Geoffrey Edwards is leading a new series of Wellness Workshops this fall, virtually with Walnut Way. Register Here. The classes focus on the power of food and your health. They are open to adults that live, work, and play in Lindsay Heights. Edwards has a diverse background. He is an educator and healing artist whose practice encompasses herbalism, community acupuncture, urban farming, and the expressive arts. He is the Owner of Nu Grain & Pestle, an herb apothecary based in Rockville Maryland. In addition to his practice, Geoffrey also holds positions at Maryland University of Integrative Health as Dispensary Supervisor, Teaching Clinic Supervisor, and Guest Lecturer in the Chinese herbs and acupuncture programs, respectively.
While completing his studies in acupuncture Geoffrey began the process of cultivating what he now calls the “Healing Arts Garden” which includes a wide selection of perennial herbs and continues to expand each year. Nu Healing Arts Garden is a teaching home garden that primarily functions as a space for the preservation of a variety of medicinal North American, African, and Asian perennial medicinal herbs. The garden features an herb nursery for rare, niche ethnic crops and grows plants that are processed (dried, tinctured, powdered) and sold in small batches as teas, tinctures, extracts, oil infusions, and compresses.
Save the dates for the upcoming workshops. Registration is required. If you would like to attend and are not a Lindsay Heights community member, you can make an online donation to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 16th – Simple Plant Medicine: Herbs to Build Immunity Register Now As we continue to progress through the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting our immune systems is a top priority and concern across the world. In this introductory workshop, we will take a journey into the mind of a licensed acupuncturist & herbalist to learn how the immune system is understood and supported in Traditional Chinese Medicine. You will learn what commonly available herbs to look for and simple ways to prepare them to support immune health for yourself and family
Wednesday, October 14th – Congees for Family Wellness: The Amazing Benefits of Grain Porridge Registration will be made available soon.
Grains have been cultivated and part of our diets for thousands of years. Join herbalist Geoffrey Edwards to learn about the therapeutic use of common whole grains. Often dismissed as animal fodder, many whole grains in fact can be used to support a wide variety of common health concerns, including diabetes, IBS, inflammation, and high blood pressure to name a few. We will discuss how whole grains aid digestion, boost immunity and many more health promoting benefits of eating congee, a type of grain porridge.
Wednesday, November 18th – The Healing Spice Rack: Life Beyond Salt and Pepper Registration will be made available soon.
It is easy to take for granted the health promoting benefits of spices. Many people choose to keep it simple; salt, pepper, onion, garlic. However, viewing spices only as food seasonings causes us to miss out on all they actually have to offer in support of gut health and immunity. In this workshop you will learn the benefits of common kitchen spices, and how they can be prepared and combined to make your meals healthier and tastier.