Greetings Plant Lovers, happy fall to all:) Hoping you all had a beautiful sunny summer
Tuesday Sept 22th, 7 – 9pm The Science & Art of Herbalism course will resume for another year. We will be meeting here at Dogwood & Brambles, our family farm. Please find map attached. We have a great night planned! As always guests are welcome (guest fee $25) Please note: herb course is the last Tuesday of every month, however there is an exception for this month, as I am away working with the Restorative Medicine Conference.
We will open classes this year with a ceremonial blessing of our teachers and students, and closing with a drum circle. The ritual of smudging can be defined as “spiritual house cleaning.”. Thanks to our friends from the Chippewa’s of Georgina, Laurie Hoeg and Penny Trumble, who will perform the ceremony.
Sept Overview – With the beauty of fall upon us, we absolutely have to be outside enjoying the medicinal and edible plants that surround us. Now we can see how the plants have matured and changed along with the seasons. It can be difficult to identify plants at the various stages of their growth. Just liken the plants to people, imagine trying to envision what a baby would look like as an old man. We have to become familiar with herbs in all their stages of growth to properly identify for picking.
We will be making medicinal tinctures and herbal vinegars! Bring along a basket and pick some herbs that you would like to use medicinally. These herbs are a gift of nature growing here at our farm. Faunus has donated the menstrums for our use, much appreciated! Once out on our walk, deciding on which herb to tincture and/or vinegar will be your biggest challenge, especially with some many to choose from:)
Please RSVP, we want to ensure numbers for supplies
Looking forward to seeing you all soon,