What does it mean to be healthy? What is a tonic? How did people deal with “getting sick” before Advil & antibiotics? What are wild edibles? What’s an apothecary? We’ll ask questions and experiment with plants as food, medicines and tools. We’ll also talk about how folks throughout history have used plants to survive and thrive. Campers will create their own salves, (skin rubs for stings, itches, dry skin) bug spray, handkerchiefs, drying baskets, methods for identifying and processing plants, and a field guide to BEAM camp.

@ BEAM camp in Strafford, New Hampshire. Summer 2015.

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