Part 1 – Meeting and Visioning with the Plants
Saturday – this workshop involves communing with nature in a beautiful setting and experiencing the wisdom of the plants through deep listening and observation. We will take a mild-moderate hike to identify local plants and to discuss their ethnobotanical qualities. All who have knowledge of the plants are invited to share their wisdom during the hike. We will also spend a period of time in communion with the plants, ’remembering’ their language and how to hear it. This involves a guided meditation followed by some personal time in silence, then a group discussion. Communication of this kind is a whole-body form of learning that profoundly deepens our connection with the natural world, can be practiced anywhere, and opens the doorway to interspecies communication of all types.
What to bring: water, a bag lunch, hat, sunscreen, a journal, writing utensil and/or simple art supplies, and whatever you need to bring for a seated meditation
Part 2 – Making Botanical Oils, Tinctures and Salves
Sunday – In this hands-on workshop we will be making infused herbal oils, salves, and a simple tincture. Learning how to make these botanical products will give you the tools necessary to expand your medicine chest as well as your kitchen pantry. We will discuss:
- the medicinal uses of the plants that we will be processing
- Ethical wildcrafting
- how and when to gather plants
- processing plants in preparation for medicine-making
- the materials and methods of extractions
What to bring: a bag lunch, a journal, writing utensil, several 4-8 oz mason or similar canning jars with lids.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 12th & 13th, 10:00 – 2:30 pm
Where: Hammond Ranch, Mt. Shasta (http://sacredvalleyhealingcenter.com)
Cost: $95 per day or $175 for both days – participants can attend one or both days, accommodations are available for additional fees, please call for information (415) 310-8225
Reservations thru Brown Paper Tickets: http://herbalconnections.bpt.me
For more information: deepeningherbalconnectins