July Herbal Happenings with Herbalista Lorna.


Well, they don't call it Hotlanta for nothing!  This herbalista is not ashamed to say she is getting the heck out of Dodge, happily retreating to the woods to work at the Rainbow Gathering's First Aid Station in the beautiful Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee.  Preparing my gear for this new adventure has been a facinating exercise as I balance pragmatism and desire-- the desire to offer all that I can to this community and the practical realities of what my back can carry as I hike the supplies into the forest.  I also enjoyed crafting a new kit (padded and strong) to hold my tinctures safely for their journey.  
This will be a first, providing medic care to a large community (over 10 thousand folks attend Rainbow) without running water or electricity.  But I'll be learning from the best, happy to get the chance to learn from 7Song and CoreyPine, herbalists who have been providing sound, holistic care at Rainbow for many years.
And special thanks the many who donated medical supplies for the Gathering, in particular The Open Door Community for their constant promotion of healthcare for all. 


July 7, Aug. 4 & Sept. 22


To know the plants is to find your own abundant apothecary of healing. 
Join Patricia Howell and Lorna Mauney-Brodek this summer and fall to master the art of identifying wild plants of our region and using them as potent medicines.

These day long hiking seminars offers a chance to learn botany the old-fashioned way. With the botanically rich mountains of northeast Georgia and western North Carolina as our classroom, you'll learn to identify hundreds of native and introduced wild plants. We'll also show you how to harvest herbs in an ecologically sound way and give you lots of ideas for medicine making projects.


Upcoming Hikes:
July 7, Aug. 4 & Sept. 22
Class from 9 am till 6ish
Mountain City, GA
$80 per class.

For complete details and to register visit www.wildhealingherbs.com 


Keep up with Atlanta's ever changing


Herbs don't just come in bottles from far away places.  There are thousands of wonderful medicinal and edible plants growing all around the metro Atlanta area. Click here and see what's in season!


Monday, July 9th from 6pm-7pm


Take a plant meander through Frazier Forest in Lake Claire.   I spent much of my youth running these woods and will love the chance to share this beautiful oasis in the city with you all.  Come and learn to identify the locally abundant plants of herban Atlanta, both medicinals and edibles.  We will meet on the east side of Harold Avenue, in between the cross streets of Harriet and Malbrook.  Pen, paper, camera, and sketchbooks welcome.  Please wear good walking shoes! By Donation. No pre-restriation required.
* Cancellation due to severe weather will be posted on Herbalista Calendar.

Lorna Mauney-Brodek is a community herbalista, medicine maker, and teacher, serving the Atlanta area.  She encourages the use of locally abundant plant medicine as a vital part of our daily lives through her clinical practice and educational classes.  She teaches at the BotanoLogos School for Herbal Studies and the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine.  In 2011 she co-founded The Herb Kitchen, an Atlanta-based herb project, which strives to make herbs both accessible and delicious through education and herbal events.  Lorna serves on the board of the Georgia Herbalists Guild, an organization that honors diversity in herbalism while promoting the practice of botanical medicine. 

Herbal Clinic of East Atlanta
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 
By Appointment

HERBAL MEDICINE is the oldest and most widely used medicine in the world.  Used to both prevent and heal, herbs are affordable, environmentally friendly, have minimal side effects and are tantalizing to all the senses.  Lorna is a general practioner with experience aiding adults and children with a variety of issues.  A thorough review of medical history and body system energetics allows her to formulate herbal tonics made specifically for your needs.  Discover the power & pleasure of herbal therapy.  




July 14-15, 2012
AHG Registered Herbalist & Licensed Acupuncture Physician
Sponsored by the Georgia Herbalists Guild

 Beyond Herbalism
Barefoot Doctoring Techniques

Saturday, July 14th from 10 am to 5 pm
Woodland Gardens
Sunday, July 15th from 10 am to 4 pm
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
We will cover techniques outside of normal herbalism such as auricular therapy (ear diagnosis and treatment), moxabustion, basic acupressure, Chinese dietary theory, and qi gong breathing. Wear loose comfortable clothing since there will be hands-on practice. Moxa (mugwort) will be burned during the Saturday class, and may bother individuals who are sensitive to certain types of incense.

Bob Linde is the owner of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies in St. Petersburg Florida and the director of the Professional Herbalists Training Program, a two year clinical herbal program. He serves on the board of directors for the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association (FSOMA). He lectures regularly at colleges and organizations around the US. Bob volunteers for Acupuncturists Without Borders, Homeless Connect and Free Community Acupuncture for Senior’s as well and other community focused organizations. Bob is a member of many organizations related to herbalism, alternative medicine and nature conservation. 
Bob is also an traveler and travel writer (www.SmallShipCruises.com). He regularly explores the rivers and forests of Florida by sailboat, canoe, kayak, and on foot.

Price For One Day:
AHG Members $40 / Non-AHG Members $45

Two Day Discount:
AHG Members $70 / Non-AHG Members $80
Price For One Day: AHG Members $40 /
Non-Members $45
Two Day Discount: AHG Members $70 /
Non-Members $80


Monthly Meeting
July 15th from 6:30 - 8:00

  Special Guest Teacher: Bob Linde
AHG Registered Herbalist & Licensed Acupuncture Physician

Bob will teach on Herb and Drug interactions.



July 18th at 7:30pm
Charis Bookstore, Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA

The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fementation ever published.  Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and indepth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners.

While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information-- how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more.

This event is co-sponsored by Charis Circle's Urban Sustainability and Wellness Programming.  The suggested donation is $5.
For full details click here.


Blending herbal cocktails
to bring healing energy
into our creative & social spaces.


Instead of sweating the heat, raise your glass and toast it with cool and refreshing Hibiscus.  This lovely flower imparts a gorgeous pink color and a tart and uplifting taste to any blend.  Hibiscus is loved around the world, both as a culinary treasure and healing herb in places like the Carribean, West Africa, and South America.  In India, the Hibiscus flower is sacred to Kali, the fierce feminine protector of the heart.

To Prepare:
* Steep 1/2 cup of dry Hibiscus Flower & 1/4 cup grated fresh Ginger Root in 1 1/2 quarts of hot water for 6 minutes.
* Strain.
* Add 3 oz of Honey, 12 oz of Pear Juice & 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Tincture.
* Mix well.
* Drink with a spritz of soda & garnish with candied ginger & lime.

To read more about keeping cool naturally, click here.     


Healthcare for all!

The Open Door Community
910 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atl, GA  30306
Wednesday evenings, 7pm-9:00pm 
(except major and house holidays)

This free foot clinic provides holistic support to Atlanta's homeless population each Wednesday evening fom 7pm - 9pm.  We combine traditional herbal and conventional methods to promote full health. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month we also host a community acupuncture clinic to assist with stress, PTSD, and pain-related complaints.  . 
If you are interested in volunteering time or donating supplies, please contact clinic coordinator, Lorna Mauney-Brodek at 
View our clinic wish list.


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