Herbs for Health & Healing * An Overview & How-To

Capsules, teas, tinctures, ointments, poultices, and more

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This presentation with local natural health and whole foods maven and author Paula Youmell will focus on what healing with herbs entails, herbs for common conditions, and on ways to use herbs. 

This is a how-to, though not fully a hands-on session.  You will leave with some herbs to play with and a wonderful overview of all the world of herbs has to offer -- you'll have plenty of fuel to tinker with concoctions to your hearts content!

Paula will cover the use of capsules, teas, tinctures, ointments, poultices, and more for dietary and topical applications.  She will also help you to place the use of herbs squarely within a framework of a healthful diet of whole foods for optimum cellular health - because if your cells aren't healthy, YOU aren't healthy!

April 23, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Join us at Helping Hands in Hannawa Falls (see address and directions below)

Bring your curiosity and your questions; you will surely leave with plenty of new  information to work with!

Everyone will get to take a little bag of a general healing blend (compliments of the Potsdam Food Co-op) to make an infusion with at home, as well.  It is likely that nettles, red raspberry leaf, dandelion, red clover, oats in milky seed stage and more will be available so you will have some choice in what you take with you, based on what you learn may be useful to you.

PHOTO CREDIT:  Local Living Venture
A large stand of 'jewelweed' or 'touch-me-not' (Impatiens Biflora) is a welcome sight to anyone suffering from the poison ivy that so often grows companionably nearby! Make a mash poultice of the stalks for quick relief. Kids of all ages enjoy making the pretty orange or yellow flowers 'wink' as well, it's a real 'jewel' of a plant!
  (See http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Plants.Folder/Jewelweed.html for more fun information!)

Presenter Paula Youmell is an R.N., Certified Health Education and Lifetime Wellness/Fitness Teacher who has worked in the areas of holistic health, healing and whole foods for twenty-plus years and is currently proprietor of Hands On Health Holistic Healing, found on the web at www.PaulaYoumellRN.com.

Paula has previously presented our Grains and Beans, as well as a Healthy Vegetarian / Vegan cooking  and other hands-on workshops as a part of this series, as well as seminars for our Whole Health & Healing Academy partnership.


  • There is a $17 general, $30 discount for a couple/ family of two, or $10 student donation requested for material costs, to cover overhead expenses, and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.
  • Donations can be made by cash or check to "Local Living Venture" and will be collected on site during registration.  Reduced Rate / Scholarships are available upon request.   
  • Please note that our generous Presenters are volunteers donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, and this is a major means of support for our community organization.

An RSVP is not required but is appreciated!  If you register in advance we will have your phone number and be able to notify you in the unlikely event of postponement, etc.

TO REGISTER (appreciated, but not required)
Email LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or call  (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot.
It is requested that the number in party,  contact phone number and email address should be given when reserving. 
Email confirmation will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours.


Helping Hands
5868 Rt. 56, Hannawa Falls, NY 13647
Between Church St. and Keener Rd.
Helping Hands was once a church (white). Coming south on Rt 56 it is on the Left hand side, approximately 4.2 miles from Potsdam, in the middle of town (north of the river.)  If you go over the Raquette River heading towards Colton you've gone too far.  Look for the orange Local Living Venture signs noting "Workshop Site."

Parking spots are on the side and back of the building.

Please enter using the ramp at the rear entrance of the building.

Drinking water if you wish, pen and paper for note taking, and your curiosity and questions.


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 Presented with  Generous In-Kind Sponsor  Cooordinated by
 Paula Youmell RN.com  www.Potsdam
    Local Living Venture

The  Local Living Venture  MISSION
The Local Living Venture coordinates near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting these life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share. 
Our brand new website, at
www.LocalLivingVenture.org, is made possible by a grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation.

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April 23rd, 2015 6:00 PM   through   7:30 PM
Hannawa Falls, NY
United States

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