Herbal healing course at DSLCC


Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will host a six-week series on the benefits of medicinal herbs, Introduction to Herbal Healing, on Wednesdays, Feb. 22 through Apr. 5 (class will not meet Mar. 15), from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 375, Scott Hall, on the DSLCC Clifton Forge, VA, campus. Herbalist and aromatherapist Chin Velasquez is the instructor.

This is a class for beginners who want to learn about herbs and start using them in their daily life. Students will learn how to prepare various herbal products, including herbal tea, tincture (extracts), syrups, oxymels, salve, crème and body oils. Students will also learn how to identify many herbs growing wild as well as those cultivated in the garden. Harvest techniques, drying and storing herbs will also be taught during this series. The last class is titled Creating Your Home Kitchen Apothecary.

Velasquez is the owner and founder of Soothing Herbals LLC, a local apothecary and holistic healing practice. She has had extensive study and practice in the field has an established UpS Botanical Sanctuary at her home in Goshen, VA, where she plants and grows the herbs used in the products she formulates. She has completed the Master Gardener training and has been an organic gardener for the past 15 years.

Tuition for the full series is $250; there is an additional materials fee of $25.

For more information or to register, contact Robin Jennings at 540-863-2899 or email rjennings@dslcc.edu.

Chin Velasquez



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