Join us for a day exploring the incredible world of medicinal plants. We will focusing on learning the basics of botany, in a practical and useful manner, and then doing wild medicinal plant identification out and about! The field day portion will be exactly that, outdoors exploring both cultivated and wild varieties of medicinal species, you'll get up close and personal learning many plants you can grow right at home! While out in the gardens we will learn identifying features and distinctions between various plants so you can hone your own plant ID skills, while learning many of the traditional medicinal uses of the plants. This is a great bridge between all those herbal books you've been reading and getting out there to connect with the plants themselves!
Details: Class is Rain or shine Lunch is a potluck, please bring a dish to share Please come prepared to be outdoors with appropriate and comfortable clothing
Plants have powerful healing properties. They cultivate the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Plant medicine allows people and communities to have more control over our own health and healing and deepens our relationships with the plants around us. These underlying values have informed Holly’s journey as an herbalist and medicine maker. Holly was a budding botanist at a young age, and followed her interest to earn a BS in botany from Cornell University. She started studying herbal medicine in 2005 at the Pacific School of Herbal Medicine in Oakland, CA after her experiences with health care work led her to seek out new option for healing. She went on to apprentice with herbalist 7song at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, participating in medicine making, free clinic consultations, and wildcrafting in addition to classroom learning. She also completed the Sacred Plant Traditions Clinic II program in which student herbalists see clients in a free clinic under the supervision of experienced mentors. In addition to her work as an herbalist, Holly is employed as a wellness and nutrition educator and birth assistant. She has been a labor doula since 2007 and has experience with many aspects of clinical support in a nurse-based practice. Holly is deeply committed to growing the herbs she uses in her practice and herbal CSA. She is able to tailor herbal remedies specifically for each individual from high quality locally grown and wild-harvested herbs. She is committed to growing and gathering herbs in ways that protects the futures of the plants she uses and the places they grow.
PLEASE BRING A COPY OF NEWCOMBS WILDFLOWER GUIDE - get from your library, amazon - if possible!
Cost: $50 Register Today! Registrations on non-refundable but are transferable at equal value.
Directions Centro Ashé is open to the public during scheduled events only. 1620 Chester Avenue Bryans Road, Md 20616
Directions from the D.C. area Take the Capital Beltway (I-495/95 S) or I-295 going south. From I-295 take exit 1A onto I-95 N/I-495 N/MD-210 toward Baltimore, follow signs for MD-210 S/Indian Head Hwy. From the Beltway, take exit 3 onto MD-210 S/Indian Head Hwy and go 12.5 miles. Take right on Maryland 227 W (Marshall Hall Road) go 4.3 miles. Take a left on River Road go 1.2 miles, take a left on Chester Ave and go .1 miles - the farm will be on your left.
Directions from Route 301, Crain Highway From Waldorf, turn onto Route 228 and follow seven miles to the end. Turn left (south) onto Indian Head Highway and go 4 miles. Take right on Maryland 227 W (Marshall Hall Road) go 4.3 miles. Take a left on River Road go 1.2 miles, take a left on Chester Ave and go .1 miles - the farm will be on your left.
Public Transportation from DC: Public buses do run to and from Bryans Road on a regular but somewhat limited basis. If you plan to take the bus to one of our events we are able to help arrange you a ride down the road to our farm from the bus stop.
At Centro Ashé Herbs & Education we are grateful to build cooperatively to keep the knowledge of our food, herbal medicine, seeds, and our healing traditions alive and vital within our communities. Our belief is that plant medicine is the people's medicine, everyone of us comes from a lineage of plant people, and this knowledge is our birthright.
We are a community rooted educational center based outside Washington DC and the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica. Our goal is to keep our classes inspiring, useful, affordable & accessible while honoring the time, energy, and knowledge our teachers come to share. Centro Ashé programs act as catalysts to build community, land-based, and traditional knowledge. We celebrate the richness and diversity of folk herbalism across cultures while providing supportive and practical knowledge. We honor the incredible knowledge present within our communities and our teachers are all local herbalists, farmers, and plant people in the communities we work, the knowledge is right here!
Centro Ashé programs are a reflection of and supported by our community, and so it is with true gratitude we thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to building with you!