Learn about herbal self-care and root medicine and make a salve.
Join Common Good City Farm for a free herbalism workshop series on the farm. Attend one or all.
Workshops will occur on Tuesdays from 6 - 7 pm on the dates below:
• Tuesday, July 23: herbal first aid using flowers and leaves from the garden; make herbal iced teas
• Tuesday, September 10: making tinctures, medicinal weeds
• Tuesday, September 24: herbal infused honey and/or vinegars
• Tuesday, October 8: herbal self-care and root medicine; make a salve
Class will be held on select Tuesdays from 6 - 7 pm at Common Good City Farm in LeDroit Park. Please enter the farm via the gate facing the Park at LeDroit. Classes will be outside on the farm, rain or shine (there is a pavilion on-site for shelter). In case of inclement weather, the class may be moved to St. George's Church and students will be notified by the instructor. This class is open to everyone, but supplies are limited so participants will have the option to take home products made during the workshop on a first come, first served basis.
Holly Poole-Kavana of Little Red Bird Botanicals practices as a clinical herbalist, grower, and medicine-maker in Washington DC, where her passion is connecting people to local plants. She holds a BS in botany from Cornell University from 2000 and began her herbal studies at the Pacific School of Herbal Medicine in 2005. She apprenticed with herbalist 7song, and completed the Clinic II mentorship program at Sacred Plant Traditions before starting a clinical practice in 2011. Her business, Little Red Bird Botanicals, has offered an herbal CSA since 2010. Holly also works as a midwife's assistant in the DC metro area.