Herb Walk with Jim McDonald

Herb Walk with Jim McDonald


Autumn is the season of harvest, and the last opportunity to gather wild herbs before the cold temperatures descend upon us; join herbalist Jim Mcdonald to explore the medicinal virtues, identification, folklore and preparation of many of the beauteous wild weeds surrounding Chattanooga.
Jim will be leading participants around the forests of Lookout Mountain to explore the medicinal virtues, identification, folklore and preparation of many of the common "weeds" and wildflowers we pass by every day. The information presented will be both specific and practical, based on Jim's twenty plus years experience in gathering, preparing, and using herbal remedies, and provide a basis for participants to incorporate what they have learned into usable skills with which to maintain and restore health. Participants will receive detailed handouts covering the preparation of herbal remedies, ethical harvesting, toxicity, and many of the plants discussed, making the event fruitful for experienced herbalists as well as those new to medicinal herbcraft. 

When: October 16th 4:30-6:30pm

Where: Trails of Lookout Mountain. Meet at Wildflower Tea Shop & Apothecary (1423 Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37402) at 4pm to carpool/caravan or meet at Craven's House on Lookout at 4:30. 

Investment: $30



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About Jim:

Jim Mcdonald has been practising the art of herbcraft since 1994, and offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views of healing with the Vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism, presented through a blend of story, experience, humor, common sense and lore.  He has taught classes and workshops throughout Great Lakes bioregion and the US, hosts the website www.herbcraft.org, and has written for Plant Healer Magazine, the Journal of the Ontario Herbalists Association, and Llewelyn's Herbal Almanac. He is currently writing (alternately) A Great Lakes Herbal & Foundational Herbcraft.  Jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft... the plants themselves.