Most of our workshops are one-day-long and focus either on a specific plant or a specific process of medicine-making. We are based near Reno, Nevada and the Truckee Meadows, a diverse ecological region lying between the Sierra Nevada range to the west, and the vast Great Basin Desert to the east. This unique region provides us with a bounty of habitats supporting numerous edible and medicinal plants. We strive to offer each person a complete, hands-on experience by combining time in the field with time in the herb lab.
Saturday, August 28 - Wildcrafting: Elderberry. We will make an elderberry elixer to be ready for the cold and flu season ahead.
Saturday, September 18 - Wildcrafting: Chokecherry. Chokecherry bark cold infusion and a cough syrup to accompany the elderberry elixer.
Saturday October 23 - The Art & Craft of Herbal Medicine-Making: Essential Oil Distillation. We will distill and decant the essential oil from sagebrush (or another local plant). Also, a general overview of essential oils and their uses.
Saturday November 20 - The Art & Craft of Herbal Medicine-Making: Lotion. Lotion making is tricky! Kim will guide you through the process that she has painstakingly developed.
December - No Workshop; you're going to need time to wrap all of the herbal Christmas presents you have made.
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - Wildcrafting: Balsam Poplar. We will harvest the winter buds of our regional balsam poplar tree and make a steeped oil and salve from them.
February - Warm in Winter: 2-Day Tour of the Medicinally-Important Plants of the Mojave Desert. (Dates not yet decideded, but they will be a Saturday and Sunday.) To help me determine if this is a viable format for a workshop, let me know if you are potentially interested in and willing to commit to that much time and travel.
Wildcrafting: Balsam Root
Weeds, Worts, and Roots: Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Plants (offered every year in May)
Photos from Past Workshops
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