Sat, Oct 07|
Healing Arts Metaphysical Center
Foraging 101: Autumn Wild Foods and Medicines
Learn to identify and how to use a diverse array of fall edible plants, trees, mushrooms, and herbs while gaining valuable insights into their nutritional, medicinal, energetic, and spiritual properties.
Time & Location
Oct 07, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Healing Arts Metaphysical Center, 4 E Wilson St, Batavia, IL 60510, USA
About the event
Please do not use the Adhara Alchemy website to register. To register for this event, please go to the form here:
Join us for a wild food and medicine foraging class in the field with herbalist and healer, Andrea Marcinkus. We will journey through 3 to 4 distinct ecosystems including prairie, oak savannah, pine stand forest, and marsh amidst the beauty of the Campton Forest Preserve. Delve into the ancient art of connecting with nature's abundant offerings as your experienced guide leads you on a journey of discovery and exploration. Learn to identify and how to use a diverse array of fall edible plants, trees, mushrooms, and herbs while gaining valuable insights into their nutritional, medicinal, energetic, and spiritual properties. This immersive experience will equip you with the knowledge and skills to safely and sustainably gather wild foods and medicines and harness their healing potential.
During this class, you'll have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of a variety of ecosystems and their intricate relationships. Traverse the trails as you learn about the natural habitats of various species and the ecological, medicinal, and cultural significance of their presence. Learn a simple technique to communicate with the healing spirits of the plants and mushrooms we find. Andrea will also share time-tested techniques for responsible foraging, including proper plant identification, ethical harvesting practices, and conservation principles.
Join us for the second part of the class the following weekend for how to prepare wild foraged medicinal remedies. (Learners do not need to take both classes. This field foraging class is not a prerequisite for the following class). Join us again in Spring to learn about spring foraged plants and mushrooms.
Time: 9:00 AM to Noon
Where to meet - After registering with Healing Arts (630-937-4094 or https://healingartsmetaphysical.com/registration/) meet-up location will be given.
What to wear and bring- We will be walking up to 2 miles through varied terrain. There are some small hills, but nothing too difficult. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing that might get a little muddy or damp. Bring adequate sun and bug protection. You might also want to bring water with you. There are no vending machines or services (besides a shelter and pit toilet) at this location.