THE HISTORY OF DOMESTIC MEDICINE AND ITS MODERN RELEVANCE Domestic medicine is a term which refers to healing work and self-care that took place in the home. Historically, physicians were the province of the very wealthy and only called to most homes as a last resort. Self-care and physick work was part of the subsistence work of females dominated healing practices until the late 19th century. Women grew medicinal herbs and used them to care for their family and neighbors,
There are so many interesting and engaging things you can do this summer. Why should you come to Midwest Herb Fest? Well, here's what last year's attendees said in our survey: Midwest Herb Fest has all kinds. We have professional clinical herbalists, hobby herbalists, students, and teachers. Some people come for the community, the atmosphere, the entertainment, or to spend time with family and friends.
What do people like best about Midwest Herb Fest?: This was an illumina
LABYRINTH MAKING by the KIDS & TEENS The labyrinth is used as a tool for meditation across many paths. This year's Labyrinth is no exception. To really know this year's labyrinth, we have to look back a couple years. At Herb Fest 8, in 2014, the Labyrinth build team, from kids to adults, 'planted' seeds of stone into cups of water, with the intention of sending our love out to the Community and helping it grow.
The pattern of that labyrinth was a classical circuit, represe
HAPPY HERBS In this introduction to Nervines such as Passionflower, Chamomile & Milky Oat, children will learn some simple plant medicine to address some of the most common challenges children face. Kids in the modern world are not immune to stress and overwhelm, and our plant allies have ways to help. Krista Lauren Fenton, M.S., C.H., L.M.T. Krista is a graduate of Maryland University of Integrative Health's (MUIH, Laurel, MD, 2015) Therapeutic Herbalism Master's program as