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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