This class will introduce folk medicine history and explore the common uses of medicinal plants that grow in the mid-Atlantic area. Instructor will give an overview of folk medicine-making techniques prior to the hands-on portion. Class time will include a brief walk onsite to look for herbal plants, as well as time for tincture-making and a hands-on segment on medicinal oil, herbal vinegar, and herbal salves. Each student will leave with their own salve and vinegar – an incredible beginning to an herbal medicine kit.
Children are welcome to register when accompanied by adults, but each individual in the class must register separately (children must register!).
Please plan to arrive at class at least 15 minutes early, to allow time for orientation and sign-in.
About the Instructor
Molly Meehan grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, earned a BA in Human Rights from the University of Dayton and received her MA in Sustainable Development from the School for International Training in Vermont. In addition to advocacy and educational work in the fields of workers’ rights, environmental issues on banana plantations, food justice and sustainable agriculture, Molly has a decade of study on plant medicine and traditional knowledge behind her. She began her studies at the Self Heal School of Herbal Medicine, and is currently enrolled in the three-year clinical herbalist training program at Sacred Plant Traditions. In addition to her own studies, Molly works at Centro Ashé Farm, a medicinal plant sanctuary, homestead, and education center in Bryans Road, Maryland.