The Hidden Secrets of the Garden

Date: May 10, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Ave. W., Falcon Heights, MN 55113
Teacher Name and Titles: Connie Karstens
Karstens, Connie

Garden plants have a long history in herbal medicine. Join us to travel back in time and learn about the historical secrets of plants growing in the garden from Herbal Practitioner, Nutrition Educator, and Master Naturalist, Connie Karstens. Historically, storytelling played a vital role in remembering long lost information. This class will delve into the stories of garden medicine. We will explore Folk stories, European traditional uses, Renaissance era, Medieval times, and Native American uses. Don’t miss this inspiring opportunity to learn more about plants and their secret uses.

Bio:  Connie Karstens is a clinical herbalist and a holistic nutrition educator. She holds a BA in Biology and a MS in Health & Nutrition Education and taught college nutrition for 14 years. She also is the owner of a specialty store and wellness center, the Lamb Shoppe, located on her farm. The store features natural foods, organic produce, grass fed meats, healthy personal care items, medicinal herbals, and unique local products.

Connie offers private wellness consultations and teaches classes and workshops that incorporate whole foods nutrition, herbal medicine, flower essences, essential oils, and other natural remedies to support and build overall health and re-balance the body. As an herbalist, she gathers and prepares local plants used in her herbal pharmacy. Connie works to balance health for clients of all ages and a wide range of problems including digestive issues, skin conditions, autoimmune disorders, ADHD/ADD, anxiety, stress, fatigue, depression, sleep issues, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, balancing blood sugar levels and much more.