trout lily ~ erythronium americanum
 

evening herb walks
at Tenhave Woods

& Meininger Park
in royal oak, michigan

 

with herbalist jim mcdonald

 

 

Many of the herb walks I do are daylong affairs, often on weekends.  I understand that this makes coming difficult for some people due to work or family schedules.  Enter the evening herb walk series.  This spring, summer and fall, join me and spend a few hours looking at plants in at Tenhave Woods in Royal Oak, MI (on Normandy between Main/Livernois and Crooks)...

On our walk we'll be wandering around the beautiful Tenhave Woods to explore the medicinal virtues, identification, folklore and preparation of many of the common "weeds" and wildflowers we pass by every day. The information presented will be both specific and practical, based on jim's twenty plus years experience in gathering, preparing, and using herbal remedies, and provide a basis for participants to incorporate what they have learned into usable skills with which to maintain and restore health.
 
At each walk we'll look at the herbs that are in their prime at the moment, which will vary from season to season.  Please note that evening herb walks (especially in the fall) sometimes flirt with darkness, so bring along a flashlight to keep you illuminated...

 

spring
...Tuesday, May 9th at Tenhave Woods in ROYAL OAK 

 

summer
...Tuesday, June 27th at Meininger Park in ROYAL OAK

 

fall
...Tuesday, Sept __th at Tenhave Woods in ROYAL OAK 


Walks will run from 5:30pm to 8ish.  I offer walks rain or shine; please have clothes to keep you warm & dry if there's any chance of rain. 

 

Also: these are City Parks in a very populated area, and they may be crowded or their could be other events happening at the same time.  There's also a train that goes by Meininger Park.  I did scope them out, and I did time how long it took for trains to go by (from 1 to 2 minutes), but be aware that this kind of stuff just goes along with walks in City Parks...

A good thing for parents: there's a playground area if that makes coming to a walk and having someone play there with the kiddos easier for you to pull off!

 

location...

FOR THE SUMMER WALK:

Click here for directions to Meininger Park, which is between Main and Woodward, just south of Catalpa and North or Farnum; you can park on any of the surrounding streets unless they say "No Parking".  We'll be meeting at the South side of the park (on Farnum).

 

FOR THE FALL WALK:

Click here for directions to Tenhave Woods; you can park right on Normandy.  We'll be meeting near the entrance on the East side of the park.

 

cost...
Each walk is $30, and includes extensive handouts on ethical wildcrafting, medicine making, and some of the plants discussed. 

 

to register...
To register for any of these walks, please either use the PayPal link below or contact me about sending a check.  Registering in advance for walks makes you awesome, and I really appreciate that so very much.  You can, though, bring payment the day of the walk (though it's always nice if you can let me know you're coming).
 

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jim mcdonald has been practicing the art of herbcraft for over 23 years, and offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views of healing with the Vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism. He has taught classes and workshops throughout Great Lakes bioregion and the US, hosts the website www.herbcraft.org and is currently writing (alternately) "A Great Lakes Herbal" and "Foundational Herbcraft". jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft... the plants themselves.

 

Have questions about classes? 
I've got answers to frequently asked questions (like times, weather exceptions and such)
here. 

 

 

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