Rebecca Wood has been a practicing herbalist and Holistic Healthcare Practitioner for over 30 years. She founded and runs Hopewood Holistic Health and Holistic Journeys based near Athens, Ohio. Rebecca taught at Hocking College for over 22 years and brought Herbalism, Permaculture, Field Botany, Sustainable Design and International Study Abroad to the college. She inspired and was inspired by her many students over the years and is proud and excited to share in this day of discovery at Treasure Lake surrounded by new and old friends, herbalists, permaculturalist and an interested community of excited nature lovers.
Rebecca will be involved in several walk and talks
Trained as both a Permaculture Designer and Fish and Wildlife Manager, Doug has extensive knowledge surrounding landscape planning and food production systems. This regenerative design and implementation work spans the globe ranging in contexts and climates including tropical agro-forestry, Mediterranean organic gardening, and temperate suburban edible landscaping. To facilitate this work he founded TreeYo Permaculture thus building off his other formal training in small business management. Incorporating this knowledge and experience into sustainability educational programming has now become Doug’s main focus as he continues his ecological design and holistic development in various ecosystems.
Doug will be involved in Several walks and a hands on, he is the steward of Treasure Lake and will focus on the work done and to be done
In this hands on session we will work together to plant out medicinal herbs in appropriate microclimates to further the biodiversity mission of Treasure Lake. Doug, the steward of the Treasure Lake property, and other plant walkers will walk you through the easy process of planting forest medicinal herbs so that you have the confidence to do it on your own. This workshop is also a way to give back to the land and rally community to support the place and forest itself.
Celeste, co owner of Village General Farms, has dedicated her career to plant art in all forms. Her strong background in horticulture, floriculture and urban gardening inspired her love for beauty and function. Diving into herbalism has now tied all of these passions together. The search fir a greener life has taken her from Nantucket, MA to Prescott,AZ and now back to her hometown of Cincinnati where she and her partner run an urban farmstead and nature based art business with three wild children. Celeste focuses on herbalism as an art of healing not only our physical ailments but as a spiritual remedy for our changing societal wounds. Through learning to heal our body’s we can learn to heal the world around us too. Join her in a hands on herbalism Class, learn some basics and get started on your own herbal first aid kit!!!
Celeste will be doing an interactive herbalism session to start the day and will support during other walks and events
Join her in an hands on herbalism Class, learn to make tinctures and salves. Gain the knowledges to empower and start you off on your herbal journey and take healing and health into your own hands.
Ben currently resides in the Louisville, Kentuckiana where he enjoys foraging the landscape both urban and rural. His primary focus is on Wild foods that can provides us with substantial calories such as acorns. After studying the works of Weston Price among others he was led to believe that wild foods are missing link in the quest for human health sovereignty. As an extension of his love for wild foods he founded Wildfoodwarehouse.com which is a purveyor of high integrity wild foods such as wild rice which he has available for sale at his vendor table.
Discover the ancient art of acorn processing; a practice which turns a common tree nut into the valuable, calorie dense food source once relied upon by innumerable prehistoric peoples. Regularly utilized in Korean cuisine, the humble acorn is having its own renaissance here in North America. We will demonstrate making acorn flour using a cold leaching process, which is required to render the nuts both edible and delicious. Participants will be empowered to harvest, process, and consume the abundant gift of the acorn during the next harvest season
See above for the presentation Michael and Ben will be doing together.
Abby will take you on an adventure into the forest and open spaces to see what free foods and herbs surround us, how we safely and ethically harvest them, and how to preserve them. We’ll get to use all our senses, to identify, smell, touch, taste, and learn more about these plants. Bring your questions, field guides, notebooks, and cameras, along with hiking boots, rain jackets, and water bottles. Family friendly.
Lawrence Greene is the founder of Ugata, Underground African themed Arts, a pan African cultural group focused on entertainment, education and the environment. He was lead naturalist at the Wilds and Highlands nature sanctuary in Ohio. Lawrence is also co founder of Rising Appalachian Warriors, a summer day camp at Solid Ground Farm in Athens, county Ohio. He sells produce to local markets in Athens, Ohio and is an advisor to the U.N.I.T.Y. Garden in Steubenville, Ohio. Lawrence is also an African drumming instructor and performs around Southern Ohio and the Mid Ohio Valley.
Lawrence will bring a great interaction with music and culture
During this drum ritual we will look at the effects of monoculture farming on our spirit of diversity and unity. Percussion instruments will be provided or you can bring your own. We will set an intention to see ourselves as the cultural legacy of the First Nation people that domesticated corn and other agricultural plants.
Geobotany is thus the study of the biogeography of plants, or even more simply put, it is the study of the relationships between soils (geology) and plants (botany), and the natural communities formed by this relationship. To have even a little understanding of geobotany can save you a lot of time if you plan to wildcraft your own herbs. How many times have you spent scouring a forest for a particular plant and never found it, or spent hours looking for it? What if you knew exactly where the plant should be growing? What other plants would grow in association with it? What soils does it grow in? Under what types of trees does your specimen grow? What slopes, elevations, rainfall, and other parameters does this plant require? With an understanding of geobotany, you come to know all of this and know where to search without having ever been to a specific site. Come to know the power of geobotany and patterns of natural communities.
The theme will be the following:
Guided Connection to Earth through the Senses and Artful Creation
Heavily under the influence of the first Earth Day in 1970, Susan has delighted in spreading the Good News of Nature Connection since she organized her first Ecology Clubs with friends and schoolmates at age 8. With the arrival of her own children in the 1990s, she has organized outdoor education programs at elementary schools which include; installation of land lab habitats on campuses, K-12 classroom curricula, Summer camps, community events, and more. Her specialty is “Eco-Play” with fully sensorial experiences that immerse participants in Nature with body and mind.
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I have a home childcare called Maya Terra Whole Child Care based in Northside. I’ve been in service to children, families, and community for about twenty years. I’m an urban Mary Poppins of sorts with a knowledge base in zero waste, community building, and food security in an environmentally sound way. My joys are children, weeds, playing in bubbles, dumpster diving, sidewalk chalk, and the smell of soil. Xxoo