Marguerite’s outdoor plant and tree experientials are encounter based, hands-on and ethically focused in Traditional ecological knowledge. New Earth Living Skills in Radical Plant Identification is the reclaimed approach. Her Earth-School mentoring program serves as a platform for students to integrate New Earth Living Skills, develop dialogue with the Nature-that-surrounds-us and fully walk our talk in embodied equity. [See her Blog – June 14th, 2021 for details on italicized points, in particular, Radical Plant Identification.] All programs respect our common kinship and work tirelessly to elevate Nature back to their sovereign ground.
She is member of The Peoples Wellness Initiative, United Plant Savers, Catskill Forest Association, and Plant Signaling and Behavior Society.
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Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower is a Registered Nurse, a Clinical Herbalist and Respectful Plant Wild Crafter who studied with Kate Gilday of Woodland Essence and Botanist Bob Beyfuss in Tree Identification. She is co-founder of Plant Pioneers collective, a human-plant relations movement, Weeds, Leaves, Seeds & Shoots a community-based outreach business that functions through being commissioned for events, schools or your business for activities, walks or for Music of the Plants arts installations. She also offers a 6-month Earth-School Herbal Apprenticeship that takes place on Haudenosaunee land at her home in East Meredith.
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Join Seven Arrows’ Nurse Herbalist Bonnie Kavanagh for an A-Z tour of your kitchen spice cabinet. This class focuses on the colorful history of your common culinary herbs and spices and the many herbal healing and health benefits they offer. Recipes and a spice blend will be provided to each participant!
Materials Fee $5.00
Cost: $40 plus material fee of $10 paid at the day of class
DAYTIME 4 WEEK PRACTICAL HERBALISM
Those that attend the class will be given tools and techniques to connect and communicate telepathically with animals, domestic and wild. We will discuss universal and personal signs from the animal kingdom and, how our both our pets and wild animals teach us about ourselves, how they heal us, and how they want to support and empower us.
The class will practice communicating with each other’s pets, so asked if attendees are to bring photos (physical photos or photos on your phone) of 1-2 current or deceased pets.
Date and Time: Sunday, March 25 1pm-3pm
This class is all about deepening your connection to animals! Those that attend the class will be given tools and techniques to connect and communicate telepathically with animals, domestic and wild. We will discuss universal and personal signs from the animal kingdom and , how our both our pets and wild animals teach us about ourselves, how they heal us, and how they want to support and empower us. Ashley will send each attendee energy healing as she leads them in a guided meditation to open up their intuitive channels and release any blocks or fears of opening their intuitive gifts, connecting them further to the animal kingdom. Ashley will connect with all attendees’ energy and guides, to receive personal messages of what their intuitive strengths are and guidance of how they can amplify those strengths. The class will also program crystals to assist everyone with their animal communication journey.
Falconi’s recent book, Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook ($40, botanicalartspress.com), which includes botanical illustrations by Wendy Hollender, covers 50 common weeds that can be found throughout the world. In the first part of the book, she teaches readers how to forage; the second half is comprised of 100 recipes and their variations, such as Wild Shepherd or Cottage Pie (burdock root and grass-fed beef with a topping of mashed potatoes) and green pesto made with wild bergamot and garlic mustard.
“Medicinal & Edible Plant Walk” with Falconi. Saturday, Oct. 11, 1 to 2 p.m. Free. Olive Free Library Association, West Shokan. olivefreelibrary.org.
At this time of year, Uhlmann-Bower picks the browned, dried seeds of yellow dock—a member of the buckwheat family—and grinds them into powder. (She uses a flour mill, but a coffee grinder will also do the trick.) She then stores it for use as a gluten-free flour alternative in cookies, bread and desserts.
Falconi, a Marbletown resident who grew up in New York City, has been steeped in the world of wild-plant identification, foraging and cooking for 30 years now. But growing up, she had no idea what was waiting out in the woods.
Uhlmann-Bower comes at foraging from a very different background. As a registered nurse now working part-time, she has a keen interest in the medicinal uses of plants. She’s been harvesting and picking her own herbs for more than 20 years, and began to see that foraged remedies could help where traditional medicine left off.