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Cancer and Climate Change / Eco-Herbal Medicine: An Interactive Walk and Talk

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Marion Institute is please to welcome herbalist and author Brendan Kelly, M.Ac., L.Ac. back again this summer for a 2-part learning experience hosted in part by Round the Bend Farm.


Saturday, July 20, 2019  | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Education Center at Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allen Neck Road, South Dartmouth, MA 02748

Cancer and Climate Change

Using the holistic lens of Chinese medicine, we’ll discuss the direct connection between the warming of the planet and the epidemic rates of cancer in the US. Just as the environment around us is out of balance, for many of us our internal environment is also imbalanced, creating cancer and many other chronic diseases. We’ll also discuss how these ecological and personal issues are also appearing in our culture.

You can view Brendan talking about a Chinese medicine understanding of cancer at his clinic You Tube page <click here to be redirected>.



Saturday, July 20, 2019  | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allen Neck Rd, South Dartmouth, MA 02748

Eco-Herbal Medicine: An Interactive Walk and Talk

In our era of ecological crisis, it’s of urgent importance that we re-connect to the natural world around us. For thousands of years, people around the world have relied on local for healing and sustenance.

Brendan will lead the group on an experiential foraging walk, identifying, tasting and talking about the uses of several local medicinals and edibles as well as their importance with climate change.


$15 – grants admission to both the talk and the herb walk

$25 – admission to both events PLUS a farm lunch prepared by Round the Bend Farm from 12:30 -1:30 pm



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About Round the Bend Farm

Round the Bend Farm (RTB), a Center for Restorative Community, located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts is a working farm and educational non-profit. We are a living laboratory that cultivates, educates, and empowers people of all ages. We are devoted to the global paradigm shift toward hope and abundance by valuing diversity, modeling nature, and redefining wealth.

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About Brendan Kelly

Brendan Kelly is an acupuncturist, herbalist, author and professor practicing Chinese medicine at the clinic he co-founded in Burlington, VT Jade Mountain Wellness. He teaches and lectures nationally about Chinese medicine and ecological and social issues at schools and conferences. He currently teaches undergraduates at Johnson State College in VT and graduate students at Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL and Daoist Traditions in NC. In 2015, North Atlantic Books published his first book The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis which uses Chinese medicine to present the bigger and deeper issues of global warming. For information about his clinic: For information about his book:


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