Medicine from Our Yards – Autumn into Winter

It’s not too late to harvest medicine from your yard or neighborhood. I continue to harvest edible/medicinal evergreen needles for tea and other herbal preparations, garden herbs that are still vibrant from an autumn resurgence of growth, and hawthorn berries and rose hips are still to be found. Lately I’ve harvested Dandelion roots and (from downed limbs) green Alder catkins and buds, and Alder bark.

Thank you to Vashon Resilience for hosting my session for their second Teach-In as part of the Vashon Island Time Exchange, an amazing community resource. While this is from autumn, the principles are important anytime, and the herbs mentioned are ones you from which you can still harvest. Enjoy!

Herbalist Jane Valencia’s presentation reconnects us to the place that we live and its capacity to heal body and soul. As an herbal educator, Jane brings makes her vast knowledge and deep relationship with plants and place easy to understand so that you can foster your own skills and well being.

Autumn Herbs – Medicine from Our Yards – with Jane Valencia (Teach-In#2Session#5) from Backbone Campaign on Vimeo.

Celtic Herbs, Folklore and Healing Practices for Samhain

Come join me for this online one-day retreat. I’m so excited to present it.

Celtic Herbs, Folklore and Healing Practices
Saturday, October 31, 2020. 9 am to 3 pm. $65. Partial Scholarships available.

Through the lens of Celtic heritage, we’ll honor our Dead within an expression of an intimate conversation woven of community, the land, and the Sacred, and shepherded by the generosity and blessing of the herbs and trees. We’ll touch into Scottish, Irish, and Welsh folk customs, myth, and plantlore not to imitate or appropriate, but to awaken our hearts to celebrating our beloved Dead in spontaneous, deep-felt ways, and to them perhaps celebrating us. Our day will be interspersed with solo time outdoors and in reflection and simple ceremony.

Jane Valencia is a herbalist, nature instructor, and harper-storyteller. Jane loves helping others discover the wisdom, beauty, and practical knowledge for health and wellness found within medieval and folk healing traditions.

Sing in the Garden ~ Chants and Plants of Hildegard

Are you fascinated by Hildegard of Bingen, 12th century visionary, abbess, composer, and physician? Please join medieval chant specialist Erin Durrett and myself for a day of exploration of Hildegard’s music and her herbal medicine ways. Step here for more info. I hope to sing with you in the garden!