Summer is the time of sweet wine berries, perfumed elderflowers and lush forest medicinals. We’ll hug the edges of the forest identifying both wild food and medicine and let the plants guide us to our final preparation. Oxymels, syrups, tinctures and teas are all possible to explore.
Holly Poole-Kavana is a botanist and herbalist practicing in Washington, DC. She
is a lifelong plant enthusiast and has a bachelor's degree in botany. In 2005 she
shifted her focus to herbal medicine and studied with a series of experienced
herbalists in the classroom, clinic, and outdoors. Since 2010 she has operated
Little Red Bird Botanicals, a small business that provides individual herbal
consultations, an herbal CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), locally-grown
herbal products, and education. Holly also works as a birth assistant and labor