The wind whipped our spirits up high, sun and light rain mixing into an electric spring sunshine, filling us with primaveral energy, alternately exhausting and quickening, freezing gales giving way to radiant warmth that filled the bones. We adventured out east through the Columbia river gorge, crossed a bridge dedicated to the gods, and gave warm greetings to the sleepy fae folk finally peaking their heads above earth, bravely leading the way to paint the hilltops.
Eastern Columbia River Gorge
Stunning auburn rock lichen
Glowing – Larkspur and a DYC
Wondering amongst the wildflower
Nothing like a sunny, windy day overlooking this river to bring a smile to our faces!
Columbia River Lomatium – Lomatium columbianum (Endemic to the Columbia River Gorge)
Yellow Bells – Fritillaria pudica
Perhaps a saxifrage?
Chickweed, dandelion, burdock, and nettles, oh my! Medicine grows all around us – and these weedy herbs are jam-packed with enlivening vitamins and minerals as well as gently cleansing components. After a winter of eating comfort foods and hiding in our houses, it’s time to call upon the herbs of the season to rejuvenate us. Join us so you can learn more about these feral superfoods and try a few of their many preparations, including herbal pestos, mineral-rich-sprinkles, and teas.
Pre-registration through eventbrite offering sliding scale $10-$30. No one will be turned away for lack of sufficient funds. Get tickets here!
In celebration of the Spring Equinox, we’ll be gathering to concoct a deeply nourishing mineral-rich syrup. Like the sap rising in the trees, the growing solar energy compels us to rise up and emerge from our hibernation. However, we may still be depleted and groggy after a long hard winter – this potion could be just the trick to revitalize and prepare us for a beautiful blooming spring.
Tonight at The Herb Shoppe! Located at 3912 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland, Oregon
Spring time is a time of emerging from dampness and darkness. As the sunlight and warmth increases, we may find stirrings of emergence rising within us too! However, after a winter of less activity and heavier foods, you may feel that you lack the energy or clarity to rise to the occasion. Check out our class to learn more about transitioning your body and spirit from a time of hibernation to a time of vibrant growth using practices, diet, and herbs inspired by Ayurveda.
Pre-registration through eventbrite offering sliding scale $10-$30. No one will be turned away for lack of sufficient funds.
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Our schedule for community classes at The Herb Shoppe in Portland is now up on the Nine Sisters Facebook page. Take a peek here! —-> Nine Sisters Classes at The Herb Shoppe
Come sit with me awhile while we share stories, strategies, and plants for settling an unsettled heart. This will be the first in a number of workshops I’ll be offering at The Herb Shoppe. Hope to see you there!