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From Ground to Cup

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

Start your morning with herbalist and healing practitioner Rebecca Guanzon and explore local plant microcosms! Guanzon shows plants that have been foraged nearby and from the Clark grounds, explaining their medicinal uses, past and present. At the end of the talk, participants are guided through creating a take-home tea blend with the herbs explored in the workshop. From Ground to Cup is offered on June 29, July 27, August 31, and September 28, with unique focuses guiding each event.

JUNE 29: RED CLOVER, RASPBERRY, ROSE HIPS, MUGWORT
Discover the benefits of red clover, raspberry, rose hips, and mugwort in promoting hormonal balance. These herbs are particularly effective in alleviating hormonal fluctuations of individuals with estrogen dominance.

JULY 27: #6 BEE BALM, BLUE VERVAIN, BONESET, YARROW
Learn about plants that thrive in our local environment, including #6 bee balm, blue vervain, boneset, and yarrow.

AUGUST 31: STAGHORN SUMAC, HOPS, GOLDENROD
Celebrate the end of summer with staghorn sumac, hops, and goldenrod. These locally-abundant herbs offer unique flavors and medicinal benefits, capturing the essence of the season.

SEPTEMBER 28: MULLEIN, ELDERBERRY, CHERRY BARK
Get ready for winter and seasonal illnesses with Mullein, Elder Berry, and Cherry Bark. Discover the natural immune-boosting properties of these herbs to stay resilient during the colder months.

ABOUT REBECCA GUANZON
Rebecca Guanzon, a trained herbalist and practitioner of multiple energetic healing modalities, brings over twenty years of experience with trauma-informed care practices. She is a graduate of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, specializing in Medicine Making, Foraging, and Herbal Immersion. As a neighborhood herbalist, she promotes mutual aid by distributing free goods and cultivating an intimate circle of accountability partners. This work often takes place at Wild Soul River, an abolitionist herbal gathering space in Williamstown that Rebecca co-owns with her partner justin.

Free. For accessibility concerns, call 413 458 0524.

Details

Date:
August 31
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.clarkart.edu/event/detail/2559-91488

Venue

The Clark Art Institute
225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Phone
(413) 458-2303
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