Get out in the woods in May! My favorite Wildflowers and Medicinal Plants of Early Spring workshop

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2013 WILDFLOWERS AND MEDICINAL PLANTS OF EARLY SPRING IS CLOSED. THIS CLASS IS FULL.  CHECK BACK FOR MY 2014 EARLY SPRING CLASS.

This is one of my most popular offerings of the year. The woods are magical in the early Spring.

Hepatica foliage. Love that bright, bright green color!  A  little bit of Dutchmen's Breeches foilage nearby.
Hepatica foilage.

Join herbalist, Erin Piorier, at a farm in the beautiful Cannon Valley for a Spring day of exploring the forest, gathering herbs, medicine making and herbal education. We’ll spend our morning hiking into pristine Minnesota hardwood forest to meet the beautiful Spring Ephemerals—those wildflowers that only show their faces before the leaves on the trees burst out. We will see many beautiful flowers and useful medicinals including Bloodroot, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Blue Cohosh, Hepatica, Trout Lily, Spring Beauty and many more. Our afternoon will be spent making and exploring herbal medicine. Participants have many options for the afternoon. A favorite activity is harvesting and making a delicious Herbal Tonic Syrup as a group from wild spring plants. Everyone will get a bottle to bring home. While the syrup is simmering I will offer an optional short lecture on a topic to be announced . Experienced medicine makers may choose at any point to  harvest and prepare many of the herbs abundant on the farm.  Many years we have time for everyone to harvest medicinal plants and beginners will be guided through the process.  Some of the many plants that may be available this time of year at the farm include Raspberry Leaf, Red Clover, Mullein Leaf, Cleavers, Horsetail, Violets, Nettles, Catnip, Motherwort, Shepherd’s Purse and others.

. **This workshop involves up to two miles of hiking over moderately challenging (hilly/rocky) terrain. ,

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

10 am– 5:30 pm $60 —Price includes a hearty, vegetarian, gluten free  lunch.

Questions?? Call or email Erin at 612-508-0584 or epiorier@mninter.net

To register use the button below  to pay online via paypal

or  checks to: Erin Piorier 851 Dayton Avenue St. Paul MN 55104

I will confirm your registration via email and will communicate directions, supplies and other information to all participants via email about 10 days prior to the workshop.

Spring Beauty, one of Minnesota's many beautiful ephemerals
Spring Beauty, one of Minnesota’s many beautiful ephemerals and a little bit of Cleavers, a wonderful local lymphagogue, peeking into the frame.

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