BIOREGIONAL MEDICINE CABINET
with Janet Kent
We are fortunate to live in one of the most ecologically diverse regions on the continent. Our temperate climate allows us to grow many of the medicinal plants we cannot find in the wild. With this vast natural apothecary to draw from, we can create our own comprehensive medicine cabinet.
In this class, we will cover plant medicines and preparations for a variety of everyday health concerns. We will discuss herbal remedies for colds and other infections, earaches, burns, cuts, cramps, muscle aches, sprains, mood support, hangovers and more. We will cover plant identification, wild harvesting, cultivation and medicine making for building your own herbal medicine cabinet. Stay out of the drugstore and in the wilds.
Janet Kent is an herbalist, educator, gardener and writer. She lives in rich Appalachian cove high in the mountains of Madison county, in her hand-built mud/straw home where she maintains an ever growing herbal apothecary and medicinal & native plant nursery,Medicine County Herbs. She views herbal medicine as a means of reconnecting to the long tradition of herbalism in rural Appalachia and as a way to empower people to take their heath into their own hands. In recent years, she has focused on herbal approaches to mental health and self-published a book, Ease Your Mind: Herbs for Mental Health in 2014. She believes in teaching others to grow, harvest and make their own medicine, thus making holistic health accessible to everyone.
$10-30 sliding scale, per person.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
278 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
Sunday :: 1-5
Monday – Saturday :: 10-6