Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Robinson's Woods Herb Walk May 6 (Thursday), 6:00 - 7:30pm Sign up through the CELT website (I'll post the link when it's been updated!) ($6)
East End Plant Walk May 20 (Thursday), 5:30pm - 6:45pm Enjoy a beautiful spring evening as we visit with the plants as their energy moves into the lush green joy of new beginnings and marvel at how much the Earth has to offer. Our evening will be rich in herbal folklore, laughter, and understanding of how to incorporate our new plant friends into daily Life. Meet at the monument at the intersection of Congress St and Eastern Promenade. (suggested donation $5 - $20)
Spring Harvest Series 6 Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:30pm May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15
A diverse exploration of connection, medicine making, and magic. * May 11: Skunk Cabbage (K'bunk) * May 18: Knotweed (Falmouth) * May 25: TBD * June 1: TBD * June 8: Barberry (Portland) * June 15: Rose (Peaks Island) (rain date for Rose harvest June 22)
Bring your trowels, shovels, and collection of small jars - we'll provide a pint menstruum (oil, glycerine, vinegar, alcohol) for your medicine making magic. We'll discuss how peoples near and far, recent and ancestral, engaged with these medicines. We'll have time for ceremony, harvesting, and medicine preparation for each individual in our circle, and also for the Apothecary at Wild Carrot Herbs. ($180 for the series, $35/class)
Plant Spirit Weekend June 25 - 27 (Friday - Sunday), Canaan, Maine (1.5 hours north of Portland) In the magical clearing of Cedar trees on a dear friend's farm, we'll pitch our tents and hold circle in the protected space. We'll hear the bold aliveness of The Land in our stillness. We'll drink spring waters, meditate in the morning sunshine, walk quietly and carefully on our Earth, harvest medicines and make tinctures, oils, and flower essences, share stories in the evening glow of the fire, and connect deeply with the Spirit of the Plants with whom we are communing.
The program begins at 5pm on Friday evening. We'll share a potluck meal that evening. Saturday's meals and Sunday breakfast are included in the program. The program concludes on Sunday at noon.
Four meals and medicine making materials included. Sliding scale $250 - $350. The program will run with 6 participants.
Summer Herb Magic 4 Wednesdays, 9:00 - 3:30pm July 7, 14, 21, 28 garden in Portland
Each week will focus on herbs to support: * the digestive system * the respiratory system * the nervous system
Each week we'll explore: * plant identification * medicine making (tinctures, oils, salves, and syrups) * journeying with the plant spirits
We will cover approximately 12 new plants each day, to varying depths. Some we'll REALLY spend time with and taste and hear extended stories about, some we'll see in the garden and hear just a few nuggets about. We'll also hear some names several times over the four sessions, as they support multiple body systems.
Anticipate this as an opportunity for internal exploration as well as external exploration of the natural world.
The energy exchange is sliding scale $350 - $450 for the series. All materials included. ($420 is the true cost of this class. Be in touch by email for more information on the sliding scale.) Multi-generational space is welcome and encouraged!