weʔ ʔayəm kʷs niʔct ʔiməx Plant walk.
(We walk slowly Plant walk)
Deanna will begin the session by introducing herself in her ancestral language, do a territory acknowledgment and speak to land stewardship and our responsibility to “walk slowly” on this land. She will then lead a plant walk in a local park, or around the neighborhood, highlighting the local native, medicinal and edible plants that are found in the area. (seasonal: approximately April through September)
Deanna will speak about the plants used to create a blend of tea; and highlight their benefits and native/medicinal properties. The participants will fill their own small bag of loose-leaf tea to bring home.
up to 2 hours
We will discuss the benefits of different native and medicinal plants, the different ways in which we can prepare them, then prepare a medicinal salve to take home (using pre-infused oil).
Using pre-infused medicinal oils and essential oils, each participant will create their own blend to fill a 10ml roller ball. We will discuss the plants used to create the infused oils, and their benefits.
Participants will create their own tub of custom blended bath soak using epsom and sea salts, skin nourishing oil, a selection of dried plant medicine and essential oils. Each plant offering will be discussed and the benefits and uses of the plants will be highlighted.
Each workshop can begin with a visual (PowerPoint) presentation on Plant knowledge, practices and preparations, if time and space allow.