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Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk Focusing on Plant Identification with Julie Mitchell

1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT

Our farm landscapes are capable of so much more than the first meets the eye: they produce nourishing foods, but also give us powerful plant-based medicines from weeds, cover crops, ornamental gardens, forests, and backyards. This “weed walk” will introduce you to medicinal plants commonly found on different parts of Vermont’s working lands, deepen your appreciation of the local food movement, and introduce you to nature-based, local medicine as part of a resilient food system.

JULIE MITCHELL

Julie Mitchell is an educator, gardener and herbalist. The art and the science of being an herbalist has been a compelling force in her life for over 30 years. Motivation to engage in this path centers on the intention of being of service to community.  She has been a volunteer herbalist for free clinics both here in Vermont and Nicaragua; an herbal educator for all levels and all ages of individuals, in formal educational institutions and simply, in her backyard. She is a gardener, wild-crafter, artist, editor, herbal product manufacturer, and herbal/health consultant, all with the intention to further both the health of the individual,  as well as the health of the environment.

Julie considers her scope of practice to be inclusive to many challenges to our well being. A more focal interest has been working with systemic inflammatory concerns with the emphasis on digestive health, the many aspects of healthy aging, tick-borne diseases and women’s reproductive health. She holds both a BSc, MSc degree in Herbal Medicine from University of Wales, U.K., and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.

This program is offered in partnership with Railyard Apothecary by Urban Moonshine & Burlington Herb Clinic.

$15 per person, registration is required. Please contact Director of Community Programs Tre McCarney with any questions at tmccarney@shelburnefarms.org.

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