Whole Health Nation and Zen Sponsor Plant Friends Class

Whole Health Nation and Zen are sponsoring a monthly Plant Friends class. In the class, participants will learn the many ways plants are used for healing, medicine and food and about our local plants and resources. The classes will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month until May. The cost is $15 per class or $60 for all eight classes.

The classes will be located mostly at Zen, 924 South Main Street in Greenville. Other locations are listed on the Whole Health Nation website, so attendees will need to check the website to see where the class will be held each month. The plant walks will start at the Swamp Rabbit Café.

Becoming resilient and learning how to use local plants as an adjunct to standard pharmaceutical practice is a skill that must not be lost. There are many benefits to becoming skilled at using plants for daily use such as in teas or in the bath, for new flavors to enhance cooking, or to re-connect with the natural world around us. Herbal medicine is a way for us to reclaim ownership of our health and to connect with community members who share a common interest in resilience, nature and gardening.

Plant Friends hosts various instructors who share their expertise. Every month a different herb will be celebrated and tea will be served. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mug.

For more information, call 828-899-2787 or visit the Plant Friends section at WholeHealthNation.com. Registration is available online. Check out our Nature Is My Healer section each month  to learn about plant uses; November section is here.