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Ancient Practices Explored in Workshops

The winter weather may have you already longing for spring. Starting February 3, White Pine Wilderness Academy, in Indianapolis, will host a three-week workshop series, Foraging Herbal Medicines: Winter Edition, with herbalist Greg Monzel.

During each themed workshop, Monzel will guide participants through the ins and outs of the foraging process and practical knowledge for identifying plant characteristics to the everyday application of the herbs and plants introduced that week.

Participants are encouraged to embrace the ancient practice of herbal remedies during this primer to foraging and medicine making. Each workshop offers participants the opportunity to engage in fieldwork identifying and gathering seasonally abundant plants needed to make a variety of herbal preparations.

Options include signing up for individual workshops or the full series. Scheduled workshops include Winter Wild Foods on February 3, Roots and Infusions on February 10 and Barks and Syrups February 17.

Monzel is a practicing herbalist with White Pines Wilderness Academy. He completed his 450-hour community herbalism intensive at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, in Ithaca, New York, in 2007. He is also an officer for the Indiana Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild.

Location: 841 W. 53rd St. For information or to register, call 317-774-6360 or visit

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