Introducing PLANT CLUB! a monthly donation based workshop hosted by @blackvervein (Jess Turner) and @queenofpups (Laura Ruocco) at @antidoteapothecary
each month we will dive deep into the study of a single plant, to facilitate a knowledge that goes beyond a surface level “this plant for that issue” understanding.
February’s special guest will be ECHINACEA!
get to know the physical and spiritual medicine, history, and cultivation of this power flower, as well as some ways to prepare it for best results.
do you have requests for plants to study in future months? let us know!
Laura Marie Ruocco is a Brooklyn based herbalist. She believes that helping to reconnect people with plant medicine is an integral to the work of healing ourselves and healing the earth. She has studied herbal medicine in NYC since 2010, and more recently learned from the plants in the forests, open fields, and wetlands of upstate New York.
Jess Turner is a Black herbalist, urban farmer and educator who was raised in a working-class family in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay watershed, where her love of the plant world began. Her herbal practice is centered on helping marginalized communities build resilience through land-based healing practices. She has farmed and studied plants in Hawai’i, Saint Croix, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and the Hudson Valley.