Community Gardening Around the Village Series welcomes herbalist, Charlene Briggs, at the Community Garden at Reservoir Park October 16, 2022 from 2:00-3:30.
Join Charlene for a foraging walk and tour of Living Landscapes’ Medical Herb Garden. Learn about common backyard “weeds” & their food, medicinal & ecological value.
Learn how to grow, harvest, garble, tincture, decoct and infuse plants for meals and medicines from your own landscape.
Drink some tea and get to know the medicinal plants used in the PXV CommuniTEA project, making healing teas from the garden plants for local shelters.
Certified in Herbal Medicine and Ethical Foraging from the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, Charlene has a life-long relationship and practice with herbs as food and medicine.
Register for this event at: https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/ herb-garden-tour Or call Mark Pinto at 610 933-3013 x132
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“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
Chief Seattle, 1854
“From the earliest times in history, we find that herbs have been used as healing remedies, and as far back as records go, man has had the faith that in the herbs of the meadow and valley and hillside lay the power to cure his illnesses.” Dr. Edward Bach
Flower essences are energetic formulas made from the blooms of healing plants. Each plant essence balances a specific emotional state. Customized treatments are combinations of essences that address the root of imbalance by replacing emotions stored as resonances with balanced vibrations of the plants.
Earth Visions Consulting facilitates experiential education for sustainability by helping educators design, build and implement outdoor classrooms.
An outdoor classroom is a natural or designed landscape directly outside the school building that serves as a venue for teaching formal standards-based and informal education in all the disciplines. It can be an edible garden, rain garden, pollinator garden, trail, woodland, meadow or flower pots
Hands-on Outdoor Place-based Education is an interdisciplinary and multi-curricular practice using the natural environment as a foundational context for the curriculum and providing experience in living, learning landscapes.
Earth Visions Consulting conducts Botanical Traditions Workshops highlighting centuries-old herbal traditions and how to safely make food and medicine from local plants.
Botanical Traditions is the study of biodiversity, the role of plants in the ecosystem, the historical relationships between humans and the plant kingdom and landscape management practices that impact plant communities and ecosystems.
We are all members of vastly diverse communities of interdependent parts. Though instincts may prompt individuals to compete for their place in those communities, ethics prompt cooperation, collaboration and a spirit of reciprocity for the good of the whole.
Paraphrased from The Land Ethic by Aldo Leopold
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