Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
will host two educational events in July to raise awareness about the benefits of growing lavender and its applications.
Lavender Distillation on Sunday, July 12, 2009
will take place at Sherwood Lavender Farm, owned by ACHS Senior Vice
President Erika Yigzaw. Participants will learn about the benefits of
lavender for small agriculture and its many by-products. Master
Distiller Robert Seidel from The Essential Oil Company and ACHS
President Dorene Petersen will also lead a class about lavender
distillation, including an introduction to essential oil and
aromatherapy, the art and science of using volatile plant oils to
promote health and relaxation. Lavender Distillation runs 11 a.m.-2
p.m. Call (503) 244-0726 for directions.
U-Pick Lavender on Friday, July 17, 2009
is an opportunity for the community to explore the ACHS Botanical
Teaching Garden and to learn more about urban gardens. Visitors will
also learn about the properties and holistic health applications of
lavender while they harvest fresh lavender from the Garden ($6 per
lavender bunch or 2 bunches for $10). U-Pick Lavender runs 8:30
a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the ACHS campus in John’s Landing, 5940 SW Hood Ave.,
The Lavender Distillation at Sherwood Lavender Farm on
July 12 has a materials fee of $35. U-Pick Lavender on July 17 is free
to attend. Both events require RSVP. Call (503) 244-0726 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
For a complete list of community education events sponsored by ACHS, visit ww.achs.edu
and click on Community Wellness Classes
. The American College of Healthcare Sciences is the only DETC accredited
fully online college offering degrees, professional diplomas, and
career-training certificates in Complementary Alternative Medicine.