SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Friday night, April 17, 2009

(Check-In & Registration open beginning at 5pm, Canon Lounge)

 

5:30-6:45pm – Evening Herb Walk, Garden Cabin

- Plant Walk: First Flush of Spring Plants – CoreyPine Shane

 

7:00 – 9:30 – Opening Talks, Canon Lounge

- Traditional Herbal Wisdom - Ceara Foley

- Scientific Research & Plant Medicine - Bent Creek Institute

- Balancing Science and Tradition – Mimi Hernandez

 

Saturday, April 18, 2009

(Check-In & Registration open ALL DAY beginning at 8am, Canon Lounge)

 

8:30 – 10:30am Morning Movement, Pavilion

- Plant Spirit Yoga - Sierra Hollister & Mary Morgaine Thames

 

9:00 – 10:30 Workshop Block I

- Spring Tonics: Herbs for the Liver and Blood – Sandi Ford (Canon Lounge)

- Environmental Awareness in Trad. Appalachian Storytelling – Irene Moser (Spidel)

- Plant Walk: Traditional Uses of Appalachia Plants – Phyllis Light (Garden Cabin)

 

10:45 – 12:15pm Workshop Block II

- Herbal First Aid: Creating a Home Herbal Medicine ChestCorinna Wood (Canon Lounge)

- Herbs of Ayurveda – Vishnu Dass (Spidel)

- Growing & Saving Woodland Botanicals – Robert Eidus (Jensen)

- Plant Walk: Wild and Medicinal Edible Plants – Marc Williams (Garden Cabin)

 

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch by Michael Gentry, Cowpie

 

1:15 – 2:15 Playtime- Energize

- Tai Chi – Trey Crispin (Cowpie Lawn)

- Herbal Candy – WWC Herb Crew (Garden Cabin)

- Nia – Maureen (Lower Fellowship Hall, Canon Lounge?)

 

2:30 – 4:00 Workshop Block III

- Plant Walk: Appalachian Folk Medicine – Joan Moser (Garden Cabin)

- Plant Walk: Eat Something Wild Everyday - Frank Cook & Dr. James Duke (Garden Cabin)

- Pharmacy of the Earth: Community Health and Plant Medicine - Terezinha Soares dos Santos (Teca) (Canon Lounge)

- Sustainable Forest Management – Dave Ellum (Spidel)

 

4:00 – 5:00 Reflection

 

5:00 – 7:30 Dinner, Gladfelter

 

7:30 – 9:30 Keynote Speaker, Canon Lounge

- Food Farmacy: Food as Medicine – Dr. James Duke

 

9:30 – 11:00 Fireside Chat, Pond

 

Sunday, April 19, 2009

(Check-In & Registration open ALL DAY beginning at 8am, Canon Lounge)

 

8:30 – 10:30am Morning Movement, Pavilion

- Plant Spirit Yoga – Sierra Hollister and Mary Morgaine Thames

 

9:00 – 10:30 Workshop Block IV

- Making Sense of the Herbal Market – Phyllis Light (Canon Lounge)

- Herbs for Women’s Health – Jessica Godino (Spidel)

- Medicinal and Edible Trees Juliet Blankespoor (Garden Cabin)

- Plant Walk: Plant Families & Botanical Fun along the Swannanoa RiverLuke Cannon

(Garden Cabin) 

 

10:30 – 12:00pm Keynote Speaker, Canon Lounge

- Remembering and Honoring Traditional Knowledge - Terezinha Soares dos Santos (Teca)

 

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch, Gladfelter

 

1:30 – 2:30 Panel – Connecting the Dots, Canon Lounge

- Juliet Blankespoor

- Phyllis Light

- CoreyPine Shane

- Bent Creek Institute

 

2:45 – 3:15 Closing Ceremony, Cowpie Lawn

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

Appalachian Plant Walk – Phyllis Light

Traditional healers had a myriad of local plants available for use just by walking outside their door and into the woods. Discover traditional uses of Appalachian plants on this unique plant walk which includes the familiar and the unfamiliar. Historical mountain uses of the plants and stories from old-time herbalists and traditional healers such as Granny Light and Tommie Bass will intrigue as well as enlighten.

 

Balancing Science and Tradition – Mimi Hernandez

 

Environmental Awareness in Traditional Appalachian Storytelling – Irene Moser

 

Food Farmacy: Food as Medicine – Dr. James Duke

 

Growing & Saving Woodland Botanicals – Robert Eidus

 

Herbal Candy – WWC Herb Crew

 

Herbal First Aid: Creating a Home Herbal Medicine ChestCorinna Wood
Learn my favorite herbal medicines to use to treat many common ailments: colds, cuts and wounds, insect bites, upset stomachs, food poisoning, sore muscles, colds, allergic reactions, menstrual cramps, insomnia, sore throats, infections, and more.

 

Herbs of Ayurveda - Vishnu Dass

This lecture will explore several Ayurvedic herbs that are now becoming common in the West such as Ashwagandha Gymnema, Neem, Tulsi (Holy Basil) and more. Vishnu Dass will give practical instruction on the medicinal effects of these Ancient herbs from an Ayurvedic perspective as well as simple and effective tips in how to use them as home remedies or in ones clinical herbal practice.

 

Herbs for Women’s Health – Jessica Godino

Herbs have been used for centuries to support women in all cycles of their lives. We will learn how to use local herbs like Vitex, Dandelion, Motherwort, and Nettles to support hormonal balance, keep bones strong, ease pms, and more!


Making Sense of the Herbal Market Phyllis Light

Who is educating herbalists? Are herb companies educating herbalists the way pharmaceutical companies educate physicians? What role does science play in the practice of modern herbalism? This presentation will answer these questions and others. The session will include an historical overview of the professional craft of herbalism; legalities of practice; good science/bad science; the fast paced herbal market; herbal education; the language of practice; and future trends in botanical medicine. Audience participation is encouraged.

 

Medicinal and Edible Tree Walk – Juliet Blankespoor
Join the arborescent frolic of springtime as we explore how we can interact with the trees around us; food, beauty and medicine are just some of their offerings.

 

Nia – Maureen

 

Pharmacy of the Earth: Community Health and Plant Medicine - Terezinha Soares dos Santos (Teca)

                                

Plant Spirit Yoga – Mary Morgaine Thames and Sierra Hollister

 

Plant Walk: Appalachian Folk Medicine – Joan Moser

 

Plant Walk: Eat Something Wild Everyday - Frank Cook and Dr. James Duke

We will use all our physical senses as well as our intuitive senses to engage the plant kin-dom.  By eating something wild everyday we are nourished on every level.  The walk of the greenpath involves letting go of fears and embracing vibrant living.  There is a model I have developed called The Five Pillars of Abundant Living that describes the true state of nature`s offerings.

 

Plant Walk: First Flush of Spring Plants – CoreyPine Shane
Plant walk to identify and learn the uses of local plants that flourish primarily in the early to mid-spring.

 

Plant Walk: Plant Families & Botanical Fun along the Swannanoa RiverLuke Cannon 

 

Plant Walk: Wild and Medicinal Edible Plants – Marc Williams

Marc will lead a walk around the Warren Wilson College Garden where he has worked in various capacities for over seven years. Around 20 plants will be covered while focusing on their identification and various uses.

 

Remembering and Honoring Traditional Knowledge - Terezinha Soares dos Santos (Teca)

 

Spring Tonics: Herbs for the Liver and Blood – Sandi Ford

 

Sustainable Forest Management – Dave Ellum

 

Tai Chi – Trey Crispin