I’ll be offering 3 workshops at the Fall session of the incredible Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium, a 4-day long gathering here in Laytonville.
WALKING THE LAND
Join us for a meditative walk on the land here at Black Oak Ranch while we seek out plant friends high and low. Black Oak Ranch is home to a diversity of medicinal plants, and we’ll identify and discuss the medicine of these hardy plants that can thrive in this landscape of seasonal extremes.
INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA – VATA, PITTA, KAPHA
An ancient medical tradition from India, Ayurveda is deeply guided by patterns seen in nature, and these patterns can be applied to deeply illuminate our understanding of our bodies, minds, and spirits. Join us for an introduction to the system Ayurveda and how we can use these patterns to evaluate our personal constitutions and improve our health.
AYURVEDA AND THE SIX TASTES
Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India, offers us techniques to use our senses to evaluate the medical qualities of herbs and foods. One method to illuminate deeper knowledge about the healing plants is to engage our sense of taste! Join us to learn about the Six Tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent, and bitter), and how we can use our taste buds to help guide us to the herbs best for our personal constitutions.
Location: Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA
Tickets Includes all classes, meals, camping and events. Details here —>REGISTRATION
Join us for a meditative walk on the land at the School of Adaptive Agriculture while we seek out plant friends high and low. The fields and forests of the Mendocino interior hills are home to a diversity of medicinal plants, and we’ll identify and discuss the medicine of these hardy plants that can thrive in this landscape of seasonal extremes.
Because we will be moving about the land, pre-registration is required.
Learn to create high-quality medicinal oils from plants you gather out in the wild or in your back yard. Whether you’ve made oils before or if this is your first time, you’ll learn something in this class: we’ll cover making oils from fresh and dry plants using Simpler’s method, the double boiler method, and the alcohol intermediary method.
We’ll also discuss some of the medicinal qualities of the plants you may find as well as some techniques for drying them at home. Go home with samples!
Pre-registration is required. No previous herbal experience necessary, all are encouraged to join!