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Deborah led a Wild Medicinal Herb Walk at the Heritage Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009.

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Therapeutic Herb Consultations

Therapeutic Herbs & Wellness Consultations

I do Kinethesiology (muscle testing), Chinese pulse diagnosis and Shiatsu.

Deborah Judson-Ebbets is has certificate in Chinese Herbs, haven taken a 160-hour certification course on Chinese Herbs taught by the faculty of the New England School of Acupuncture. She has also studied with Michael Tierra and Stephen Horne.

Deborah is an expert on medicinal plants and edible wild herbs and has been teaching the subject since 1980 at such prestigious institutes as the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, New England Wildflower Society, as well as for the Ivy Creek Foundation in Charlottesville. She holds a B.A. in psychology and sociology, an A.D. in horticulture and a Master Gardener Certificate, in addition to coursework in American and Chinese Herbs. She has taught courses on Medicinal Herbs at UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies since 2006. She had a private practice in herbs and nutrition for many years.

Call Deborah at 434-296-9637

 

 


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Organic Landscape Consultations

 

Call Deborah at 434-296-9637 or email her at .

[Some examples of her expertise]

A Deer Proof Garden to Attract Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Beneficial Insects

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Hummingbird Sage - Salvia coccinea
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Yarrow "Pastels" - Achillea
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Amsonia - Texas Bluestar
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Lycoris Resurrection Lily (pink trumpet)
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Oregano
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Chrysanthemum "Sheffield Pink"
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Nasturtium
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Sassafras
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Lindera Benzoin - spicebush
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Caryopteris "Longwood Blue"

A=annual, P= perennial

Benefits of compost

Improves soil nutrient holding capacity
Improves water holding capacity of soil, reducing water consumption
Improves soil fertility
Buffers soil and helps neutralize toxins in soil
Releases nutrients slowly as plant needs them
Loosens clay soil, allows penetration of nutrients, air (necessary!) and water to plant roots
Adds fertility and humus to sandy soil
Encourages earthworms

Deborah Judson-Ebbets has a B.A. from Russell Sage College and an A.D. in Horticulture and received the Thoreau Award for Landscape Planting and Design in 1989.

Deborah owned her own organic fine gardening landscape business since 1986. She specializes in herb gardens, perennial gardens, and annual flower gardens.

Deborah has studied with the Master Gardeners Program at the Albemarle Extension Service. She has taught courses at Ivy Creek Natural Area on Butterfly Gardening. She is involved with the nature guide program at Ivy Creek in Charlottesville.

Deborah has taught courses on herbs and plants at the New England Wildflower Society, Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. She is a former Board member of the Natural Organic Farmers Association and the Ecological Landscape Association.

Deborah currently serves on the Sierra Club executive committee for the Piedmont Group.

 


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Pollinators in the Garden: Attracting Bees and Butterflies
3 Mondays, September 10,17,24 2012 from 7:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday field trip, September 22, 10:00AM-1:00PM

Create a garden habitat that will attract bees and butterflies to your garden so that their fruit trees, blueberries, raspberries and vegetables will be pollinated and thus produce fruit. You will also learn basic organic gardening techniques and how to attract and keep beautiful butterflies in your yard.

Fee: $119

To register, view the PVCC Workforce Services Fall 2012 catalog here: http://www.pvcc.edu/docs/workforce_services_fall_schedule.pdf . Course description is on page 9.

Deborah Judson-Ebbets has a certificate in Chinese Herbs, and has taken a 160-hour certification course on Chinese Herbs taught by the faculty of the New England School of Acupuncture. She has a certificate in Permaculture Design. She received the Thoreau Award for Landscape Planting and Design in 1989. Deborah is an expert on medicinal plants and edible wild herbs and has been teaching the subject since 1980 at such prestigious institutes as the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, New England Wildflower Society, as well as for the Ivy Creek Foundation in Charlottesville. She holds a B.A. in psychology and sociology from Russell Sage College, an A.D. in horticulture and a Master Gardener Certificate. She has taught courses on Medicinal Herbs at UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies and at PVCC Continuing Education. She has owned her own organic fine gardening landscape business since 1986. She specializes in herb gardens, vegetable gardens and perennial gardens. Deborah gardens extensively in her own yard. She has served on the Board of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association and the Piedmont Sierra Club.

 

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Wildcraft with Local Edible & Medicinal Plants: An Experimental Workshop
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 10AM-1PM

Enliven your senses by seeing, smelling and tasting edible and medicinal herbs. Learn to identify the plants. Learn herbal lore - what plants are used for and how to grow them. We will pick the herbs and see them growing in the instructor's garden and wild places. Charlottesville area.
Limit 10 people. Fee: $40.00
deborah@earthharmonyeducation.com

Deborah Judson-Ebbets has a certificate in Chinese Herbs, and has taken a 160-hour certification course on Chinese Herbs taught by the faculty of the New England School of Acupuncture. She has a certificate in Permaculture Design. She received the Thoreau Award for Landscape Planting and Design in 1989. Deborah is an expert on medicinal plants and edible wild herbs and has been teaching the subject since 1980 at such prestigious institutes as the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, New England Wildflower Society, as well as for the Ivy Creek Foundation in Charlottesville. She holds a B.A. in psychology and sociology from Russell Sage College, an A.D. in horticulture and a Master Gardener Certificate. She has taught courses on Medicinal Herbs at UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies and at PVCC Continuing Education. She has owned her own organic fine gardening landscape business since 1986. She specializes in herb gardens, vegetable gardens and perennial gardens. She has served on the Board of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association and the Piedmont Sierra Club.

 

A World of Health: Connecting People, Place, and Planet - course ran on February 21, 2011

Join us for a 6 session discussion group that will focus on topics exploring the intersection of human health and the environment. Weekly topics will explore issues of personal health such as how eating organic food affects us and the environment, how to help keep our living spaces healthy safe havens, the impact of consumption on our lives and the environment, and how urban sprawl and green spaces effect us and the health of our community and the Earth's ecosystems.

6 Monday nights, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Feb. 21 to March 28
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, 717 Rugby Ave. Charlottesville.
$15.00 fee for course guide.
Sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Task Force and the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club.
Facilitators: Deborah Judson-Ebbets, instructor of medicinal herbs, organic gardening and landscaping and Barbara Cruickshank, Community Health Nurse at U.Va.
Preregistration required.

For more information, go to http://nwei.org/discussion_courses/course-offerings/a-world-of-heath-connecting-people-place-and-planet.

 

Medicinal Herbs - course ran on April 13, 2011

Create your own herbal first aid kit with a working knowledge of the medicinal qualities of kitchen herbs, wild herbs, edible plants and medicinal trees. Kids always sick? You’ll receive a special Chinese herbal formula to dispel a cold. Sample medicinal teas, herbal vinegar and garlic oil plus discuss other herbal recipes. Design an herb garden and learn which herbs to plant. Plus, you’ll also take a field trip to identify various herbs growing in woody and sunny areas.

3 Wednesdays, April 13, 20, 27 from 7:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday field trip, May 7 10:00AM-1:00PM
Held at the Stultz Center for Business and Career Development, located at the entrance to PVCC.

To register, view the PVCC Workforce Services Spring 2011 catalog here: http://www.pvcc.edu/docs/workforce_services_spring_schedule.pdf


Medicinal Herbs

At University of Virginia School of Continuing & Professional Studies

Create your own herbal first aid kit. This course provides a working knowledge of the medicinal qualities of different herbs and teaches students how to identify, grow and use them. It explores garden herbs,wild herbs, culinary herbs and Chinese herbs, including how to prepare soothing and relaxing teas to help fall asleep and a special Chinese herbal formula to ward off colds.

Students learn about organic herb gardening, review basic herb garden designs and examine the conditions necessary for optimal plant growth.

The course includes a two-part field trip: first to the woods to learn how to identify local wild herbs and then to the instructor’s own herb
garden for a hands-on illustration of many of the principles discussed in class.

Required Text: Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

Instructor: Deborah Judson-Ebbets is an expert on medicinal plants and edible wild herbs and has been teaching the subject since 1980 at such
prestigious institutes as the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. She holds a B.A. in psychology and sociology, an A.D. in horticulture and a Master
Gardener Certificate, in addition to coursework in American and Chinese Herbs.

 

Ecological Landscaping

At University of Virginia School of Continuing & Professional Studies

Ecological landscape design balances our yards with the natural environment. This course will provide the knowledge to create environmentally-responsible landscapes around our homes that improve and enhance the site conditions for both humans and wildlife alike. Topics include designing for passive solar in winter and cooling in the summer; low water usage and water cachement; planting techniques; access issues; incorporating utility areas into the landscape; native and edible plants and trees; perennial vegetables; attracting beneficial insects, butterflies and birds; organic pest control; composting; and victory gardens. The course includes a Saturday field trip to illustrate the design principles discussed in class.

Required Text: Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway

Instructor: Deborah Judson-Ebbets is certified in permaculture design and has worked as an ecological landscape designer for twenty years. She is currently on the board of the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club and has also served on the boards of the Natural Organic Farmers Association and Ecological Landscaping Association.