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Spring Medicine Walk, Yellow River

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Susan Edwards

Eco-A is delighted to continue our partnership with herbalist Susan Edwards. We offer a seasonal series of walks featuring the special qualities of some of our common and native plants and trees – some you may be surprised to find growing along a sidewalk, fence, or in your own backyard. Stay tuned for more walks and events with Susan Edwards in 2021.

Plant gifts of springtime often speak to our lymphatic systems. We’re naturally slower and more dormant during winter months, and this past year maybe more than ever before. Spring medicinals often bring lymph clearing focus to help the body move as well as helping to break up and move stagnant energies.

Come walk along beautiful Yellow River trails as we discuss this unique ecosystem that holds an astounding diversity of native trees, herbs and vines as we learn about their healing properties.  

           Location: Yellow River Nature Trails

Cost: $30 – Limit 15  –  to register (RSVP) click HERE   details and directions sent to registered participants. 

A donation of $15 or more helps support our programs.

More about Susan Edwards:

Susan is a Naturalist Educator and lives in Stone Mountain Village, GA with her musician husband Dan and their two young children.  She has degrees in both Natural Sciences and Education from the University of Georgia Athens. A B.S.A. in Entomology, B.S. in Ecology, and a Master’s of Education in Environmental Education. She has worked as a Naturalist Educator in numerous settings from Audubon in Mississippi, Nature Centers in Athens GA, Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, public schools in and around Atlanta, and at Reggio Emilia inspired preschools. She even started one of her own.

Susan has been interested in plants and their myriad of uses since growing up exploring the Great Plains ecosystems in Oklahoma as a young girl, where her classroom was nature. Playing in the meadow edge and creeks, she was “always mixing various plants with the water and mud and making concoctions.” After moving to Georgia while still in school, she was able to immerse herself in the eastern Piedmont region and explore the wilds of the Southeast U.S. In high school she had the opportunity to learn from naturalists in several fields at Fernbank Science Center. In college she expanded her knowledge base, and through a period of 10 years of international travel experience furthered her study of medicinal plants all over the world. She says:  “It was always out there, the voice on the edge of my work and experiences, always calling to me in a consistent yet whispering way. And finally as an adult I’ve been fortunate enough to truly be able to dive even deeper into the traditional knowings of plants, the healing world of them and beyond. That has felt like my calling all along.”

Susan continues to learn from regional herbalists in Georgia and the Southeast, gathering new knowledge and experiences with plant uses and the natural world and our deep connection to it. She is teaching at some regional herb conferences this year such as the Midsouth Women’s Herb Conference at Lookout Mountain. “It’s a passion and a lifelong journey for me — I love sharing it with others so much.” Most recently Susan and Dan started their own program called Sound of Nature School, www.soundofnatureschool.org, which offers hands-on homeschool classes in Nature Exploration, Herbs & Body Systems, History of the 20th century through Art & Music, as well as Music studio classes in their home studio, creative writing and even interactive physics classes. She is thrilled to work with Eco-A again this year and loves learning together with the broader community on engaging walks “that help connect us all to the nature that is within us and all around us.”

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm