Newton, NC – Catawba County Cooperative Extension Service presents Healthy Herbal Allies as Food and Medicine Workshop, September 7, 10 AM – 11:30 AM at Newton Library. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Herbal foods and medicines provide some of the oldest, safest, and most effective healing in the world. Over the millennia, humans have learned how to harness the benefits of herbs to help the body return to its natural state of health. Come learn how herbs can enrich your life and serve as an important tool to care for yourself, your family, and your community in a non-toxic, affordable, and natural way.

In this workshop, you will learn:
• How herbalism has evolved over history and how other cultures around the world use herbs today
•How to get more medicinal value out of the foods you already eat
•How to incorporate the medicinal properties of culinary herbs into delicious recipes
•How to identify and prepare easy to find herbs
•How herbs can help improve your everyday health as well as safely and effectively complement other therapies, with the right guidance, for more significant health concerns.

This workshop will be as experiential as possible. You will be able to use all of your senses and get your hands dirty as you experience the herbs and herbal medicines we encounter.

By the end of this workshop you should feel comfortable with the basics of how to get started using herbs. We’ll share several recipes and other resources that you take home to get going on your own.

For questions, call Catawba County Cooperative Extension Service at 828-465-8240 or visit website at

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Catawba County Extension Director, George Place, at (828) 465-8240 or [email protected] or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event.