Living the Experience: Herbalism, Wild Nutrition & Forest Gardening 7-Day Intensive
“Something new is happening, a new vision, a new energy, a new sacred story is coming into being in the transition from one era to another.” ~Thomas Berry
July 5 – 12, 2020
This 7-Day experiential intensive informs and engages you in the energetic and nutritional elements of herbalism, wild nutrition and forest gardening, to expand your awareness of the plant world through ecologically sustainable practices.
Cultivating a human relationship with the plant kingdom and their cycles, from the garden to plate, is ancient and essential if we are to fully understand how to participate in regenerative food systems that support both our personal health and the health of the Earth.
This week-long intensive invites you to deepen into a truly human intimacy with the natural world. Discover the diverse relationships you have with plants through plant medicine, wild nutrition, forest gardening, earth stewardship, edible plant foraging, herbal skills, eco-spiritual connection and nature immersion.
The goal of this program is to cultivate an authentic, dedicated, growing herbal community of passionate leaders who hold a vision of a future that is ecologically resilient, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling for all beings.
- Meet the plants where they live and discover their deeper stories and gifts
- Learn about Plant Communities and Native Carolinian Canada Bioregion Ecology
- Experience meditative and energetic processes to deepen awareness and connection
- Develop the ability to perceive medicinal and energetic information directly from local and wild plants
Experiential processes support the integration of theoretical information. Once you have the harvest, what do you do with it? That’s the next step of training as you learn the art of wild cuisine.
We invite you to join us in this hands-on experience and awaken your innate connection with the living world of plants, our relationship with them and their many gifts.
Topics May Include:
- Plant ID and Botany
- Cultivation of Medicinal Plants
- Wild Plant Foraging
- Proper Harvesting for Plant Preservation
- Herbal Formulation
- Mushroom Inoculation
- Permaculture Forest Gardening Practices
- Wild Foraging Techniques
- Living Wild Cuisine
- A Case Study
Over the course of the week, participants will immerse themselves into the natural world, meet a tribe of herbal allies, more fully clarify their purpose and articulate their visions. Focusing on authentic personal development, participants will learn frameworks, techniques and strategies to move forward in their life with an awakened sense of purpose.