Many of the herb walks I do are daylong affairs, often
on weekends. I understand that this makes coming
difficult for some people due to work or family
schedules. Enter the evening herb walk series.
This spring, summer and fall, join me and spend a few
hours looking at plants in at Tenhave Woods in Royal Oak, MI
Normandy between Main/Livernois and Crooks)...
On our walk we'll be wandering around the beautiful
Tenhave Woods to explore the medicinal virtues, identification,
folklore and preparation of many of the common "weeds"
and wildflowers we pass by every day. The information
presented will be both specific and practical, based on jim's twenty plus years experience in gathering,
preparing, and using herbal remedies, and provide a
basis for participants to incorporate what they have
learned into usable skills with which to maintain and
At each walk we'll look at the herbs that are in their
prime at the moment, which will vary from season to
season. Please note that evening herb walks
(especially in the fall) sometimes flirt with darkness,
so bring along a flashlight to keep you illuminated...
...Tuesday, May 9th
in ROYAL OAK
...Tuesday, June 27th
in ROYAL OAK
...Tuesday, Sept __th
in ROYAL OAK
Walks will run from
8ish. I offer
walks rain or shine; please have clothes to keep you
warm & dry
if there's any chance of rain.
Also: these are City Parks in a very
populated area, and they may be crowded or their could
be other events happening at the same time.
There's also a train that goes by Meininger Park.
I did scope them out, and I did time how long it took
for trains to go by (from 1 to 2 minutes), but be aware
that this kind of stuff just goes along with walks in
A good thing for parents: there's a playground area if
that makes coming to a walk and having someone play
there with the kiddos easier for you to pull off!
for directions to Meininger Park, which is between Main
and Woodward, just south of Catalpa and North or Farnum; you can park on
any of the surrounding streets unless they say "No
Parking". We'll be meeting at the South side of the park
for directions to Tenhave Woods; you can park right on
Normandy. We'll be meeting near the entrance on
the East side of the park.
Each walk is
$30, and includes
extensive handouts on ethical wildcrafting, medicine
making, and some of the plants discussed.
To register for any of these walks,
please either use the PayPal link below or contact me
about sending a check. Registering in advance for
walks makes you awesome, and I really appreciate that so
very much. You can, though, bring payment
the day of the walk (though it's always nice if you can
let me know you're coming).
has been practicing the art of herbcraft for over 23 years, and offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends
western folk and indigenous views of healing with the Vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism. He
has taught classes and workshops throughout Great Lakes
bioregion and the US, hosts the website
www.herbcraft.org and is currently writing
(alternately) "A Great Lakes Herbal" and "Foundational
Herbcraft". jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most
learned teachers of herbcraft... the plants themselves.
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