Taken with ASAP! an organization that supports after school creative arts for children and adults

Herbalicious Explorations:

Classes for All Ages

Connecting people of all ages to their roots, nature, and healthy practices through conscious community

TAKEN WITH ASAP! AN ORGANIZATION THAT SUPPORTS AFTER SCHOOL CREATIVE ARTS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Herbalicious Explorations:

Classes for All Ages

CONNECTING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO THEIR ROOTS, NATURE, AND HEALTHY PRACTICES THROUGH CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY

Melanie’s History With Plants:

I remember sitting in the library as a child listening to a story, Strega Nona; a book literally meaning “Grandma Witch”. She sings a magic song to stop pasta from overtaking a town. She was known for her healing and medicine making abilities. That girl, me, has grown but still connects with this character. Like Strega Nona I am a witch of sorts, conjuring up medicine and cooking neat and new foods.

Another defining memory I have is harvesting dandelion leaves at camp and making a melted cheese to go on them. Today you can find me making dandelion pasta, fritters, or making dandelion deviled eggs. Recently when I was asked what plant exemplifies me I said dandelion because it is resilient, powerful, and has so much unknown and enormous abilities to heal. These were the early signs that I am a nature and earth child but as an adult things changed.

I had become very disconnected from myself and nature for years. By 2013 I had become very sick with digestive, hormonal, and anxiety issues from years of living in disharmony internally and with the world around me. One month after undergoing a 4 hour procedure to have a large fibroid removed, I dropped my job in New York and everything I knew; I headed to Israel on a one way ticket determined to change my life. I ended up living in a refurbished chicken coop with strangers as we embarked on a journey to learn about plants together. In this wild and rich experience I learned lessons of independence, freedom, connection, my familial roots, strength and so much more.

That little girl who loved cooking sets and flower pressing has grown into teaching others about plant magic. I believe it is my purpose and mission to be a vessel for learning and connecting people of all ages to their roots, to nature, to live in harmony with the planet, and work through unhealthy patterns.

Root 2 Rise Wellness was founded on this premise. I teach the wonders of the plant world and that we can all grow and evolve together aligned with nature.

The plant lover in me honors the plant lover in you,

Namaste,

Melanie’s History With Plants:

I remember sitting in the library as a child listening to a story, Strega Nona; a book literally meaning “Grandma Witch”. She sings a magic song to stop pasta from overtaking a town. She was known for her healing and medicine making abilities. That girl, me, has grown but still connects with this character. Like Strega Nona I am a witch of sorts, conjuring up medicine and cooking neat and new foods.

Another defining memory I have is harvesting dandelion leaves at camp and making a melted cheese to go on them. Today you can find me making dandelion pasta, fritters, or making dandelion deviled eggs. Recently when I was asked what plant exemplifies me I said dandelion because it is resilient, powerful, and has so much unknown and enormous abilities to heal. These were the early signs that I am a nature and earth child but as an adult things changed.

I had become very disconnected from myself and nature for years. By 2013 I had become very sick with digestive, hormonal, and anxiety issues from years of living in disharmony internally and with the world around me. One month after undergoing a 4 hour procedure to have a large fibroid removed, I dropped my job in New York and everything I knew; I headed to Israel on a one way ticket determined to change my life. I ended up living in a refurbished chicken coop with strangers as we embarked on a journey to learn about plants together. In this wild and rich experience I learned lessons of independence, freedom, connection, my familial roots, strength and so much more.

That little girl who loved cooking sets and flower pressing has grown into teaching others about plant magic. I believe it is my purpose and mission to be a vessel for learning and connecting people of all ages to their roots, to nature, to live in harmony with the planet, and work through unhealthy patterns.

Root 2 Rise Wellness was founded on this premise. I teach the wonders of the plant world and that we can all grow and evolve together aligned with nature.

The plant lover in me honors the plant lover in you,

Namaste,

Herbalicious Explorations Classes

In our classes we learn:

  • Universal principles of connection

  • Cooperation

  • respect through plants

We experience:

  • Learn about Edible Wild Food Preparations

  • Gain expertise in "weeds", plant identification and sustainable gathering practices

  • We will focus on a herbal mocktail creation in each class. Craft herbal medicine together to be included in our mocktails.

  • We will focus on a herbal mocktail creation in each class.

The Details:

Herbalicious Explorations

Ages 7 and Up

Course of 6 Classes

Including all materials and take home herbal preparations for the whole family up to 3.

Class Dates: (All on Saturdays) Come to All or Select Dates that work for you!
April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, September 14th, and October 19th.

Time and Location:

10 AM to 12:30 PM at Old Mill Farm, Durham, NC

Hang out with a lunch until 1:30 PM and enjoy the picturesque landscape, games, relax with a popsicle, and chill with the animals.

Classes will run rain or shine unless dangerous weather. A make up will be offered in such case.

All classes will include:

  • Connection time with other families

  • Petting and feeding animals

  • A plant walk learning about medicinal and edible plants

  • Each class contains a detailed plant focus for what will be included in our mocktail.

  • Participants will be supplied with detailed notes on plants covered

  • Sipping on delicious hand crafted delicious medicinal tea and/or herbal mocktails in each class!

  • Class descriptions are subject to change based on plant availability.

  • Connection time with each others

  • Petting and feeding animals

  • A plant walk learning about medicinal and edible plants

  • Each class contains a detailed plant focus apart from our initial wild food feast

  • Sipping on hand crafted medicinal tea

General Class Outline:

April 13th

Plant Focus: Mint as we experience different mints and craft a Mint Sekanjabin (Persian Beverage) and a Cucumber Mint Refresher

May 11th

Plant focus: Lemon balm as we sip on a Cooling Lemon Balm Watermelon refresher.

June 8th

Plant focus: Tulsi, Hibiscus, Dandelion focus while we craft our Delicious Tulsi Hibiscus Oxymel or a Delightful Rosemary Blueberry Mocktail

July 13th

Plant focus: We'll cool off with Sumac while we enjoy Sumac-Aide (You won't believe there's not lemon in this one) and an herbal sun tea

September 14th

Goldenrod special focus class as we enjoy a Beet, Peach, Goldenrod Shrub to beet those allergies!

October 19th

Plant focus: Pine while sipping on pine soda and enjoy a homemade Spicebush Acorn Flour or Paw Paw treat.

April 13th

Plant Focus: Mint as we experience different mints and craft a Mint Sekanjabin (Persian Beverage) and a Cucumber Mint Refresher

May 11th

Plant focus: Lemon balm as we sip on a Cooling Lemon Balm Watermelon refresher.

June 8th

Plant focus: Tulsi, Hibiscus, Dandelion focus while we craft our Delicious Tulsi Hibiscus Oxymel or a Delightful Rosemary Blueberry Mocktail

July 13th

Plant focus: We'll cool off with Sumac while we enjoy Sumac-Aide (You won't believe there's not lemon in this one) and an herbal sun tea

September 14th

Goldenrod special focus class as we enjoy a Beet, Peach, Goldenrod Shrub to beet those allergies!

October 19th

Plant focus: Pine while sipping on pine soda and enjoy a spicebush treat.

Investment:

$70 for a family rate (up to 3) or $45 for a single adult per class.

Register for two or more classes and receive $5 per class per participant off!

If you have more in your family let us know for a discounted rate! We want this to be accessible to all!

THIS IS AN ALL AGES CLASS FROM 7 anD UP, ADULTS THAT MEANS YOU! Age exceptions made in certain cases. Contact us if this applies.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

"Melanie's Kitchen Medicinal Herb class was informative, tasty, fun and relaxing. I very much enjoyed my evening with a very knowledgeable teacher and look forward to using new techniques and herbal remedies in my daily life now. "

-Cathy K, Durham, NC

"I have really enjoyed taking part in Melanie's virtual plant talk workshops. Melanie's knowledge of plant medicine and how to forage for edibles is extensive and her enthusiasm infectious! Her upbeat personality and passion for plants makes the workshops both engaging and fun to take part in. I highly recommend her classes to anyone with an interest in learning more about plant intelligence and who would like to connect with other plant lovers. Melanie has a hands- on approach and demonstrates different techniques for making herbal infusions, tinctures, lotions and potions during the workshops. I have loved being part of this friendly and informative plant community. "

-Shona - Scotland

"I liked how [the elderberry workshop] was fun and engaging."

-Ryan 12 years old, Newtown Connecticut

"A very accessible and rewarding workshop. Melanie helps you to feel welcome, empowered, and you leave with a feeling of connection and practical knowledge. Thank you!"

-Jamie , Mebane, NC

"Melanie's passion and knowledge on this topic made it come alive for me! "

-Lindy, Mebane, NC

"This was a very interesting and informative workshop with good hands-on experiencing of the plants and lots of specific information, plus follow-up notes offered."

-Brian, Mebane

"Melanie's Kitchen Medicinal Herb class was informative, tasty, fun and relaxing. I very much enjoyed my evening with a very knowledgeable teacher and look forward to using new techniques and herbal remedies in my daily life now. "

-Cathy K, Durham, NC

"I have really enjoyed taking part in Melanie's virtual plant talk workshops. Melanie's knowledge of plant medicine and how to forage for edibles is extensive and her enthusiasm infectious! Her upbeat personality and passion for plants makes the workshops both engaging and fun to take part in. I highly recommend her classes to anyone with an interest in learning more about plant intelligence and who would like to connect with other plant lovers. Melanie has a hands- on approach and demonstrates different techniques for making herbal infusions, tinctures, lotions and potions during the workshops. I have loved being part of this friendly and informative plant community. "

-Shona - Scotland

"I liked how [the elderberry workshop] was fun and engaging."

-Ryan 12 years old, Newtown Connecticut

"A very accessible and rewarding workshop. Melanie helps you to feel welcome, empowered, and you leave with a feeling of connection and practical knowledge. Thank you!"

-Jamie , Mebane, NC

"Melanie's passion and knowledge on this topic made it come alive for me! "

-Lindy, Mebane, NC

"This was a very interesting and informative workshop with good hands-on experiencing of the plants and lots of specific information, plus follow-up notes offered."

-Brian, Mebane, NC

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410 Millstone Dr, Hillsborough, NC 27278

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