Discover the medicinal aspects of our native trees. We'll begin with a short walk to meet some of our region's medicinal trees. You'll learn how to identify them with confidence and how we can work with these trees as medicinal allies for everyday ailments.
After our short walk, we'll spend the rest of the afternoon crafting a black birch tincture from start to finish. Black Birch is one of the predominant trees throughout our Northeastern forests. One that you can surely lean on, as it seems there is always a Black Birch nearby. Black Birch preparations are also delicious and fragrant, pleasant to ingest.
Learn how to harvest inner bark, prepare a tincture, and work with black birch for wellness. Each participant takes home their own birch tincture. All materials are provided.
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Pre-registration is required. Registration closes October 21st.
This program will take place on my land in Milford, Pa and on surrounding country lanes. An address will be provided upon registration.
REFUND POLICY: Should you desire to cancel your purchase and not attend the class, the School of Plant and Place Connection will refund your payment up to seven days from date of purchase. We ask that you understand that we are a small business. After this time, refunds will not be provided should participant not be able to attend for any reason.
I hope you'll join us for an introduction to the Plant and Place Connection School! The Immersion course is projected to launch in 2024, but we were so excited to share our offerings with you, that we had to get a jump start. In this three-part series you'll commune with the plants through forest bathing techniques, enjoy gentle walks in nature, learn how to identify, safely harvest, and work with plants for food and medicine. Over the course of our time together you'll learn numerous plants in depth and meet countless more!
Our program will consist of three days gathering in-person. These days are spread throughout the season to ensure that we connect with a wide variety of plants. In between our gatherings, you'll practice connecting to the plants in your own landscape through experiential homework assignments. This self-directed study will enhance your connection with the plants, further inspire you on your plant path, and enliven our time together as we share our experiences in person. A certificate of participation will be awarded to those who attend the series.
Below is an outline, complete with dates/times/general location of our time together.
Date: Saturday, May TBD Time: 10 - 5:00 Location: Milford Pa*
Meet the plants and connect to landscape through sensory prompts, walking meditation, and nature journaling. Learn a selection of nutritious and delicious wild spring greens in depth. Discover how to transform these plants into food and medicine. Together we'll share in a wild snack highlighting those plants we met.
Date: Saturday, July TBD Time: 10 - 5:00 Location: Milford Pa*
Learn the language of botany and how to confidently identify wild plants. Learning the parts of a plant and the language by which to describe them helps us to distinguish plants. Knowing how to properly identify a plant is essential to safely harvesting plants for food and medicine. Learn how to use a plant key, magnifying loop, and basic botanical terms. We'll also dive deep into the uses of several of those plants we identify.
Date: Saturday, August TBD Time: 10 - 5:00 Location: Milford Pa*
Further explore the plant world through sensory connection and nature journaling. Now that you have created relationship with the plants, the real discovery has only just begun. Together we'll dive into the edible and medicinal aspects of select late summer plants. Learn valuable resources to further expand your knowledge and deepen your connection. Celebrate your continuing journey on the plant path!
*All gatherings will take place on my land and on nearby Pinchot family land (Gifford Pinchot, the Father of Conservation) in the Milford Experimental Forest. Exact locations will be provided to participants as the beginning of the program nears.
All classes are part of a series and may not be taken separately. If you'd like to take an individual class, drop over to www.TheBotanicalHiker.com and check out Heather's other public programs or reach out via email to schedule a customized private program with Heather.
*COST for Plant and Place Series: $525
*Includes all three classes, nature journal, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide, loupe magnifier, and tote bag
Our time together will require participants be physically capable of walking one to two miles over sometimes uneven terrain and gentle slopes. Meals and lodging (if necessary) are not provided. Participants should bring their own materials/gear to be comfortable throughout our time together (i.e. a small daypack, rain jacket, water bottle, camp chair, lunch and snacks). Classes will meet rain or shine. Participants are expected to attend all three classes. Your presence contributes to the collective experience!
REFUND POLICY: Should you desire to cancel your purchase and not attend the series, the School of Plant and Place Connection will refund your payment up to seven days from date of purchase. We ask that you understand that we are a small business. After this time, refunds will not be provided should participant not be able to attend for any reason.
Reach out for more information or to reserve your spot for Spring of 2024.
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