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Chris Marano Underrated Superstar Herbs 2: Naturalized Herbs

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Date(s) - 08/18/2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



This is a second class of Underrated Superstar Herbs Zoom Series  concentrating on the Naturalized Herbs that were historically brought over to this country or area.  Master Herbalist, Chris Marano of will once again teach this Zoom class with in depth herbal knowledge and perspective.  See his biography below. 

Each class is $40 but if you are a member of HCOCM or a past student of Chris Marano, the class is offered at $30 with coupon.

You will learn: names (scientific and common), full description to identify the plant, the tastes, energetics, growing location and gathering times.  Chris will also explain each herbs’ constituents, medicinal uses (Chinese, Western, Indigenous traditions) cautions, contraindications, preparations and other very useful information.

The naturalized herbs Chris will be defining are: Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris), Celandine (Chelidonium majus) and Wood Betony (Betonica officinalis). If time permits, may add in hibiscus,sweet melilot and/or blessed thistle).

Class is open to new comers, enthusiasts and to those with an herbal background wishing to deepen their understanding of Herbalism.  After registration below, zoom link information will be forwarded to you.  Each Zoom class has an introduction video you will receive on email from Chris, then on the 18th Zoom class, it will have 90 minutes of Herbal lecture following with a 30 minute Question and Answer period.

After registration below, zoom link information will be forwarded to you.  Recordings of your registered classes will be available to you to review at your convenience. If any class time doesn’t suit your schedule, the recordings will be provided post registration.

Chris Marano’s biography:

As a teacher of human health and potential, herbal medicine, and Earth-stewardship, Chris brings over thirty years experience as a bonafide educator with bachelors and masters credentials from Columbia University (Pre-med major, Eastern philosophy and spirituality minor) and Columbia Teachers College (MA in sciences education), with over twenty and counting years teaching biology, anatomy-physiology, environmental studies and herbalism at the secondary school and university level. 

Chris is currently teaching ‘Topics in Herbalism’ in the Sustainable Foods and Living Program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst). Chris provides comprehensive, herbal-based health care for the individuals and teaches herbal apprentice programs in Western, Chinese and Native American herbs at his school in Western Mass since 2000.  


Bookings are closed for this event.