Date: April 23rd
Location: Flying Coyote Farm, Sandy OR
Instructor: Jme Holub
Tuition: $125 + $25 materials fee
Spring is the perfect time to focus on revitalizing and rejuvenating after the dark days of winter. In this class we will work with cleansing, astringent, and tonic herbs to make our transition into summer feeling strong and supported. We will begin class by venturing out onto the farm and into the woods at the base of Mt. Hood. Here we will look at the abundance of local herbs that are appropriate for cleaning out and rebuilding our systems in spring. We will harvest nettle, dandelion, claytonia and horsetail while covering wildcrafting ethics, simple plant ID and basic medicinal properties of each herb. The afternoon will be spent at the farm transforming our herbs into tinctures, tonics and teas to be used as preventative spring medicine. We will also cover some basics of how to incorporate these herbs into the spring kitchen.
Each student will go home with a sample of the medicines that we make in class, a handout with information about the herbs used and medicine making techniques covered and the information needed to begin some rituals around spring health to start cleansing and revitalizing your system.
A simple lunch will be provided, please pack a water bottle and wear comfortable, farm-appropriate clothing & footwear. You will receive an email with directions to Flying Coyote Farm and more info a week prior to the workshop.