Greetings Plant Lovers,
With the snow gently falling out my office window, I feel an anticipation for spring! Do you feel it too? ❄️
Tuesday February 25th, 7 – 9 pm will be our next The Ginkgo Tree Herbal Class. We will be meeting here at The Ginkgo Tree, on our family farm. We have a great night planned! As always guests are welcome for a fee of $25.00 (depending on space and pre-registering). Please note: herb course is the last Tuesday of every month (no class in December due to holidays).
We will open classes with a ceremonial blessing of our teachers and students. The ritual of smudging can be defined as “spiritual house cleaning.” Thanks to our friend from the Chippewa’s of Georgina, Laurie Hoeg, who will perform the ceremony. We will also have our “Tea of the Month” taught this month by Rebecca Fortin. Rebecca will provide plant materia medica and a sample cup of the tea. Its so fun to try and experience new teas!
This month’s class (Feb 25th)
Herbal Travel First Aid Kit
Over the past eighteen years I have had the pleasuring of travelling frequently for pleasure and along with the Restorative Medicine Conference gang of docs and staff. They are fabulous trips filled with amazing herbal information and beautiful destinations. In the first year, I would bring a small herbal kit with the herbs I usually reached for daily or those I just couldn’t be with out – over the years this kit has grown to incorporate herbs for hoarse throats (after hours of lecturing), travellers constipation, cold and flues, natural antibiotics, bruising, strains and sprains etc. Every time we have a trip, without fail, someone asks me if I have something to help them with one issue or another. You will become the reliable medicine woman/person of the group😊
What goes into your travel first aid kit?
In this class we will learn how to make a basic kit and then customize it to your needs and your families. Some thoughts while preparing your kit: Digestive issues always hit when you travel? Counting sheep isn’t your idea of helping with sleep issues. Have pain? Get that anxious feeling? Heading to a sunny location and want to bring along sunburn relief? Stinging insects at your destination? Something to consideration is weight and space. If you are taking a road trip, then you may be able to bring along more herbs as opposed to traveling by plane or traveling light with a small backpack. Everyone will go home with basic herbal medicines for your own kit.
This herbal travel first aid kit is a perfect companion, not a replacement, for the traditional first aid kit containing scissors, pins, bandages, surgical tape, slings etc.
Please RSVP, looking forward to seeing you all soon!