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New Meetup: Home Sick : herbal & at-home remedies for the cold and flu season

Sent on: Friday, October 22, 2010 2:55 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New York Permaculture Meetup Group!

What: Home Sick : herbal & at-home remedies for the cold and flu season

When: Wednesday, November 10,[masked]:00 PM

See below: $20.00 sliding scale

Where: The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

This class, will explore remedies to support the immune system during the cold & flu season, as well as to combat and relieve symptoms when we fall ill. With a hands-on approach and a focus on popular education, participants will share their strategies for staying well and leave with tools (and herbal medicinal recipes) to keep them healthy and thriving during the winter months.

This class is part 2 of a three-part series, but the three classes can be taken independently. Part 3 will be held on Wednesday, November 17.

Cost $15-$25 sliding scale, or $60 for all 3 classes.

Ben Schwartz is a grower and food justice activist specializing in medicinal herbs and teas. He founded and currently co-runs Wassaic Community Farm now in its third year, located in Wassaic, NY. He works with farmers? market customers and CSA members both locally and in the South Bronx to supply their herbal needs and address issues of food justice. He first started working with wild herbs as a teenager under John Young, the first student of Tom Brown at the Wilderness Awareness school. Ben led his first wild and medicinal plant walk at 18 and has learned from many herbalists?from the late Frank Cooke ?Green Man? to Robert Eidis of the North Carolina Goldenseal and Ginseng Farm. Ben has grown and harvested herbs from the South Bronx to Honduras, as well as the Harlem Valley, NY.

Lauren Giambrone is an herbalist practicing western herbal medicine with a harm reductionist approach. In 2008, she apprenticed at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and interned at the Ithaca Free Clinic, an integrative community health clinic offering free health-care services to all. Lauren has assisted an acupuncturist & herbalist in clinical practice, provided harm reduction, nutrition and wellness services to homeless youth in lower Manhattan, and assisted the medicinal herbs growing effort at Wassaic Community Farm. For the past four years, she has also been organizing with the Rock Dove Collective, a community health-exchange network that works to transform how health care is accessed. Lauren recently moved to a farm in the Hudson Valley where she continues to wildcraft and grow medicinal herbs, offer consultations and workshops, and co-host a radio show discussing health and the politics of healing. She recently started a small herbal medicine company, Good Fight Herb Co., which can be found at stores and farmers? markets in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Millerton and Hudson, NY, and online at Lauren believes strongly in the importance of self-care and the role that herbal medicine plays in creating access to health services and education.

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