Sunday, July 17
Plants are generous healers and many important medicinal plants live where the most people are, so NYC is rich in a diversity of wild, nourishing medicines. We are likely to see and discuss healing plants such as plantain, dandelion, violet, goldenrod, yellow dock, and red raspberry, along with medicinal trees such as white pine, linden and hawthorn, and there are always surprises to delight us when we go out “weed walking”.
Robin Rose has been plant walking in Central Park for nearly 30 years. She will share the physical and spiritual gifts of some of these and other plants, identification tips, best times for harvesting, and suggestions on whether to use specific plants as tinctures, oils, infusions, and/or food.
This walk will focus on how to approach these green healers with respect, gratitude, and an open heart as you invite the plants to share their teachings with you. The abundance of nature’s medicines in the heart of NYC will open your eyes and deepen and change your experience of living in the city.
This class will be held in Central Park. The class will meet at the north entrance of 103rd and 5th avenue. Please plan to arrive by 1:45 so we can begin on time.
This class is held rain or shine, so come prepared to enjoy the elements!
Robin Rose Bennett, founder of Wisewoman Healing Ways – Herbal Medicine and EarthSpirit Teachings, is a gifted herbalist, writer, and spiritual teacher. Since 1986 she has taught at schools, clinics, progressive and holistic organizations, herbal conferences, and most joyously, outside with the plants. Robin has a private consultation practice in New Jersey and offers a monthly sliding scale clinical teaching practice for herbalists at a medical center in Bronx, NY. She is a faculty member of the New York Open Center and a guest lecturer at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, St John’s Hospital, Montefiore Teaching Hospital, Beth Israel’s Nursing program, Brown University Medical School and has been a regularly featured guest on radio. She is the author of meditation CD’s, Wild Carrot: A Plant for Natural, Conscious, Contraception and Healing Magic: A Green Witch Guidebook to Conscious Living, 10th anniversary edition. Her newest book is The Gift of the Healing Herbs: Plant Medicines and Home Remedies for Vibrantly Healthy Living.