Jodi Massie to Speak at Gallery Zeke in October



Join herbalist Jodi Massie at Gallery Zeke on Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m., as she discusses the history of folk medicine in isolated mountain communities. Massie will talk about the ways in which traditional herbalism is alive and well today and very much relevant to life and health in our modern-day communities.

Jodi Massie is a Certified Traditional Herbalist, forager, medicine maker, and teacher. She is a native of the Southern Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina and has lived deep in the woods of the Missouri Ozarks. Massie’s interest in traditional folk ways of living has developed into a lifelong love of the uses and lore of woodland plants as medicine and food. She has been providing plant remedies and education for her friends, family, and community for 20 years; and has earned professional certification through the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, the southeast’s oldest herbal studies school.

The lecture and presentation at Gallery Zeke in downtown Steelville will take place at 7 p.m. It is being offered free to the public, courtesy of the Steelville Arts Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Crawford County. If you have any interest in herbal medicines or its rich history, be sure to attend this free event. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be served.

Gallery Zeke is located at 106 East Main Street in Steelville, next door to the Missouri Hick BBQ restaurant. The event is free, but financial donations that help support the ongoing work of the arts council are much appreciated.

Jodi Massie offers a variety of classes and workshops, group demonstrations, plant walks, and plant resource inventories for landowners. For scheduling information or to learn more about her herbal knowledge, contact Jodi by email at

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