Community Herbalism Course

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Location

Common Good City Farm

300 V Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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No Refunds

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Description

The 6-week long Community Herbalism class is intended for students who wish to understand the basics of using easily-accessible plants within networks of friends, families, and other community groups. We will develop an understanding of community herbalism in the context of our cultures, histories, and personal relationships to plants. Topics include herbal energetics, actions, and organ affinities; support for specific body systems; plant identification and wildcrafting; basic medicine-making; and, of course, detailed information about using a variety of local plants. We will focus on plants that already grow here and those that are easily cultivated by the beginner gardener. Class format includes lecture/discussion, outdoor plant walk, and hands-on medicine-making. Each participant is encouraged to develop a relationship with a specific plant of their choosing through the six weeks of the program, and we will end with a plant-based ceremony to celebrate the relationships we have formed.


The details:

Class will be held one Monday per week from 6 to 9 pm at Common Good City Farm in LeDroit Park. Classes will be outside on the farm, rain or shine (there is a pavilion on-site for shelter). In case of inclement weather, the class may be moved to St. George's Church and students will be notified by the instructor.


Class will be held on the following dates:

Mondays 6 - 9 pm

June 3

June 10

June 24

July 1

July 15

July 22

The Teacher:

Holly Poole-Kavana of Little Red Bird Botanicals practices as a clinical herbalist, grower, and medicine-maker in Washington DC, where her passion is connecting people to local plants. She holds a BS in botany from Cornell University from 2000 and began her herbal studies at the Pacific School of Herbal Medicine in 2005. She apprenticed with herbalist 7song, and completed the Clinic II mentorship program at Sacred Plant Traditions before starting a clinical practice in 2011. Her business, Little Red Bird Botanicals, has offered an herbal CSA since 2010. Holly also works as a midwife's assistant in the DC metro area.


Scholarships:

Please email Josephine Chu at josephine@commongoodcityfarm.org if you have any questions about this program. Two full scholarships and several 50% scholarships are available for income qualifying residents. To apply, please see here: https://forms.gle/GuhCMd4bgdH2LXxw7

Scholarship applications require proof of income and are due by Wednesday, May 1.

Photo Credit: Joey Gannon | CC BY SA 2.0

Location

Common Good City Farm

300 V Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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