LAMMAS RITUAL WORKSHOP
Join us for a short introduction to the holiday known as "Lammas." Lammas is the first harvest festival of the year, celebrated at the beginning of August in the Northern hemisphere. This is a celebration of bounty and a marker of the beginning of the labor intensive harvesting part of the agricultural year. Lammas is a tradition in England and Scotland which transcends religion, being embraced by the Christian churches (which mark the event by blessing loaves of bread) and, more recently, Neopagans who celebrate it as one of the eight Sabbats, seasonal festivals that mark points on the Wheel of the Year. This workshop will give you what you need to know to join us for our Lammas Ritual to follow.
Teri "Cricket" Owens RN, BSN, MS
Ms. Teri "Cricket" Owens RN, BSN, MS, began her career as an ICU/ER nurse in Chicago in 1987. She started studying herbal medicine in 1995 and earned a Masters' Equivalent Degree in Herbal and Chinese Medicine from the Chicago College of Healing Arts in 2004. Her passions include herbal cooking and medicine making, medicinal and edible plant ID walks, and herbal first aid. Ms. Owens is the proud parent of two grown daughters and lives with her partner in a Tiny House at a 175 acre Nature Sanctuary in southern Indiana. She is co-Owner of Laughing Lady Bug Botanicals and Founder of the Midwest Herb Fest.
Join us for the 11th annual Midwest Herb Fest, August 4-6, 2017
To identify wild medicinal plants.
Herbal uses, contemporary and historical
Herbal Medicine Making
Self guided tours
Live music - River Glen on the mainstage
Fire Spinning - varied artists, Mamma Beth the Fyre Wytch (poi+), KC Wilkerson (dart) & more.
Labyrinth walk - facilitated by Jackie Lakey.
Drumming - at the bonfire.
Auction - fund raiser, donate items or services to raise money for our herb trail and other projects.
RVs welcome (sorry, no hook-ups).
Private clothing optional area secluded from event activities,
(must be 18 and over, or be accompanied by parents)