Healing medicine surrounds us…and is often growing underfoot! Learn to identify common wild edible and medicinal plants as we walk the landscape of Awbury Arboretum. We’ll discuss common edible plants like dandelion, burdock, cleavers, chickweed, yellow dock, and nettles, share samples and recipes, and discuss herbal preparations to support wellness throughout the spring – including support for common seasonal ills like allergies, sluggish digestion, and exhaustion. We’ll learn how to make nourishing herbal infusions and infused herbal vinegars with mineral rich plants to jump start spring!
This class is offered on two different dates, April 2nd or April 15th.
Alyssa Schimmel is a community herbalist and gardener with a clinical practice in Philadelphia. She currently works as a co-farm manager of Cloud 9, a rooftop gardening nonprofit, that plants medicinal gardens on rooftop sites. The flagship location at Guild House West, a senior resident facility, provides fresh herbs and herbal preparations to seniors. She also serves as the Education Director for The Philadelphia Orchard Project and is working to expand orchard education in Philadelphia schools. Her classes are community-oriented, rich in story, immersive, and engaging, providing many points of entry for connecting with the spirit of plants for health and wellness.
This class takes place at the Francis Cope House, 1 Awbury Road, Philadelphia PA 19138
The cost is $15.00 per person
Children ages 8 and older are welcome to register for the class with a caregiver.
This class runs for 1 to 4 pm on both dates.
Please scroll down to see the registration date for April 15th.