vernal virtues
. : michigan's medicinal plants : .

with herbalist jim mcdonald



from noon till 6(ish) on Saturday, May 12th, 2018

at Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center

in Oxford, MI  (map)


$50 in advance or $60 at the door

(see below for preregistration info)

please bring along a lunch or food to share


Herbalist jim mcdonald will be leading participants around the fields and woods surrounding the EAC in Oxford 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 restore health. Some of the plants we'll cross paths with include Dandelion, Apple, Nettle, Ground Ivy, Plantain & Periwinkle.

jim mcdonald
has been practicing the art of herbcraft for over 22 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 and is currently writing (alternately) "A Great Lakes Herbal" and "Foundational Herbcraft". Jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, an occasional email mangler, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft... the plants themselves.


you can preregister for the class by paying $50 to Upland Hills EAC using this link (the class is $60 at the door):

Choose "May: Spring Herb Walk" on the menu below...

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