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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Herbstalk Returns to the Center for the Arts at the Armory

Herbstalk, an annual event devoted to educating people about herbs that can be used in daily life for wellness and preventative care, returns to Somerville from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 6 and 7. The weekend features educational presentations by local herbalists, holistic nutritionists, naturopathic doctors and natural health counselors on a variety of subjects for herbal enthusiasts of all ages.

Workshop topics include learning how to craft herbal medicines at home, herbs for specific ailments and issues, urban plant walks and the benefits of aromatherapy and flower essences. Herbstalk also hosts an herbal marketplace, showcasing an array of organic herbal goods, teas, essential oils, natural body care products and live plants.

“The purpose of our Herbstalk events is to build and strengthen our community, inspire people about herbalism and connect people, especially city-dwellers, with plants,” says founder Steph Zabel. “It’s for anyone who wants an accessible way to learn about herbalism, and a chance for herbal enthusiasts, students, teachers and practitioners of various backgrounds to come together and share their knowledge.”

Zabel says that Herbstalk attendees will gain knowledge that they can put into practice at home to improve their own well-being and that of their families.

Location: The Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. For more information, call 617-453-2070 or visit