Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walk with Herbalist Holli Richey

Join us for a day of slow exploration along the John Muir Trail with Herbalist Holli Richey. This outing coincides with John Muir's birthday!  Holli specializes in the medicinal properties of native plants.  So in addition to identifying wildflowers - at about the peak time in the Southern Appalachians - Holli will discuss how some of these plants have been used historically, and currently to treat a variety of maladies.  This is going to be an outstanding day of learning.  During lunch, Tennessee Wild's Jeff Hunter will read some John Muir.  The total length of this hike will be between 3-4 miles.

We will be hiking along the JMT from the Powerhouse - headed east along the Hiwassee. This is a section of the JMT that we have not explored before with a naturalist. If you attended Holli's outing last year, we ask that you allow others to attend this outing.  Thanks for your cooperation. Registration will open for this outing on March 22.

 

Here's some additional info about our guest hike leader;

Medical herbalist and Clinical Social Worker, Holli Richey, MS, LMSW, MAT, has been studying medicinal plants for 16 years. Holli practices at the Center for Integrative Medicine in Chattanooga where she provides wellness consultations as a clinical social worker and compounds customized herbal formulas to address an individual's symptoms and restore balance. In addition to her practice, Holli shares her love of the plant world through her blog hollirichey.com, teaching classes, and leading herb walks. Past lectures Holli has given have been at the University of Georgia, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s Medicinal Plant Symposium, Brenau University's Nursing Program and multiple university Appalachian Studies programs. Holli has lead herb walks at the US Botanical Gardens in Washington, DC, the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, and for many groups in urban, suburban and wilderness settings.

 

 

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  • Julie F.

    It was wonderful to have Holli share her vast knowledge with us.

    April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Couldn't agree more!

      April 22, 2013

    • Holli R.

      Thank you!

      April 22, 2013

  • Tracy S

    What an awesome trip! Perfect weather, fantastic company and free flowing knowledge from all directions! Note: Yellow Root is VERY Bitter and did you know there is a Woodpecker that makes square holes...Jewelweed can treat poison ivy, bloodroot can be used topically to treat skin cancer..and..and..and...The list goes on! Thanks to all for a pleasant and memorable day.

    2 · April 22, 2013

  • Chinyere U.

    I am unable to attend this lovely hike after all.

    April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Haha, got a few smiling face photos of that man of yours. So glad that you all made it Chinyere.

      2 · April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Chinyere, I really enjoyed playing Pooh Sticks and diverting water off the trail with Zach. There is no higher calling for me than to nurture the wonder of a young child in the woods. Thanks for making that possible for me!

      1 · April 22, 2013

  • Puspa

    Sorry I injured my knee today; would not be able to hike tomoorrow, Next time.

    April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ouch! Missed you !

      April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You were missed.

      April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful, thanks Holli, Jeffrey and all. Joyful day with John Muir beside us.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Lily Mc C.

    Sorry to have to cancel last minute... Asthma is acting up all night and concerned about hiking today...

    April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope you're breathing easier & feeling better Lily.

      April 21, 2013

  • Mark F.

    Thanks Holli, Jeff, Caara, and all who facitated or participated in a beautiful and informative adventure!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Judy I.

    Jeff, gotta let the son have my ride today to get to work, so I'm not going to be able to make it. I'm so bummed! Was really looking forward to it. Timing just won't work to be at Hiwassee at 10, tho

    April 21, 2013

  • kathy f

    Work :(

    April 20, 2013

  • Lily Mc C.

    Excited about my first meet-up! Hope Buster, my Maltese, who suffers with severe separation anxiety is just as happy LOL-

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Kelly

    Some lucky someone can have my spot. I will not be able to attend after all. :(

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry that I wont be able to make it!

    April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We'll miss you Beth!

      April 19, 2013

  • belinda m.

    Yes

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • belinda m.

    Jeff, yeah! I will definately be there, if i am still in. It looks like i am. I will be at the hiwassee market meetup location at 10. Thks, belinda

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • Natasha

    Sorry, booked in with something else for Sunday morning in the meantime. Maybe next time??

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    THis is going to be a fun day! Since we are full, please check your RSVP and be sure to change it if for some reason you can't attend. We have a wait list, and if you fail to attend with a YES RSVP, someone else will miss out! Thanks.
    Jeff[masked]

    1 · April 15, 2013

    • sandi w.

      I changed my RSVP jeff

      April 19, 2013

  • Judy I.

    Jeff, I can't tell if I am in, or on wait list. Please let me know!

    April 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Judy, I have you registered, but not +1.

      April 16, 2013

    • Judy I.

      Perfect! Phil cant come so it is just me. Cant wait!

      1 · April 16, 2013

  • kathy f

    So glad I got in!!!

    April 16, 2013

  • Mary W.

    John bought a new camera for this outing and was disappointed he couldn't go because we went last year. But he's got plenty to keep him busy around here!!

    April 16, 2013

  • Judy I.

    Phil and i would love to be there

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For a carpool / caravan from the Chattanooga area, we will meet at the Starbucks at 2217 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga at 8:45 am. That's off I-75 at Shallowford Road. Across from the Old Navy. Don't confuse this with the Starbucks on Gunbarrel Rd. We will be leaving there at 9am SHARP for our next meeting location by the Hiwassee Market at 10am. From there it is a 20 minute drive to our starting point. If you arrange to ride with someone, please offer gas money. Call if any questions. The weather looks great! Jeff[masked]

    1 · April 16, 2013

    • Judy I.

      Hope a spot opens up! Would love to attend!

      April 16, 2013

  • Natasha

    Lovely... but this is for the waiting list, right?

    April 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The trip is wait listed Natasha. I will be adding more outings soon. We are filling up quickly & regularly.

      April 16, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Do any of you know if this trail is dog friendly? Leashed of course.

    April 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is, as are most trails in the Cherokee National Forest. Unfortunately, we have a no dogs rule on our grip hikes. FYI I'm a dog owner myself, and that rule applies to my dogs as well.

      April 7, 2013

  • belinda m.

    Thks jeff, i think i am on the waiting list now

    April 4, 2013

  • Judy I.

    Any cancellations yet?

    April 4, 2013

  • belinda m.

    Ples add me &sd 1 guest for waiting list. Hope can make some room.

    April 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Belinda. Welcome to Tennessee Wild! I can't add you to the waiting list. You need to do that yourself. Since it's first come, first served, the sooner you RSVP for this outing, the closer in line you will be in the event that folks change their RSVP to 'not going.' Call me if you have any questions. Jeff[masked]

      April 4, 2013

  • Judy I.

    Phil and i would love to be there

    April 3, 2013

  • Judy I.

    Phil and i would love to be there

    April 2, 2013

  • Judy I.

    Phil and i would love to be there!

    April 2, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Jeff
    No waiting list?

    April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My mistake. I just added a wait list.

      April 1, 2013

  • Tracy S

    This sounds fantastic, count me in

    March 29, 2013

  • Jacqueline

    Very excited about this. I hope the weather is great.

    March 22, 2013

  • Judy I.

    I'm looking forward to this one! Phil and I will be there!

    February 28, 2013

  • Puspa

    This hike sounds very attractive to me. Definitely wish to join.

    January 19, 2013

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