Schedule

 


✨2022 Schedule ✨

Opening/ Welcome
9am-9:30pm

Community Circles
9:30-10am
These community circles are informal meet and greets for folks to meet people in the community.
Start the day with new friends! 

Classroom 1-BIPPOC-Anyone who identifies as a person of color
Classroom 2-LGBTQ- Anyone who identifies as LGBTQ
Classroom 3– Allies- Anyone who is an ally or activist
Classroom 4- Humans- Anyone who wants to meet other friendly folks

Session 1
10:15am-11:30pm

Classroom 1
 Narcissa Segura, Farmacy Herbs 
Southwest Salve Making Workshop
Learn how to make an all purpose salve with a few of Narcissa’s favorite herbs from the southwestern Arizona desert! You’ll walk away with basic salve making skills and a salve to take home!

Classroom 2
Mary Blue, Farmacy Herbs
THE LANGUAGE OF HERBAL ACTIONS
Mary will discuss the language of herbal actions, and why it is so important to learn. She will also discuss her top 5 herbal actions, and the best actions to keep you healthy!

Classroom 3
Andrally Horn, Open Farms Retreat
AT HOME MUSHROOM GROWING FOR MEDICINE AND FOOD
In this class we will be learning the tools and techniques for inoculating logs and buckets for growing shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Oak and maple logs are used in the cultivation of shiitake mushrooms which can begin to produce mushrooms in eight months to one year. Oyster mushrooms grown in buckets grow much faster and can produce mushrooms in as little as one month from inoculation. 

Classroom 4
Iesha Martinez
SEA MOSS AND DIGESTIVE HEALTH

Iesha  will be covering the super food sea moss that has recently flood the media with its amazing benefits and supportive properties. From libido to digestion, to skin support, Iesha will explore the many therapeutic uses of sea moss.  She will also go over the different kinds of sea moss and the origins. Learn how to identify pool grown vs wild crafted, all the cool ways to use sea moss  (body, and eating) and create sea moss gel.


 

Session 2
11:45am-1pm

Classroom 1
Mira Silverman, RN, Herbalist
HERBS FOR RESILIENCE
Resilience is defined as the ability to successfully adapt to challenging life experiences. These days it seem like there are ever more rapidly changing challenges to adapt to. In this class we will look at herbal, nutritional and other lifestyle strategies to support our innate resilience and maintain strength and balance in this crazy world.

Classroom 2
Quatia Osario, Our Journ3i
MATERNAL HEALTH AND HERBS TO SUPPORT
Join Quatia in discussing the important role of herbs in childbirth, and some of her trusted herbs in her practice. 

Classroom 3 
Tammy Kim, Body Plant Sky and Farmacy Herbs
MADE UP OF STARS: INTRODUCTION TO ASTROLOGICAL HERBALISM
Learn about the basics of astro-herbalism through the connection of the planets, the body, and plants.

Classroom 4
Tina Lidano, EMT, Herbalist
HERBAL FIRST AID 
Join EMT Tina Lidano and learn about herbs for cuts, scrapes, burns and rashes. 

Lunch Break- 1-2pm- Bring your own lunch

Session 3
2-3pm

Classroom 1

Jody Noe & Angel Putney-Noe, Natural Family Health and Integrative Medicine
THE ART OF HERBAL EXTRACTIONS 
Join Angel and Jody for a lively discussion about herbal extraction methods. They will discuss the benefits of using water, alcohol, vinegar and sugar to make herbal medicine. Get your taste buds ready! 
r.   

Classroom 2
Elizabeth  Lebovitz, URI
NATURAL ORIGINS OF PHARMACEUTICALS AND DRUG DISCOVERY 
Meet the plant sources of pharmaceutical drugs, learn about traditional medicines’ role in modern medicine and learn a few examples of history of use not being evidence of safety. Learn about our work in natural products research, identifying the constituent responsible for a historic antibiotic found in Tulip popla

 Classroom 3
Coco Dickerson, Route to Root Wellness
HERBALISM PRACTICES OF OUR ENSLAVED ANCESTORS
Join Coco as she shares stories of little known herbal traditions and rituals practiced by African Americans during slavery in the United States.

Classroom 4
Ed Burr, Bay Road Botanical
CITY MEDICINE PLANT WALK
Discover the trees and their medicine! Ed will talk about the medicinal bounties of the city. 

 

Session 4
3:15-4:30

Classroom 1
Sakinah Abdur Rasheed, WEHEAL
INCORPORATING HERBS INTO OUR DAILY LIVES 
Use herbs for everything, culinary herbs, & medicinal formulations. How to use herbs everyday and the best preparations for travel

Classroom 2
Erin Soule, Farmacy Herbs 
HERBAL ALLIES FOR SUBSTANCE USE, RECOVERY, AND SOBRIETY
In this class we will discuss substance use and recover through the lens of compassion harm reduction. This class aims to break down the stigma attached to using substances. We will gain an understanding about substance use and addiction and learn herbal tools to support our friends, family and community.

Classroom 3
Iesha Martinez, Optimom Wellness
YONI STEAMING AND WOMB HEALTH 
Learn about the history and benefits of Yoni Steaming and how to support your womb with herbs. Iesha will discuss  how to use herbs to support tissue health and  hormone balance. 

Classroom 4
Maggie Hatzpanian, ‘Maggie’s Healing Path’ 
PLANT WALK- MEDICINAL & EDIBLE PLANT WALK
Join Maggie & find, ID, discuss & even taste some local wild medicinal and edible plants. Here in New England there is an abundance of healing & nourishing plants just waiting for us to join them in their homes- in the fields & forests & wetlands!

 

Session 5
4:45-5:45

Classroom 1
Priscilla Vargas, Goods By BlckRose
HERBAL OIL INFUSIONS 
A beginner’s guide to herbal oil infusions, focusing on supporting the skin and hair. Learn about hemp seed oil and the wonders it does for the skin. Easy steps and minimal supplies needed.

Classroom 2
Mimi Budnick, Wellspring Apothecary
HERBAL MUTUAL AID IN RHODE ISLAND
A networking space to share information, ideas, and dream together about ways to create and strengthen networks for sharing herbs with our communities and beyond. Open to anyone, but especially aimed at people that are interested in rolling up their sleeves and potentially doing this work together in some form.

Classroom 3
Jen Phillips, A Green Witch’s Garden
ASTRO-HERBALISM- PLANT ID WITH AN ASTROLOGICAL TWIST 
Gardening with a Witchy Flair. Touching on Astro-Herbalism. Gardening by the Moon. Showing appreciation to the Elementals & Fae (fairy).  

Classroom 4
Peter Glantz, Howl’s Medicines
CANNABIS – SHIFTING PERCEPTIONS OF PLANT MEDICINE 
With legal cannabis becoming increasingly accessible, a growing number of people are experiencing the health benefits of plant medicine for the first time. The positive results can build their courage to walk new healing paths, and open their hearts and minds to the wisdom the herbalist community offers about plants, practices, and cultures. This class will share ways you can help support these newly opened minds by providing access to additional plant medicines, healing practices, and traditions.
Plant Walk 4

5:45-7PM
Dinner break
FUNDRAISER DINNER FOR CROSSROADS HERBAL CARE STATION
$10 Taco dinner + Dessert

Herbal cocktail drinks for  $3 donation

 

Evening Festivities-7pm

~Featured Speakers~
Tarshire Battle- Roots 2 Empower
&
Kate Lacouture- Garden Time
+
Farmacy  Crew SONG + DANCE
+
Music and dancing with DJ JC

Kids Activities- REGISTER HERE

10am- PAINTS BY BOTANICALS Salina Ting 
Create your own painting using organic materials such as rocks, shells, etc to emulsify herbs of all colors. Using the freshly made palette, participants will be able to take home their one of a kind artwork.  

12pm-LEARN TO MAKE AN HERBAL LIP BALM Indira Miller and Shelly Miller 
Learn the steps to make your own herbal lip balm! All the materials will be provided!

2pm-ZOMBIE PLANT GAME Tina Lidano 
A fun game of tag but with an herbal twist!

REGISTER HER