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Recent Workshops and Materials

Place-based Herbal Medicine (Presentation and Herb Walk)
July 7th, 2015, In partnership with NOFA-VT and Burlington Co-housing

Consuming plants as food and medicine is an excellent way to deepen your relationship to place while nourishing yourself and preventing disease. Join Kate Westdijk as you explore this concept through sampling local food and medicine, sharing experiences, and visiting some common plants that are key players in Vermont's living apothecary!​

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Vermont Superfoods: Deepen your commitment to local food with local medicine!
February 15th, 2015; Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA) of VT winter conference​

Localvores seeking vibrant health and prevention of heart disease, cancer and other chronic illnesses can look no further than their own backyard or neighborhood farm! Join herbalist Kate Westdijk to hear about the power of familiar plants and fungi to restore and maintain wellness. Share your favorite uses and learn new ways to prepare them in your home or for your farm customers. Discuss how we all can support a healthy environment and food system through place-based natural medicine.​​

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Basic Herbs for Balance and Well-being
​November 19th, 2014; Pathways Wellness Co-operative

​Join clinical herbalists Kate Westdijk and Rachael Keener to explore how daily stressors impact well-being and how herbs can support both mind and body.
This class introduces the concept of wellness as being rooted in healthy sleep, good digestion and supportive relationships with yourself and others. Participants will learn about (and taste!) simple and affordable herbal preparations to nourish themselves and enhance their sense of balance and well-being.

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Note: Workshops are intended to provide educational information for participants on the covered subject. They are not intended to take the place of personalized medical counseling, diagnosis, and treatment from a trained health professional.​​
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