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Field Study: La Sierra Blanca, Autumn (Roots & Seeds)

DSC_0353Saturday, October 4

8:30a-5p

Class Fee: $98

Field Study: La Sierra Blanca, Autumn (Roots & Seeds)

Discussion, Application, Gathering and Processing of Wild Herbal Medicines & Foods of the White Mountains of Arizona

with herbalist & forager John Slattery

This full day of field study with herbalist and forager, John Slattery, is a unique opportunity to experience hands-on learning with the plants and a group of interested and committed students. John has been developing relationship with the plants of this area for the past 11 years. We will be viewing and discussing several different plants, in depth, throughout the day with opportunities to gather some plants for food or medicine. Within the context of autumn, this class focuses on a variety of wild root and seed medicines and foods. Some field medicine making and food prep instructions will be provided, but, likely, limited processing will be performed during our class time together due to limited time.

Each participant should bring a packed lunch, 2-4L of drinking water (including something to conveniently carry it on short walks), comfortable footwear for walking, a daypack/bag, rain gear, suitable sun protection, notebook, pen, and camera (optional). Optional camp-out with our core group nearby to Alpine, AZ on Saturday night.

Carpooling may be available upon arrival at our meet-up location in Alpine, AZ on Saturday morning.

To register:

Price: $98.00

 

Herbal Traditions of Mexico: Herbal Medicine of the Seri

Herbal Traditions of Mexico

Herbal Medicine of the Seri

DSC_0599Coastal Thornscrub region at the Sea of Cortéz

Punta Chueca, Sonora, Mexico

October 21-24, 2015

Workshop fee – $395

The Sea of Cortéz and Tiburón Island is our back drop for this 3 days of immersion in the healing plants of the Sonoran desert. Our Seri hosts will share with us their knowledge of healing with the local wild plants passed down over generations. The utilization of plants as medicine takes on many forms and presentations amongst the indigenous peoples all over the world. The Seri, or Comcáac, share similar beliefs in that their relationship to the land in which they live holds a great variety of powerful medicines suitable for any and all ills which befall the people. They are excited to share their knowledge with all who come.

This trip will include walks through the desert identifying and discussing the medicinal plants we encounter. Daily classes at our camp will include discussion of their favorite medicinal plants with samples to view and taste, and medicine making presentations on a variety of possible subjects (medicinal soap, salves, teas, eye drops, etc.). Sonoran herbalist, John Slattery, has been working with the Molino Martinez family since 2010 leading excursions in his Herbal Traditions of Mexico Program, and providing support to help them continue their way of life. John provides all translation from Spanish to English and helps put it all into context for the trip participants.    

The trip includes 10 meals provided by our endearing hosts, and 3 nights camping as guests of our hosts in a picturesque estuary overlooking the Sierra Comcáac on Isla Tiburón. Transportation is each participants responsibility. Translation provided by John Slattery, the head tour guide and trip facilitator. And, yes, it is perfectly safe to travel in Mexico – particularly this area.

To Register:

 

Price: $200.00

John Slattery, Sonoran Herbalist

Tucson, AZ

© 2015

www.SonoranHerbalist.com

Green Yucca fruit

Wild Foods Walkabout

  • Saturday April 13, 2013  7:30a-3:30p
  • Cost:  $70  (includes wild foods sampling feast!)
  • Where:  Local wildlands – location to be announced weather depending
  • Contact:  John at sonoranherbalist@desertortoisebotanicals.com with any questions about the class content
  • Register:  email Dan at dorsey@dakotacom.net or call 520-624-8030

Learn to eat from what you find in the wild!  Join Sonoran herbalist, John Slattery, on a wild foraging journey in our local desert & mountains.  We will be exploring the great diversity of native wild foods which exist in our local habitat.  Numerous wild foods will be identified, and we’ll gather and prepare some select edibles.  Basic topics covered will include: Proper Identification of Edible Species, Time of Year for Proper Harvest, Methods of Preparation, Location, Environment, and Habitat for each Plant.  We can carpool from the meeting place to the mountains.

Please bring proper walking shoes, protection from the sun, adequate water for a full day of sun exposure, and a packed lunch.