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Classes and Free Events

 

May 2019

 

May Day! beginning of Summer:

  We are not hosting an event, but still spreading the joy:)
    Where: Everywhere!
    When: May 1st,
    Register: your attention on the moment;)
    Cost: Free
  

Monthly Mushroom & Plant ID Walk:

   Join Jared, acupuncturist and nature enthusiast, for an engaging and interactive ID walk where we will focus on learning our native mushrooms and native plants! We will start out at Smile and take a wander through our local walking trails and local woods. Come learn about our Natural Neighbors! Please be prepared for a gentle walk through nature, remembering to bring along water, a small collection basket, bug spray, and any other essentials you might need. 

    Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park MD 

    When: May 11th from 10:30am-12:30pm

    Register: by calling Smile Herb Shop at (301) 474-8791 or CLICK HERE

    Cost: $15

 

Smile herb festival!:

   We will be vending tinctures and other goodies here, as well as giving a talk on "Inner Landscapes: How Natural Medicine Helps us Heal".
   Join Smile Herb Shop and Vital Traditions in celebration of another year honoring the herbs and various wellness offerings of our community. Join us from 10 am - 4 pm for fun activities, yoga, class sampling, product sampling, unique vendors, face painting, herb walks, garden tours, educational lectures, goodie bags, door prizes, live music, yummy food and MORE!
    Where: Smile Herb Shop and Vital Traditions, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park MD
    When: May 18th, 2019 from 10am-4:00pm
    RegisterCLICK HERE
    Cost: Free

 

June 2019

 

Moxa harvest!:

   This is the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, the second of the traditional days to harvest mugwort for moxa. Vital Traditions will be partnering with Anacostia Watershed Society to do a combined Mugwort Harvest and restoration of habitat along the Anacostia River. We will be clearing mugwort for them, and then taking it home to dry and use for medicine. 

   Either with us here, or by yourself, harvest away, and dry the mugwort for later moxa making!

    Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, parking lot all the way to the back.

    When: Wednesday June 5th, 2019, 10am-1pm

    Register: TBD

    Cost: Free

 

Monthly Mushroom & Plant ID Walk:

   Join Jared, acupuncturist and nature enthusiast, for an engaging and interactive ID walk where we will focus on learning our native mushrooms and native plants! We will start out at Smile and take a wander through our local walking trails and local woods. Come learn about our Natural Neighbors! Please be prepared for a gentle walk through nature, remembering to bring along water, a small collection basket, bug spray, and any other essentials you might need. 

    Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park MD 

    When: June 8th, from 10:30am-12:30pm

    Register: by calling Smile Herb Shop at (301) 474-8791 or CLICK HERE

    Cost: $15

 

Introduction to Acupuncture: 

   This talk will explore the basics of Acupuncture, the season of Summer, and the Fire element of Chinese medicine - how does Summer effect our physical and mental/spiritual health?  How can we use the knowledge of this medicine to stay in balance during Summer?

   We will talk about Five-Element Acupuncture, and how it can help us stay balanced as we move through the Summer season! Weather permitting, we may go for a short walk through Nature and explore how Summer shows up in Nature.  Summer - what an amazing time for fun and the height of our growth!

    Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park MD 

    When: June 8th, from 2:00pm-4:00pm

    Register: by calling Smile Herb Shop at (301) 474-8791 or CLICK HERE

    Cost: $15

 

Summer Solstice! Peak of Summer:

  We are not hosting an event, but still spreading the joy:)
    Where: Everywhere!
    When: June 21st,
    Register: your attention on the moment;)
    Cost: Free

 

Moxa Seminar - Preparing Mugwort :

  Mugwort is used for many things - as an herb to help with dream work, as a medicinal tea for a variety of ills, and also prepared as Moxa - a loose herb that is burned to warm and stimulate acupuncture points as well as various injuries and pains. We will discuss the Mugwort plant, its history of use and its properties. Various ways to utilize Moxa, including first aid and other conditions that Moxa is particularly good for will be discussed. 
  This is the full class on how to prepare the Mugwort herb into Moxa, and prepare homemade remedies. Mugwort is traditionally harvested only two days of the year, and we will have a free harvesting event (listed above, 5th of June) on the second of these days.

    Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park MD 

    When: June 29th from 10:30am-1:30pm

    Register: by calling Smile Herb Shop at (301) 474-8791 or CLICK HERE(link coming)

    Cost: $25

 

July 2019

 

Monthly Mushroom & Plant ID Walk:

   Join Jared, acupuncturist and nature enthusiast, for an engaging and interactive ID walk where we will focus on learning our native mushrooms and native plants! We will start out at Smile and take a wander through our local walking trails and local woods. Come learn about our Natural Neighbors! Please be prepared for a gentle walk through nature, remembering to bring along water, a small collection basket, bug spray, and any other essentials you might need. 

    Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park MD 

    When: July 13th, from 10:30am-12:30pm

    Register: by calling Smile Herb Shop at (301) 474-8791 or CLICK HERE (Link coming)

    Cost: $15

 

August 2019

 

Beginning of Autumn:

  We are not hosting an event, but still spreading the joy:)
    Where: Everywhere!
    When: June 21st,
    Register: your attention on the moment;)
    Cost: Free

 

Monthly Mushroom & Plant ID Walk:

   Join Jared, acupuncturist and nature enthusiast, for an engaging and interactive ID walk where we will focus on learning our native mushrooms and native plants! We will start out at Smile and take a wander through our local walking trails and local woods. Come learn about our Natural Neighbors! Please be prepared for a gentle walk through nature, remembering to bring along water, a small collection basket, bug spray, and any other essentials you might need. 

    Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park MD 

    When: August 17th, from 10:30am-12:30pm

    Register: by calling Smile Herb Shop at (301) 474-8791 or CLICK HERE (Link coming)

    Cost: $15

 

Introduction to Acupuncture: 

   This talk will explore the basics of Acupuncture, the season of Summer, and the Fire element of Chinese medicine - how does Summer effect our physical and mental/spiritual health?  How can we use the knowledge of this medicine to stay in balance during Summer?

   We will talk about Five-Element Acupuncture, and how it can help us stay balanced as we move through the Summer season! Weather permitting, we may go for a short walk through Nature and explore how Summer shows up in Nature.  Summer - what an amazing time for fun and the height of our growth!

    Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park MD 

    When: August 17th, from 2:00pm-4:00pm

    Register: by calling Smile Herb Shop at (301) 474-8791 or CLICK HERE (Link coming)

    Cost: $15

 

September 2019

 

Monthly Mushroom & Plant ID Walk - Pawpaw special!!!:

   Join Jared, acupuncturist and nature enthusiast, for an engaging and interactive ID walk where we will focus on learning our native mushrooms and native plants! We will start out at Smile and take a wander through our local walking trails and local woods. Come learn about our Natural Neighbors! Please be prepared for a gentle walk through nature, remembering to bring along water, a small collection basket, bug spray, and any other essentials you might need. 

   This months walk will (hopefully, Nature willing) feature the Pawpaw, North America's largest native fruit.

    Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park MD 

    When: September 21st, from 10:30am-12:30pm

    Register: by calling Smile Herb Shop at (301) 474-8791 or CLICK HERE (Link coming)

    Cost: $15

 

Periodically, we offer free events and paid classes/seminars that are geared toward health, natural wellness, nature walks and other various nature experiences. 

 

Join us, and learn about these vital traditions which keep us healthy and well!

 

(Class dates and times are subject to change, please register for full information)