Free Herbalism Class!
Intro to Herbalism – Teas – Infusions
Saturday, June 16 at 12 PM – 1 PM
Open to the Public
Hosted by: The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions
414 Evans St, Greenville, North Carolina 27858
Join local herbalist Courtney Varnadoe for a FREE community herbalism class! Reclaim the people’s knowledge and practice of gentle healing with the earth.
During this talk I will be discussing basic at-home herbalism, and demonstrating the preparation of teas, infusions, and decoctions. Be prepared to take notes; I may have instructional take-home booklets for sale (to cover the cost of printing) after class, but it’s not a guarantee!
A message from Courtney:
I spend a lot of time thinking about purpose, values, career, and how I’m supposed to align all of those major things into one life. I’ve felt for a long time that humanity needs a revolution that inspires us to connect with the world around us, and protect it from people who would do it harm.
Getting to know plants, how we can use them to help us, and how we can help them is, to me, an integral part of that process. I’ve been holding classes on how to use herbs for many years now, but recently I’ve come to a realization: If I’m truly going to spread this message around, and possibly help people take control of their health and lives within their means (in a healthcare and cultural system that makes it unreasonably expensive to live a healthy life) I’m going to have to make it accessible to absolutely everyone.
So here we are. Starting now, I’m teaching these classes for free to anyone who shows up. No, I’m not a doctor, physician, or healthcare provider of any sort (And I have no interest in becoming one) but I do seek to remind people that there is an entire spectrum of healing. And partnership with the Earth and it’s bounty is a part of that.
Tips/donations are appreciated to further my work, but **not required!**