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April 14, 2019 | , , ,

Make + Take: Medicinal Spring Tonics (2019)

As the plants start to come to life after winter, our metabolism and energy also increase. Spring tonics like nettle, dandelion, chickweed, and cleavers have been used to help us transition into a faster paced time of year. Come learn about these early medicinals and make a spring tonic vinegar infusion. If you can bring a 4-8oz glass jar with a lid, that would be great. Materials provided. Members: $15 Non-members: $20 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS Card Holders: $2 Kelly…

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April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Southwest Spring Fest! (2019)

Join us for a great weekend of family-friendly activities as we kick off our 2019 season! John Heinz Wildlife Refuge and Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center will also hold fun events this weekend. A free shuttle bus will be available between Heinz, Cobbs Creek, and Bartram’s Garden and several community locations for both weekend days. See the bus schedule here.   Saturday, April 27th First Day of Boating: 11am-3pm at Bartram’s Garden Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse reopens for the 2019…

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June 13, 2019 | , , ,

Make + Take: Summer Solstice Flower Essences (2019)

In this workshop, participants make flower essences– energetic plant medicines that are especially well suited for emotional issues. The process is simple, empowering, and ecologically sustainable. We’ll talk about the history of flower essences, and when and how to use them. With this basic knowledge, participants will know how to make flower and environmental essences and can continue to do so on their own. Everyone will go home with a flower essence they make. Members: $15 Non-members: $20 Southwest Neighbors…

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September 12, 2019 | , ,

Make + Take: Full Moon Medicine Magic (2019)

In this season of plant abundance and full moon magic, we’ll talk about creating rituals with the moon – ways of bringing the energy of the full and new moon into one’s life and how some of our local weeds can support that magic. Everyone will make a bundle of herbs to burn for clearing energy and other ritual purposes, as well as an infused oil to charge under the full moon. This workshop will encourage participants to reach into…

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October 10, 2019 | , , ,

Make + Take: Chocolate and Green Tea (2019)

Chocolate and green tea have long, global histories and myriad health benefits. In this workshop, we’ll dive into the traditional cultural medicinal uses and colonial histories of both these plants. We’ll talk about how they are currently used to improve vitality and support chronic health issues. We’ll sample lots of green tea and chocolate, and everyone will take home a medicinal hot chocolate blend, as well as recipes to try.   Members: $15 Non-members: $20 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS Card…

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February 2, 2020 | , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Toolkit for Seasonal Depression and Anxiety (2019)

We’ll take a look at plants that can alleviate acute and chronic anxiety and depression and discuss the most effective method of using them. Herbs that address underlying imbalances that lead to mental health challenges will also be covered. No prior knowledge of plants or herbal medicine required! YOU WILL GO HOME WITH: an on-the-go sampler kit that will help you to figure out what plants are most effective for you when stressful situations come up.   Members: $15 Non-members:…

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