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SERIES: Plants & People

7 Sessions: Dive into plants and their uses: Medicinal, Edible, Pigments, and Fiber Arts!

  • 375 US dollars
  • Bend Public Parks

Service Description

Ages 18+ We'll meet at some Bend local parks + Picnic tables (or inside a library classroom if needed for bad weather days) Monday evenings for various lengths of time, all between 5-8pm... See schedule below. Locations will be emailed to you in the weeks before class. There is an abundance of plant life all around us: from your backyard to the backcountry. This class is a dive into plants and some ways we can utilize them respectfully for medicine, food, pigments and crafts. We'll dive into some medicine preparations, identification, ethical harvest and use, and have some sessions involving cooking and/or eating wild foods, as well as crafting sessions. Each meeting will hold a mini-lesson and a hands-on field portion or hands-on making session. Each meeting after our first we'll focus our craft using just a couple of plants in-depth. Below are class topics. Topics may move dates depending on weather, availability of harvest, or group interest. -Plants + People + Plant Walk; Ethnobotanical Histories, Ethical & Safe harvest & use, and a native plant walk or sit focused on ethnobotany. Wild refreshments provided. You'll get to see and.or sample some of the projects we'll work on together throughout the series. We'll also get to know each other and get to know how each other relates to the plant world. -Medicine Types Overview + Plant-Based Skin Care Ideas and recipes. Take home a topical herbal remedy! -Color Coaxing: Plant dyes. Each person will dye and take home a silk or cotton scarf. -Tinctures, Tincture blends, and Vinegars. We'll learn extraction methods of plant constituents in various mediums for internal use. Hands-on practice and sampling included! -Ancient, World-wide staples for food, medicine, and fiber arts. We'll learn about some of these friends, process, and craft with them. -Memorial Day! 5:30-8 Honey ferments, Water Based medicines, and Yummy wild drink recipe ideas! ****Also...Earlier Afternoon Optional Memorial Day outing Hike w/ Van transport to a local plant hike spot (within an hour of Bend). Time will depend on the class's interest and availability!*** -Wild cooking + Celebrations: Learn to prepare some wild foods and eat wild foods together and bring some creations to share if you have them! We'll ad lib on some of the topics or swap them around based on weather and/or class needs. Excited for this new offering! Registration is for all classes. Only 8 spaces available.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: *Please understand that our programs are small groups and we invest a lot of our resources into outreach to fill them. When you sign up, you and the rest of those who are registered become the specific group of people to which our instructors tailor the program, including group size and specific needs. If you aren't sure you can attend your program, please wait to sign up until you know you are able! Please refrain from registering with the prior intent to switch enrollment to other courses, cancel later, etc. * Refunds are not typical. If you, the PARTICIPANT, CANCEL: We can offer credit for future programs if your space can be filled. If you contact us to cancel your spot, we'll reopen it and if it fills you'll then receive a coupon code for part of your tuition (minus processing fees, cancellation fee, etc.) to use in the future. You will not receive a credit or a refund if you miss part or all of your program, your space does not fill after you cancel, you no-call-no-show, etc. If you decide to gift/swap your space to a friend because you can no longer attend, great! Please communicate with us before the program so we can contact them with pertinent needs/info. "OOPS" Refund: If you registered by mistake, you may contact us via email WITHIN 24 HRS AFTER REGISTRATION AND AT LEAST 48 HRS BEFORE THE PROGRAM to request a refund. We will not honor "oops" refund requests outside of this timeframe. ​ If NIGHTHAWK CANCELS an entire program (not typical), due to extenuating circumstances: You'll be contacted ASAP and offered credit or refund, situation depending, if rescheduling isn't possible. We do not offer refund or credits if we have to call a late start, early pickup, or partial course cancellation due to air quality or weather. See below. ​ Inclement weather and Air Quality Policy: Know that we do our best to run programs as safely as possible given inclement weather. These calls are made on a day-by-day basis and your main contacts will be notified of any changes by 2 hours before the start of that day's programming. That is the absolute best we can do. Weather, especially air quality, is unpredictable. We reserve the right to shift the day's program location, operate indoors, or call late start or early pickup based on unsafe conditions. We very seldomly cancel a day of program and only do so if none of these other shifts are possible that day. See more details on policy page.

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