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Practical herbal medicine topic of Stormont workshop

Feb. 9, 2014 at 10:05 p.m.
Updated Feb. 8, 2014 at 8:09 p.m.


Twenty-seven people who attended the Introduction to Practical Herbal Medicine for Home and in the Field workshop in January came away with a better understanding of how local plants can be used to make home remedies.

The workshop, presented by Sam Coffman, founder of The Human Path, was a follow-up to the John W. Stormont Conference on South Texas.

It gave participants an overview of herbalism and how simple it is to begin using local plants as practical and useful medicine around the home.

"Sam Coffman was our keynote from the 2013 Stormont and was recommended by Sue Prudhomme at the Museum of the Coastal Bend," said Lisa DeVries, Stormont Conference organizer. "He was so popular that we just had to bring him back. We also wanted to have a winter workshop because we moved the date of the Stormont Conference to October instead of its usual February date."

Immigrant narratives/border crossings will be the topic of the fall Stormont Conference on Oct. 3.

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