EagleSong Gardener, CCH is human being, green witch, herbalist, crofter dedicated to deep transformation on an individual and planetary scale. Through re-visioning our relationship with self and with the plant kin-dom, EagleSong weaves the magic and medicine of people, plants and the earth together in an emerald cloak. On the inhale, she tends the Spiral Garden at the Pacific Wise Woman Center in Monroe, WA. On the exhale, she inspires the Pacific Women’s Herbal Conference on Vashon Island, WA each fall. Through story catching, yarn spinning and a deep love of nature, EagleSong brings herbs to life with her grounded, accessible approach. Her lively teaching style is extraordinary in its simplicity. As a keeper of a healing path accessible to all and co-creatrix of Healing From the Ground Up an herbal apprenticeship, she keeps herbs in people’s hearts, hands and homes and connected with earth. Every home deserves at least one herbalist! Please visit her websites: www.eaglesong-gardener.com and www.pacificwomensherbalconference.com. You may contact EagleSong via e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Presentations by EagleSong Gardener
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 ~ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm in Auditorium A "Menopause: A Second Spring" A woman’s life is one continuous change, deepening her connection with herself and her unique life. Understanding the different demands and tasks of each stage, calling and engaging allies, green and otherwise, is at the heart of this class. Just as a butterfly emerges from a cocoon, this extraordinary rite of passage, the metamorphosis of menopause, becomes your second spring.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 ~ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm in Classroom Building B "Herbs, Pets and Livestock: A Natural Fit" When EagleSong bought her first farm over 40 years ago it came complete with a flock of sheep. The only herbalist with any veterinary advice to be found was Juliette de Bairacli Levy. Inspired by Juliette’s lead and now, with 40 years' experience putting herbs and animals together, EagleSong has some grounded tales to tell. Herbs support the health and well-being of our companion animals as much as they do us. Hands-on health with herbs for dogs, cats, horses and small livestock is something you can do to improve the lives of the animals you tend. Diet, daily care, grooming are all places herbs can be woven into animal care. Learn simple, practical strategies you can do at home and watch your animals thrive. Bring your questions, stories and willingness to look at the simply complex world of human, animal, and plant interactions for health.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 ~ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm "A Wild and Weedy Whidbey Wonder-Wander" (Meet Outside of Mess Hall B After Lunch) A ramble with botanicals at the beach, in the forest and meadow. Meeting and greeting plant allies along the way. Through global and local lenses we’ll look at the ecology of the area at large, as well as visit individual plants and learn “what they’re good for”! A great way to get outside and play! Please join me...
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 ~ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm in Auditorium A CLOSING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: "Weed the People of the United..." A tribute to herbs and herbalists through time.
2018 Presentations by EagleSong Gardener
THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTENSIVE CLASS Thursday, August 23 ~ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Staff Quarters A "Fermentation: Cultivating the Wild" Participants please bring $5.00 supply fee, 1 quart canning jar with lid, 2 heads cabbage and dress for a mess! Yogurt! Cheese? KimChee? Sauerkraut! Tsukemono? Wine? Salami? Yup, all fermented! In this wild, irreverent, hands-on workshop you’ll learn how you can create delicious, nutritious fermented foods in your own kitchen. In one active, messy, afternoon, you’ll meet new friends, get some culture and take home the skills and confidence necessary to create living foods for year round enjoyment. Fermentation is a local/global practice passed through time in all cultures on the planet. Ever wonder why this practice is experiencing a flourishing revival here in America? Fermentation, the slow digestion of foods by what Linnaeus called “chaos” and what we now know as microbes, improves nutrient assimilation, naturally preserves foods for extended periods and is an eating adventure outside the box. Soul food nourishes people and culture deeply and carries us forward through time intact. Anyway, a “good mess” is just too much fun to miss. Bring a quart jar and 2 cabbages and join the Kraut Stomp. You’ll take home sauerkraut, recipes, skills and memories of tasty samples as inspiration to begin or continue crafting these life-filled foods in your own kitchen.
Friday, August 24 ~ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in Auditorium A "Strong Earth Medicine: A Woman's Approach" Under a growing moon, in the month of berries, we gather. Navigating the spiral dance of the seasons, ripeness and roundness express in the garden. Earth draws her energy inward, quickening the ripening of fruits, grains, herbs and vegetables. Digestion, assimilation. What does it mean to engage strong earth medicine? Plant-medicine is life-medicine. Plants carry the wisdom of the ages in their cells. A sideways glance, an honest engagement may open you to their wisdom. In this way, it takes 7 lifetimes to become an herbalist. Are you willing? Do you hear ear-th’s song singing through plants? Herbal allies oatstraw, vervain, calendula and red clover will join our merry band as we nourish, tonify and engage vitality with strong earth medicine.
Sunday, August 26 ~ 8:30 am - 10:00 am in Classroom Building B "Healthy Heart: How to ..." What is the heart? Have you ever wondered how a heart works? What do hearts have to do with how we feel and how do our feelings affect our hearts? What do hormones have to do with hearts? Which plants, nourish, tonify and strengthen a heart? How did the heart become the home of courage? What is courage anyway? Did you know women have 2 hearts? Are you curious about these questions or are other heart-felt questions pressing on you? Are you ready to cultivate a heart healthy practice for your life? Then, you’re invited to join EagleSong Gardener and a wild, wise and weedy entourage of herbal allies for an adventure of the heart. It’s easier than you think! The gnarly old hag, hawthorn and chocolate will be there! Will you?
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