Jean Willoughby, "Nature's Remedies"
Jean Willoughby, Nature's Remedies
Wednesday, April 10, 7pm
Join us for a short talk on the history of medicinal herbs as author Jean Willoughby reads from her book, Nature's Remedies: An Illustrated Guide to Healing Herbs.
About the Book
Throughout history, herbs have been used medicinally to promote healing and vitality. Today, herbs are more popular than ever, celebrated not just for their effectiveness but also as natural and affordable remedies. This illustrated beginner-friendly guide welcomes a new generation to the trusted tradition. Engagingly written for a wide audience, it presents richly detailed profiles of more than 60 herbs, including cultural history, uses, tips and beautiful watercolor illustrations.
Jean Willoughby is an author, trainer, and organizer. She works for equitable land access for the next generation of farmers as the Organizational Development Director at Agrarian Trust and serves as a trainer and organizer with the Racial Equity Institute in Greensboro. Trained at the Herbal Academy of New England, she delights in collecting and sharing ancient knowledge and new perspectives on one of humanity’s oldest healing traditions.
Her first book, Growing Innovation 1.0, explored the stories of “a thriving subculture of small farmers who continue to defy the trends of industrial agriculture.” Her latest essay appears in The New Farmer’s Almanac, available from Chelsea Green Publishing.