WILD EDIBLE & MEDICINAL PLANT SERIES
ABOUT THE WILD EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL PLANT SERIES
Join Linda Conroy and guests for these inspiring weekend immersions in the wild plant world. Participants will learn to forage for food and medicine of each season. We will learn approaches to storing plants for later use as well as plant identification, ethical wildcrafting, techniques for harvesting, processing and more! The focus of each session will be on what is available during that particular season. We will prepare whole and wild food meals together as part of the hands on learning experience. We encourage participation in both sessions for a comprehensive learning experience!
Weekends include instruction, supplies, handouts with recipes, whole and wild food meals, camping or indoor lodging and much more! Indoor lodging will be on a first come first serve basis.
These program takes place at the Windhorse Retreat Center in Plymouth, WI. The center is located in a beautiful glacial area adjacent to the 15,000 acre Kettle Moraine State Forest. The Kettle Moraine State Forest is in southeastern Wisconsin, USA. The chief feature of the reserve is the Kettle Moraine, a highly glaciated area. The area contains very hilly terrain and glacial landforms, such as kettles, kames and eskers. This forest offers a vast opportunity for exploring the natural world!
FOOD AND MEDICINE IN THE FIELD AND FOREST
Join us for these fun sessions that will explore two very rich seasons in the plant world: Spring and Fall! Both will be seasonally focused, so each weekend will offer a unique experience. Join us for one or both weekends!
Past Events have included a theme weekend on spring food and medicine. The guest instructor for this session was Samuel Thayer, author of Foragers Harvest and Nature’s Garden! See his biography below
FALL FOCUS ON MUSHROOMS
Join Moonwise Herbs founder Linda Conroy at the next Mycelium Mysteries, A Women's Mushroom Retreat. This 3 Day conference will be held on September 28, 29, & 30, 2018 in Almond, WI. This event is run by the Midwest Women's Herbal Team, and all information for this amazing learning opportunity can be found on their website, Here. More information on the retreat can be found below.
MYCELIUM MYSTERIES: A WOMEN'S MUSHROOM RETREAT
Join the Midwest Women’s Herbal conference team in September 2018 to celebrate the Grandmothers of Our Ecosystems. Workshops at the Mushroom retreat will be offered at the beginner through advanced levels, and include topics in wild mushroom skills, fungal ecology, fungi and human health, and ethnomycology. This is a place to share knowledge and get comfortable with using our mycological skills in a supportive, fungal community!
This weekend-long, women's retreat will focus on understanding fungi as the Grandmothers of our ecosystems. Silently shaping the soil beneath our feet, fungi are key players in the health of Earth and trajectory of human culture around the globe. Still, we find ourselves in a time where the study of fungi is considered to be a neglected megascience, their mycelium, a mystery. It is our goal to help modern women connect with the roles and wisdom of our female ancestors who always maintained and shared their visceral understanding of the Fungal Queendom.
Midwest Women’s Herbal held the 1st annual, Mycelium Mysteries, A Women’s Mushroom Retreat, on October 6,7, & 8 2017. This event was the first women's mushroom retreat in the entire world. Midwest Women’s Herbal is committed to providing herbal education and opportunities for transformation, immersed in the Wise Woman Tradition.
The Retreat will include:
-Wild Mushroom Skills: Gathering, identification and preparation
-Fungal Ecology: How fungi continually shape our environments
-Fungi & Human Health: Mushroom nutrition, medicine making & pathology
-Ethnomycology: Mythology & hersotry of women in mycology
The keynote speaker this year is Cardy Raper, including presenters Cornelia Cho, Linda Conroy, Sarah Foltz & Many More!