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Edible & Medicinal Herb Walk


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Everyday Herbalism Workshop Series –
Easy & Affordable Ways To Nourish & Heal With Herbs Daily
healthywomenhealthycommunitiesBrought to you by the Nelson Women’s Centre and the Kootenay School of Herbal Medicine as part of the Healthy Women, Healthy Communities Workshop Series.

We believe that everyone can learn how to identify, ethically harvest and then, safely use at least a couple of local herbs and mushrooms. And we’d love to show you how.

From these three workshops, you’ll learn how to :
Use local herbs to heal and thrive as food, medicine and teacher
Cook with wild foods to add superior nutrition and incredible flavours to your food
Experiences from 1 new father about how he supported his partner’s pregnancy and birth using herbal remedies
Tips to identifying local herbs and which wild Spring greens to eat
Combine local herbs to deeply relax your body, mind and spirit so you can feel the peace in your heart
Have a deeper and more intimate connection with Nature and the plant world all around you
Cost: All workshops are By-Donation with a suggested donation of $5-10 per workshop. No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.

All profits will go to the Nelson Women’s Center.

Workshop #4 – Edible & Medicinal Herb Walk
Weds. May 2, 2018

6 – 8 pm

There are so many edible and medicinal plants growing around Nelson… even right around the Womens’ Ctr.

twisted stalk in berryBut herbs take many forms, many shapes and they aren’t always unrecognizable. Sometimes it’s due to its stage of growth and sometimes they look funny because of weather or soil conditions. And herb books don’t always lead you in the right direction.

It’s actually an enormous help to have an experienced guide to ask questions. Because you want to feel confident about your identification skills – especially if you’re going to nibble or forage.

From this herb walk, you’ll learn:

8-12 local edible and/or medicinal that you’ll be able to harvest all Spring
the folk names and the scientific names to help you be crystal clear about what you’re harvesting
stories of all sorts about these potent green allies, from mythical origin tales to chemical constituents to actual experiences of healing with these herbs
Bring your questions, your favourite plant i.d. book and your heart’s curiosity … and you’ll be happy you did