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Urban Herbal Dog Walks
on the Bike Path

Learn about the medicinal properties of the plants growing around us and how they may be applied in fostering canine health.  Walking along the bike path here in Somerville, they grow tall and wide with wild abandon.  Wild Carrot, Evening Primrose, Sheep Sorrel, Yarrow, Solomon’s Seal, Yellow Dock, Sweet Leaf, Red Clover, Poke, Purslane, Comfrey, Dandelion, Japanese Knotweed, Burdock, Bee Balm, Echinacea, Yarrow,  Sheep Sorrel, Goldenrod, little Pineapple Weed, and more. Alteratives, lymphatics, astringents, bitters, nutritives, stimulants. We’ll identify and discuss the applications of plants that can benefit your dog and how you can use them responsibly.

4th Saturday of the Month
(June 28, July 26, August 23, Sept 27)
11:00am
Meet at the entrance to the Bike Path behind Rite-Aid in Davis Square, Somerville.  Well-behaved dogs welcomed.

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Wintergreen
Holiday Market

Saturday, November 29

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The Nature of Canine Health 2015

Join us in this monthly series as we explore a holistic, herbal model for canine health. We’ll start with nutrition and herbs, and apply that knowledge as we examine the different organ systems through the seasons, pulling it all together in a “whole dog” approach. (Of course, these workshops are not meant to replace veterinary treatment.)

Oct:  On the Nature of Canine Health  –  Exploring the holistic model

Nov: The Importance of Nutrition  –  Understanding nutrition as the foundation of health

Dec: Herbs 101  –  When and why would you use herbs for your pets’ health issues?  The medicinal applications of herbs will be discussed in their many different forms

Jan: The Elements of Treatment  –  The Whole Dog: Putting it all together

Feb: Winter: Kidney/Bladder  – Overview of  the urinary system – the organ processes and conditions, and the foods and herbs that support and treat them

Mar: Anxiety  –  Is your dog nervous or anxious?  Skittish?  Hyperactive?  Different herbs address different nervous conditions and elicit different responses from the body

Apr: Spring: Liver  – Overview of  the cardiac system – the organ processes and conditions, and the foods and herbs that support and treat them

May: Understanding Lyme  –  Natural approaches to prevention and treatment of Lyme and other spirochetal diseases

Jun: Summer: Heart  –  Overview of  the cardiac system – the organ processes and conditions, and the foods and herbs that support and treat them

Jul: Skin Issues  –  As the largest organ, we often forget that the epidermis is an organ of elimination.  What is not processed through the liver or kidneys will be eliminated through the skin.  We’ll look at skin issues such as hot spots, staph, ringworm, and more.

Aug: Late Summer: Stomach  –  Overview of  the digestive system – the organ processes and conditions, and the foods and herbs that support and treat them

Sept: Fall: Lung  –  Overview of the respiratory system – the organ processes and conditions, and the foods and herbs that support and treat them

If interested, call or email to register

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