Sun, May 15|
Local parks and preserves around IC
Series: Medicinal Wildcrafting
These classes are for people who would like a grounded herbal exploration beyond their gardens and spice cabinets, or who are interested in an herbalist-guided journey into local parks and nature preserves.
Time & Location
May 15, 1:55 PM – 3:30 PM CDT
Local parks and preserves around IC , Iowa City, IA, USA
About the Event
Ramble along a trail and learn about wildcrafting, harvesting medicine and insight from plants growing in your bioregion. Fun activities will help us explore local places, listen for and identify plants, and rediscover what many modern minds have forgotten. Learn creative ways to acknowledge the land and our plant relatives. We will be mindful of precautions related to potentially hazardous plants.
There are four classes in this series. Attend the full series and receive a discount.
- May 15, 2 pm - 3:30 pm: Spring Wild Medicine
- Jun 26, 4 pm - 5:30 pm: Caution for Poisons
- Jul 17, 4 pm - 5:30 pm: Summer Wild Medicine
- Sep 11, 2 pm - 3:30 pm: Autumn Wild Medicine
THINGS TO BRING
- A water bottle
- A small bag
- Tool of choice for harvesting a handful of herbs
Please wear standard attire for hands-on, outdoor learning.
Tell us if mobility accommodations may be needed, as we will cover a good bit of ground during the class.
Sliding scale fee: $80 - $0, based upon your access to resources.
Save 20% by registering here for all 4 classes in the series.
Harvest Preserve and Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount.
INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY
We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the classes. Please invite friends and family to ensure the events happen as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.
Mandy Dickerson, Iowa City Herbalist and Owner of Plantchanters Garden LLC, Certificate in Medicine Making, M.A. Anthropology, Certified TriYoga Teacher
We will meet at a variety of parks and preserves around the Iowa City area, see individual events for more details.
The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners using grant funding from the Johnson County Community Foundation and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of time, materials and funds.
Abundance of Resources
This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.
This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.
Reduced Access to Resources
This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.
This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.