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Wild Harvesting Adventure ~ Nettles

Wild Harvesting Adventure ~ Nettles 2023

  • WHEN:  May 20, 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)

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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:

Dress for changing weather, wear layers and bring your rain gear… if you have them, hand warmers are heavenly for early spring wildcrafting.

WHERE TO MEET:

We will meet at Suzanne’s farmlet in Sandpoint and carpool to our wild harvest site (address and directions will be emailed after enrollment). The workshop is open to registered students only. Please do not bring unregistered guests, pets or children.

WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY: Refunds will gladly be given minus a 20% processing fee up to 7 days before a community workshop. We have a no refunds policy for cancelling 7 days or less before a workshop and for no-shows. No exceptions can be made. Thank you for understanding. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have before registering.