Sunday, August 14, 2011

announcement

APPALACHIAN HERBALISM and TRADITIONAL WESTERN MEDICINE MAKING
{ with Andrew Alexander Ozinskas at Camp Pleasant Farm}

ANNOUNCING TWO MORE WORKSHOPS in the same weekend:

FIELD IDENTIFICATION CLASS for BEGINNERS
Friday, AUGUST 19th 6-8:30pm
*Explore local ecology on field walks in the Peaks Mill area of
Franklin
County
*Be introduced to basic plant identification and classification of
wild
plants
*Discuss principles of traditional western medicine
*Create a pressed plant specimen to be preserved for reference
With interest we can offer this class in several seasons to cultivate
year
long ability to gather your own medicines in your backyard, as the
plants
and parts of plants used will vary with timing. The current drought-
like
midsummer climate will foster an experience closer to winter
identification
as many plants have matured early or are dormant.
Suggested Cost is $20
Details:
Eat your own meal and drink plenty of water before you come, only
light
refreshments will be provided. Call beforehand with dietary
restrictions.
Wear long pants and shoes for hiking in tall brush, on slippery and
uneven
surfaces, and up and down hills. Call beforehand with physical
concerns.
Bring a heavy book with which to press and take home your specimens.

BEGINNING A SMALL MEDICINE CHEST
WORKSHOP SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2-5pm
*Description above applies with a longer time frame and a focus on 10
plants
we have chosen to represent a range of plant families and medicinal
actions.
For those interested in beginning home herbal medicine making. Our
goal is
to make as many specimen pages as people attend the class and to share
the
resulting compilation with the group in the following weeks as a
lasting
reference for your home use. Detailed descriptions of plant medicine
for
each species identified.
FOLLOW DETAILS section ABOVE
Suggested Cost is $25

CALL to RSVP to one or both classes: 502-227-1743 Camp Pleasant
Questions: Andrew (443)695-3057 or Camp Pleasant 502-227-1743(after
August
16th)
ADDRESS: 1143 Camp Pleasant Road Frankfort KY 40601
DIRECTIONS: From Frankfort take 127North out of town and check the
odometer
at Cove Springs Park. 7.6 miles from Cove Springs turn Right onto
Hwy2919/Indian Gap Road. This road takes you by the Fish Hatchery.
Indian
Gap dead ends in 3 miles at a stop sign, where you Turn Left onto
Hwy1707/Camp Pleasant Road. Our driveway is 9 tenths of a mile on the
Right,
mailbox says 1143, and there is a shingle-sided barn right next to the
road
on your right just before the drive. Mailbox will be marked with
something
obvious. Allow 20-25 minutes from Frankfort.
For directions from anywhere other than Frankfort, give us a call at
502-227-1743.

{Presented by: Andrew Alexander Ozinskas, an herbalist, wildcrafter,
medicine maker, alchemist and friend who recently returned to KY to
care for
his 9th generation family farm in Owen County. This workshop begins a
series
that will continue as interest builds.

Hosted by: Camp Pleasant Farm, a certified organic, permaculture-
inspired
cooperative experiment in northeast Franklin County involving annual
and
perennial food and medicine growing and now selling at Franklin County
Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. We are currently: melissa
calhoun,
Brian Geier, and Sean Nitchmann. }

P.S. Several interested could not make the previous workshop on home
making
of essential oils. Stay tuned for a repeat in October. Also, as we
design
future offerings we'd love to hear from you about your interests. See
contacts above or email andrew.ozinskas@gmail.com with your desires
for
herbal knowledge. Please respond to lockedmelissa@yahoo.com to receive
email
notices of future offerings.
We are open to alternative exchange; we are all creative people.
ENJOY


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