Introductory Workshop on Making Medicine from Local Plants
How to use local domesticated and wild plants to help heal and enhance your health, and to have suggestions to offer others about how to do so will be the focus of a two hour workshop on Tuesday, March 19th starting at 7 pm at Northern Delights Coffeehouse in Hayfork. Susan Bower will overview how to identify, harvest, gather, prepare and store medicinal parts of herbs, crops, weeds, shrubs and trees. She has been doing this for decades in Trinity County. How to use these medicines will include introductions to: the healing properties of many plants; books, both general and specialized; the importance of mentors and listening; some ways to index what you learn in order to facilitate easy return to it; and rudimentary understanding of the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and illness. Susan will end with comments pulling these together into how to diagnose health problems and to determine what medicines to take and how. All are welcome.
An overview of this overview borrowed from Nathaniel Altman is:
Healing is more than eliminating disease symptom; it is a process of achieving wholeness, alignment, and enables us to express our unique potential more fully in our work, study, and relationships with ourselves and others. The healing journey not only helps us connect to our own inner rhythms, but also brings us closer to our spiritual nature and the world around us.