Connecting with Plant Spirits: Your Botanical Allies
7 pm to 8:30 pm on Saturday, Jan. 18
New Renaissance Bookstore, NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR
Everyone can connect with plant spirits, the elders of our world. In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to know in order to personally receive the wisdom, guidance, and healing that you seek from plants. We’ll highlight four wonderful plant spirits who love to help people, and in a guided meditation, practice using our hearts as perceptual organs in order to communicate with them. We’ll also talk about ways to bring plant spirits into your daily life. No registration required.
Wild Plants of the Urban Jungle – Evolver Webinar
Two 90 minute classes, 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific on Tuesdays Jan. 21 & 28
Just $65 if you sign up by Wednesday, Jan. 15; $85 after
In session one, we’ll meet some MVPs of the urban wilderness, 10 plants you can eat, smoke, or use to heal yourself. Learn where they grow and how to confidently identify, harvest, store, and use them. In this session, we’ll also answer the following questions:* What does research tell us about the toxins we may be exposed to in the urban environment, and how plants store them? How can we use this information to make informed choices and keep ourselves safe?* What are the red flags that tell us an area isn’t safe to harvest from?* How do you use these plants once you’ve harvested them? In session two, you’ll learn the keys that help you unlock the identity of mystery plants, including consideration of habitat, season, plant families, leaf patterns, smell, texture, and more. We’ll also discuss:* With respect to sustainability, how can we know how much to harvest of a given plant?* What are the laws on foraging, and what is the etiquette?* What does foraging have to offer us in this age of electronics and fast food? Does it have the potential change our relationship with nature and our ideas of public property? Plus plenty of opportunity to ask your own foraging, wildcrafting, or plant medicine questions.
Sign up by Tuesday Jan. 7 and use code WILD to save $20. Get more details and register here.
Herbal Smoking Blends
6:15 pm to 7:15 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 5
The Herb Shoppe, 3327 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR
Smoking blends can be used ceremonially, medicinally, or for pleasure. Learn all you need to know to create your own unique herbal smoking blends. We’ll cover more than half a dozen herbs that are enjoyable to include for effect and flavor. We will also talk about the risks and benefits of smoking medicinal herbs and the relationship between plants and human consciousness in this context. Participants will have an opportunity to sample a smoking blend.