While good food is one of the foundations of good health, our plant medicine allies—who grow in the wild and in our gardens—allow us to take care of many of the challenges that arise. Knowing plants as medicine and how to properly prepare them becomes a way of life and grounds us in a place the way few things do. When we walk through the fields and the woods and know the medicine that surrounds us, it changes our relationship to both our health and ecology.
Each time we meet during this twice-monthly series you'll gain knowledge, craft herbal remedies, and take home something special. You’ll learn to wildcraft herbs, create tinctures and salves, and use a steam still to make essential oils. Together we’ll engage in herbal self-care rituals, make teas, and discover how to use our natural medicines to support vibrant health. At the end of the summer, we’ll have our own home apothecary to draw upon and use with knowledgeable skill.
Marco Chung-Shu Lam, has practiced Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for over 20 years and is lauded for having a unique style of practice that accelerates his clients breakthroughs in both physically and cognitive arenas. Marco runs a full herbal apothecary of over 500 herbs in Boulder, Colorado and is a well known formulator for supplement companies and continues to innovate in both business and medicine. He is known in his Boulder community for supporting elite athletes, business leaders and entrepreneurs in pursuing peak performance and expanded flow states. Marco draws from his Chinese heritage an affinity for both traditional Chinese medicine and the Taoist worldview. He is committed to an integral medicine that incorporates traditional wisdom with the best of the evolving perspectives of our present time. Marco and his wife Jamie ran a 200 acre medicinal herb farm for 8 years where they were a fixture in supplying the Boulder natural supplement industry with certified organic medicinal herbs. Marco and his family have recently moved up to Steamboat. Marco is passionate about herbal medicine, permaculture, tea, internal martial arts, backcountry skiing and exploring the wildernesses of the West.