Visit Avena Botanicals to learn about plants to have on hand as tincture, oil or salve for daily use and first aid.

The aim of the class is for people to learn about plants that have a diverse and wide range of first aid uses so that they can begin to build their herbal first aid kit and use it well.

The next Avena’s Living Earth, Living Soul Series is Wednesday, July 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and learn how to build and use Herbal First Aid Kit. Suggested donation for the lecture is $10.

Lecturer Jillian Kelsey-Rose is an herbalist and teacher who is also serving as general manager of Avena Botanicals. Her daily role involves supporting and ensuring the rhythms, communication and wellness of all parts of Avena Botanicals. She also maintains an herbal practice, offering herbal consultations and teaching a variety of herbal classes. With a background of naturopathic study in Australia and a passion for traditional European herbalism, her practice combines tools that serve to help her understand and work with both the energetic and physical aspects of wellness and disease.

Deb Soule is an herbalist, gardener, teacher, author of "The Woman's Handbook of Healing Herbs" and "How to Move Like a Gardener" and the owner of Avena Botanicals. Soule's faith in the healing qualities of plants includes a desire to make organic herbs easily accessible to women and families living in rural areas. Her passion for plants, gardens and healing and her commitment to sharing herbal knowledge with others is central to her work. She frequently is a guest-lecturer at various conferences as well as an instructor for botany and horticulture students, garden clubs, and medical students.