Herbal Educator At Shelton TRL

Herbalist leads workshop, “Three Common Herbs for Springtime Health”Herbal educator Corinne Boyer will be at the Shelton Timberland Library at 10 a.m., March 29.Join herbal educator Corinne Boyer for a workshop on springtime herbs that build health after a long dark winter. The free workshop will be held at the Shelton Timberland Library (William G. Reed Public Library) on Saturday, March 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The program will begin one hour before the library opens. No other library services will be available until opening time.

Stinging Nettle, Dandelion and Violet are premier plants to use as tonics. Learn to identify and harvest these simple yet ancient medicines and then prepare and taste delicious nutritive teas. Plant samples and tea recipes will be provided.

Ms. Boyer has studied plant medicine for 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science with an emphasis on plant chemistry and has studied extensively with local herbalists Carol Trasatto and Joyce Netishen. She teaches classes out of her home with a focus on wild crafting, medicine making and folk medicine.

Boyer also distributes a free eight-page quarterly newsletter called “The Gathering Basket” to the local community that focuses on folklore, history and recipes of locally available plants. Living in rural Western Washington since 2000, Boyer and her family are involved with small scale food production, animal husbandry, simple and sustainable living and gardening.

“Magic, stories and tales have always been my inspiration, since I was a child. I do my best to live the old ways every day, ever a student on the winding trail of life,” writes Boyer on her website, http://opalsapothecary.com.

The Shelton Timberland Library is located at 710 W Alder Street. For more information, contact the library at (360) 426-1362 or visit www.TRL.org.

March 14, 2014