Foundations of Plant Medicine: Water Infusions and Plant Journals
Plants and humans have always had a special relationship - plants create compounds that work to heal and support human body systems, and humans help propagate plants through seed dispersal and ecosystem interaction. Over time the use and understanding of plants as medicine was forgotten by more and more people until the knowledge was held by very few. As many of us turn towards learning skills of resiliency and methods of subsistence, we can share the information within our communities and help each other learn how to connect with the wisdom of the plant world again.
One helpful tool in learning about plants and their medicinal characteristics is a simple plant journal created to keep track of plants and herbs, personal observations about medicinal uses and plant behavior, and others experiences with the same. The plant journal becomes both a living reference book, and a recipe book, tailor made to the herbalist/student who has created it.
In this 2 hour class, participants will learn techniques for starting and keeping a plant journal based on the simple practice of direct observation and the sampling of water based infusions. With an organic approach, learning about plants can feel more like getting to know a whole world of new friends than like a school assignment with a test at the end. In other words, this class is about learning to transform the ancient art of making a cup of tea into the basis of your plant studies and research.
While not required, participants are encouraged to have a mug, hot water, and one dried herb they know the name of (can come in the form of a teabag from the grocery store) to sample during the class. It can be an herb you’ve used many times, or one you’ve never tried before.
Class size is limited to allow for participant questions and interaction.
This class is being led by Natasha Tucker. Natasha is a local herbalist and naturalist who has studied the natural world for many years. She has had the great fortune to learn from several incredible teachers, including Sarah Preston, and Katie Singer, author of The Garden of Fertility. Currently she works for Black and Green Press. She is an avid gardener and was co-owner of an ecological landscaping company for five years. Her passion is sharing her love of the natural world with others. Learn more about Natasha at natashatucker.org.
|Water Infusions and Plant Journals||$ 30.00|