Parent As Healer
with Frieda Kipar Bay of Taproot Medicine
Sunday, September 27, 6:00-8:00PM
Homestead Apothecary, 486 49th Street, #C, Oakland, 510-495-6549
From preventative medicine to first aid moments, we’ll explore simple ways to introduce safe, nourishing herbs into your child’s daily life. We’ll talk plants, their uses, and how to give your children a deep experience with the medicinal plants that grow all around us. Nettles, catnip, fennel, yarrow, and arnica are just some of the plants we’ll cover. Come with your questions and we’ll discuss how to keep our children in a state of health, rather than an absence of illness.
Frieda Kipar Bay is a mother, herbalist, artist, and educator. Her interest lies in offering plant medicine to people in a way that is holistic, honest, and with deep respect for the plants she uses. Frieda began her formal training in western herbalism in 2007 at the California School of Herbal Studies, and has studied extensively with Aviva Romm, M.D, Matthew Wood, RH, and William Morris, L.Ac. She currently works in herbal first aid as a member of the MASHH Collective. After working for two years with the Herbal Apothecary as a medicine maker, she started Taproot Medicine in 2010. In addition to her herbal studies, she is a lifelong dancer and has been a teacher of movement for the past 15 years, fusing her deep knowledge of the body with her work as a healer and medicine maker. She currently stewards land near Sebastopol with her partner and son.