January Classes at FBFC with Melissa

Healthy Digestion
Thursday, January 23 from 5 to 7 pm
Many at this time of year strive for better health and better eating habits. This class will focus on nourishing our body’s digestive system using common herbs and foods. Take home a carminative seed blend and a bitters blend!
(2 hour class $20 members, $25 non members)

The Herbal Body
Sunday January 26 from 2 to 5 pm

There are so many ways to use herbs topically to alleviate a great many conditions including rashes, bruises and trauma, ear infections, colds and flus, and more! In this class we will learn about a variety of topical applications, including:
herbal oils
herbal salves
essential oil packs
Take home a chamomile salve and wound wash for your home medicine chest.
(3 hour class $30 member, $35 non member)


Melissa is an Appalachian born herbalist whose love of plants and concoctions began as a child.

She focuses on healing plants that grow all around us here in the mountains as well as wild foods. Melissa has studied with many amazing herbalists and plant geeks, including Rosemary Gladstar, Matthew Wood, and Deborah Frances. She currently teaches at the Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism and works as the Health and Body Care Manager at the French Broad Food Co-op. She can be reached at hbc@frenchbroadfood.coop

Both classes will last about 2 hours. Please RSVP to Kelly by emailing mlc@frenchbroadfood.coop or by calling 828-713-1096.