Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the NCNM Campus
Teach children a love of the earth and respect of plants and nature during this fun-filled class in the gardens at NCNM. Children’s bodies respond well to the gentle healing energies of herbs, and their spirits love the time spent outside. We invite you and your child (age 6 or older) to join us for a morning focused on nontoxic, colorful, fun-to-grow herbs that are used to treat children’s common ailments. Activities include a garden tour, planting project and art project. Please bring a lunch to enjoy after class in the Min Zidell Healing Garden. The class will meet rain or shine!
About the presenter:
Alexis Durham earned her B.Sc. in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University in 2008. Upon graduating, she pursued a clinical internship with a naturopath in Seattle and worked in the dispensary at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. She began teaching and speaking publicly on herbal medicine while working for the American Botanical Council in Austin, Texas. An opportunity to learn more from the plants themselves led her to the sun-baked hills of southern Oregon, where she worked at Horizon Herbs, cultivating medicinal and edible plants and teaching a series of classes for Herb Pharm’s Herbaculture Internship. She coordinated the 23rd Annual Symposium for the American Herbalists Guild and also volunteered for Rogue Valley Farm to School, a nonprofit organization that educates children about our food system using hands-on farm and garden programs.
Alexis returned to Seattle as Bastyr University’s garden supervisor and was named program director for the Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design, teaching students to create healing landscapes with medicinal and edible plants. Public speaking engagements include National Herb Day at the US Botanical Gardens, Rootstalk, Bastyr University’s Herb and Food Fair, WSU’s 2014 Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference, AHG’s Professional Herbalist Training Webinars, and a variety of community and continuing-education courses. Currently based in Oregon, Alexis teaches for Herb Pharm’s Herbaculture Internship and is a faculty member at the Hawthorn Institute. She has discovered that the potential for learning in the garden is infinite, and believes that the act of caring for plants is almost as healing as the plants themselves.
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$40 for one child plus accompanying adult. $20 for each additional child or adult.
Special discount for members of the Portland Children Museum: $10 off with code! Contact PCM for details.