Where? Most classes will be held or based out of the ‘Scholars Garden’ studio in Fall City, Washington, an oasis located on the Raging River with the sounds of water and birdsong, trails and maze through a jungle of edible plants, yurts, gazebos, firepits. Field excursions will start at meeting locations within 40 minutes of Seattle.
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Summer Ethnobotany & Traditional Skills-
Plant Identification Explorations
Update 6/14/19 Thank you! Registration is now closed for this series. Please join me for my other summer and fall classes; come back in a few days to see my additional summer and fall class schedules!
Lughnasa- Celtic Traditional Skills Gathering
August 3rd- Place TBD
Join me for my first Celtic-themed traditional skills event. This is the time to honor the first harvests of grains and fruits, recognizing that autumn is on its way. Harvesting and processing grain for breads, making harvest knots from strands of grain, and corn dollies; using a scythe and sickle for harvests, collecting and preserving the sacred summer herbs, herbal meads and more.
Summer Foraged Cocktail Class
August 17th – 3-6 PM
At Seward Park Audubon Learning Center;
With my daughter Dea Allgood, mixology maven we will create core cocktail ingredients from locally foraged plants, and create our own foraged cocktails we’ll enjoy on this summer afternoon. Participants will take home some of the ingredients we make, with recipes to create their own herbal cocktails.
Fall Traditional Basketry Series
Sundays October 6, October 20, & November 3rd, 10-4:30
at the Scholars Garden, Fall City
Join us! This course is geared for beginning or refresher basketmakers. We work with native plant materials using core basketry techniques to make twined, plaited, coil and wicker baskets from willow, cedar bark, cattail, rush, sweetgrass, pine needles and more.
Now open for registration!
Basketry & Weaving Apprenticeship
Winter 2019/2020 November- March
One weekend per month; Saturday 1-7PM; Sunday 10-4:00
Nov 9 & 10; Dec 14 & 15; Jan 11 & 12; Feb 8 & 9; March 14 & 15
At the Scholars Garden, Fall City
In my 5th year teaching this course, I look forward to the many projects we can work on during this apprenticeship season. This program is geared for people who have some skills with weaving and basketry, and preferably have already taken some classes with me. We work together to determine the projects we’ll work on, with an emphasis on advanced cedar bark, root and bough; willow, rush, plant and wool fibers. We primarily study traditional techniques from the Pacific Northwest, as well as traditional techniques from Ireland, Scotland and Spain, brought home from my travels and gained experience.
This has been a rewarding experience with students often returning year after year as we hone and advance our skills. Join us!
Course Fee: $950.00
2020 Ethnobotany & Traditional Skills Course- January-September
Registration for 2020 Ethnobotany Course will be opening soon!
Save the dates! Last full weekend of the month; January through August, with a September Culmination Potluck.
See photos from our 2017 and 2018 courses!
Scotland Ethnobotany and Traditional Skills Exploration 2020
Planning in the works for Late Summer/Fall 2020! Tentatively September 18- October 2.
Core themes for this exploration will be historic physic and herb gardens, herbal distillations, folk centers, basketry skills, holy wells, ancient yews and Caledonian forests, traveling through the Highlands and to the Isles. These explorations are powerful ways for many of us to connect to our ancestral roots as Celtic people.
Let me know if you are interested in joining us and I’ll add you to my contact list! We had an amazing Exploration through Ireland in 2017.
Check out photos of our explorations here.
Ireland Ethnobotany & Traditional Skills Exploration 2017
We had an amazing journey through Ireland. Check out photos of our explorations here.
Interested in joining us next time to Ireland? or one to Scotland?! Let me know if you are interested in future explorations!
Spain Ethnobotanical Study Expedition- August 2017
Completed! See my Blog about the trip
Planning for further study expeditions 2019/2020
For the tribal community:
Snoqualmie Tribal Members: Gatherer to Gardener Programs have been approved by Tribal Council for funding under the ‘Education- Adult Enrichment Activities’ Application
I also offer stipends and discounts to tribal members from all local tribes based on current class enrollment numbers. Please contact me directly for more information : email@example.com or 425-549-0093
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