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Registration For Chesapeake Herb Gathering

Jul 30, 2015 09:25PM
Join Centro Ashé for the Chesapeake Herb Gathering, an annual event for the herbal and plant community on September 26 and 27. The two-day event will be held in Nanjemoy, Maryland.

Enjoy a day of workshops, local vendors, youth activities and networking with local medicine makers, teachers, clinical herbalists, healers, botanists, farmers, birthkeepers, plant people, artists, homesteaders and more. This year they will be raising funds for Sign of Jonah Partnership in Healing, a nonprofit organization that has offered affordable acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbs, holistic lifestyle coaching and other wellness services to underserved populations downtown Washington, D.C. since 1993.

Throughout the weekend, more than 20 workshops will be offered—all led by herbalists from the Chesapeake region. These workshops include: Youth Plant Walks; Mimosa Medicine; Ember and Smoke: Plant Devotions in Incense; Suburban Homesteading Basics: How to Start Where you Are; Herbs for Birth and Postpartum; Sacred Ayurvedic Cooking: Chai and Spices; Herbal and Nutritional Support for Recovery; DIY Herbal Cheese; African Spirituality and Herbalism and Drying Herbs Legally for Sale in Maryland, among others.

The event is made possible through the support of their sponsors: Mountain Rose Herbs, Ecohermanas, Marble Arch Gardens, Owlcraft Healing Ways, Wild Grace, Purple Mountain Organics and Chesapeake's Bounty.

Cost: $70 (until 8/1)/ $85 (after 8/1) with group discounts available. Includes camping. Youth registration is $35 and free for ages 4 and under. Location: Melwood Recreation Center, 9035 Ironside Rd., Nanjemoy, MD. For the full schedule and registration, visit


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