September Herbal Happenings
Saturday, September 1, 2012

I am very appreciative of the green thread that runs through my life. It is strong and flexible, a thread to follow when I wander into unknown territory, providing loving purpose, and most importantly, weaving me to others. When I walk the streets of Atlanta, the herbs are strung along sidewalk cracks and empty lots, gardens and city parks. This past month, as I explored the Oregon coast, the green thread led me through many diverse bio-spheres. I met quite an interesting cast of characters–wind-buffeted dune and cliff dwellers, quiet forest recluses, bog squatters who were knee deep, and lake loungers, who dangled their feet in the cool waters while soaking in hot sun with upturned faces (I became an honorary lake lounger myself). To see photos from my Oregon trip click here.

Now I’ve returned home to Atlanta and am excited for the month to come. September is graced with cooler weather and a spattering of brilliant events. The fun begins on Thursday, September 13th with another tasty class at The Herb Kitchen’s Farewell to Summer Garden Party. On September 15th-16th, the Georgia Herbalists Guild hosts a weekend workshop on Community and Herbal Approaches to Disaster Situations with herbalist and activist Leah Wolfe. And to round out the month, we will be having the final hike in our Appalachian Field Studies Program up in the North Georgia Mountains. Hope to see some of you there!

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