There are two great Western herbalism workshops being held this weekend by Andrew Alexander Ozinskas, an herbalist, wildcrafter, medicine maker at Camp Pleasant:
1.Friday, AUGUST 19th 6-8:30pm 
*Explore local ecology on field walks in the Peaks Mill area of Franklin County
*Be introduced to basic plant identification and classification of wild plants 
*Discuss principles of traditional western medicine 
*Create a pressed plant specimen to be preserved for reference
Suggested Cost is $20
Details:  Eat your own meal and drink plenty of water before you come, only light refreshments will be provided. Call beforehand with dietary restrictions. Wear long pants and shoes for hiking in tall brush, on slippery and uneven surfaces, and up and down hills. Call beforehand with physical concerns. Bring a heavy book with which to press and take home your specimens.   

Sunday, AUGUST 21, 2-5pm
*Description above applies with a longer time frame and a focus on 10 plants we have chosen to represent a range of plant families and medicinal actions. For those interested in beginning home herbal medicine making. Our goal is to make as many specimen pages as people attend the class and to share the resulting compilation with the group in the following weeks as a lasting reference for your home use. Detailed descriptions of plant medicine for each species identified. 
Suggested Cost is $25

CALL to RSVP to one or both classes: 502-227-1743 Camp Pleasant  
Questions: Andrew (443)695-3057 or Camp Pleasant 502-227-1743(after August 16th)
ADDRESS: 1143 Camp Pleasant Road Frankfort KY 40601
DIRECTIONS: From Frankfort take 127North out of town and check the odometer at Cove Springs Park. 7.6 miles from Cove Springs turn Right onto Hwy2919/Indian Gap Road. This road takes you by the Fish Hatchery. Indian Gap dead ends in 3 miles at a stop sign, where you Turn Left onto Hwy1707/Camp Pleasant Road. Our driveway is 9 tenths of a mile on the Right, mailbox says 1143, and there is a shingle-sided barn right next to the road on your right just before the drive. Mailbox will be marked with something obvious. Allow 20-25 minutes from Frankfort.
For directions from anywhere other than Frankfort, give us a call at 502-227-1743.
Next Friday August 19th The Light Clinic will be closed until Tuesday August 30th. Craniosacral treatments will be available from August 30th onward, and the Chinese medicine side will resume Friday September 9th. So if you need some more herbs or would like an appointment before we go come on in next week!
Emaline and Joseph are taking a break to attend a Chinese medicine conference in Portland and stay to continue studies in Taiji for the following week. Gotta keep learning!
Our 2nd Friday Lecture is coming up tomorrow: "All Disease Comes from the Heart." Based on an article our amazing professor Heiner Fruehauf created. Come one come all!! 7-8 p in the Blue Room. Beverages provided. And it's free!
  1. Jewelweed is  great for poison ivy (not forget-me-not as I accidently wrote in the e-newsletter)! The juice from the stalk helps soothe itching and can even prevent the poison ivy from manifesting after first contact. Break off a branch of jewelweed, take off the leaves and flowers, and bend / break the stalk at the joints.Gather the juice from the joints in your hand and lightly pat it on top of the poison ivy area. It may be tempting to rub the juice up and down, or just wipe the stalk on the skin, but to prevent further spreading the poison ivy oils it is important to only lightly pat the juice on the skin.
ARTIST OPEN HOUSE in the McClure Building this Friday August 5th 5:30-9p. This open house is to provide a little shade from the heat if you're already downtown for the the Friday night concert, to celebrate the newly renovated Frankfort Yoga Studio (3rd floor of the McClure Bldg.) and to provide a chance for people to view The Light Clinic and artists of the 7th floor (great paintings, rugs, rejiggered jewelry, etc).  So if you've been itching to bring your friend by, or you haven't been able to make it down, this is a great time to come!  
The Light Clinic will have beverages and smiles!
306 W. Main Street Frankfort KY 40601.  Corner of St. Clair and West Main Street.
For some enlightening summer reading check out "The Web that Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine" by Ted Kaptchuk and "Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine" by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold. Available at Frankfort's Paul Sawyer Public Library! These are great comprehensive guides to the theory and practice of CCM.

If you are one who believes or is interested in angels and spirits, then read (I just listened to the cd version- yet again at Paul Sawyer Library!) "Angels in My Hair" by Lorna Byrne. Lorna is an Irish mystic who sees angels and spirits, and this book is her life story. She is alive today living in Ireland. Really amazing. And the audio version has a woman reading in an Irish accent- always fun!