Native Southeastern Medicinal Plants
with Ricky Bratz, Herbalist at Vital Bloom Botanicals
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
$38 (NCBG Members $34).
This course is intended for a broad audience. Participants explore the beauty of native southeastern medicinal plants through field identification. Using the expansive resources of the NCBG gardens themselves as well as woodland trails in close proximity, students take in the abundant medicine that our local flora has to offer. Topics include field identification, ethical gathering and harvesting, history and lore of each plant, therapeutic and medicinal uses as well as preparations. No prerequisite.
About the presenter:
Ricky is a certified herbalist and health & food educator. Ricky formalized her herbal medicine knowledge through study with Juliet Blankespoor at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine Plant Immersion Program in Asheville, NC in 2009. Following that, she completed the Advanced Herbal Science program with Mimi Hernandez at the One World Healing Arts Institute, also in Asheville, in 2010. Ricky teaches classes and workshops, maintains a private clinical practice and makes medicine in Durham, NC.
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