Maclean Park Field House corner of Keefer and Heatley -710 Keefer
1-4pm Saturday February 23, 2019
All materials provided, and participants will take home a bottle of mushroom tincture
Bring a kitchen knife and cutting board
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Instructor Bo Del Valle Garcia offers their workshops free of charge for Indigenous People; please email registration manager with “Mushroom Medicine” in subject line to RSVP: runnawick at gmail dot com
Mushrooms are powerful plant allies that have many medicinal benefits. In this introductory workshop you will learn about how to work with mushrooms to craft medicines that you can make at home. We start with an introduction to mushrooms before getting to know specific medicinal varieties, and how to harvest ethically. We will then learn about common methods for preserving the medicinal qualities, including teas and tinctures. This workshop will have a hands-on component where you will be able to make a tincture to take home. Infused in all of our learnings will be an underlying value of anti-oppression and decolonization, where we can take the skills we are learning and practice putting them towards a more equitable future.
About our Instructor
Bo Del Valle Garcia (They/Them/Theirs) is the founder of Tangled Roots Nature Connection, a school for permaculture and wild skills. Bo is a neurodivergent, queer, gender non-conforming, white settler, tender hearted, wilder punk, femme. After seeking more formal education and finishing a Bsc in environmental sciences they dove deeper into all that the natural world had to teach them. Since being diagnosed with a chronic illness they have been using mushrooms to help support their healing journey. They now focus on creating spaces where others can also connect to the natural world, heal, and learn a bunch of skills while doing so. You can learn more about Tangled Roots by visiting their website: tangledrootsnature.com.