On this nature walk, we will listen to the spirit of the plants as they share with us their songs. Mother Earth sings to us her gifts, we only need to be open and accept. I will share the knowledge of my Ancestors and Elders with Gratitude and Respect. You will take in the sacredness of being one with our Mother Earth and the Generous Blessing she bestows upon us.
Explore the green allies under our feet, discuss safe uses and how to use herbs for first aid
This class combines elements of a herb walk, a harvesting expedition, an anatomy discussion, a materia medica review and creative art. A deeply experiential way of learning about herbs and herbal uses for different body parts, an interactive horticulture therapy practice, a collective art installation and an exploration of materia medica and therapeutic applications.
In this 90 minute exploratory of natural sounds, vocal magician Joanna “Jobird” Finch will show you ways to make music a visceral experience that engages the whole body. Playing with ranges of sound and silence, this sensory symphony will make you feel alive and connected to plants in a way you may never have experienced before. Joanna draws from her experiences in China as the House of I Ceremonialist, from her work as a sound healer/ intuitive body worker and from 50 years as a dedicated singer, to combine her gifts in this sensually delightful experience. We will begin with a relaxing sound bath, using instruments she’s created or found in nature. There will be some discussion, small group combos, and some hands on playfulness as well as a final concert- in – the- round.
There is a lot of data on the internet yes, but did you know that there is a whole field of data also available to you without the internet? It is stored in a ‘knowing field’ that surrounds us always. The challenge is to access this knowing field without expectation and bias.
Join Alexandra in sacred circle for connectional journeying to the ‘knowing field’ of the plant and human world. Through the vertical journey we will have the opportunity of discernment and sacred connections.
Plant Identification and manual contact
Locate, identify, taste, smell, and classify individual species
Learning objectives and outcomes
- Identify common intertidal plant species
- Learn potential food and medicinal uses of plants encountered
- Taste and smell each separate species