Participation limited to 16 students.
To reserve your space click “tickets” and register now.
Explore Camellia sinensis (aka “Tea”) as an herbal ally for increasing optimal wellness.
Each type of tea – white, green, oolong, black, an hei cha or dark tea – will be explored through tasting, while discussing their unique chemical constituents and energetics in the body.
We will also cover brewing instructions, specific remedies, seasonal affinities, recipes, and herbal combinations.
Tickets are $15, for wonderful instruction, stories, and a bottomless cup of tea.
Space is limited, ticket purchase via Paypal secures a spot. (Click the red “Tickets” button in the right, top corner.)
Guided by Sumitra Daragon, of Panther Moon Tea Co. and the Tea Friendship Caravan, and HERBalachia herb school faculty member.
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Stephen Steffan will be offering T’ai Chi Chih on the lawn at Appalachian Acupuncture on Saturday, August 19th from 9 – 10 am
This is a free, guided practice, suitable enough for anyone to follow. Make this your day to enjoy T’ai Chi Chih and then stay for Self Care Saturday, for a free Chair Massage and a Tea Tasting.
FREE: Please visit our Facebook Event Page and click “Going” to RSVP.
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At the end of the week, do you look back and realize you’re exhausted?
Have you slept when you needed to, eaten well to fuel your body, taken a moment for tea and stillness, or did you run around checking off all the obligations only to find yourself last on the list?
It’s not easy to keep up the pace.
That why Appalachian Acupuncture wants to invite you to join our Healing Practitioners for Self Care Saturday on August 19th from 10-2.
Free chair massage will be offered, as well as a tea tasting for you to sample. Take a few moments of your week for you! Come see us on Self Care Saturday.
FREE: Please visit our Facebook Event Page and click “Going” to RSVP.
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Join Abby Artemisia, HERBalachia faculty member, in a two-part class along the beautiful Nolichucky River.
PLANT ID WALK:
This hands-on class starts out with a gentle stroll introducing you to native plants in our Appalachian region. We will discuss the medicinal value of the plants along with the parts used in medicine making, ethical harvesting, and identification tips. Please bring a journal for notes, comfortable walking shoes, water, and rain gear.
CREATE MAKE-AND-TAKE SALVE:
Start your own herbal medicine cabinet with this hands-on aspect of our workshop. Abby will teach you about the ingredients and methods for making herbal oils and salves and their various uses. There’s a lot more than you might think, from culinary or therapeutic, to cosmetic. These could make a great homemade gift, too. You will go home with a salve you helped create and empowered with the knowledge to make your own salves with an understanding of local plants and their medicinal uses along with a detailed handout with instructions and recipes. Please bring a container to place your salve in.
* Learn local plants and their medicinal uses
* Learn to make herbal salves and oils for healing scrapes, bites, and burns
* Learn which work best for tension, pain, dryness, and swelling
Cost is $40, and class is full at 15 participants.
Space is limited to the first 15 *registered*. Please make sure you register by clicking “Tickets” here on the event page.
Registration cutoff is 3 pm on Friday, August 18th. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
Meet HERBalachia’s Instructors Abby Artemisia
Botanist, Herbalist, and Professional Forager, Abby Artemisia, was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she spent her free time climbing trees and creek wandering. This is where her love of nature began. Her love of plants had a diverse foundation from apprenticeships on organic farms on the west coast and in the Midwest, to a bachelor’s degree in Botany from Miami University and an apprenticeship in herbalism, along with owning and operating her own tea business.
After visiting Pisgah National Forest, she fell in love with the biodiversity of the southeast. Now she teaches at various venues and conferences around the country, about plant identification, the importance of native plants, and how to work with plants for food and herbal remedies.
Her favorite thing to do is to take people out in the woods and teach them about the plants growing right outside their door or in the woods down the street. Abby is the founder of the WANDER School, (the Wild Artemisia Nature Discovery, Empowerment, and Reconnection School), whose mission is to inspire a reconnection with nature to empower a healthier world with many stewards.
Through the school, Abby offers a seasonal Wild Apprenticeship Program of wildcrafting/foraging and herbal medicine making, customizable workshops, and botanical property surveys.
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Join local herbalists, Lesley Setchim and Camille Cody in a beneficial hands-on make and take workshop introducing you to two popular and easy to make at home drinks, Kombucha and Fire Cider.
Learn how they promote healthy digestion, boost immunity and metabolism, and warm your inner fire. They will share their understanding of the history and culture of these ancient drinks, the nutritional values, uses, methods, and different varieties that you can choose to create.
You will be supplied:
– a written guide to take home that will walk you through the steps of completing and sustaining your batches of these powerfully healthy drinks
– A SCOBY and starter liquid to start your own Kombucha batch at home
– A created batch of Fire Cider to continue at home
** Please bring two additional quart mason jars with lids, a journal, and writing tool.
Cost is $30, the class is full at 15 participants.
Ticket purchase via Paypal secures a spot. (click “Find Tickets”)
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Join Melissa Hite for a guided meditation through the chakra system. Singing bowls will be used to tap deeper into each one of the 7 chakras, facilitating ease and balance.
This is a free event, but reservations are required.
Limited space for 14
RSVP by clicking GOING on our Facebook Event.
An additional session will be added if necessary.
For more information, contact Melissa Hite at 423-341-5476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us as we shine the spotlight on some of our favorite local talented makers! We love supporting local all year, especially during the holidays!
Our collection of artisans will feature handmade, unique, heart-crafted art, herbal, and health treasures.
Come share some early holiday cheer with us!