THE FREE HERBALISM PROJECT 2021:
ONLINE LIVE STREAM EDITION!
Thursday, April 8, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST)
Connection and community are more important than ever, so we're taking the Free Herbalism Project online! Herb lovers have been joining us for this flagship event since 2013. We're bringing the botanical expertise and world-class entertainment to you via Zoom—ALL FREE!
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Flowers Inspire Us Together/Emcee
Bevin Clare is a clinical herbalist, nutritionist, mother, plant lover, and a professor of herbalism at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. An herbalist and educator, Bevin is the Program Director of the MS in Clinical Herbal Medicine at MUIH, and brings herbs into the lives of many students, clients, and practitioners with her national and international presentations. She holds a MSc in Infectious Disease from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and has studied herbal medicine around the world through her global wanderings, blending her knowledge of traditional uses of plants with modern science and contemporary healthcare strategies. She is a board member of the United Plant Savers, a group working to protect at-risk medicinal plants in North America. Bevin is the current President of the American Herbalists Guild where she works to promote clinical herbalism accessibility and professionalism.
Live Music by Lemolo
Lemolo is the creative brainchild of Seattle based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Meagan Grandall. Since forming in 2009 and serving as her own record label, Grandall has independently released three full-length Lemolo records, The Kaleidoscope, Red Right Return, and Swansea, and is a featured vocalist on the new Pearl Jam album, Gigaton. Lemolo has been a staple of the Seattle music scene, with all three records being included in KEXP’s “Top Listener Voted Albums” of the year lists. Lemolo was also voted “Best Seattle Band” by City Arts Magazine and named one of Google Play’s “Best Unsigned Artists of the Year.” With support from a talented host of musicians, Grandall has had the pleasure of touring nationwide and performing with acts such as The Head and the Heart and Sharon Van Etten. Photo credit: Eric Tra
The Energetics of Spring Flowers
Happy Spring! In this presentation we’ll be looking at the many gifts of some favorite spring flowers and learn some wisdom from these ephemeral beings. Rosalee will also be sharing invitations and recipes to bring more spring growth and beauty into your life.
Rosalee is passionate about inspiring people to turn to the healing gifts of medicinal plants and nature connection.
She is the author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transforming Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal and co-author of Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine.
Rosalee is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and was an herbal clinician for 6 years before dedicating her offerings to herbal education. In addition to writing books she teaches many online herbal courses about herbalism and medicine making. Rosalee and her husband live in a log cabin in the northeastern cascades of Washington state. She’s an avid gardener and excels at cuddling up with her cat and a good book.
Affrilachian Herbalism: Women of Color Herbalists of the South
Throughout history people of color have played important roles in the world of healthcare. From the granny midwife, herbalist, abolitionist, from our food for the soul to the medicine women who united communities. Join me in speaking their names to understand their journey and the importance of their contribution to the world of the healing arts.
With a journey that began as a little girl mixing herbs, clays, and muds on her grandparents’ farm, Lucretia VanDyke has been in the herbal industry for over 20 years. A holistic educator, speaker, herbalist, ceremonialist, spiritual light coach, intuitive energetic and reiki practitioner, diviner, storyteller, artist, and world traveler, she has accumulated over 3,000 hours of training. She has studied with indigenous healers and some of the greatest minds of our time. Lucretia has been a holistic esthetician & healing arts practitioner for over a decade focusing on integrating indigenous healing rituals, plant spirit medicine, and meditation into modern-day practice. Lucretia brings her vivacious spirit and message of self-love in her work to inspire others to embrace their unique beauty and purpose. Her work with herbs and sacred practices honors women's wholeness through grief work, sexual trauma, ancestor connection, womb healing, self-empowerment, food alchemy, and holistic skincare. She is currently collecting stories throughout the south while working on expanding her BIPOC community healing arts and herbal education program.
Essential Oil Blending Workshop
Blend along with Christine as she makes a unique scent using the oils in our Classic Essential Oil Kit. Explore basic blending concepts, helpful tips, thoughts on aroma strength, and what to do with your newly made creation.
Christine is our Mountain Rose Herbs Product Manager and Certified Aromatherapist. A longtime team member with over a decade at MRH under her belt, Christine oversees the quality and approval of the essential oils and hydrosols that Mountain Rose Herbs offers. She manages and knows the intimate details of all our current products (no small task with over 3,000 offerings!), and she also researches and selects new and exciting herbal goodies to keep our customers inspired. Born and raised in the Midwest, Christine has considered Oregon a home since 2000. When away from the office, she enjoys gardening, running around with her energetic little one, canning and food preservation, homebrewing beer and wine, and spending time outdoors.
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (PST)
Location: Comfort of Your Home or Office (via Zoom)
1:00 – 1:15 - Flowers Inspire Us Together | Introduction with Bevin Clare
1:15 – 1:45 - Lemolo | Live Music
1:45 – 2:30 - The Energetics of Spring Flowers | Rosalee de la Forêt
2:30 – 3:30 - Women of Color Herbalists of the South | Lucretia VanDyke
3:30 – 4:30 – Essential Oil Blending Workshop| Christine Rice