Summertime Is Here!


Elderberry

Happy Summer, dear forager friend!!

In the springtime, you learned about wild mustard, prickly lettuce, dandelion, plantain, oxalis, yellow dock, cleavers, lemon balm and pineapple weed (among others) in Urban Foraging 101.

This Sunday, July 11, Urban Foraging 101 will cover: Rose, Rosemary, Lavender, Calendula, Everlasting pea, California poppy, Day lily, Elderberry, Clematis, Saint John’s Wort, Yucca, Hens & Chickens (Sempervivum), Daisy, Cedar, Clover (Hop, Red and White) and more!

We’ll also be adding a plant spirit meditation circle!

In past Urban Foraging 101 walks, we’ve concluded class by smoking a wild-harvested blend of mullein and lemon balm and sharing stories about how plants can communicate with people through dreams and meditation. This time, we’ll all get to experience that phenomenon together firsthand, tapping into the plant-consciousness portal as a group.

We will relax under shade trees and taste a homemade plant extract (a tincture) whose identity will be kept secret. We will all quietly meditate for a short time to explore the effects the mystery plant has on our minds and bodies. We will then be sharing our experiences with each other before the plant’s identity is revealed by the facilitators. It will be kept a secret to the very end, but we can tell you this: It is a weed you already know by sight.

As always, we welcome participants at all levels, especially beginners!

What: Urban Foraging 101
When: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays July 11, July 25 and August 22
Where: NE 23rd & Alberta.
Cost: Bring $15 cash if you RSVP to RebeccaELerner [at] gmail.com in advance with your name (reply to this e-mail); or bring $20 if not.

Note: If money is a strain for you, please e-mail — plants want to help people, and we do too!

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