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Natural Awakenings Washington DC Metro

Herbs for All, a bilingual herbal encuentro

Apr 30, 2014 04:15AM

In celebration of International HerbDay, the first bilingual herbal encuentro to learn, grow and connect herbal wellness for all ages will take place in Washington. The event will be held from 3:30 to 9 p.m., on Saturday, May 3, in northwest Washington, D.C.

This will be the first year Herbs for All takes place in Washington and will include an afternoon of workshops in both English and Spanish, kids activities, cultural and musical art, a seed-exchange and an outdoor herbal village-style market, filled with vendors, music, raffles, and hands-on demonstrations for all ages.

Free workshops include topics such as dying with herbs, kitchen medicine, art-making and others. There will be a guided neighborhood herbal walking tour and a community seed exchange, so bring non-GMO seeds to share and a dish for the potluck. Cooking and capoeira demonstrations will take place in the outdoor herbal village-style market, while DJ Mezkla mixes music and entertainment, and vendors share raffle prizes throughout the afternoon. The DC Childcare Collective will provide childcare so parents can enjoy workshops. The event will be held close to local public transportation and is free, though donations of five to ten dollars are suggested, to support the day’s activities and include raffle tickets. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

This event is brought to you by Centro Ashe, a local organization rooted in local food and traditional medicine and EcoHermanas, a global community of women that share, weave and reconnect life to Mother Earth.

The event will be held at Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid St., NW D.C. (Corner of Georgia Ave Shaw Green Line Metro stop). Online registration is strongly encouraged at


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