Rose is no longer available to present workshops, however, Coulee Region Herbal Institute (CRHI) continues to offer monthly gatherings & classes.
Visit their website for details: http://couleeregionherbalinstitute.org/
or join the CRHI Google Group
Other members of CRHI may be available to present educational workshops locally in Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northern Iowa.
If you are interested in medicinal herb and/or wild food walks or presentations, please feel free to contact CRHI with any inquiries or questions.
Current email to reach members of Coulee Region Herbal Institute (CRHI): firstname.lastname@example.org
EXAMPLES OF PAST WORKSHOPS OFFERED :
Spring Wild Food Workshop (late April, early May)
Teas and Tinctures
Herbal Oils and Salves
Herbal First Aid: Poultices and Compresses
Fall Wild Food Workshop (late September, October)
Roots, Barks & Winter Remedies (October-November)
Typical workshops have included::
- Herb walk to identify in-season medicinal herbs and/or wild foods
- Lecture and display
- Harvesting expedition
- Hands on experience using plants harvested during the workshop
- Handouts and recipes
***Customized workshops or presentations on topics not previously offered can be made available upon request.
A workshop could include a lecture and demonstration, an herb walk, a harvesting expedition, hands-on activities making medicinal preparations or cooking with wild foods, detailed hand-outs or recipes.
Typically, a workshop would be limited to 15 people, with a minimum of 6 people. Cost may range from $20 or more per person, depending on topic, materials & handouts needed, time & distance traveled. .
Workshop sites should include a kitchen (especially for the wild food workshops) and an outdoor setting with abundant, diverse plant life for the herb walk and harvesting. American native plants would be a plus, along with the common naturalized plants from European & Asian heritage. However, highly mowed and landscaped settings tend to displace the local, wild ‘weeds’ which would be used in such a workshop.