vernal virtues... a medicinal herb walk with jim mcdonald Registration
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vernal virtues... a medicinal herb walk with jim mcdonald
Date/Time
Registration Begins
2/7/2024
Last Day To Register
5/8/2024 12:00 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 5/9/2006
Location
1715 Hillburn Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US
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Pre-registration is required to attend this program. Online registration closes at 12pm the day before the program. Please contact our Community Programs Coordinator, Camilla, at camilla@blandfordnaturecenter.org, if you are attempting to register after that time to see if there are spot available.

 
It's spring and the plants are bursting with their viriditas (greening power)! Join herbalist jim mcdonald to explore the medicinal virtues, identification, folklore and preparation of many of the beauteous wild weeds surrounding Blandford Nature Center.  The information presented will be both specific and practical, based on jim's 25+ years experience in gathering, preparing, and using herbal remedies, and provide a basis for participants to incorporate what they have learned into usable skills with which to maintain and restore health.   

About jimIn 1994, jim mcdonald's life changed when he drank tea from a wild plant he harvested from the land he lived upon. Since those first sips of strange tea, his life in the woods and meadows of southeast michigan has been centered on the plants & ecosystems of that land, and how he might share their virtues to restore wellness with those around him. jim's approach to herbcraft is deeply rooted in the land he lives upon, and blends traditional european folk influences with 19th century eclectic and physiomedical vitalism, which he conveys with story, experience, humour, common sense and lore to students, clients, random passersby and readers of his websites www.herbcraft.org & herbcraft.podia.com. He's taught classes throughout North America, is one of the organizers of the Great Lakes Herb Faire and is currently alternately writing “Foundational Herbcraft” and “A Great Lakes Herbal”, in addition to articles for journals and other publications. jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft... the plants themselves.
 
This class is intended for ages 18 and up.

 

Price per person:
Members: $36
Non-members: $45

 

Please Note: This program will take place entirely outdoors. We will be meeting at the main Visitor Center at 1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

 

Cancellation Policy: Notice must be received at least 7 days before the scheduled program to receive a 75% refund. There will be no refunds issued after that time. Due to processing fees, full refunds are not available. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather. Please come prepared for the elements as refunds are not available for weather-related conditions except in the case of severe weather. All Community Programs will have a registrant minimum. If the minimum is not met, you will be contacted by Blandford Nature Center and notified of your refund options.

 

COVID-19 Information: As of January 1, 2023, face coverings are not required while participating in programs indoors or outdoors at Blandford. Blandford will continue to monitor local COVID rates and reserves the right to reinstate masking requirements for staff, general visitors, and program participants of all ages, regardless of vaccination status, if community health concerns arise. Blandford will notify program participants if this policy changes before a scheduled program takes place. Participants should not attend a program if they show any signs of infectious illness, including cough, fever, headache, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea.

 
Cost
$36.00 per Adult - Member
$45.00 per Adult - Non-Member
Cancellation Policy
Notice must be received at least 7 days before the scheduled program to receive a 75% refund. There will be no refunds issued after that time. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather. Please come prepared for the elements. All Community Programs will have a registrant minimum. If the minimum is not met, you will receive a call or email from Blandford Nature Center to either reschedule or receive a refund.

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