Everlasting Wreath Making

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We want to craft with you!  Winter is the time when we, as farmers, get a chance to explore crafts and art and become more creative with what we have spent all year cultivating.  We invite you to craft with us!  We’ll bring all the dried flowers and supplies you’ll need to make your very own personalized dried flower wreath.  We’ll share with you our techniques and the secrets we’ve uncovered after spending a few seasons practicing, and then you’ll be able to craft on your own.

When: December 19th from 6-8 pm

Where: Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Ave

Cost: $35-60/person

COVID safety info:  Winter brings time of crafting and also times of travel for us, and we are asking everyone to mask up while attending this workshop so we can keep each other safe.  We’ll have hot tea and goodies for you, and by now, we all know how to slip a mask off to take a sip and then put it back on.  We want to stay hydrated as we stay safe. Thanks for your help and support in this!

Wild Cherries Intro to Herbal Studies 2023 Cohort

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Our 2023 Intro to Herbal Medicine is a three-season, 125-hour weekend herbal intensive exploring health, resilience and the plant world. The program incorporates medicine making and herbal knowledge with botany and field work, all based on a foundation of social justice and decolonization.

Program Details

Community Apothecary 2023 Cohort

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Farm based learning, medicine making AND access to all the fresh herbs we grow?  YES PLEASE!  If you want to build community as you build your apothecary, this CSA option is for you.  Each month, we will meet together in person at the farm and you will be able to harvest, process and taste all the herbs for yourself.  Michelle will lead a medicine making class tailored to your interests and needs and together we will craft medicine for your home apothecary.  You’ll get to use our on farm tincture press to process the final product, and boy howdy, does it make some fine medicine.  This program will run in person one Sunday per month, May-October.  We promise you six months of farm fresh goodness, community members helping you process and make your own medicine, and a new group of friends to nerd out with at the farm.  If you can’t make it to our in person gatherings, no problem- we’ll save your herbs in our apothecary for you to pick up at your convenience.

Herb of the Month Club 2023

Herb of the Month Club spans from March – December 2023 we will explore and experience one herb per month.  Each of these classes is recorded so you can experience it in your time, on your own schedule.  Each month we will mail you a package containing supplies needed for you to engage with the plant in different ways and you will learn how to make infusions, decoctions, tinctures, syrups, salves, foods and more.

This is an invitation to immerse yourself more deeply in the plant world.

Working one on one with a plant can help you learn more about your surroundings and the ecosystems we live amongst.  These Herb of the Month Classes are meant to be a guide to help you discover new things about yourself, your surroundings, and the plants.  Knowing one herb intimately can be like having ten herbs in your apothecary.

Each Herb of the Month Class is $43, and if you purchase the whole year, you’ll receive a 10% discount on each care package ($387 total).


Herbal Calendar Announced Soon!

Past Classes

Herbal Crafting and Plant Medicine Frolic!
 
Journey with Sophia from Lady Buggs Farm and Michelle of Cutting Root Farm as they share plant medicine wisdom. Participants will be led through the lush gardens of Cutting Roots while Sophia and Michelle share medicinal, folk and energetic properties of native seasonal plant varieties. Participants will be able to craft a product to sample and or take home.
 
Using plants for Self Care and Mindful Living can increase immunity, joy and wellbeing. Each plant possess healing properties that can be experienced through meditation. Each participant will be led to explore how simple meditation and being present within nature can instill resonance, beauty and wholeness.

Wild Weed Walks

Come out for a series of plant walks that focus on identifying late summer weeds, their edible and medicinal uses and how to encourage some of them to grow in your own garden. We’ll meet at a different wild space in Butler County each class- locations will be emailed to you after signing up. This class is aimed at anyone from a beginner to a wild weed forager and chef. Michelle brings a unique perspective about wild tending, the ethics of wildcrafting and medicinal uses from a western clinical and energetic perspective.

Medicine Making Mondays

During this interactive classes we’ll be exploring making medicine with the seasonally available herbs growing in our organic gardens. We’ll talk about making teas, tinctures and salves and explore what kinds of plants to put in different formulas and how to craft beautiful medicines. No experience necessary!

Respiratory and Immune Health Class Series

The winter is long.  We’ve been inside our homes a lot, drinking tea, tasting our syrups and other herbal remedies we spent the season mixing up.  Our bodies haven’t stretched in a long time- really really stretched into a long hike or a day of heavy lifting in the garden.  Our immune systems are feeling stagnant, our respiratory system needs nourishment.  Join Michelle Soto from Cutting Root Farm as she unpacks some respiratory and immune system anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and outlines some foods and herbs you can use to help strengthen these systems.  We’ll talk about specific diagnoses and herbs to help you heal.  We’ll address the energetic components underlying different conditions.  The herbal care packages will help you use taste to identify these energetics and also offer a starting point for your own respiratory health apothecary! Each class is recorded, participants will be sent the recording after the class takes place- so if you can’t make it in person, feel free to sign up anyways and take in the information on your own time!