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Appalachian Sustainable Development and HERBalachia to offer  “Seed to Medicine Chest” workshop series

BRISTOL, Va. – Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) has partnered with HERBalachia to offer a workshop series called Seed to Medicine Chest that is focused on providing knowledge about cultivating medicinal herbs and creating herbal products for your health and home. The Seed to Medicine Chest series includes three in-person, socially distanced sessions at the Faith in Action Community Garden in Abingdon VA. Space is limited to 15 attendees for each session, $30/person. Registration is required and attendees must register for each session separately:

Seed to Medicine Chest dates:

Session 1: $30, Saturday, July 17, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, EDT:

Session 2: $30, Saturday, July 31, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, EDT:

Session 3: $30, Saturday, Aug 14, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, EDT:

At each session, the following rules and expectations apply:   

Masks REQUIRED at ALL TIMES and will be enforced

Sanitation supplies will be available (hand sanitizer, alcohol spray)

Event will occur rain or shine, no refunds 

Wear weather and garden appropriate clothing and shoes

There are no toilets on site

BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair!)

No animals

Tickets are per person

About HERBalachia

HERBalachia, the first herbal training school in east Tennessee, has connected herbalists, growers and educators by promoting safe usage of herbs since 2016. Their community-based education balances traditional Appalachian herbal wisdom with modern evidence-based scientific knowledge. Recently, programming has grown to include continuing education courses for nurses as well as the Sassafras Moon Herbal Festival in Erwin, TN. To learn more, go to: or Facebook. 

About Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD)

Living Better. Locally. Its what drives ASD’s commitment to propel its mission to build a thriving regional food and agriculture system that creates healthy communities, respects the planet, and cultivates profitable opportunities for Appalachians. Since 1995, ASD has been working in Central Appalachia, providing hope, and making a difference for the people who call the region home. What began as opportunities for struggling tobacco farmers to grow fruits and vegetables have become lasting solutions to regional challenges that impact economic development, workforce development, food access, health, and wellness. Over the years, ASD has expanded its reach from northeast TN and southwest VA to include partners in WV, OH and KY, enabling the organization to bring resources back to the region. For more information, visit, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter.  



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