::PLANT MAGIC:: for anxiety//mood//stress:: w/ Molly Branch
it’s no secret: we live in stressful times. between stressful lifestyles - overuse of caffeine, lack of sleep, and technological dependency- and the weight of our current political turmoil, it’s no wonder many of us are so frequently overwhelmed. we suffer from adrenal fatigue and depleted nervous systems.
It is little wonder in our culture of distraction that we often forget the plant allies surrounding us. they have much to offer: some plants can help us soften in the moment, relaxing our nervous systems and lifting our spirits. when taken longterm, there are herbs that actually help to rebuild and repair the function of our nervous and endocrine systems, bringing our bodies back into balance.
come to this workshop to learn about some of our best plant allies for emotionally traumatic and disturbing times. each attendee will have a chance to make their own tea blend to take home.
Avalon North's fearless herbal educator is Molly Branch
Molly spent much of her childhood trying to practice Wiccanism, inspired by Willow from Buffy the Vampire slayer. The witch identity simmered away as she grew up and went to UNH, where she studied English Teaching and Women's Studies - only to discover (during her last semester!) that she didn't want to be an English teacher after all, and had become jaded by the constant uphill battle fighting the hegemonic capitalist white male supremacist state of things. She decided she needed to heal, and returned to her childhood dream of becoming a witch. Spending two years mostly self-taught and attending various workshops and mini-herbal courses, Molly decided to dive in deep with a two-year apprenticeship in Plant Spirit Medicine at the Gaia School of Healing in Putney, VT. While so many things have felt muddled, the path to becoming a healer and working with plant medicine has been a strong, clear, and truly magical calling. Molly is passionate about most things, but especially women's health and healing and sharing what she's learned with others. She is currently taking an advanced herbal apprenticeship with Mischa Schuler at Wild Carrot Herbs in Portland, ME., and has recently earned her Reiki I attunement. She is the manager the Herbal Path in Portsmouth. In her free time she draws and paints, reads books, cooks vegetarian food, and plays the harp.
$15-$30 sliding scale.
Non-members may purchase a $15 day pass to enjoy
our member’s sliding scale pricing for this event
Advance tix required
(members may venmo to reserve their spot)
We wish to include all economic strata in all of our endeavors. Sliding scale pricing seems to accomplish this end nicely. If you have the financial means please pay the full 30, so that we may accommodate those with lesser financial means.
To become a member please visit https://www.avalonnorth.org/club-membership
Part of Avalon North’s mission is to work against age division. A subset of that is our wish to engage mothers with children in tow, as we feel much of American society prefers mothers with children to stay at home or confine themselves to the McDonald's ball pit. We will actively fight against this compartmentalization of motherhood.
In addition to our kid-centered events programming, our Child Welcoming Policy is as follows:
Infants always welcome at all times without exception.
Mildly to Extremely well-behaved Children of all genders under 18 are welcome at all events, (unless otherwise noted in the case of certain adult topics or for some open hours and events where mothers and the rest of us, may enjoy a break from all children including our own)
If your child walks a fine line between badly and mildly well behaved (as they all have at certain points in their lives, feel free to come and try, and if you have to take the little darling home, there will be no judgment and you will be reimbursed the cost of your admittance)
If the event is not geared specifically for children, please be aware that this is an adult women’s club and adults will be speaking freely and sometimes swears happen. We welcome and adore children, but we do not give them thrones
Children under 14 are free with an adult ticket