From the organizers:
Join Grandma Lulu and the Plant Nation for a weekend of exploring and learning how to wild craft medicinal plants that grow on these Alabama foothills. During this time you will be introduced to some of these plants. You will learn how to make herbal infusions out of oil, alcohol and vinegar. You will be taught how to harvest in a respectful way. How to preserve and draw the medicine out of the plants and also how to create soothing herbal salves. This is a hands on workshop. You will leave with a tincture, oil and vinegar infusion as well as a tin of salve we will create together. Lulu works simple folk medicine. There is an abundance of information out there to research on your own but Lulu feels it is important to get to know what lives around you and build a relationship through the seasons with each plant you learn. It is about touching, seeing, smelling and meeting the plant in a deeply intimate way. You will discover that pretty much everything you need is at your fingertips. Come prepared to get your hands and feet dirty. Plant Medicine is peoples medicine. Empower yourselves.
Also, we are happy to have Mary Beth Crawford joining us to share the art of natural dyes. She is bringing some indigo along with her and we will be able to learn about the process and make a beautiful indigo dyed scarf.
Cost will be $80. That includes camping and lunch Saturday. Bring food to share for other meals and we will cook a community dinner Saturday night. Friday night opening circle begins at 8:30, this gives us time to introduce ourselves and get to know each other. Saturday morning begins at 10 am. Sunday we will have closing circle at 10AM and you all are invited to stay and join us for our monthly community Sweat Lodge gathering. Please contact Lulu or Charla to register. 256 364-9105. Payment can be made out to Laura Sliker and mailed to PO Box 11, Valley Head, AL 35989
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