For more than 10,000 years prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Lenni-Lenape inhabited present-day New Jersey, Delaware, southern New York and eastern Pennsylvania. On the isle of Mannahatta—known today as Manhattan—they burned fires to shape the land, stewarding an ecosystem that was at one time home to more distinct ecological communities per acre than Yellowstone National Park.
Join Greenpoint Library and Jess Turner for a workshop where patrons will explore a few key Lenape medicinal plants, many of which continue to flourish in our city today. You will leave with a nutritive tea blend, made from plants growing abundantly in and around New York, that honors the fragility of our native ecosystem.
Jess Turner (she/her) is a clinical herbalist, grower and educator whose practice is centered on helping frontline communities—low-income, working-class BIPOC communities who experience the first and worst impacts of climate change—repair through connection to the land and plants growing around them. In cities, these plants are often discarded as mere weeds. Her apothecary is Olamina Botanicals.
This is an outdoor event at Greenpoint Library. Registration is required.