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Chris Marano Underrated Superstar Herbs 3: Invasive Herbs

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Date(s) - 09/01/2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



This is a third class of Underrated Superstar Herbs Zoom Series concentrating on the Invasive Herbs that are perceived to be overgrowing and affecting the environment.  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 past student of Chris Marano, the class is offered at $30 with Member coupon.

The Invasive herbs for this class: Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum slaicaria), Couchgrass (Agropyron repens), Ground Ivy (Glechioma hederacea), Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus). If time permits, Japanese knotweed Japanese honeysuckle and/or mugwort)

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.

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 to review prior to class via email from Chris. On the 18th Zoom class, the format will be 90 minutes of Herbal lecture following with a 30 minute Question and Answer period.

Recordings of your registered classes will be available to you to review at your convenience via email. 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.  


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