Expert Mary O'Brien leads a hike specifically about Medicinal Plants and their uses. Mary is a long-term Naturalist for Yampatika who brings her expertise to her hikes through her practice of medicinal uses, experience with growing medicinal herbs, and creating herbal products/medicines. This program is only offered two times this summer.
For more information and to sign up for this program, visit the website under event details below.
Plants are unpredictable and Yampatika scouts the location about 1-2 weeks before the program to best capture the stunning diversity the Yampa Valley has to offer for Medicinal Herbs. Meeting time/location and destination will be emailed and confirmed with you by the program director, if you would like more information or have questions give Lexi Stine a call at (970) 871-9151.
About the Naturalist,Mary O'Brien has been studying and practicing herbal medicine since 1987. A Colorado native, she has lived in Steamboat Springs for over 20 years, where she teaches herbal medicine and makes herbal products, and maintains a medicinal garden for the Yampa River Botanic Park. Her journey has also led her to study the medicine wheel, sacred plant medicine, massage therapy, energy work, and permaculture. Through her teaching, she emphasizes the use of native, non-native, and locally grown plants to plant-based self-care and incorporates permaculture principles. She has studied with many renowned teachers including Rosemary Gladstar, Bridgitte Mars, Stephen Buhner, and Micheal Moore, and completed the Chartered Herbalist program with Dominion Herbal College.