It's that 'in-between' time here in the foothills. Beautiful warm sunshine spills onto our backs, alternating with rain and wind on our face. Not really spring and not really winter. We've entered our first 'green-up' for the year, a special magical time of year for those of us longing for the emeralds, the jades and the moss greens of spring.
It's time for spring tonics, refilling our larders and medicine cabinets and sticking our toes in the warm soil.
This class takes advantage of late winter, very early spring plants. New folks are always overwhelmed when out on the usual walks, so for the most part we are going to focus on three or four plants and study them thoroughly!
You'll learn the nutritional benefits and the medicinal uses of a few common plants. We'll be making a very simple salve, some food dishes, how to harvest, store and cook and more.
We'll also learn a bit about cooking with a dutch oven, a cover some more easy fermentation techniques and we'll work on learning some primitive fire making , (mainly using a flint and steel) along with making char cloth and some important plants involved with that process.
For a more advanced demonstration, we're going to work on the Native American method of making one particular plant palatable. No promises here, it's a total experiment!
If you're very experienced this class may be very basic. And if it is, that's great! Come and help!
PM me to RSVP and get directions!Date: Feb. 23 (Saturday)Time: 10 am