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Medicinal Weed Walk: West Brookfield
Join Folk Herbalist Amber Kennedy of Bohéme Botanika Herbals on a leisurely evening Plant ID hike through the beautiful trails of Rock House Reservation in West Brookfield, MA while you learn how to properly identify specific plants. -Discuss native wild plants and introduced species and some of their important medicinal and culinary uses throughout history and to modern day herbalists. -Learn how to create folk remedies with the plants we discover -Study each plants latin and folk names, natural habitat and identifying features.  -Hear interesting stories, local history and magical plant folklore too!  -Materia Medica handouts will be provided for note taking Hikes are about an hour and a half long and most trails accommodate the beginning hiker. Specific plants TBA and are dependent on what Mother Nature decides to reveal to us before the hike. The group will meet the Enfield Overlook by way of the East entrance for a short orientation before the excursion.  What to bring: Water, notebook/pencil, camera. Wear sun and bug protection, hiking attire.  Buy tickets to 5 classes and receive the 6th free plus a customized herbal binder to store your plant identification notes and Materia Medica handouts. Email Amber at bohemebotanika@gmail.com with questions or to register for all 6 hikes. See you in the forest! *Space is limited to keep groups small and have the least negative impact on the trails and nature we will be observing so pre-registration is mandatory. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Ticket sales end several days before the walk. Minimum of 5 people needed to run the walk.  *Please plan to arrive promptly at 5. If you will be late please email Amber ahead of time or you may risk the group departing without you. Refunds will not be given for late arrivals. *All ages are welcome however this specific class is not geared towards children. Children under 12 are $5 with a paying adult.  *The plants don't stay in when it's raining and many times nature is at her best when the weather is ornery so with the exception of severe weather hikes will be rain or shine. In the case of cancellation the hike will be rescheduled and attendees will be notified of new date. A full refund minus any fees will be given in the case that a person is unable to attend the rain date.

When: Jul 18, 2019 5pm in West Brookfield, MA

Sarah McQuaid

Merriam-Gilbert Public Library -- 3 West Main Street, West Brookfield, MA 01585, USA Tel (508) 867-1410 -- Free library event -- 6:30pm (Doors 6pm) http://www.westbrookfieldlibrary.org This will be Sarah's second visit to this lovely little library dating from 1880 and originally funded by Charles Merriam (born in West Brookfield in 1806), famous for publishing the first Webster Dictionary! Once again, she'll be giving a one-hour concert beginning at 6:30pm. For more info, visit http://www.westbrookfieldlibrary.org or ring (508) 867-1410. Visit http://www.sarahmcquaid.com for other tour dates and more information about Sarah.

When: Oct 15, 2019 6:30PM in West Brookfield, MA

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About West Brookfield, MA
The Town of West Brookfield Massachusetts was founded in 1848 and is located in Worcester County.

West Brookfield was the birthplace of Lucy Stone who was an anti slavery and woman’s rights activist as well as being the first woman to keep her own name after marriage. Stone died in Dorchester Massachusetts in 1893 her last words were spoken to her daughter were “make the world better”!!

Today the town is a rural bedroom community.