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Workshop Series: Homesteading: Medicinal Spring Plants and Herbal Bitters

May 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Many people associate Spring with planting, cleaning, spending time outdoors, and taking action to inspirational ideas that were put on hold during Winter. Spring is also about getting your digestive system out of hibernation.  It’s time to wake up your insides to go outside! Come learn about the medicinal plants that are popping up in your backyards and local parks, and how to safely incorporate these nutrient-packed seasonal plants in your everyday life. Students will learn the basics of herbal medicine making, taking care of their digestive system,  and will take home a healthy Spring time digestive herbal bitter formula!

Katie Novotny is a herbal educator and practitioner, an artist, and a story teller.  She believes in community based health care and empowers students to pursue healing through backyard gardens, kitchen potions and native forests. She is well versed  in western herbal medicine; as well as Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs. Novotny has an infectious enthusiasm for plants and loves to educate people about the inner workings of the great human machine.  She is currently a faculty member at the Ohlone Herbal Center, in Berkeley CA.   When she is not teaching herbal medicine,  you could find her camping in her old truck, laying on the forest floor admiring mushrooms, or in the backyard gardening, wrangling chickens, or staring at her bees. She has been known to stop at a yard sale or two.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This workshop is open to all ages. 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free parking is available on weekdays only after 5:30pm and all day on weekends in the lot behind the Trailside Building. Overnight parking is never available. There are also 25 free street spaces along the street behind the Trailside building. Otherwise, metered parking is available along Mass Ave.  Please adhere to posted signage.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

You can bring drinks and snacks if you are the noshy type. This is a private event so feel free to BYOB.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you let us know 48 hours in advance we can make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Please be sure to purchase your tickets at least 48 hours in advance, as the workshop needs a minimum number of attendees to run. If the minimum is not reached tickets will NOT be sold at the door and the workshop will be cancelled. All cancelled workshops be refunded in full for registrants. 


May 2, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Homespun: Modern Handmade
869 Mass Ave
Indianapolis , IN 46204 United States


Homespun: Modern Handmade