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Tryon Garden Club to host Bradley

On January 20, in the Community Room at the Polk County Library, the Tryon Garden Club will host June Ellen Bradley. She will be presenting a program entitled Planting the Future.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend. Bradley is a student, author, artist, teacher, herbalist, dancer, musician and naturalist. The program is designed to make the public aware of the ways they can incorporate the natural world into our world.

Bradley says she delights in wild spaces and has a passion for the sacredness, beauty, and healing that nature offers. Her artwork, which reflects this inspiration, can be found in private collections all over the world. Her murals adorn both private and public interiors in the U.S. She has been using traditional herbal medicine since 2002. Bradley also offers experiential learning workshops with a focus on nature awareness.

Bradley learned tracking and wilderness survival with Tom Brown, Jr. in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey at the Tracker School, Inc. from 1994 to 2004. Her mentors in herbal healing are Rosemary Gladstar and Cascade Anderson-Geller.

Bradley is a member of an intentional community called Adawehi in Columbus, where she is studying with spiritual teacher Jackie Woods (www.jackiewoods.org).

Bradley has appeared on television, having taped four shows of 30 min. She works with WLOS on a periodic basis doing 3-minute spots for craft corner, a segment on the noon news.

The Tryon Garden Club (www.pearsonsfalls.org) is a not for profit organization. Those persons interested in membership may contact Lee Cudlip at 828 859-0309.