Summer 2014 Wild Herb Week

Back by popular demand! Wild Herb Week will be happening again in 2014!

Last year, on the last day of Wild Herb Week, we asked all the kids what they would do differently if they could change one thing. Each and every kid wanted Wild Herb Week to last longer; one wanted a couple of extra days, a few wanted two weeks, and one wanted a month. After much debate, we have settled on one and a half weeks for this year, August 11th to 15th and August 18th to 20th.

Bring your children, your inner child, or someone else’s child! Come explore healing herbs all around us, waiting to be part of your health and awareness. We will learn to identify, harvest, and prepare at least 10 herbs you see every day to include in your diet and first aid kit.

We will use play, drawing, hands-on harvesting, preparing, eating, and crafting to get to know each herb personally and practically. Each family will leave with several herbal medicines and crafts, and the knowledge of how and why to make and use them. Ages 8 to adult.

Who: Every interested person, 8 years or older

When: August 11th to 15th and August 18th to 20th 10 am to 3 pm

Where: Littleton, MA (exact address on registration)

How Much: $300/person

Special Discounts: 10% off if registered before July 22nd
$75 discount for additional family members

Included:

  • 40 hours of fun instruction over two weeks!!
  • all herbs, jars, bottles, etc.
  • vinegar, oil, honey, and all craft materials

Lunch: We will make an herbal snack and / or beverage to supplement the lunch and water that you bring.

Clothes: We will be outside; please dress accordingly. Longsleeves, pants, socks, closed shoes, hats and muck-proof clothes in general recommended.

Other Details: Participating children should be able to use a knife, a sewing needle, and plant shears independently, or work together with a family member.
Younger siblings can be with you, but you need to supervise them. Adults are welcome to participate. To make your own crafts, remember to pay the materials fee. (All materials will be purchased in advance.)

This will be a a learning experience, not an authorized camp or licensed childcare situation. You retain responsibility for the safety and well-being of your child or children.

We will be in tick country. Please check your child/ren carefully for ticks at the end of each day, and remove all ticks thoroughly and carefully.

Registration: Registration ends July 28th. To register or for more information contact us at: meridiansofhealth@gmail.com or 857-600-2TEA. Please include how/when we can reach you.

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