Farm Markets / Vending
Friday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 3 – Gifts from the Heart of Nature at Holden Arboretum’s Corning Visitor Center, 9am-5pm, Open until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Classes / Workshops / Events
Herbal Support for the Childbearing Year
January 2016, Insight Wellness Center – further details to be announced
Herbal remedies have been used for centuries to support women during their childbearing year. Come discuss ways that herbs have historically been used to support fertility, pregnancy, and the first days postpartum. We’ll discuss nutritive herbs that can help keep energy levels high and your mood positive, while we also touch on herbal remedies for common concerns such as morning sickness, low iron levels, and boosting milk supply. We will provide resources where you can purchase or find supplies to make your own home remedies.
5 Herbs Every Woman Needs to Know
Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30
Mother Rising, Chardon, OH
Join us as we gather to discuss the important connection between women and plants. We will be talking about five of the top herbs that every woman should be familiar with to maintain a life of health and vitality during motherhood and beyond. These 5 herbs are easily and safely incorporated into your life for greater energy, wellness, and balance. Come taste and experience the herbs while sharing in sisterhood and growing in herbal knowledge. Fee: $10.
Other Workshops I Teach…
Herbal First-Aid for Outdoor Adventures
Let’s take a plant walk to learn some garden and lawn plants that are tremendous allies for common first-aid concerns that arise after spending more time outdoors. We’ll discuss what plants you want to know for bee stings, mosquito bites, and poison ivy. We’ll also talk about some ways to incorporate herbs into our lives to stay well and deal with summer colds. After our walk, we’ll talk about some of the best herbal remedies to keep in your first-aid kit and you’ll even learn how to make a few. Some of the herbal remedies discussed will also be available for purchase.
Kitchen Cabinet Remedies: Exploring Food as Medicine.
You may have heard the popular adage “let thy food be thy medicine”, but what does that really mean? In this class we will take a deeper look at some of the basic foods and spices you’re likely to have in your kitchen and how they can be used for medicinal purposes. From oregano and garlic to sage and cinnamon (and even chocolate!), come learn how common spices can be incorporated into food or made into unique medicinal preparations like teas, infused honeys, compresses, and more. Demonstrations will be provided and there will even be some samples!
Yoni Steams for Fertility, Postpartum Healing, and Regular Self-Care
Yoni (vaginal) steams are an ancient Mayan method for warming and cleansing the female reproductive organs. They’re often used to help boost a woman’s fertility, assist in the changes that occur postpartum, and they can be incorporated into a regular self-care routine. Come learn why you might want to incorporate this practice into your life and how to do your own yoni steam. We’ll also go through a guided meditation that you can use while doing your steam to help you tap into the power of your reproductive organs. Participants will leave with a steam to take home and try in the privacy of their own home.
Alternative Menstrual Products 101
Throw out your tampons, ladies! It’s time to start exploring non-toxic, eco-friendly, body-loving ways of catching your moon blood! Let’s discuss the myriad reasons that more and more women are ditching disposable tampons and pads in favor of comfy cloth pads, convenient cups, or even sponges. We’ll take a look at some of the alternative menstrual products available, discuss pros and cons of various methods, and help you decide what method is best for you.
Herbal Support for a Healthy Transition to Fall
Let’s enjoy an evening walk looking for medicinal and edible plants that are still available for harvesting in early October. After our educational stroll, we’ll come together to discuss some essential herbal remedies to have on hand as we transition into fall. We’ll talk about making an immune-boosting tincture, the importance of adaptogenic herbs, and some herbal remedies for coughs and colds. You’ll leave with recipes for each remedy and we’ll make one together that you can take home. Come enjoy nature and share what natural remedies you rely on during the seasonal transition while learning some new ones, too!