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Stay tuned for upcoming events hosted by The Wander School. In the mean time, check out these wonderful events, featuring classes by Abby Artemisia:
October 11-13th, 2019 Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference - Hendersonville, NC We are delighted to be coming together for our 15th year of this strong, supportive sisterhood honoring ourselves, the plants, and the Earth. The weekend of October 11-13, we will share inspiration, celebration and practical learning about earth-based healing and women’s health. Nestled on 1,400 peaceful acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, our venue, Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center outside of Hendersonville, NC, offers a serene backdrop for over 50 workshops and classes in herbalism, nutrition, personal growth and natural healing. We invite you to renew your spirit, explore your power and engage in the extraordinary experience of the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference.
October 26, 2019 Tree Medicine Walk & Workshop - Marshall, NC There’s so much medicine in the trees! It’s often ignored, though. Abby Artemisia of The WANDER School and Cindi Quay of Cindi's Sacred Garden team up to offer a half-day walk and workshop on Saturday, October 26 from 10a-3p in Marshall, NC designed to honor the medicine of trees.
Trees can be tough to identify until you know a few simple tips and tricks. We’ll come together, starting with a Native American Ceremony to help us to be in the spirit to honor the trees. Then, we’ll walk this gorgeous land, learning the botany of the trees from Abby.
November 30, 2019 Rooted in Gratitude - Petersburg, KY at Treasure Lake Hello Ohio and Northern Kentucky! Abby Artemisia of The WANDER School returns to Treasure Lake just 30 minutes from downtown Cincinnati (Ohio) to co-teach again with Doug Crouch on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Another daylong adventure in the forest focusing on roots and gratitude awaits each lucky participant, and a delicious meal complete with the tastiest foraged goods will surely make this day one to remember, with gratitude.
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM the first Saturday and Sunday of each month
Location: The Hawk and Hawthorne, 20 minutes outside of Asheville, North Carolina
Cost: Early Bird Pricing Before January 1, 2020: $1280 / Standard Pricing after January 1, 2020 Pricing: $1480
This botanic folk school is based upon the principles of knowing and working with plants in the folkway: a return to the old lore of learning and making food and medicine. Where the way in which we craft our baskets is as important as the way we brew our tea. Kudzu and sweet birch. Violet and bittercress. Old is made new. Curriculum includes:
Make Your Own Field Journal
Wild Foods and Spices
Ancestral Nutrition/ Wild Food Nutrition
Cooking over Fire
Appalachian Folk Uses of Plants
Appalachian Folk Medicine
Crafting your own Harvest Baskets
Medicine Making: teas, tinctures, liniments, oils, salves, syrups, oxymels, glycerites and alcohol-free tinctures
Here's a few of the classes that Abby has taught recently. Make sure to read The WANDER School newsletter and follow Abby on Facebook and Instagram. Don't forget about the podcast also, to empower you on the wild path, Wander, Forage & Wildcraft features stories, tips and tricks from foragers and wildcrafters around the world.
At the Upstate Herb, Homesteading, and Foraging Festival at Putney Farm in Honea Path, SC Abby taught one of the classes on herbs and homesteading skills, and showcased her wildcrafted apothecary and new book Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders at one of the booths featuring very interesting crafts and wares. Everyone was excited that Green Deane made it to South Carolina!
Wild Herb Weekend is an annual conference, held in the beautiful high mountain location of Valle Crucis, NC in late July. There is something for everyone at this intimate little conference. Whether you grow herbs for a hobby, use herbs for healing, or want to start a commercial herb operation, you will find many interesting sessions and hands-on workshops and plant walks to participate in!
Abby headed to Treasure Lake in Petersburg, KY for a PawPaw Paradise Propagation and Advanced Foraging Adventure collaboration with Doug Crouch. We’ve gone plant walking before, but this was a chance to go deeper into botany. Participants left with a better understanding of plant identification and learned real world tips for processing and preserving the precious Paw Paw treats for food and medicine.
The 2019 Great Lakes Herb Faire was a two and a half day gathering in Chelsea, Michigan (near Ann Arbor) at the beautiful, rustic, Cedar Lake Outdoor Center which is located at 2500 Pierce Road in Chelsea, Michigan.This event is dedicated to the sharing of herbal knowledge and the celebration of our community and bioregion. We will have dozens of speakers primarily from around the Great Lakes with a seasoning of herbalists from non-Great Lakes states. Our intention is to empower knowledgeable herbalists and beginners alike, provide a space for networking and sharing knowledge, and to strengthen our regional herbal community.