Tuesday January 29, 2013 | 01:36 PM

 Herbalist Deb Soule has organized a series of four medicinal herb classes with all proceeds to benefit the Russell Libby Memorial Fund. Soule is the owner of Avena Botanicals in Rockport, an herbal apothecary and garden which has been certified organic for the past 28 years. Libby, the long-time director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, passed away in December.

Called "Our Living Earth, Living Soul Series," the talks begin in February and run through April. Each one takes place on a Saturday. There is no set price for the classes, but donations will be accepted and all money raised will be given to the fund.

The classes are as follows:

"Herbs for Easing Stress and Building Resiliency," Feb. 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m., with herbalist Deb Soule

"Seeds, Soil, and Spirit," March 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m., with CR Lawn from FEDCO Seeds

"Herbs and Meditation for Calming the Mind and Easing Despair and Grief," April 13, 10 to 11:30 a.m., with herbalists Deb Soule and Kahadish Waadabi

"Cancer Prevention and Treatment with Herbs and Whole Foods," April 27, 10 a.m. to noon, with nurse practitioner and herbalist Kristina King 

All the classes will be held at Avena Botanicals classroom facility at 219 Mill Street in Rockport. For more information or to register, call 594-0694.


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Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

Meredith can be contacted at 791-6332 or mgoad@pressherald.com
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