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Many local and available plants are incredibly effective remedies for healing and easing the pain of arthritis, sprains, strains, tight muscles, whiplash, bone breaks, repetitive stress injuries and so much more. Come learn what, where and how to use these effective and simple remedies.
Come Saturday night for a pizza party, plant discussion and camp out. On Sunday morning we will help Tony harvest Poppies, and at 2:00pm we will have a tour of his farm with more plant discussion.
Join herbalist and expert grower, LuAnn Raadt, for a tour of her extensive medicinal herbs garden and adjacent wild area, followed by a short tutorial on tincture-making, with an opportunity to harvest and make your own medicine. If you wish to gather and make herbal remedies, bring your necessary supplies. (Beginners: plan to bring a […]
Bring your extra plant babies to swap and share with fellow herbalists and growers. We will have a table outside at Lake Monster Brewing. Grab a drink, look for our sign to find us, and spend some time chatting about plants.
Garden plants have a long history in herbal medicine. Join us to travel back in time and learn about the historical secrets of plants growing in the garden from Herbal Practitioner, Nutrition Educator, and Master Naturalist, Connie Karstens. Historically, storytelling played a vital role in remembering long lost information. This class will delve into the […]
Class Description: Chef Lachelle and Certified Herbalist Eva have joined forces to create Natural Roots Wellness and the Elixir Kitchen where you can join them to explore the world of plant remedies and nutritional healing. In this session, they will discover what tonics, tinctures and fire ciders are and focus on the herb, rosemary and […]
Come listen to Rachel Banken share her story of the ups, downs, twists, and turns of building and growing her business, Well Rooted Teas. Her talk will also include a tour of The Good Acre where she stores and blends her teas. Come with all your questions about running a small herbal business!
Herbalists and healers, we are excited to bring to you our first pass at a public presentation of an oral history/life story project we have been doing with some regional herbalists and other “plant people” over the last nine months. We have been slowly working to compile 40+ interviews with people who practice and use […]
Bio: Hello. My name is Dr. Andrew John Lucking. I am the director of the Minnesota Naturopathic Medicine Clinic. The Minnesota Naturopathic Medicine Clinic is a family service clinic. We offer healthcare committed to recognizing the needs of an individual patient, in which each patient is an active participant on the pathway to optimal health. […]
We will explore some of the basics of visual diagnostic methods used over the centuries for evaluating health and healing.
This interactive workshop and discussion will bring you in touch with the intimate relationship between the foods we eat and the emotions we experience hold. We’ll explore insights from the wisdom tradition of Ayurveda as we journey through 6 primary tastes, their representation in the plant world, and their corresponding emotional signatures. We’ll also learn how to work with the tastes in our day-to-day lives to support our emotional well-being.
This informative and wildly inspirational demo will walk you through the basics of making shelf-stable, completely natural, medicinal oils to then turn into your own sumptuous botanical body creams. These creams are so light and pure ~ you could eat them~ and some clients have! Jessie has over a decade of experience of making and selling botanical body care, and is eager to walk you through the process.
Slow down, de-stress from your daily routine, and deepen your connection to nature. Forest Bathing differs from other nature experiences like hiking or birding; as we slow down with intentionality and engage our senses through guided activities. Give your mind and body time to rest, wander and wonder in nature.
Description: Join Tony on his herbal farm for a tour and then potluck and pizza! Learn how Tony grows his herbs for the teas he produces. You can get a glimpse of his farm on his website, Sacred Blossom. Herbalist Jane Hawley Stevens of 4Elements herbal will also be joining us around 6pm. More info […]
Join Tim Clemens, founder of Ironwood Foraging Co. (www.ironwoodforagingco.com), for an Urban Foraging workshop. Rediscover the ancient human narrative of harvesting nutritious and delicious food in connection with the land. We will walk and talk for less than one mile on level terrain. Questions are encouraged as the urban landscape is transformed with abundance.
Flower essence therapy involves the use of subtle, non-material energies in medicinal plants for healing purposes. The energy body of an organism is always expressing itself in more tangible ways of form and behavior that we call the Signature of that being. The signature of a flower or herb draws us towards an understanding of its healing energies. Similarly, a person’s form, behavior and life history, not to mention the more mysterious clues felt through the pulse, form a signature of that person. If you can understand their signature, you are led to what makes them suffer and how to release it. When the energies of plant and person come together harmoniously, healing naturally happens. Learning how to read these signatures is part of the art of using flower essences well.
It’s time to plant! This year add to your pots and landscaping some easily grown medicinal plants that are also wonderful sources of food for our native pollinators. Our population of pollinating insects is rapidly declining for a variety of reasons. Become part of the solution by including pollinator friendly plants in 2022. Your garden can be not only medicinal, but also bee-utiful!
Ross Rentea, MD, from the Lili Kolisko Institute will discuss a Goetheanistic View of the Plant World. The concept of metamorphosis was introduced by the German scientist and poet Goethe (19th century) and then greatly expanded by Rudolf Steiner, PhD (20th century). New observations and subsequent experimentations have elucidated more of the practical importance of this discovery for the better understanding of the laws of the organic world as well as for the production of new herbal remedies.
The MN SEED Project was created in 2020 to encourage growers to save seeds. In 2021 our project focused on native plants and preserving regionally adapted seeds while creating a local seed economy and community of practice around seed saving skills. Courtney will discuss seed-saving basics you can apply to your garden and share the results of the 2021 project.
As all of us know, the resources of the Earth are being used by human beings (especially the wealthy consumer nations) at an unsustainable pace. This is as true in the herbal domain as in all others. That was the underlying inspiration for the foundation of United Plant Savers. This lecture offers an overview of the ecological problems and solutions facing the modern herbalist.
Together, we will gently consider the plants which facilitate and further the process of integrating, releasing, and transmuting trauma.
In this often harrowing work, the plants mend us by bringing us back into our bodies and reviving our broken spirits.
In soothing and mending these deep wounds, plants such as wise tulip poplar, shy violet, and unassuming cleavers represent the gentle giants with the wisdom to heal unspeakable hurts.
Together, through gentle story and case study, we will survey the herbal allies which open tightly-closed eyes, soothe battered hearts, mend jagged edges, and accompany us into the darkness to retrieve the light.
Featuring DIY Herbal Holiday Gift Demos with Betsy Nelson, Marina Povlitzki, and Carolyn Smith.
Natural, handmade gifts are so much fun to make and to give.
Join the guild as we show how to make bitters, herbal salves, and herbal lotion bars.
Mushrooms have been used in Chinese Traditional Medicine for over 2000 years. Western science is finally starting to study medicinal mushrooms and their potential for promoting health and healing. Come and learn about these amazing mushrooms, that may become the medicines of the future. We will explore the history of these mushrooms and examine the evidence for their use as immune system enhancers, cancer treatment, memory improvement and more.
Many medicinal mushrooms grow wild in Minnesota. We will discuss how to identify these mushrooms, where to find them, and how to prepare them. The instructor will bring in specimens of some of some medicinal mushrooms for hands-on examination.
Botany Plant Walk: Herbalism in Eco Restoration In this plant walk/talk we’ll take a close look at some native prairie plants that grow well in the city and discuss what herbalists should know about native plant communities, including why herbalists are critical to efforts to preserve biodiversity. We’ll also talk about commonly used medicinal plants […]