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March 10-11 BASICS OF HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKING
10am-5pm $165 Registration closes March 1
Learning to make your own herbal medicine is empowering & fun! We will cover herbal oils and salves, tinctures, decoctions, infusion, syrups, harvesting, drying and storing, and resources for purchasing high quality dried herbs, seeds, and plants. Students will create tincture, syrup, and cream to take home.
A great workshop for those new to herbal medicine as well as those wanting a refresher class. Details and directions will be sent to participants after registration closes.
April 14 MEDICINE DRUM WORKSHOP with Nancy Pocklington
10am-6pm $185 due by FEB 16 (so we have time to order and receive materials)
Nancy Pocklington, Lodge Keeper and Sacred Pipe Carrier from New Bern, NC, will lead this Drum building workshop. Each participant will create their own hand-held Medicine Drum using Elk hide, rawhide lacing, a wooden hoop, and more. All materials for the Drum will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring an 18-inch long, green (not dried) stick for making the beater for their drum. Details will be sent when registration closes.
April 21 SPRING EDIBLES & MEDICINALS: TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!
11am-2pm $55 due by March 22.
From Blue Vervain and Dandelion to Poke and Wild Lettuce, Nature provides us with an abundance of medicinal and edible plants that are commonly looked upon as nuisance weeds. Learn to identify these green allies and discover some of their traditional uses. This is an introduction to some of the plants that grow in our area. Bring your lunch, water, snacks, lightweight portable chair if you are unable to stand for very long, pen & notebook, camera, sunscreen and a natural bug repellent (optional). Dress for the weather and wear comfy walking shoes.
Early Bird price $155 due by March 15.
Full Price is $165.
(If you need to make payments you must pay with cash, check, or via PayPal with $100 deposit due March 15 & $65 balance due by April 5.)
Since the beginning of time Trees have given us shelter, shade, food, tools, and beauty. Some of their most beautiful gifts include refuge, companionship, medicine for cough, congestion, parasites, inflammation, rashes, and so much more. Immerse yourself into the magic and medicine of Trees.
We'll go on a Tree ID walk and learn distinguishing characteristics, make a medicinal tincture and syrup, and delve deeper into the personalities and actions of some of our most common Trees during Tree Meditations. Take part in a guided Tree Spirit Journey where we seek out and converse with one of the Tree Spirits to learn what it needs from us and what it has to teach us.
Come deepen your relationship with Pine, White Oak, Wild Cherry, Tulip Poplar, Sassafras, Sweetgum, Mimosa, and Black Walnut as we honor the Tall Standing Ones.
Details and directions will be sent to attendees after registration closes.
You asked for it, so here it is! In this basic, intro to mushrooms class you will learn to identify and prepare some of our most common edible and medicinal fungi. We'll cover the steps to positive identification, proper harvesting, where to purchase spawn for growing your own, recipes and samples, making tinctures, and medicinal properties of Lion's Mane, Reishi, Turkey Tail, Maitake, Shiitake, and Chaga. Come put your of fungi to rest! You'll be grateful there's a fungus among us!
Come learn which stones & crystals are better suited for you and how to incorporate them into your life. Learn how to unlock the energy of crystals, feel the energies of the stones, and interpret their messages. Explore meditation with crystals leading to intunement with Nature and all Heavenly Beings. Learn how crystals and gemstones can assist you in your journey of harmonizing mind, body, and spirit, and bring a supreme level of wellness to your life through their magickal properties.
May 18-20 GRID DOWN! SURVIVAL & THRIVAL HERBALISM with Darryl Patton
$285.00 - $646.00
Early Bird Price $285 per person,
$550 for couples due March 22.
Full Price $325 per person,
$625 per couple, paid between
March 22 & April 26.
Lunch included Saturday & Sunday.
*Optional Meal Plan $48 due with class fee (see below).
10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday
We are delighted to have Master Herbalist, Darryl Patton again this year at Earthwise Learning Center! This weekend will focus on surviving and thriving in a grid down situation (storms are a common culprit here in the South). In typical Darryl fashion there will be plant walks and live demonstrations.
Darryl will cover: how to use plants when modern medicine isn't available, herbal equivalents to prescription meds, plants that are high powered antibiotics, antivirals, plants that stop bleeding, emergency dental issues, toothpowders, gum disease prevention, pandemics, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spitted Fever, how to make activated charcoal, water purification without modern ingredients, primitive fire-making, wild foods, and so much more!
Lunch will be provided Saturday & Sunday, is included in the price, and may include grass-finished beef, pastured chicken or pork, organic greens, organic salad, organic root veggies, dessert, tea, water.
Please let us know when you register if you require gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegetarian options for meals. We will do our best to accommodate your requests, but if you have other dietary restrictions please plan on bringing your own food.
OPTIONAL MEAL PLAN $48 includes 4 meals: 2 breakfasts (Saturday and Sunday) and 2 dinners (supper) (Friday and Saturday)
Breakfast may include local grits, organic potatoes, sausage or bacon, free-range eggs, biscuits, assorted jams, coffee, raw milk, and juice. Dinner (supper for us southern types) may include soup or stew, organic salad or cooked veggies or potato bar, grass-finished beef, pastured pork, or pastured chicken, bread, dessert, tea, water.
Limited onsite tenting is available free of charge. Nearby campgrounds, Watsadler’s State Park and Sadler’s Creek State Park, have spaces with electrical and water hookups for a fee, and hotels in Anderson, SC and Hartwell GA should be booked well in advance. Attendees may choose to have their other meals in one of the local restaurants, bring groceries to prepare at their campsite, or purchase the Optional Meal Plan. Please let us know when you register if you will be camping onsite.
Details and directions will be sent to attendees after registration closes.
Sept 22 ELEMENTS OF CELTIC HEALING with Donna Davenport Cox
$100 due by August 23
The Celts were and are a remarkable, inventive and long-enduring people versed in rituals and protocols of nature with a strong connection to the earth and sea, and a reputation for mystery, myth, and magic. From this we can learn, understand, and incorporate each facet of Celtic Healing into our everyday lives.
In this class you will learn how to connect with natural energies for a meaningful transformation based on the wisdom of ancient practices and the wisdom of the Akashic records. You will be guided on a life-changing journey while you discover the beauty and wisdom of your Soul. This class is for anyone wanting to take control of their life by accessing their own personal gifts.
As the seasons change so do the available wild foods and medicines. Join Robin for this fun and informative plant ID walk to discover some of the autumn roots, nuts, barks, leaves, and flowers that Nature provides for our health and sustenance. Explore field, forest, and transition zones, and learn medicinal uses, mindful harvesting, how to prepare some of the plants for food and medicine, reading Nature signs, and an intro to the Doctrine of Signatures.
Bring your lunch, water, snakes, lightweight portable chair if you are unable to stand for very long, pen & notebook camera, sunscreen, and a natural bug repellent (optional). Dress for the weather and wear comfy walking shoes. We'll have tasty samples of wild foods to share with lunch!
Bone broth is a delicious, nourishing, healing food that can be used as a base for soups and stews or enjoyed straight from a mug. Full of minerals, cartilage compounds and amino acids, it supports digestion, emotional balance, connective tissue, reduces inflammation, and helps reduce symptoms of allergies, autoimmune and digestive disorders, and much, much more. Students will learn how to make bone broth and why it is so health-full, and get a jar of freshly made bone broth and a pack of bones to take home. Recipes and samples for tasting included!