BOUNTIFUL SPRING – MEDICINAL PLANTS OF CALIFORNIA
- Tellur Fenner
Saturday, April 3, 2010
10:30 – 5:30
As the rains begin to recede and the days lengthen, we are reminded that spring has arrived. All around, lush carpets of green span the horizon as many plants begin their annual ascent towards the sun. Join us as we explore the diverse array of medicinal plants found growing throughout this vibrant landscape. Roots, barks, and the succulent edible “greens” of the season will be the primary focus of our study. The morning session will consist of a lecture/slide-show highlighting the basic taxonomic and chemical characteristics of selected medicinal plants. After lunch we will carpool to a nearby natural area in order to observe, experience, and discuss many of the medicinal plants found growing there. Medicinal uses, identification tips, preparation methods, harvesting ethics, and botanical safety issues will be addressed on our walk. Anyone curious about the healing potential of our local flora will find this class not only insightful, but self empowering as well.
Registration: http://bountifulspring.eventbrite.com or call 650-493-6072
Bring: lunch, water, notebook, camera, warm clothes and hat.
About Common Ground: Located in Palo Alto just off El Camino, they give classes all year long. Parking is difficult, but there are many side streets in this residential area and you’d be best off parking a few blocks away and walking. Plan to get there a few minutes early.
About the Instructor: Tellur is a clinical herbalist/educator and has traveled extensively throughout the U.S while studying, collecting, and using plant medicines from all the major bioregions. He is an herbalist of the “generalist” persuasion, and believes in the importance of an interdisciplinary practice which integrates the study of botany, pharmacy, physiology, and other medical sciences. Tellur is the owner/director of the Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic located in Oakland, CA. You can be a FAN on FaceBook and hear more about what they do.