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Teaching Tuesdays - Befriending Plants

Todd Mercantile, 3899 Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC

Date: 07/09/2019 - 07/09/2019
Starts: 11 am
Ends: 12 pm

This class is for those who love to learn about nature in a relaxed, outdoor setting surrounded by friends old and new. Each week we meet on the porch of the cozy Todd Mercantile to befriend one another and to befriend plants. The things we have learned about each other have been inspiring and sometimes surprising. With the same sense of inquiry you would employ in getting to know a new friend, I introduce each featured plant and help you discover the mysteries of what God has made.  My teaching rhythm includes exploring it’s nicknames, lore & history, observing it’s characteristics using all of the senses, and expounding on it’s many gifts: Edible, Medicinal, Useful, Beautiful and Spiritual and even Questionable ??.  I often bring a tea made from the plant we are befriending and a snack to share. Our group also loves to share in the enjoyment of poetry, especially about nature. Join us and you will learn how to compose your own poem based on the plant we study that day. This class is free but donations are appreciated.  “Receive what you need, give what you can.” (Frank Cook)

When: every Tuesday  11-12pm

Where: The porch of the famous Todd Mercantile, Todd, NC.

What to bring: pen and 3-ring notebook to file handouts

Cost: FREE, donations appreciated