Learn to listen deeply, heighten your awareness, and tune into your senses. These tools will guide you into relationship with the plants that surround you no matter where you live or where your travels take you. The plants have much to share, all we need do is open our hearts and minds and meet them where they are. Communing with the plants provides a pathway to kinship with all of the natural world.
Learn how to identify and harvest plants in the wild and cultivate medicinal herbs in your own backyard or on your kitchen windowsill. Discover the many nutritional and medicinal aspects of our planty kin and how to prepare them for food and medicine. In working with the plants and weaving them into our lives, we deepen our knowledge and relationship with them. Together we'll craft nourishing herbal teas and wild salads, whip up potent tinctures and healing salves.
Cultivate relationship with not only the place in which you dwell but those places that you visit. Once we have the methods, the tools, to better understand and communicate with the inhabitants of that land, relationship unfolds naturally, instinctually, effortlessly. This is what this program offers. A path of connection, beginning with the plants, to place. A path to deep and lasting relationship. A path that you will continue to cultivate and is sure to blossom and bear fruit in ways that you might have never imagined.
Lyanda Lynne Haupt, Rooted
"I recently completed the Plant and Place Connection summer series, and I left it learning more than I expected and inspired to study even more about the plant world! While I was looking for an introduction to plants and nature, I was thrilled to explore topics ranging from forest bathing to foraging to botany and beyond. Heather provided a thoughtful and thorough curriculum in a relaxed manner and a beautiful natural setting. Most importantly, the series provided connection to not only the plants and the land but also to other like-minded souls. So grateful for this experience!"
"Heather’s knowledge of plants for medicinal and edible use is only surpassed by her love of the earth. During the “Plant & Place Connection Series” in the Summer of 2023 she fostered a greater love and respect of the forest while she taught us identification, uses, and preparations of common plants. Her reverence for the plants enhanced the experience of identifying and harvesting. Heather has a wealth of knowledge and I feel very lucky that she is willing to share it through her walks, talks and classes. Highly recommended."
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