Explore Herbal Medicines of Summer: Rose, Red Clover and Yarrow

Herbal educator Corinne Boyer will be at the Shelton Timberland Library at 10 a.m., July 12. Local herbalist and educator Corinne Boyer returns to the Shelton Timberland Library to teach a summertime herbal workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 12. Boyer will focus on the Rose, Red Clover and Yarrow, and their specific medicinal uses.

The three flowers are easy to identify, grow and gather. The audience will learn how to harvest, prepare and use these simple yet ancient medicines. Ms. Boyer will bring samples of plants and homemade extractions to show as well as educational literature to share.

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 wildcrafting (harvesting herbs from their natural environment), medicine making and folk medicine. “The Gathering Basket,” Boyer’s free quarterly newsletter, 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, gardening and simple and sustainable living. Boyer’s website is http://opalsapothecary.com.

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