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Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians Retreat with Patricia Kyritsi Howell
May 15 - May 20$100.00 – $600.00
Join us for BotanoLogos’ first in-person herb event since 2019!
This week-long retreat is an immersion into the medicinal plants of the Southern Appalachians, a region sometimes referred to as the “Apothecary of North America.” Together, we’ll explore the incredible diversity of native, introduced, and cultivated herbs that thrive here.
Patricia Kyritsi Howell and Cara-Lee Langston lead retreat activities, including field studies, lectures, wildcrafting, foraging, medicine making, and more. Other guest teachers to be announced.
Arrive Sunday in time for an evening orientation and wild foods reception at the Parker Ranch. Monday morning, we’ll head out to a local trail to begin botanizing. Each day starts with a field trip where you’ll learn to use a botanical key to identify spring herbs, practice sustainable harvesting, and gather herbs to make medicines.
In the afternoon, we return to Parker Ranch to talk about the medicinal uses of the herbs we’ve seen and process plants harvested. Our schedule includes free time each day allows you to explore Rabun County.
Clayton, Georgia. Clayton is a charming small town with lots of lodging and restaurant options. Airport options are Atlanta (100 miles) or Asheville (80 miles). Airport shuttles are available. See below for lodging options.
DATES & TIMES
The retreat begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, May 15, and ends on Friday, May 20 at noon.
$600.00. Lodging and meals are not included. A deposit of $100 holds your place. Payment in full due on May 10, 2022.
Payment in full or a deposit of $100 is required to hold your place. The balance of your payment, $500, is due on May 10, 2022. Be sure to read both our Cancelation and Refund and COVID policies before submitting your payment.
Patricia Kyritsi Howell, BotanoLogos founder, and director, Cara-Lee Langston, herbalist, nutritionist, director of Wildcraft Kitchen.
Lodging is not included in the price of the retreat. Lodging options in the area include motels, B and B’s, and numerous camping options. See Visitor Information for suggestions when planning your visit.