Plant Medicine Workshop with Brooke Badon-Voigt

A basket with leaves and flowers on it.

Brooke Badon, CPFAN Board member and Adopt-A-Flowerbed volunteer, will present a workshop on Herbal Medicine for our February 7 program at 6:30 pm. The CPFAN Board meeting will precede the program at 5:30 pm and we welcome you to join us for that as well. The meeting and program will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Carla Madison Recreation Center, 2401 East Colfax Avenue. There is parking behind the center that can be accessed from 16th Avenue and York St.

Having recovered in a short time from COVID, Brooke will present specific insights into herbs and plants that aided in her healing in addition to an introduction to the basics of Plant Medicine and how to make your own infusions. Brooke became interested in plants as a child growing up on a small farm with her Mom and next door to her grandparents. As an adult, she found herself attracted to outdoor recreational and environmental education. She started her career path with CityWILD, a Denver nonprofit that connects youth with nature “to develop their full potential and achieve their wildest dreams.” When Sam and Suchil Coffman from The Human Path offered programs on Wilderness and Herbal First Aid/First Responder courses at cityWILD, Brooke’s early interest in plants was revived and she jumped right in. The Human Path and Herbal Medics Academy are non-profits that provide “a hands-on learning experience that pushes the boundaries of herbal medicine in austere and post-disaster environments.” Sam Coffman is the author of Herbal Medic: A Green Beret’s Guide to Emergency Medical Preparedness and Natural First Aid.

Wilderness First Responder Course, Sedalia, 2019
Photo: Brooke Badon-Voigt

Brooke now serves as My Outdoor Colorado (MOC) Coalition Coordinator. MOC is a visionary approach to connecting youth with the outdoors through strategic partnerships that provide access to nature education, recreation and skill-building opportunities. Access to the outdoors fosters a greater appreciation of the natural environment, provides opportunities to build an ethic of stewardship, and helps youth experience potential careers in the outdoors. As MOC Coordinator, Brooke oversees the work of eleven partner organizations.

Always eager to serve the community, Brooke is also a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. And she participates on committees of the Denver Park Trust, whose mission is to raise funds to improve and add to Denver’s parks “where they are needed most†in partnership with Denver Parks and Recreation.

CPFAN is proud to host this program by the vibrant and energetic, Brooke Badon-Voigt. Come join us to see why Brooke swears by the potency of herbs to heal and enhance peoples’ lives. There will be interactive activities where participants can learn which herbs do what and what herbal combinations work best and why. This will be an interesting and fun program!  Please come! This is an in-person event. Let us know if you plan to attend at Herbal tea will be served!