Wildcrafting: Nettles in the Park
- WHEN: Sunday March 14, 2021
- TIME: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
- FEE: 125 USD
- INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruno
- SETTING: In-Person
- LOCATION: Seattle, WA (details & directions provided after enrollment)
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, because they are so accessible, and I can 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! And if you are new to the world of herbalism this is a PERFECT place to start!
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!
Nettle is bursting with beneficial goodness! It helps build blood and tissues, giving our mitochondria what it needs to make fuel to keep our bodies working properly. Nettles are helpful in treating aggravated psoriasis, eczema, and arthritis symptoms. Nettles can help a person dealing with anemia, allergies, and more because it’s a powerhouse anti-inflammatory/astringent/decongestant to all mucosa, assisting in all manner of drippy conditions, helping to relieve sinus and lung congestion. Nettles tone bladder and urethral membranes and help flush the renal system, making them a wonderful addition to treating acute and chronic UTIs!
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 case study stories, current research, 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, 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, and/or sample nettle remedies including nettle vinegar, tincture, pesto, and nettle salt.
You HAVE to come to this workshop to get some nettles to make Cedar Mountain Herb School’s world famous from-scratch nettle lasagne! (I just drooled for real.)
We will meet in a park in Seattle. Directions will be on the registration confirmation. PLEASE NOTE: This is an outdoor workshop in the park, so please be prepared for all weather!
What you’ll need:
- Kitchen gloves!
- Fabric grocery bag or small gathering basket (or like these baskets)
- 2 half pint jars with lids
- Cutting board, chopping knife and sturdy scissors or kitchen shears
- half pint each of apple cider vinegar and 151 proof vodka or rum
- lunch, water, thermos of tea, cocoa, coffee-it’s nice to have a warm drink!
- Notebook / pen
- Camp chair (see examples of low seated, small or tripod, or normal
Dress for changing weather, wear layers…if you have them, hand warmers are heavenly for early spring wildcrafting