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Herbal Actions- Aromatics

June 9th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Do you love being around plants and learning about all they have to offer? Are you a budding herbalist hoping to enter deeper into your knowledge? In this series I'll be focusing on herbal actions from a Western Herbalist perspective. Although we will focus on a particular action each class, most herbs have multiple actions, and we have multiple ways of using and understanding them. In each class we will focus on a few plants that excel at the action we are studying and many other actions and ways of thinking about plants will come up in the process. I invite you to come explore in a beautiful space where questions are always welcomed, and personal interaction with the herbs in several different forms is prioritized.

Aromatic herbs include any herb with a strong aroma. Often we think of the flower parts of the plant as having the strongest smell, but many medicinal herbs have strong volatile oils in the leaves, roots or bark. Think of all the culinary herbs(rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, etc), or something like sassafras root and you’ll have plenty of examples. In this class we will explore the ways we use aromatic herbs from a Western Herbalism perspective. Simply stated: aromatic herbs help break up congestion and are often topically antimicrobial. Respiratory congestion, indigestion, stagnation in the mind or body can all be helped by understanding aromatics and supporting our natural body processes. But we won’t talk about herbs in the same way we talk about drugs. There is an innate wisdom to the body, and so we look to see why something is happening, and how to support it. We will talk about when it’s appropriate to use this action, how to balance this action if needed and why your body might be reacting the way it does in so many of these situations. As always we will be tasting, smelling, feeling, picking, processing, or sitting with plants that exemplify this action as part of how we learn and internalize this information. The cost of this single class is $35. Discounted 4-class package is $115

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We are closed for the 2018 nursery season. We will still have workshops and events in the garden thru October. 

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