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hack, sputter, wheeze… herbs to help you cough with jim mcdonald

Pre-registration is required to attend this program. Online registration closes at 12pm the day before the program. Please contact our Community Programs Coordinator, Camilla, at camilla@blandfordnaturecenter.org, if you are attempting to register after that time to see if there are spot available.

Though many people associate coughing with sickness, it is actually an important part of your body’s immune response against sickness.  Yes, we all cough, but coughs can be drier, damper or more spasmodic, and assessing this will help us know which herbs to choose to help us cough more effectively, so that coughing resolves because we don’t need to anymore, as opposed to stopping because we suppressed it.  We’ll talk about teas, tinctures, syrups, steams and (even) smokes.

About jim: In 1994, jim mcdonald’s life changed when he drank tea from a wild plant he harvested from the land he lived upon. Since those first sips of strange tea, his life in the woods and meadows of southeast michigan has been centered on the plants & ecosystems of that land, and how he might share their virtues to restore wellness with those around him. jim’s approach to herbcraft is deeply rooted in the land he lives upon, and blends traditional european folk influences with 19th century eclectic and physiomedical vitalism, which he conveys with story, experience, humour, common sense and lore to students, clients, random passersby and readers of his websites www.herbcraft.org & herbcraft.podia.com. He’s taught classes throughout North America, is one of the organizers of the Great Lakes Herb Faire and is currently alternately writing “Foundational Herbcraft” and “A Great Lakes Herbal”, in addition to articles for journals and other publications. jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft… the plants themselves.

This class is intended for ages 18 and up.

Price per person:
Members: $36
Non-members: $45

Please Note: This program will take place entirely indoors. We will be meeting at the main Visitor Center at 1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

Cancellation Policy: Notice must be received at least 7 days before the scheduled program to receive a 75% refund. There will be no refunds issued after that time. Due to processing fees, full refunds are not available. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather. Please come prepared for the elements as refunds are not available for weather-related conditions except in the case of severe weather. All Community Programs will have a registrant minimum. If the minimum is not met, you will be contacted by Blandford Nature Center and notified of your refund options.


Mar 07 2024


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
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