Early Edible and Medicinal Plants
June 21-23, 2013
Time: Friday and Sat. 9:30 am- 5:30 pm; Sun 9:30am - 4pm
|66665 Fry Ct., Homer, AK|
You may preregister by pressing the Register Now button on the Schedule page or by sending $100 to:
The Anam Cara Program
About the course
In this 3 day workshop master herbalist Janice Schofield and AnamCara director Nancy Lee-Evans wil lead you in an exploration of the exceptional nutritional and therapeutic value of wild edibles and medicines at your doorstep. This class focuses on the plants of early summer when edibles and tonic herbs are prime. Concentrating on identifying 12 plants, students will learn their herbal properties and create tinctures, a personal tonic formula and oil useful in an herbal remedy kit. Students will experience the revitalizing value of nettle and dandelion spring tonics for an annual practice. We will incorporate wild edibles in preparing our Saturday dinner.
Throughout the weekend we will work in respect and harmony with the plant's spirits and open the doorways to communication with the plants. Plant communication is a learnable skill that brings the entire landscape alive and will change your relationship with nature forever. This class lays the groundwork for further development of this relationship in the Deep Relations with Plants class held in August.
You are also welcome to attend our Solstice Fire Ceremony the night before the workshop on Thursday June 20 at 7 pm.
The AnamCara headquarters in the wild flower meadows and forests of Homer has tent and camper parking space for those coming from out of town. Bring a quart each of organic olive oil and brandy, several canning type jars of various sizes, a notebook, layers of clothing, sun and rain gear, foods for lunch and our foraged pot luck dinner.
Be sure to include your full name, address and email in an email to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org when registering on line or include it in your snail mail registration.
Directions: Take Sterling Highway to mile 167. Turn up Diamond Ridge Road for 1.3 miles. Take the first right after the cemetery on Fry Ct. Park in the upper or lower culdesac and walk all the way down the driveway to the house. Follow the signs.
For more information, call 907-235-4770.