Join local herbalist Heather Mashuga on a leisurely walk through lovely Wilder Forest, noticing and admiring the multitudes of wildflowers and plants. Discover how to learn to use these plant allies to provide nourishment and healing. Herbal medicine focuses on herbs to prevent and treat illness and promote health and has been used for centuries by diverse cultures such as Native Americans, China, India, and Nepal.
A plant walk will highlight different plants depending upon time of year, growth and the parts used from each plant. You will learn to make and decant tinctures (herbal remedies taken internally) as well as salves (topical, for use on such things as bee stings, rashes, and scratches), depending upon the plants available. Each month respectful harvesting of plants and plant parts will be reviewed, plus where to find seasonal plants and safe techniques for producing herbal remedies.
Students are reminded to dress for the weather and to plan on walking about 1.5 hours, with about an hour of inside class time. Class may be postponed if heavy rain.
Students to bring:
- Collecting bag
- Water bottle
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
Our Location (unless otherwise specified):
Wilder Forest/River Grove School
14189 Ostlund Trail N.
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
If using GPS, enter River Grove Elementary as the destination, it works best!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!