Early Spring Herb Walk April 22 (Thursday), 6:00 - 7:00pm We'll check out how our early Spring friends are navigating the longer, warmer days - and who is sharing their green joy with us during this powerful time of rebirth! Meet at the monument at the intersection of Congress St and Eastern Promenade. (suggested donation $5 - $20, no one turned away for lack of funds!) Register here.
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, no one turned away for lack of funds!) Register here.
Spring Harvest Series 4 Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:30pm (date changes!) April 27, May 11, 25, June 15
A diverse exploration of connection, medicine making, and magic. * April 27: Knotweed (Falmouth) * May 11: Barberry (Portland) * May 25: TBD (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. ($120 for the series, $35/class) Register here.
East End Plant Walk June 3 (Thursday), 6:00 - 7:00pm Enjoy a beautiful early summer 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. Through Portland Adult Education. Link coming soon. Children welcome! No one turned away for lack of funds - reach out to me directly!
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. Register here.
Summer Herb Kids Camp! Thursday and Friday, July 8 + 9, 9:00am - 3:00pm garden in Portland (and surrounding Portland Trails) For youth entering 6th or 7th grade in the fall A magical pair of days in our medicinal herb garden preparing delicious teas, oils, salves, and honeys and exploring local trails and forest ecology. There will be much to smell and taste! And so much to bring home! We will hold ceremony and deep acknowledgement of the plants, hear stories of current and ancestral relationship with these green Beings, and explore what it means to trust our intuition. This is intended for youngsters enamored with the plants who hold the kind of curiosity that makes their eyes shine brightly! This program will run with a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 8 participants. ($140) Register here.
Summer Herb Magic 4 Wednesdays, 9:00 - 3:30pm July 7, 14, 21, 28 garden in Portland
This is such a fun and dynamic series of weeks as the garden unfolds to its most brilliant display during the last week of July!
Each week holds a different focus:
integumentary system (skin!)
Each week will incorporate elements of:
medicine making of tinctures, teas, 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 - a magical combination.
Location: in a beautiful garden in Portland (address to be sent with registration confirmation)
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! Register here.