03.12.17 // Herbs to Lift the Spirit with Janet Kent // 6-8pm

The ability to feel deeply is a double edged sword. We have the power to sense the pain of others, to have compassion and to act from the heart. However, in a world of increasing strife and uncertainty, this gift can be too much. Despair can take hold, immobilize us, keep us from seeing the good in the world. Whatever you call this state, gloom, grief, despondency, depression, there are herbal allies that bring relief. Learn many of the herbal remedies that lift the spirit, cut through the gloom, and brighten our outlooks. We will cover specific indications, cultivation and medicine making tips. Learn the tools to bring back blue skies.

$10-30 per person, sliding scale

Janet Kent is an herbalist, educator, gardener and writer. She grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, the child of two naturalists, learning the amazing diversity of regional wild flowers at an early age. She began studying the medicinal uses of plants when she moved to a rich Appalachian cove high in the mountains of Madison county, North Carolina fourteen years ago. She lives there in her hand-built mud/straw home where she maintains an ever growing herbal apothecary and medicinal & native plant nursery, Medicine County Herbs. She is co-founder of the Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine. In recent years, she has focused on herbal approaches to mental health and self-published a book, Ease Your Mind: Herbs for Mental Health in 2014. She believes in teaching others to grow, harvest and make their own medicine, thus making holistic health accessible to everyone.

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