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Plant Magic: Treating the Person, Not the Disease

August 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

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Herbalism in Real Life

Plant Magic is an invitation to the wild world of healing plants growing right outside your door. Highlighting herbs from catnip and plantain to nettles and rosemary, this book provides the information you need to assemble an herbal arsenal for combatting any ailment—everything from brewing up a slick lube tea for sexual health to fashioning a simple summer band-aid from backyard “weeds” to crafting an herbal smoking blend to quiet a busy mind.

This accessible guide covers questions like:

  • What is plant medicine?
  • What can I put in my mouth and where do I find it?
  • Can I still go to my doctor?

We’ve got you covered!

The second workshop in our series is a crash course in herbalism.

A common refrain among herbalists is “treat the person, not the disease.” In this class you’ll learn how to use a system of energetics to match plants to people: you, your loved ones, and your community.

Understanding herbal energetics provides a common language for discussing plants and how they act on and with our bodies. It also means that no matter where we’re at as herbalists ourselves, we have a language with which to communicate with each other, even if we’re practicing in different systems. Understanding herbal energetics means you don’t have to know about every plant in order to start making a difference, in your own life and the lives of others.

Christine Buckley

Christine Buckley is a Community Herbalist, writer, and professional cook connecting people to themselves, plants, the planet and others. Before devoting herself to Herbalism Christine cooked and baked alongside notable and influential chefs and bakers in New York City and Detroit. She worked as a food stylist and was always been inspired and respectful of plants. Her herbalism practice is layered with deep attention to food, flavor, and pleasure.

She is the author of Plant Magic: Herbalism in Real Life.

She writes about plants and people for Healthyish, Kitchn, Mind Body Green, and Well + Good.

She is based in Virginia where she works on an organic vegetable farm.

IG: @christinebuckley
Website: Christinebuckley.com

Additional Info

  • We have reserved tickets for people with limited means. Email us at herbalist@thealchemistkitchen.com to redeem. Tickets are limited and are first come first serve.
  • After purchasing your ticket, you will receive the Zoom Login Information via email.
  • Can’t attend in real time? No problem! A recording will be sent to you after the class.
  • Registration for this ticket closes on Thursday, August 13th.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Any additional questions, comments, or concerns can be emailed to: herbalist@thealchemistkitchen.com


August 13, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


NY United States


The Alchemist’s Kitchen
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