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Many Hands Apothecary Herbal Aid Ed – Garden Days

July 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Welcome to Herbal Aid!

The Many Hands Community Apothecary is a cluster of garden beds located in The Farm at Awbury. During the Herbal Aid Ed course, students will care and support those garden beds over the 9-month course of study.

The program covers an introduction to 40+ plants from a range of cross-cultural traditions. These include the cultivated, wild, and native medicines of our Philadelphia bio-region on the ancestral indigenous territory of the Lenni Lenape/Wingohoking. Garden days invites students to get hands-on time in the Many Hands Community Apothecary garden on site at Awbury Arboretum where we will cover various growing methods, seasonal medicine processing methods including infusions, decoctions, tinctures, salves, incense, powders, and more!

Come join us in our garden classroom to grow your self-sufficiency and earth connection!

Price: $700 for full class series. Please contact instructor for questions in regards to payment plans.

Location: The Farm at Awbury, Ed Center

Instructor: Alyssa Schimmel is a community herbalist, licensed massage therapist, gardener, grower, teacher, and forager passionate about sharing knowledge of regional food and medicine ways in community. She serves as the course designer and program lead of Many Hands Community Apothecary Herbal Aid Ed at The Farm at Awbury Arboretum, a mutual-aid herbal education program and community medicine network. She previously served as Education Director of The Philadelphia Orchard Project, taught at institutions including Swarthmore College, Haverford College, The Village, Main Line School Night, and more. Her training includes studies through Wild Ginger Community Herbal Center, Sky House School of Herbal Medicine, Human Path school, Mountain Gardens, and formal study through David Winston’s School of Herbal Medicine.


The Farm at Awbury
6336 Ardleigh St
Philadelphia, PA
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