Date(s) - 05/07/2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Food and Medicine in the Garden with Lori Snyder
Sunday sessions: 11am-12.30pm,
Monday sessions 7.30-8.30pm,
July 5, 20 August 9, 24, Sept 13, 28
Come and explore the Garden as you discover indigenous ways of knowing with Métis herbalist and educator Lori Snyder. As you learn to identify wild, native and medicinal plants, you come to understand the roles of these plants for food, medicine and shelter for all species. Find out how to best use plants, when to harvest, and what can be made with them. While acquiring a deeper appreciation for the plants growing around us we remember our responsibility, deepen our relationship, practice reciprocity, build respect and open ourselves up to reverence for our living world.
Plant identification, medicine making ( beeswax salve, Apple cider vinegar tincture, flower essences, local incense) and the Honourable Harvest practices.
What plants do we pass by daily and perhaps not notice? How can we hear what they have to teach to help keep us healthy and strong? The first session each month Lori will walk the group through what she is discovering in the gardens and what she is gathering, preserving and making with the plants. Sharing will include conversations around the supportive methods of reciprocity that humans can practice to support plant and ecosystem health.
Supplies Lori will be using from her home include:
Infused plant oil
Plants that can be used are yarrow, plantain, fireweed, calendula flower, comfrey
Beeswax at the Honey Shoppe on Main St, Farmer’s market or old beeswax candles
Jars at Gaia Gardens, Wick and Wax, Soap Dispensary
Carrier oils suggestions, olive, sunflower, grapeseed, coconut
For apple cider vinegar tinctures:
Plants used are rosehips, dandelion root, stinging nettle, yarrow, yellow dock root, red clovers,
Bookings are closed for this event.