Wild Harvesting Adventure ~ Nettles 2023
- WHEN: April 29, 2023
- TIME: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
- FEE: $115.00 USD
- INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne Tabert
- SETTING: In-Person
- LOCATION: Sandpoint, ID
(details & directions provided after enrollment)
Nettle is bursting with beneficial goodness! The lovely stinging nettle, Urtica dioica, is a micro-nutrient rich green that our bodies recognize as food and medicine. Good nutrition is the crucial foundation for building a healthy body, mind and spirit!
I am super excited to share my knowledge and experience of nettles with all of you. This is by far one of my favorite herbs to teach about as they are so accessible and abundant and a must-have in your apothecary. If you are new to the world of herbalism this is a PERFECT place to start! Perhaps we’ll turn an opinion of nettles as a not-very-friendly wild plant to Oh! I need to find my own nettle spot! I’ll share how healing plants can be and how easy is is to incorporate them into a healthy lifestyle. Nettles are a “go-to” herb for improving your overall health.
Nettle is bursting with beneficial goodness and is a powerhouse anti-inflammatory/astringent/decongestant! One of the many things you’ll learn is the medicinal value of nettles when they are fresh and when they are dry. There IS a difference.
Some common misconception are that nettles are “good for” adrenal fatigue, that a person should take them 6-8 weeks before their seasonal allergies are triggered, and that they can be harvested anytime. Find out the real deal during our harvest time.
As always, I’ll cover a great deal about how nettles are used medicinally, including lots of stories and the specific phytochemicals in nettles which will give you the “why and how” nettles do what they do in YOUR body!
You will also receive hands-on instruction for learning to accurately identify, how and when to harvest and prepare a variety of remedies. We will cover use, dosages, and more! Students will have an opportunity to harvest nettles, make and take home 2 remedies, and sample nettle pesto, which we will make fresh right in the field!
You HAVE to come to this workshop to get some nettles to make Cedar Mountain Herb School’s world famous from-scratch nettle lasagne! It’s a nutritious taste treat that will become a spring tradition.
What you’ll need:
- Kitchen gloves ~ not thin latex gloves or gardening gloves. Kitchen gloves
- Fabric gathering bags/basket (also try these)
- 2 half pint jars with lids
- Masking tape or labels and a Sharpie marker
- Cutting board, chopping knife and sturdy scissors or kitchen shears
- Half pint each of apple cider vinegar, 151 proof vodka or rum
- Lunch, water, thermos of a hot beverage – it’s nice to have a warm drink when out in the field
- Notebook / pen
- Camp chair (low-sitting, small/tripod, normal)
- Umbrella if need be
Dress for changing weather, wear layers and bring your rain gear… if you have them, hand warmers are heavenly for early spring wildcrafting.