CJoin 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.
Althea Northage-Orr has been interested in self-development for most of her life, beginning with a yoga and meditation practice at the age of 15. Althea believes passionately in taking a universalist approach, and is dedicated to interweaving the knowledge of both the east and the west. In 2000 she founded her school, The Chicago College of Healing Arts, where she created curriculums for Bodywork, Chinese Medicine, Herbalism, Psychophysical Re-education and other healing modalities blending both eastern energetic approaches and western sciences. She served on the governing council of the American Herbalists Guild and currently sits on their professional admissions committee. In addition to writing about and teaching the use of western herbs, she has an 80 acre country sanctuary where she cultivates over 140 species of herbs and does much of her spiritual teaching.
Join us for the 12th annual
Midwest Herb Fest: Returning to Our Roots
August 3-5, 2018
Glastonbury Institute of Sustainable Living, near Culver, Indiana
Learn: History of folk medicine and modern use of medicinal plants,
alchemical spagyrics, tinctures, restorative yoga, and more
Explore: Herb walks, tree walks, herb, mushroom, and vegetable gardens
Entertainment: Live music, fire spinning, belly dance
Open Events: Drumming, bonfires, auction fundraiser
Get Back to Nature: Primitive woods camping with hot showers and flushing toilets
Workshops and activities for adults, teens, and children
Register today at midwestherbfest.com