Wilderness First Aid and Herbal Remedies from Wild Alaskan Plants
Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Wilderness First Aid and Herbal Remedies from Wild Alaskan Plants

Learn the identification and therapeutic value of local wild plants that have been traditionally used for emergency first aid.  Gain hands-on experience with various methods of using these wild herbal remedies  – oils, salves, tinctures, poultice, infusion, and decoction.   Handouts on this information will be provided.

Through in-field comparison or photos as needed, differentiate from toxic plants that may be a source of confusion and the ethics of proper gathering practices.

Discuss drying/storing options and the importance of labeling.

Make oil and tincture from the plants gathered.

June 8th 9:30-5:30pm at AnamCara

Cost: Adult/$70 Child/$40

Nancy Lee-Evans, MA, PhD  love of foraging, preparation and use of Alaska plants is an outflow of 30 years of work as a healer.  She apprenticed with master Alaskan herbalist Janice Schofield in 1996 and began co-teaching plant retreats with Janice in 2002. Nancy now teaches through AnamCara, her program of spiritual development and healing grounded in Celtic tradition located in Homer.

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The 3 Guardians: Yarrow, Wormwood, and Devil's Club
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

The 3 Guardians: Yarrow, Wormwood, and Devil's Club

Every region has a plant that is so abundant, has such diverse medicine and is so available that it is thought of as a Guardian plant of the people. In south-central Alaska, we are blessed to have 3 Guardian plants of great power and versatility: Yarrow, Wormwood and Devil’s Club. Yarrow is the Guardian plant of the mountains. Wormwood predominates in the interior and Devil’s Club supports the coast.   

Students will learn to identify Yarrow, Wormwood and Devil’s Club by sight, smell, and touch.

The therapeutic properties shared by these guardian plants, proper harvesting and preparation techniques. Examples of dried herb, tinctures, oils, salves, and infusions will be passed around to students.  Handouts will be provided.

Appreciation for the scope of the therapeutic value of each of these plants that makes them worthy of serious use and mastery.

June 3 6-9pm at AnamCara

Cost: Adult/$30 Child/$15

Nancy Lee-Evans, MA, Ph.D.- love of foraging, preparation and use of Alaska plants is an outflow of 30 years of work as a healer.  She apprenticed with master Alaskan herbalist Janice Schofield in 1996 and began co-teaching plant retreats with Janice in 2002. Nancy now teaches through AnamCara, her program of spiritual development and healing grounded in Celtic tradition located in Homer.

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AK Wild Plant Walk-AnamCara
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

AK Wild Plant Walk-AnamCara

Join Nancy Lee-Evans on May 28 from 6-8pm at AnamCara to walk on the wild side and discover the food and traditional herbal uses of our fabulously nutritious Alaskan wild plants.

Cost: $25/adult $10/child

Nancy Lee-Evans, MA, PhD-love of foraging, preparation and use of Alaska plants is an outflow of 30 years of work as a healer.  She apprenticed with master Alaskan herbalist Janice Schofield in 1996 and began co-teaching plant retreats with Janice in 2002. Nancy now teaches through AnamCara, her program of spiritual development and healing grounded in Celtic tradition located in Homer.


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The Wild Epicure: Edibles from the Trail, Field, and Woods
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

The Wild Epicure: Edibles from the Trail, Field, and Woods

Make your doorstep your pantry! Learn to identify local wild edibles, their nutritional value and various methods of preparation – potherbs, field snacks, salad additions, teas, vinegar. Students will prepare a meal with salad, dressing, salsa, soup, and tea from wild edibles. Enjoy! Recipes and resource info provided. 

May 20th 6-9pm at AnamCara

Cost: Adult/$35 Child/$10

Nancy Lee-Evans, MA, Ph.D.- love of foraging, preparation and use of Alaska plants is an outflow of 30 years of work as a healer.  She apprenticed with master Alaskan herbalist Janice Schofield in 1996 and began co-teaching plant retreats with Janice in 2002. Nancy now teaches through AnamCara, her program of spiritual development and healing grounded in Celtic tradition located in Homer.

 

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Seaweed Harvest
May
19
8:00 AM08:00

Seaweed Harvest

Sunday the 19th of May is one of the lowest tides of the season and a prime time to harvest seaweed for the year. Come join us on a fun trip across the bay exploring, tasting, and harvesting the local low tide bounty of seaweed varieties.

We will meet at 7:30am at ramp one in the Homer harbor and depart at 8:00 am on the water taxi "Beowulf" for the beds near Nubble Point. Dress for the weather of the day with rubber boots/gloves and bring a knife and plastic bags/onion sacks or small bucket with lid to transport the harvest.

We will be identifying and gathering five or more varieties of edible seaweed as well as discussing and demonstrating methods of drying, storing and cooking. The boat will have us back to the harbor with plenty of day left to set up lines and hang the harvest on your own right away.

$100 fee includes instruction and the round trip water taxi. 12 people maximum. Bring your own lunch.

Course instructor Lasse Holmes is a passionate local wild harvester with over two decades of experience relating with the abundance of plants in the Kachemak Bay area.

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AK Wild Plant Walk
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

AK Wild Plant Walk

Join Nancy Lee-Evans on May 14 from 6-8pm at Bishop's Beach to walk on the wild side and discover the food and traditional herbal uses of our fabulously nutritious Alaskan wild plants.

Cost: $25/adult $10/child

Nancy Lee-Evans, MA, PhD-love of foraging, preparation and use of Alaska plants is an outflow of 30 years of work as a healer.  She apprenticed with master Alaskan herbalist Janice Schofield in 1996 and began co-teaching plant retreats with Janice in 2002. Nancy now teaches through AnamCara, her program of spiritual development and healing grounded in Celtic tradition located in Homer.


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All Things Nettle
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

All Things Nettle

Give mom the day off- Celebrate Mother’s Day with the gift of All Things Nettle.

Learn to work with this wonder herb. Food, teas, and tonics. Learn how to identify, work a patch, and make teas, foods, nettle burgers and beyond.

Identification, cultivation, preparation, and preservation of nettles are some of the tools you will be leaving with , along with a Spring Nettle Tea.

Hosted by Robin McAllistar at the Shire- 152 W. Bayview.

Tickets are $45.

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AK Wild Plant Walk
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

AK Wild Plant Walk

Join Nancy Lee-Evans on May 8 from 6-8pm at Bishop's Beach to walk on the wild side and discover the food and traditional herbal uses of our fabulously nutritious Alaskan wild plants.

Cost: $25/adult $10/child

Nancy Lee-Evans, MA, PhD-love of foraging, preparation and use of Alaska plants is an outflow of 30 years of work as a healer.  She apprenticed with master Alaskan herbalist Janice Schofield in 1996 and began co-teaching plant retreats with Janice in 2002. Nancy now teaches through AnamCara, her program of spiritual development and healing grounded in Celtic tradition located in Homer.



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Presto Nesto!- Learn About the Phenomenal Superfood
Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

Presto Nesto!- Learn About the Phenomenal Superfood

Come join us on Monday April 22 from 4-6pm to learn how to make Nesto- Nettle Pesto. Nettles are a phenomenal super food that has many benefits. Nesto is a year round family favorite.

The host, Robin McAllistar, Where you will harvest together from her field, fresh nettles. Robin will teach you how to identify, harvest, prepare and put up fresh nettle pesto for your family’s enjoyment and health. Nesto is a superfood, spring tonic and a family favorite. Join us at the Shire, 152 W. Bayview.

Small park next door at The Shire-Kids welcome.

You will be going home with a jar of Nesto for an easy Monday night dinner.

Good for the body, good for the soul, good for the earth.

Tickets are $25

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