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Herbal workshop scheduled at SMWC

Friday, May 20, 2011

WEST TERRE HAUTE -- International lecturer and author Matthew Woods, a specialist in medical herbalism, will return to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods June 17-19, for a workshop on the topic.

The program begins Friday evening, and concludes Sunday.

Presentations will cover plant identification, self-care, wild crafting and basic applications. Sponsors for the program are the Wabash Valley Master Gardeners and the Maple Center.

The workshop is hosted by the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence.

Woods has lectured across the United States and also in Canada, Scotland, England and Australia.

He is known throughout the world as a teacher of herbal medicine.

He is the author of four books published by North Atlantic Books.

Those titles include "Seven Herbs, Plans as Teachers," "Vitalism, The History of Herbalism," "The Book of Herbal Wisdom," and "The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism."

Cost for the program is $250, including meals.

The registration deadline is June 1. For more information, call Robyn Morton at 812-535-2932 or e-mail rmorton@spsmw.org.

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Wood's "The Book of Herbal Wisdom" has been in my collection for years! If you're into the "meditative aspects" of herbal medicine I highly recommend it. Lately I've been using Charles Kane's "Herbal Medicine: Trends and Traditions" as a reference and resource. I got to the point of wanting to make my own herbal medicines, especially tinctures and fluid extracts, and his manual has all of the worksheets and alcohol/water percentages needed for hundreds of herbs...it's in my top 10 for herb books...

-- Posted by gardener 23 on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 9:53 PM

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