The Language of Herbal Medicine
April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
At The Alchemist’s Kitchen in Stockton Market
A space to deepen our understanding of plants as allies with Linda Shanahan
Herbal medicine has been practiced for thousands of years around the world and has evolved in the United States influenced by the original inhabitants of this land and those who have come after, bringing traditions of every continent with them. American herbalism has evolved to reflect these traditions, creating a unique practice that pulls from both folk and clinical traditions, from every continent and many cultures.
Linda will discuss historical traditions and their impact on herbal medicine today, ethical considerations of practicing plant medicine with wild and cultivated plants, the dizzying selection of products in the herbal marketplace, basic herbal terminology and herbal preparations. Linda will bring samples of herbs and herbal creations to see, feel, smell and taste.
$30 in advance per session
$35 at the door per session
Space for this event is limited, please register online to reserve your spot!
tickets are non-refundable
Linda Shanahan is an herbalist with a foundation of knowledge that sprouted in the forests of Oregon in 1999, learning about forest ecology and the medicine that it can offer. In 2008, after moving east, studying nursing, working in critical care, feeling lost and in need of community, Linda and her husband Eric started Barefoot Botanicals, a certified organic medicinal herb farm in Doylestown, PA. Linda believes to achieve health, we need to find ways to re-establish our broken connections with our wild and beautiful planet, starting with what grows beneath our feet.