Regenerative Herbalism at the Commonweal Garden

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Join us in the Commonweal Garden in Bolinas for two 3-day weekends in May & September! May 17-19, September 13-15

In this series of weekend workshops, Penny Livingston and Anna O’Malley will exploration of our human relationship with the healing plant world. They will be joined by California native plant expert and holder of indigenous plant wisdom, Edward Willie, in considering the reciprocal traditions in the tending of the natural world. Drawn from the Hermetic, indigenous and Western Herbal traditions and presented within an ecological, permacultural framework, Regenerative Herbalism explores a deeply connected, empowering approach to caring for your self, your family, your community and our Earth. Practical and hands-on, each session will empower you to make your own medicine and deepen your appreciation of the healing power of Nature.

Spring: Healthy Skin, Digestion, and Detoxification

As we work with herbal medicine concepts, we’ll meet some plants that are particularly supportive of our digestion, detoxification, and the care of our skin. Anna will teach us about the inner workings of our bodies, and how plants are perfectly suited to support us. We’ll also learn about how we can support them, in our gardens and beyond.

You will come away with skin care creams, digestion supporting tinctures, and more.

Fall: Herbal Respiratory Support and First Aid

As we approach the season of coughs and colds, we’ll focus on respiratory support, and will create an herbal first aid kit. We will work with distillation, and make a hydrosol.

You will come away with a basic understanding of how to respond to a variety of symptoms with your herbal knowledge and first aid kit, including a bottle of hydrosol.

You are encouraged to camp overnight in the garden- in the evenings there will be fire circles and singing. Sign up for the full program or just one of the weekends in May or September.

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Sophie Brinker

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