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Bloom Herbal Studies

for Children

Medicinal plant study ~ A gateway to nature

During this year-long program, young herb enthusiasts will develop an experiential, seasonal understanding of the wild medicinal and edible plants and trees growing around us. Nature will provide the classroom – we will meet outdoors, embracing the elements and seasons. We will visit various parks in HRM including Point Pleasant, Fort Needham, Seaview Park look-off, Withrod Lake, Frog Pond, The Dingle & Flinn Park

We will meet one Sunday per month, from September until June. The course is will be broken into three semesters:

Fall: September – November, 

Winter: January-March

Spring: April -June

Two age groups:

Group 1: 5-8 yrs. old and Group 2: 9-12 yrs. old

Group 1: 9-10:30 a.m. Group 2: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Payment: $80 + tax ($92) per semester, non-refundable

Classes limited to 12, classes will fill up.

Please send first semester payment of $92 to to reserve your child's spot. 

Course content:

~ identification of at least 75 wild medicinal, edible plants and trees

~ in each class we will brew a herbal tea with the plants we encounter

~ botany and life cycle of plants

~ seeds, roots, leaves, flowers, fruits, barks, saps – their uses as food and medicine

~ herbal crafts, storytelling, herb bundles & amulets

~ 4 elements – wind, fire, water, earth

~ ecosystems and interactions with the creatures living among the plants

Course designed and delivered by herbalist Savayda Jarone, who acknowledges children’s innate connection to nature and the power of herbs and trees to deepen that relationship. 

Savayda will be assisted by Viviane Kavenaugh, who completed the children’s program many years ago, and who endeavours to become a herbalist.

This will be the ninth year of this popular program.  Begins September 2022


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Disclaimer: The information contained in this newsletter (website) is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace specific medical advice and care from a health professional. Herbs are generally safe, yet some have specific cautions and may not be appropriate for everyone.  You are encouraged to make health care decisions based on your research and in partnership with a qualified health professional.  Please consult with a registered herbal practitioner if you seek personal guidance concerning the use of herbs and if you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication Be certain of plant identification before harvesting any plant for ingestion or other use.

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