$100 – $150

Traditional and Ethical Wildcrafting

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Aprovecho Research Center

80574 Hazelton Road

Cottage Grove, OR 97424

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INSTRUCTOR: Venice Mason

Learn the basics of bioregional and sustainable approaches to harvesting. Multiple frameworks for appropriate harvesting techniques will be explored and demonstrated, with a focus on establishing a spirit of exchange with local and readily available plant allies. Learn techniques to harvest and preserve roots, leaves, flowers and fruit from the wild abundance of Nature. In the hands-on lab, students will prepare infused herbal vinegar and infused herbal oils from our ethically wildcrafted harvest and take home samples.

LOCATION: Aprovecho Meeting Hall

TUITION: Early Bird (Registered/Paid by August 24th) $100; After August 24th $125; Last Minute (after September 10th): $150

MATERIALS FEE: $10

ABOUT VENICE: Celebrating spirit and healing Mother Earth for over 20 years, Venice Mason is a grandmother, seasoned herbalist, and health educator who believes that knowing our spiritual roots helps us step more strongly on our own paths. Education in the ways of our Earth-Loving Ancestors and the empowerment of the individual are paramount. Her work is focused on providing students with the experience necessary to safely incorporate the healing powers of natural herbal allies and ancient ancestral knowledge into their lives. Venice’s own journey has led from the hills of Oregon to Ireland and Appalachia, and now back to the beautiful Northwest again. Trained at Brighid’s Academy of Healing Arts and Western Carolina University, she is a Priestess of the Celtic Traditions, Anthropologist, and award-winning scholar of Cherokee Culture. Venice’s work is fed through a rich heritage of storytelling along with a multicultural and diverse perspective that is both playful and powerful.


REGISTRATION

Please register to reserve your space. You will receive an email confirmation within 2-3 business days, which will include a link for you to pay and reserve housing, if needed. Register here: http://www.aprovecho.net/programs/winter-semester-workshops/winter-workshop-registration/

ROOM AND BOARD

Non-local students who are traveling to attend our workshops have the option to stay on campus on a first- come, first-served basis. If staying on campus, a bed in a double dormitory room is $20 per night. There may be other options available. Please contact us for details. Students are asked to bring their own food and will have acces to a full kitchen.

A light gluten-free, organic, and vegetarian lunch and refreshments will be offered for each day of the workshop for all students.

ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS

Apart from our internationally-recognized summer residential programs in Permaculture and Sustainable Shelter, Aprovecho also hosts guest instructors during the winter months to teach workshops aligned with our mission and vision. The road to new skills is long and requires patience and hard work. We aim to give people, from beginners to advanced practitioners, the expert knowledge and guided practice they need to develop or advance skills. We offer the best well-known and emerging instructors in the Pacifc Northwest community. Our standards are high, and we strive to make every student’s experience here inspiring, comfortable, and rewarding. Workshop formats vary depending on subject, teacher, and student needs.

WORKSHOP GOALS
  • Provide high quality instruction that provide students sustainability-related trade or homesteading skill(s).
  • Create networks among leaders and students in sustainability-related trades and fields.
  • Honor our guest instructors’ commitment to sustainability and subject expertise.

MAKING OUR WORKSHOPS AFFORDABLE
  • Student discount: 10% off workshop tuition. A 10% refund of tuition will be given on the day of the event with a valid student ID.
  • Register early for the best rate! All workshops have an early-bird rate.
  • If you are attending a longer workshop (5 days) or a series of workshops, please inquire with us about an interest-free Payment Plan to nance your education. Email Maryam Mathieu at maryam@aprovecho.net.
  • Rural Southern Lane County and Cottage Grove area residents, including Drain, Lorane, Dorena, Creswell, and Saginaw, qualify for a 2-for-1 rate for our workshops. So bring a buddy!
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80574 Hazelton Road

Cottage Grove, OR 97424

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