Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center hosts Master Herbalist, Melissa Morrison of Dragonfly Botanicals as she conducts “Exploring Herbal Medicines & Craft Series.” The series comprised of four individual programs, each with its own unique focus within the realm of natural herbal medicines, began in August and goes through to mid-November. The overview of the program is designed to “foray into the wild and tame world of herbs in this very fun and educational class series… (where) students will learn how to identify herb medicine plants of the fields & forests; how to harvest and use the herbs in preparation for pleasure and medicine. Come to learn, enjoy the seasons and play with the herbs!”
Melissa Morrison M.H., RMT, has been affiliated with Prescott Farm for several years. She is the Clinical Master Herbalist and Vitalist Nutritionist of Dragonfly Botanicals Wisdom Center in Belmont, New Hampshire. From age ten, Melissa has geared her life towards the study of herbs for food and medicine from the majesty of the wilderness. In 2005, Melissa obtained her Master Herbalist Diploma from the School of Natural Healing in Utah. Today she continues her passion and education in the field by attending workshops and seminars on herbal health and nutrition. Melissa has taught Alternative/Herbal Medicine at the New England Women’s Herb Conference (from 2010 on), Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain Herb Retreat Center and other educational venues around the North East. Melissa is committed to teaching people how to use food, diet, and plants for health & healing through her apprenticeship courses and classes, including at Prescott Farm the last few years.
With her wealth of knowledge she delivers comprehensive programs such as The Art of Aromatherapy, Herbal Spa Treatments, Natural Baskets, Herbal First Aid Kits, Herbal Syrups, and many others. “Exploring Herbal Medicines & Craft Series” began in last August, but the next upcoming program is scheduled for Saturday, October 20 called Winter Wellness: Herbs and Healing Foods to Create a Strong Immune System. This program is all about fortifying your immune system using common healing foods and herbs. If you’ve ever wondered what a Hippocrates’ Tonic is, this program is just what you need! On Saturday, November 17 follows the Heartfelt & Homemade Herbal Holiday Gifts. This program comes just in time to for the holidays. It is focused on creating elegant herbal gifts, herbal spa items, tasty herbal treats, and much more! Melissa’s programs are usually conducted in the Fledgling’s Preschool room of the Pardoe Building but sometimes they can be found in the historic farmhouse kitchen or the recently renovated classic barn.