Foraging & Wildcrafting Plant Walks. Apothecary & Herbalism. Folk Medicine Making. Kitchen & Gardening.
June 17, Monday 6-8:00pm. Herbal First Aid Basics. Join Lisa in her own gardens to learn plants and their uses in herbal first aid situations. Class will also discuss formulations, assessment and basic care of common injuries and illness. The Urban Ranch. Suggested donation $15.00 per person. Register HERE.
June 18, 6-8:30pm. Urban Foraging & Plant Walk. Join Lisa in Baxter Community Center’s Garden for a plant walk around the garden and surrounding neighborhood to be introduced to plants and “weeds” that can be used for food and herbal medicine. Class will also discuss identification, traditional uses and preparations of weeds and garden plants. Baxter Community Center Garden. Free.
June 27, Thursday 6-8:00. Wild & Weedy Summer Foraging Plant Walk on the Farm. Join longtime locavore, urban forager and herbalist Lisa Rose Starner to wander beyond the cultivated gardens of the Farm and explore the wild spaces of Trillium Haven. Participants will be introduced to high summer wild plant medicines that grow in Trillium’s ditches and hedgerow spaces. The focus will be on traditional uses of the plants as both food and medicine; and tips on harvesting, cooking and making herbal preparations will be shared. $15.00 per person. Trillium Haven Farm in Jenison (map). Register HERE.
Writing “The ReWilded Kitchen: A Forager’s Guide to Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Midwest” — to be released by Timber Press in 2014.
As with all my classes, you will acquire some basic folk medicine making skills, plant identification and gain a bit of foraging ethic to help you move forward in developing your own skills as a backyard herbalist and making your own home apothecary for you and your family.
Payment is requested at the time of your sign-up to ensure your spot. Creative financing is available for those who need it— please email or call to discuss options. Gift certificates can be used toward the course. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card.