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This Saturday, May23, 2015, The Ecology Center presents “Home Remedies & Herbal Medicine Workshop”. Learn how to make use of the healing and long term health benefits of alternative and herbal medicine.
Herbology (herbal medicine) is extremely effective, gentle to both people and the environment, non-addictive, natural, and sustainable. It is virtually cost-free as your medicine cabinet can be sourced from your garden. Understanding the medicinal value of plants and the best ways to use them can keep your family, community, and the environment healthy.
Join the Ecology Center for this intensive 4 hour alternative healing and herbology hands-on workshop. You will gain accessible and practical knowledge on alternative ways to treat simple and more complex health conditions.
Start by learning about a few simple alternative ways to deal with simple headaches, allergies and injuries.
Explore the garden, a few medicinal herbs and their uses, and engage in a hands-on herbal medicine making lesson.
Discuss culinary plants that work in your medicine cabinet including sage, rosemary, thyme, garlic, and hyssop among others.
Gather in the orchard and learn how to use apples, peaches, lemons and more to make medicine.
Make and take home an herbal medicine that fits your needs and start your own Natural Medicine Chest.
This popular workshop occurs just once a year. Register now for the opportunity to learn at home remedies from two highly qualified experts in the field of natural healing.
Dr. Doug has over 30 years of experience in healing as a chiropractor and applied kinesiologist. His passion, research, and years of practice with herbology and food as medicine are integral elements in his approach to health. He is a vital part of the education provided by The Ecology Center, through his contributions of research, writing, and class instruction.
Rebecca Altman is a herbalist and writer who has been practicing herbalism for 9 years, and studying for even longer. She’s had the great fortune to learn from some of the most brilliant people in modern herbalism— Kiva Rose, Jim McDonald, Matthew Wood— and the even greater fortune to have spent a lot of time working with the plants she regularly gathers from the wild, learning their secrets from observing their patterns. Her approach to herbalism is in looking at the connections between things— between humans and the planet, between humans and each other, and between abstract concepts and grounded practices, to make them accessible to all of us. She writes about herbalism and the human condition at http://www.cauldronsandcrockpots.com and she sells her herbal creations at http://www.kingsroadapothecary.com.
- When: Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm
- Where: The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz St. San Juan Capistrano, 92675
- Cost: $30 for Members & $40 for Non-Members
Let your children go on a Bug Safari at Fullerton Arboretum on select Wednesday and Saturday’s mornings in June, July & August.
Fullerton Arboretum’s own “Bug Lady,” Cindy Calisher, wil be in the garden and to show kids how to spot and identify many of the littler critters that inhabit our world. Kids will have opportunities to spot insects and other bugs!
- When: Wednesdays, June 17 & July 15, 2015 from 9:30 am – 10:30am and Saturdays, June 13, July 11 & August 8 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
- Where: Fullerton Aboretum – Nature Center and Grounds, located at: 1900 Associated Rd., Fullerton, CA 92831
- Cost: $5 per child
- Best suited for children ages: 5 and up
There is maxium regiration of 30 people, so be sure to reserve your spot asap! To register for the class, visit http://www.fullertonarboretum.com/Classes/
Note: Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
The third Sunday of every month is the Great Park’s FREE Children’s Garden Workshop Series. The monthly workshop is designed to highlight the connection between nature and the core education disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, music, and math.
A garden is a perfect backdrop for exploring the ways in which the natural world impacts every aspect of our daily lives. This new set of fun and engaging STEAMM inspired topics are sure to delight and inspire young and old alike, so please join us.
- Where: OC Great Park Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions
- When: Sunday, May 17, 2105
- Time: Workshops are offered every half hour from 11:00am – 1:00pm
- Cost: Free*
The workshop is 20 minutes of a sit down interactive presentation followed by a craft and planting activity, all ages welcome.
*Gently used book donations to the little free library are encouraged.
This program is produced and presented by the City of Irvine’s Community Services Urban Agricultural Programs Division, and is supported by volunteers from the University of California’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program and Irvine Youth Action Team.