11 am – 4 pm
Instructors: Christine Cassella, Kara DePaul, & Jocelyn Kirkwood
$50 Registration includes take-home materials. Scholarships available
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Ever wonder how herbs can benefit your health and well-being but don’t know how to begin to incorporate them into your life? For beginners and herbal enthusiasts, we will cover some basic uses of common herbs growing in your yard and garden, different herbal preparations, and how to use herbs safely. Learn some of the history of herbal medicine and what roles herbs play in permaculture gardening, and engage your intuition and senses. Come learn how herbal medicine can be your guide in preventing and healing disease and how they can do the same in your garden. Come with curiosity and questions.
Topics include: Using herbs medicinally; Starting your own herbal apothecary; Herbal safety, Teas, infusions, decoctions; How to incorporate herbal food remedies into your meals; Medicinal plant garden tour; Herbal Medicine making: Oils, salves, tinctures and more!
Christine M. Cassella (Chardon, OH) is a biologist, community herbalist, and permaculturist on a mission to help people reconnect with the natural world. After spending her early career as a zoo biologist, Christine came to realize that she really needed to “be the change” and is now following her passion running a small herb farm and learning center called Light Footsteps in Chardon. Christine has been studying and connecting with nature since she was a young girl, but has studied herbalism more formally with teachers such as Rosemary Gladstar for the past 6 years. She received her PDC from Midwest Permaculture. Christine teaches classes, writes, and sells botanical wellness products to her community while helping to grow her family’s 23 acre permaculture homestead which houses chickens, bees, goats, and many medicinal plants.
Kara DePaul participated in Green Triangle’s 2012 PDC course and joined as a Board Member in 2013. While taking the course, she became immersed in the possibilities of patterns and design and how to bring these to life with her own life and communities. Afterwards, she participated in the planning and implementation of an educational walking trail at Rid-All Urban Agriculture site, designed to highlight and demonstrate pattern language and permaculture principles. An avid learner, observer and idea generator, she continues to explore the possibilities within patterns and the promotion of permaculture education. She also creates delightful and effective concoctions of lotions, balms, and body butters.
Jocelyn Kirkwood is a community herbalist and social justice activist from Cleveland, OH. Co-founder and herbalist at the Lake Effect Free Alternative Health Clinic. Jocelyn specializes in chronic conditions, harm reduction, first aid, LGBTQ health, and mental health. She is also a part of Gather ’round Farm–an urban permaculture garden in Cleveland, and gets great joy in growing and wild harvesting most of the herbs that she uses in her practice. Jocelyn loves connecting people with plants through the incredible world of herbal medicine and permaculture gardening. She began studying herbs formally in 2006 at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine where she completed the certificate programs and apprenticeship. She most recently studied with Ola Obasi at the Well of Indigenous Wisdom School in Pittsburgh, PA where she now resides. Jocelyn believes that people can be empowered in their health care through the use of herbal medicine.
Workshop registration investment includes the cost of take home materials. For more information please contact Josh Koppen at 216-952-8280 or firstname.lastname@example.org Green Triangle’s website at www.greentriangle.org. Scholarships available for residents of the Greater Buckeye neighborhoods- contact Diana at email@example.com for more info.
Dress appropriately for the weather! Workshop will happen RAIN or SHINE. Bring a smile, an open mind, boots, a sun hat, an umbrella, and a water bottle. Green Triangle will provide light snacks.
Free on-site parking.