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Wildcrafting For First Aid and Simple Home Remedies: Cottonwood and Willow

March 13, 2022


Have you ever wished you knew what wild plants growing in our midst could be made into simple home remedies? If so, our upcoming class series, Wildcrafting for First Aid and Simple Home Remedies, is for you. Each month, we will wander the woods and fields together, gathering herbs, barks, roots and flowers and putting them to good use in a variety of tried-and-true remedies. Not only will we learn well the pertinent particulars of the plants we are studying, but also take home each month a remedy, such as tincture or balm or ingredients for tea that we have crafted together in the field. Attend the entire series and you will have filled a shelf in your pantry with all manner of your own homemade, wildcrafted remedies!

Don’t miss out on the first installation of this series which will occur on Decorah’s beautiful Trout Run Trail on Sunday March 13th from 10am-12. For this class, we will be harvesting the buds of eastern Cottonwood trees and the bark of Black Willow—two of nature’s most useful pain relievers!

Other upcoming classes in this series include:

April 16th: Stinging Nettle

May 29: Plantain

June 26: Elderflower

July 24: Yarrow

August 28th: Elderberry

September 25th: Black cherry bark

October 23rd: White Pine

Each class is $25/person and takes place on Saturdays from 10am-12, with the exception of our first class, which is on a Sunday. To join this class or sign up for the entire series, email us at the.wilders.way@gmail.com.

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