Nov 16, 2013
Workshop attendees will be among the first to visit Geobunga's brand new central urban location WHAT: Geobunga has planted its roots in the epicenter of Oahu's bourgeoning arts district of Kakaako with its new boutique landscaping oasis, GeoUrban. Urban Honolulu dwellers are welcomed to join ecologist, Chinese medicine practitioner, and Hawaiian plant specialist David Bruce Leonard, founder of Earth Medicine Institute, on an exciting journey that will explore plant medicine skills, teach self-reliance, and build on our intimate connection with nature at a free "Earth, Body, Mind" two-part workshop. Attendees are encouraged to stay for both workshops where they will learn about the healing power of a variety of native Hawaiian plants. WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: GeoUrban, 604 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu (former Comp USA parking lot) REGISTER: To ensure your seat, reservations are highly recommended and can be made at www.geobunga.com. DETAILS: Expanding on Geobunga's popular Oct. 12 Medicine Garden workshop, each empowering session of this two-part seminar will focus on different aspects of native plants that will help you reconnect with Mother Nature. The 9 a.m. workshop will teach traditional plant gathering protocols and ancient neurological techniques for opening up our nervous system and connecting with nature. Topics will include Hawaiian, Daoist, and scientific perspectives on the human nervous system as a tool for nature connection. The 2 p.m. workshop will offer detailed information on some of the most potent Hawaiian medicinal plants and their uses. Plant medicines covered will include gotu kola, noni, hala, turkey tails, mamake, turmeric, banana, ginger, spanish needle, sensitive grass, as well as other native and non-native local medicines. Leading the workshop is David Leonard, the founder of the Earth Medicine Institute and practitioner and teacher of all five branches of traditional Chinese medicine. Leonard has studied traditional medicines with healers in Asia, North and South America, and Hawaii. With a Master's Degree in traditional Chinese medicine, he has a working knowledge of more than 400 traditional Hawaiian, Chinese, and Western plants. Following the workshops, Native Hawaiian plants will be available for sale, along with a variety of accessories and supplies to spruce up any lanai or entryway. After a visit to GeoUrban, urbanites will never look at their condo or apartment the same. Let GeoUrban help bring the outdoors in and transform your city home into an urban oasis! Geobunga turns the ordinary into extraordinary as Hawaii’s best resource for anyone looking to enhance his or her outdoor experience. Providing unique garden elements from around the world, Geobunga specializes in stone pavers and benches, decorative rocks, ceramic pots, fountains, and bamboo accents, including a variety of plants. With the best prices, selection and service in the state, each visit to Geobunga brings something new to discover. Geobunga, the state’s largest grower of water plants, offers retail locations in Salt Lake and Kakaako and a nursery in Waimanalo. Visit www.geobunga.com for more information. ***F R E E A N D O P E N T O T H E P U B L I C***
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