Last week, I attended an herb walk on Belle Isle with herbalist and wildcrafter, Jim McDonald. Jim has a wonderful, engaging and humorous way of teaching about herbs that makes learning infectious. We walked along the north end of the island, past the light house, near "hipster beach" and learned how to identify several of the wild, medicinal plants growing there. My favorite of the evening was blue vervain. You can learn more about it below and at my workshop this Sunday, where you'll learn how to make teas, tinctures and decoctions to manage stress and support your immune system.
When you have a chance, visit Jim's website, herbcraft.org and check out his upcoming classes. I highly recommend going on a walk with him.