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Exploring the Nature Connection – A Summer Afternoon with Herbalist Brendan Kelly, July 2019

On a sweltering Saturday in July, renowned herbalist, author and practitioner of Chinese medicine, Brendan Kelly, M.Ac., L.Ac. hosted a two-part learning experience at Round the Bend Farm in South Dartmouth, MA. The programming began with a lecture on Cancer and Climate Change, based in part on findings from his book, The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis: Healing Personal, Cultural, and Ecological Imbalance with Chinese Medicine. Using the holistic lens of Chinese medicine, Brendan discussed the direct connection between the warming of the planet and the epidemic rates of cancer in the US. The group was very engaged by the presentation and had many questions for Brendan.

The lecture was followed by a delicious farm lunch featuring organic produce from local farms as well as meat raised on-site at the sustainable farm. After lunch, the guests braved the near record temperatures to embark on an experiential herb foraging stroll around the shadier parts of the farm. There were ample eco-medicinals growing at the farm so Brendan was able to provide a robust experience for the group, identifying, tasting and talking about the uses of several local medicinals and edibles as well as their importance with climate change.

Copies of his book were available for purchase and are also available on our website. Click here to be redirected to our bookstore to purchase a copy now.

Below is a photo gallery of images from event. This is Brendan’s 3rd Connector Series summer program and we look forward to having him back again in 2020!

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