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    Bounty of a Working Medicinal Herb Garden on Saturday, April 27, 2019

    Gardener/herbalist Carol Wade and native plant guide Lanny Kaufer invite you to join them on Saturday, April 27, for a workshop at Ojai’s Earth Island Medicinal Herb Garden — miraculously spared by the 2017 fire — to appreciate the nature still standing, the resiliency of the natural world and of our human bodies, and the many ways plant medicine lends itself to whole body/mind health.

    Participants will spend a lovely morning touring this East End jewel with the garden’s founder, herbalist Carol Wade, as their guide. They will enjoy the beautiful vistas as they learn about how to grow and care for the many herbal allies that live among us.  Many of these gems are native. The group will gather a few for some of the herbal preparations they’ll be making in the afternoon.

    After the in-depth tour of the garden and a lunch break they’ll reconvene at a downtown  kitchen for some herbal medicine making to include Mullein oil, Hummingbird Sage tea, and Lemon Verbena ice cream. Details will be described in a confirmation email sent to registrants prior to the workshop.


    Carol Wade has been practicing as a professional herbalist and nutritional counselor for over 25 years, and is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. Her garden, the Earth Island Medicinal Herb Garden in Ojai, California, serves as a hub for several medicinal herb-oriented ventures that bring the idea of using medicinal herbs in daily living as a viable and logical choice to the community at large.

    After practicing privately for much of her career, six years ago Carol joined her work as a practitioner and educator with her background in the herbal and organic gardening fields to bring herbal medicine to a wider audience with the Earth Island Herbs Medicinal Herb Garden and the Earth Island Herbal Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project in Ojai, CA. She currently offers Eco-tours of the garden that combine medicine making with garden tours, workshops for the general public,  and presentations for school classrooms.

    In 2016, Carol founded the Ojai School of Herbal Studies, an 18-month herbal studies program that utilizes the garden, hands on medicine making, and an in-depth education in how to use herbs safely and effectively, including terminology, plant chemistry, anatomy and physiology, an extensive materia medica, and actual herb cultivation.  She was a presenter at the Ojai Herbal Symposium in November, 2018.  

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