November 6, 2021
In this workshop, we gathered at Patchwork Farms in Humboldt Park for a presentation on building immunity for Fall/Winter and the benefits of Fire Cider and how it can support our health during the colder months of the year. We learned to make Fire Cider together, and everyone left with a quart jar to support them through the winter!
March 21, 2021
In this workshop, we learned how to support our bodies in the transition from Winter to Spring with different herbal remedies and practices. Alex shared an herbalist’s perspective on our body’s response to the shifting seasons, focusing on the incorporation of nutrient-dense ‘weeds’ and bitter herbs into our diet and routine. He also talked about ‘Bitters’, the go-to herbal ally for Spring wellness, including information around their use, and how to integrate them into our daily rituals.
At the end of the course, we whipped up some cocktails using some homemade bitters, and everyone brought home a bottle of bitters!
September 29, 2019
In this workshop / mushroom foray, Alex got into costume to retell the myth of Odin's Eye and the Well of Remembrance to explore what it means to search for wisdom in unknown places.
Mushrooms and fungi provide so much wisdom for exploring the unknown connections between all things. Learning from the mushrooms, we can give up the ways we are accustomed to seeing the world, and open up to a new way of seeing that supports us in weaving webs of reciprocity and healing.