March 11th – Breathe Easy – In these times when it feels like it’s hard to catch our breath we will explore plants that support our deep breathing. We will discuss plants that are helpful in healing respiratory ailments and how to support this body system in a polluted environment. We will talk about some herbal smoke alternatives and uses of ritual smoke as a way to ground ourselves as well as taste some herbal infusions of these powerful plants. at Remedies Herb Shop, Brooklyn, NY
April 24 – Planning your home apothecary garden at Merryspring Nature Center Camden, ME
May 23rd 6-8pm, August 4th 1-3pm, September 15th 1-3pm – Connect to Plant Spirits at Belfast Breeze Inn, Belfast ME
In this class we will gather and share a medicinal/herbal tincture or tea not knowing what it is and engage in a silent meditation. From there, as a group we will share our experience of the plant, our sensations and impressions. After revealing the plant, Denise will then talk about the more concrete medicinal uses, how the plant likes to grow, and how to harvest and use the plant for medicinal use. We will connect with multiple plants in each session. Part participatory plant journey and part informational! Sign up here: https://plantspirits.brownpapertickets.com/
June 12th –Backyard Herbalism – Plant families and their herbal properties -Roseacea MerrySpring Nature Center, Camden, ME
In this backyard herbalism series we will discuss plants in the Roseacea family. We will go over the distinguishing botanical characteristics that help identify plants in the rose family, as well as attributes such as growing conditions and herbal actions that are similar throughout the plant family. We will discuss a variety of plants in this family, how to plant and care for them and their medicinal uses. This is the first class in a series of classes categorizing the plants by their plant family as a way to discuss their herbal uses. Other classes in this series – July 24th- Ericaceae, August 14th – Fabaceae
August 10-12th – We Are Still Wild Gathering- Spirit, Camden, ME.
A weekend gathering that will offer time and space in a natural setting to focus on ways to inspire your spirit, tune into your highest self and nourish the path you’re on… or want to be on. Info can can found on the We Are Still Wild website.
October 16th – The Poison Path Merryspring Nature Center
Date TBD – Sacred Smoke at Daughters, Rockland, ME
Also, join me for a day of herbal community and classes at The Maine Herbalist Gathering.
*classes at Merryspring are $5 or free to members. For all other classes follow links for pricing info.
more to come!