Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Nick Cavanaugh

Farm landscapes are capable of so much more than first meets the eye: they produce nourishing foods, but also give us powerful plant-based medicines from weeds, cover crops, ornamental gardens, forests, and backyards. This “weed walk” will introduce you to medicinal plants commonly found on different parts of Vermont’s working lands, deepen your appreciation of the local food movement, and introduce you to nature-based, local medicine as part of a resilient food system.

This program is offered in partnership with Railyard Apothecary by Urban Moonshine & Burlington Herb Clinic.

NICK CAVANAUGH

Nick is a clinical herbalist at the Burlington Herb Clinic and staff member at Railyard Apothecary. He sees clients through the clinic and online, teaches classes at the apothecary and in the community, and helps to manage the retail herb store. He began studying herbalism in 2009 and his studies have included programs at Herb Pharm, the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism.

In his work as an herbalist, Nick seeks to make connections between individuals and the natural world. He has a great interest in local plants both that grow wild and that can be cultivated close to home. He sees making that connection to the natural world around us an important part of the healing process that betters both people and the environment itself. Nick offers support for just about any health challenge with herbs, and is particularly interested in mental and emotional health, including helping those with intellectual disabilities or developmental disorders. This interest has been developed through years of practicing mindfulness meditation as well as working in the social work field in Burlington. Learn more about Nick on his website.

Registration is required. Please contact Tre McCarney, Director of Community Programs, with any questions at [email protected].