Rooted Remedies with Cindi Quay
Saturday, October 14
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Smith Mill Works
Sliding scale $50-$80
Fall is the ideal time to harvest roots when all the vitality of the plant is returning there for winter storage. Learn why roots are important remedies, when the ideal time is to harvest them (first year vs. second year, etc.), and what we do with them.
Prepare your home apothecary with remedies to last all fall and winter long.
Botanist, Herbalist, & The WANDER School Founder, Abby Artemisia, will be co-teaching this class with Cindi Quay, Traditional Native Herbalist from the Menominee Tribe.
On a plant walk, we’ll learn how to identify herbal root plants, harvest them sustainably, and then watch a demonstration of how to make an elecampane root elixir that you’ll get to take home. You’ll also be gifted with some very special seeds of elecampane cultivated from the Menominee land in Wisconsin.
The day will start with a ceremony in the Menominee tradition of the tribe Cindi belongs to, to clear our energy and help us feel rooted on the land. Then we’ll take a plant walk to identify important root herbs and other herbs of fall. Following a short lunch, we’ll meet in the greenhouse classroom for our remedy-making demo and discussion about the best ways to make remedies of various herbs.
We’ll be walking outside and in a greenhouse that is not climate-controlled. Come dressed for walking on uneven ground and dress in layers for warm or cool weather and rain. The event happens rain or shine. Bring a lunch, snacks, and drinks.
2 scholarships available for the BIPOC community and 2 work trade positions, first come first served. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There is an option of an elixir with brandy or a non-alcoholic option with apple cider vinegar. Specify in your registration which you prefer.
Pre-registration required, sliding scale $50 - $80. Please support at the level you are able to help us continue our important nonprofit work of making education accessible to everyone.