Plant Walks: co-creating salves & zines

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Date(s) - 21/06/2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


3 Wednesday nights (see below for varying times)

June 21, July 26, August 30 

Means of Production Garden and Trillium Park

Facilitated by phin

From observational walks to salve making and collective zine creation, let’s spend 3 evenings together observing and learning from those beings close to the soil.

Beginning at Summer Solstice we will meet the plants around us, deepening our understanding of where they come from, how they got here, and how we might engage with them in thoughtful & respectful ways. 

Beyond walking, observations, and thoughtful conversation, these monthly gatherings will include moments of harvesting, processing, & infusing plants for body oil and salve making with opportunities for expression and reflection through check-ins & zine making.

Participants will leave with salves to take home, and help create salves for EartHand to gift to knowledge keepers who share with our community, and for onsite care-kits for garden stewards.

A personal copy or two of the collective zine will become the group recipe book and journal for future reference and reflection.

A few of the plants we will meet are St. John’s wort, dandelion, plantain, and yarrow; growing our understanding of what our individual & collective reciprocal care with each of these – and other plants – might look like. 

All materials provided. 

General Outline

June 21, 7-9pm at Means of Production Garden: St. John’s wort, dandelion, oils started and flower pressing (+ take home interactive plant walk zine)

July 26,  6.30-9pm at Trillium: Yarrow, plantain, body oil / salve making and zines begun

August 30, 6-8pm at Trillium: Calendula, nettle seed gathering, zines and salves

Note: session times change with the shortening daylight to allow sessions to end at dusk. Locations shift to allow time in both gardens.

Program Facilitator: phin is a “weed” enthusiast, artist, & casual zinester who loves going on plant walks with earth loving friends. His knowledge and experience has grown through participation in  Environmental Youth Alliance’s Roots & Shoots program (where he first learned to make salve) and as an Eco-Program Coordinator at Hives for Humanity (where he began to make more salves & practice lower barrier facilitation).   

phin joined the EartHand learning community as an online participant in both the  Ancestral Cloth and The Mourning Quilt  learning circles and is looking forward to this opportunity to bring his love and respect for plants to others in the EartHand community.

This paid program is being partially subsidized by revenue generated in other EartHand programs, thank you for paying what you are able! Visit here to learn more about how our tiered pricing works.


Bookings are closed for this event.