A beginner's guide to organizing grass roots support and creating sustainable ongoing efforts coached and led by the desires of locals. Including how to politely face the corporate lackeys all while staying within the rule of law and the positive side of the court of public opinion. Help save plants from construction sites safely by engaging with the owners of the property that is under easement for public projects and how to find out what construction projects are going on in your area, this is not a class about protesting against these types of construction simply solely focusing on attempting to mitigate the damage after the projects are already in the works.
This workshop is suitable for Teens and Adults
Beth and Neal Laferriere
Beth Laferriere is a Pagan Herbalist who has been practicing for over 25 years. She has been focused on Native plants and plants that are easily cultivated in the vast majority of the Midwest. She grew up and was trained in Wisconsin before embarking on a corporate career that took her all around the Midwest and South. She now makes her Home on 115 plus acres of wild Mountain terrain in West Virginia called Blackberry Springs Farm, with her husband children and interns fosters medicinal growth on over 1600 acres of contracted medicinal managed organic land. Through the family owned company Blackberry Botanicals She teaches herbs and medicine on her farm to both students and interns and continues to protect at risk plant populations from development.
Neal Laferriere is the co-owner with his wife Beth of Blackberry Springs Farm and Blackberry Botanical. His love of native medicinal's is evident on his sustainable certified organic forest farm in the mountains of West Virginia. Neal and his family have been leading plant rescues across the two Virginias as well as teaching others how to get involved.Blackberry Botanical is a small family run company that focuses on sustainable products made in small batches with their own certified organic crops. They make medicines, teas, spices and sell small quantities of sustainably harvested products to other medicine makers. For more information on Blackberry Botanicals reach out to us on Facebook or call us at 304 923 3716
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Join us for the 13th annual
Midwest Herb Fest: Growing Strong!
August 2-4, 2019
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
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