New Class! It's that 'in-between'­ time here in the foothills. Beautiful warm s

New Class!
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

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  • Connie H.

    Whoever brought the rice with root veges....I would love the recipe.

    February 24, 2013

  • Aleta K.

    This is a special program with a very special moderator. It brings people, knowledge, and fellowship together.

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Aleta K.

    I enjoyed the day as I always do and learned a lot. It is so much fun to have a mentor like Heather teaching us and also so wonderful to realize how popular this is becoming. It was delicious for the mouth, the mind and the soul. Thanks Heather for facilitating this.

    February 23, 2013

  • Kathy

    Excellent! Heather is so knowledgeable - plants growing on her property, herbs, medicinal, food stuffs. We brought dishes to share, and were treated to an excellent lunch, guacamole with spring greens, salsa, various salads, pickled acorns, and REAL marshmallows, made with marsh mallow, and violets (purple hue) and roses (pink hue).

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Connie H.

    Class was a delight. There were many men and women. I didn't count, but I'll be there was about thirty five of us on this beautiful day. Presenter Heather is very knowledgeable.

    February 23, 2013

  • Amanda W.

    We aren't going to make it, the kids are sick. Have fun everyone, we hope to join you next time!

    February 23, 2013

  • Dave

    Sorry to miss out. Class looks very interesting but a family issue came up.

    February 23, 2013

  • Connie H.

    Is there a charge. If so, how much. Thanks Heather

    February 17, 2013

    • Connie H.

      My sister and I will be there. I am bringing corn casserole. I think she is bringing pasta salad.

      February 23, 2013

    • Connie H.

      I love fry bread! With corn casserole, sounds like a fattening class. LOL

      February 23, 2013

  • Margie

    Sorry to miss this. I can't make it after all

    February 23, 2013

  • Kathy

    I'll bring corn chips for a dip and also Fry bread. Cherokee recipe but most tribes made this.

    February 22, 2013

  • Amanda W.

    This sounds amazing, I am so excited! My husband will be attending with me:)

    February 22, 2013

  • Heather

    You can leave anytime, but I'm guessing til about 3 pm.

    February 19, 2013

  • Margie

    how long will the class be?

    February 19, 2013

  • Connie H.

    I plan to come and hopefully bring my sister Heather. Please provide directions. Thanks. Connie Hardison

    February 17, 2013

  • Aleta K.

    may bring a guest or 2, not yet sure, but I am coming for sure

    February 9, 2013

  • marla p.

    I hope to make it

    February 8, 2013

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