Spring & Summer 2018

Spring is a time of rising energies, of upward movement as the plants begin their spiral journey.

We will be offering several Medicinal Plant Walks this spring and summer. Please join us to identify the many healing plants in our area.

We are also excited that Tammi Sweet, Co-director of Heartstone Herbal Center, will be teaching an intensive on cannabis - how to grow, select and use it to address multiple health issues. She will also discuss pain and inflammation and look at how to interrupt pain pathways.


Medicinal Plant Walks

Dates: Sundays, June 24, 1-3 p.m., August 19, 5-7 p.m.
Fee: Adults: $15, Children free
Instructor: Marianne Fritz, Community Herbalist and Clinical Apprentice at the Boston School of Herbal Studies
Location: Minuteman Bike Path at Thorndike Field, 99 Margaret St. Arlington, MA 02474 We will meet at the entrance to the dog park. There is free parking at Thorndike Field. The dog park is at the end of the field just before the Rt. 2 overpass. It is also accessible via the T. take the Red line to Alewife Station, Thorndike Field is a 5-7 minute walk down the Minuteman Bike Path. It is on the left after you walk beneath the overpass.

Learn to identify healing plants in our area, Medicinal plants are everywhere – in our backyards, along the streets we walk, and in open spaces all around us. We will look at plants ranging from the familiar: dandelion and violets, to the less well known: motherwort, burdock, ground ivy, and elder. You will learn which parts of the plants are used medicinally and how they nourish and support health. Please join us as we identify medicinal plants at their different stages of growth.

Walks take place sprinkle or shine - if it is raining hard enough to require umbrellas, the walk will be canceled.

To sign up, please e-mail xiao.mfei@gmail.com


Cannabis: Cultivation, Materia medica and Applications; and Addressing Pain and Inflammation

Dates: June 30, July 1; Saturday, 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $325
Instructor: Tammi Sweet, Co-Director of Heartstone Herbal Center
Location: 168 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, MA


Fall 2018


Lymph and the Extracellular Matrix; Biofilms and Chronic Infections

Dates: November 3, 4; Saturday, 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Caroline Gagnon; Co-director of FloraMedicina School of Herbal Studies in Montreal, Canada
Fee: $250
Location: 168 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, MA



Natural Approaches to Major Mental Health Issues

Dates: December 1, 2; Saturday, 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Phyllis Light; Master Herbalist, Director of the Appalachian Center for Natural Health
Fee: $250
Location: 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476