Native Alchemy Path
HERBAL MEDICINE+ MAGICK MAKING
THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH STARTING MAY 5TH, 2018
Sacred medicine lies within the place you reside, calling you to the wild edges of the land. Deepen your relationship with place by learning to engage with the plants that live close to your door step. On the first Saturday of each month, from May to October, explore the wild edges with Alison Garber of Native Apothecary and walk the path of a Hedge Witch. Learn to create an herbal apothecary with wildcrafted flowers, leaves and roots. Meet the medicine where it grows, seeing the landscape change with the seasons. Explore sacred ways of connecting with plant energies through ritual and magick.
Classes take place in the wild spaces of Western Pennsylvania and in a private studio kitchen located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
LEARN HOW TO CREATE:
HERBAL INFUSIONS + DECOCTIONS
SACRED TOOLS FOR RITUAL
SALVES + CREAMS
Each six-hour class starts in the field-- learn the habitat, characteristics, harvesting techniques, and unique spirit-personality of each medicinal leaf, flower and root that resides in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Don the cloak of a Plant Priestess and learn how to connect to the unique spirit of the flora you come across. Take your harvest back to the kitchen and create a magickal apothecary rich with the vitality of the Earth.
DEVELOP AN IN-DEPTH RELATIONSHIP WITH OVER 20 DIFFERENT HERBAL ALLIES, THOSE POTENT WITH STRONG MEDICINE.
Medicinal herbs that grow wild, tended by the hand of Mother Earth are potent, abundant, and wise. Each plant has it's own essence and personality that shines through, sending vibrant healing throughout the body, heart, and mind. This is the language of wild medicine and it is the medicine of the people, transmitted to us through the ages.
THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DEEPEN THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH PLANTS, FOR THOSE WITH A DESIRE TO CONNECT WITH THE VIBRANT MEDICINE OF THE LAND, AND FOR WHOM THE CALL OF THE HEDGE WITCH IS HEARD DEEP WITHIN THEIR HEARTS.
COST IS $1500 FOR ALL SIX SESSIONS
THIS INCLUDES MATERIALS FOR EACH SESSION
Space is limited to six participants, ensuring that each person receives a personal experience. Participants are expected to attend each class, ensuring the continuity of knowledge shared.
“There are few classes as unique and illuminating as Native Alchemy Path. Through a series of engaging nature walks and informative workshops, wise woman Alison Garber makes the vast knowledge of the plant world not only accessible, but fun and familiar. This was the perfect class to help me focus my studies and cultivate a deeper connection with our mother earth. Truly fulfilling and an absolute delight!”
"Has there ever been a more magical and nurturing way to spend a day than walking the Native Alchemy Path? Probably not. Alison led passionately and playfully as we were reminded how to commune with Mama Earth, learning to harvest wild food and medicine in a loving and reverent manner, and learning new skills from the old world for making powerful medicine from our landscape and pantry. Empowering, inspiring, and unifying don't scratch the surface. Alison is a force, but a nurturing one."
"In a matter of months, my life was transformed. Plants that I have grown up with and seen countless times are now resources and companions. Walks to work are enriched by practicing my identification skills and noting where to find something that I may need in the future to craft an oil or tincture. My sense of place is enhanced by knowing I am surrounded by beings that will help me to thrive. And, best of all, I am empowered to use this magic with a few tools and a bit of practice. I am deeply grateful for my apprenticeship with Alison of Native Apothecary and would encourage anyone who wants to feel the magic to pursue this experience!"
ADMISSION TO THE NATIVE ALCHEMY PATH IS CLOSED
ADMISSION REOPENS MARCH 31ST, 2019