Update March 2022: I am continuing to hold off on organizing scheduled classes and courses. As many of us have during Covid restrictions, I have refocused my teaching energies. Among other projects, I have been working with Duwamish Tribe Longhouse & Cultural Center to curate their newly opened Spirit Returns 2.0 Exhibit in Seattle and hope you can visit to see this beautiful building and this work!
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Where? In various locations throughout the Salish Sea, Seattle/ Olympia area.
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Scotland Ethnobotany and Traditional Skills Exploration 2020
Delayed to a future time; due to Covid19; same time frame
I have several committed participants, and am hopeful we will make it this year.
Cntact me if you are interested.
Core themes for this exploration will be historic physic and apothecary gardens, herbal medicines and spirit distillations, a wee bit of ‘Outlander’, folk centers, basketry skills, holy wells, standing stones, ancient yews and Caledonian forests. We will begin in Edinburgh, travel through Fife and Aberdeenshire visiting gardens and sites along the way, spend a week in the heart of the Highlands on ancestral clan lands, then venture out to the Isles for a few days before returning back to Edinburgh. These explorations, with a focus on plants and traditional culture, are powerful ways for many of us to connect to our ancestral roots as Celtic people.
Let me know soon! if you are interested in joining us and I’ll add you to my contact list!
To get a sense of what this trip might be like check out photos of our 2017 Ethnobotany and Traditional Skills Exploration of Ireland photos of our explorations here.
For tribal community
I offer stipends and scholarships to enrolled tribal members from Pacific Northwest Tribes after I reach minimum signups for classes. I have worked for the last 15 years in tribal community teaching these subjects, and hope you consider participating in these regular classes. The Snoqualmie Tribe has approved my programs to qualify under their Education funding for tribal members, and this may apply to other Tribes in the region as well. Let me know if I can help. contact