Workshops + Events
wild gather summer scene
The gospel of summer is blowing our minds right now!!! Hope y'all are feeling the warmth on your skin, the plants, and them beach days of our dreams. We have a bunch of exciting juicy news to share with y'all!!! We will be teaching at a few herb gatherings this summer, and we'd love to see you there!
First up we'll be hanging in Ithaca with our homies at the Herbal Hoedown, June 2nd. You can register for the gathering here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfX_ADx86kfEGRMYNktjhOGDVvHwYHfpTSURCowgZ-uOywdKA/viewform
Next, we'll be teaching at the New England women's herb conference from August 24th- 26th, where Mandana and Amanda David of Rootwork Herbals will be facilitating and co-hosting the first ever BIPOC space and workshop, called In Living Color! Lauren and Mary Blue of Farmacy Herbs will be facilitating a Health Justice forum at the gathering this year as well! For more info or to register: https://www.newomensherbal.com/
Come September, we're excited to be joining an amazing and inspiring list of folks at the Chesapeake Herb gathering hosted by Centro Ashe. The gathering takes place from September 22nd- 23rd. For more info or to register: https://www.chesapeakeherbgathering.com/
ANNNNNDDDD LOGO CONTEST!!!!
Love bells and queerdos,
Wild gather is looking for a tender, mysterious, dark and stormy, joyous, and fly as hell logo for our herb school!! Grandma lauren and prehistoric furby Mandana got plant hands for days but our asses can’t draw for our lives! We are so excited to collaborate with one of you on the logo of our dreamz.
We call in an image inspired by the below, that can translate into the formats we can use for our website, instagram & facebook use, class materials and maybe some dope swag to come ;)
Juicy inspiration list :
Sza’s garden vid featuring childish gambino and her Mom, Audrey Rowe
Night blooming flowers of moonflower and jasmine
Webs and water
Rihanna rolling a blunt on her bodyguards head
Daniel craig as 007
I only have eyes for you by the flamingos
How to survive the end of the world podcast by adrienne maree brown and autumn brown
To enter please send your design to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Summer Solstice || June 21st. The winner will be announced soon after and will recieve an oprah approved, epic af plant centered gift basket but madzz other cute shit too (think mixtapes, stickers, vials of glitter.) YOU KNOW HOW WE ROLL.
We love you, mandana and lauren xo.
Thursday May 24th
join Wild Gather for the 411 on tick prevention and care through the lens of herbal first aid. we're gonna hash it out, whine it out, shed our fears and learn practical skills for living in tick city.
6:30-8:30pm, $20-35 sliding scale, at Good Fight Herb Shop ~ 253 1/2 Warren St., Hudson
Join us June 2nd!
We'll be teaching a workshop entitled,
INVASIVES : Plants, Boundaries and Medicine
For the full lineup and all the details on this great one day Herbal event, visit https://m.facebook.com/events/1987189561609025
and to register for the day, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfX_ADx86kfEGRMYNktjhOGDVvHwYHfpTSURCowgZ-uOywdKA/viewform
links to the below classes here! :
3/10 Culturally Compassionate Plant Spirit Medicine at Maha Rose, NYC ~ register here
3/11 Resiliency for Everyday Movements at Tigerlily Holistic, Brooklyn ~ class details here, email email@example.com to register
3/12 Resiliency for Everyday Movements at Maha Rose : cancelled, to be rescheduled!
3/29 Herbal Care for the Home Team at Instar Lodge, Germantown ~ register here
workshop 1/25 !
RESILIENCY FOR EVERYDAY MOVEMENTS
at Good Fight Herb Co. herb shop // 6-8pm // 253 1/2 warren street, hudson // $45
Waking up in cis-white-patriarchal-capitalist dominated culture is *hard as hell*. The effects on our bodies, thought processes, spirits and ways we connect to one another are real and ever present. We need resiliency for our everyday movements so that we can stand powerful in our collective ones. Adaptogenic herbs, plant spirit medicine, spell casting, and medicine making are tools for self-preservation, potency, and community wellness that we'll learn. This workshop starts with you, but works towards casting our collective spells to dismantle the bullshit and uplift the sparkle, because when we gather to take good care of each other, we dazzle on a whole new level!
please RSVP "Resiliency" to firstname.lastname@example.org
herbal care for the home team
Gather your squad - be it family (of origin, chosen), your collective house, domestic partners, etc. - and participate in a down home, approachable way to take care of each other with herbs. We’ll cultivate tools to promote our agency and self-determination on how we choose to take care. We’ll unpack first aid assessment and make medicine that relates to everyday situations. We’ll break down emotional labor, holding space for ourselves and the team, and practice tools for creating healthy boundaries. We’ll decipher ways we can carve out time for care, and how to engage in this intimacy so that our squad goals are on point! January 11th, 2018, from 6-8 p.m.
@ Good Fight Herb Shop, 253 1/2 warren st., hudson. $65. Space limited to 10, to reserve a spot RSVP "Home Team" to email@example.com
Th 1/11 6-8pm :: Herbal Care for the Home Team at Good Fight Herb Co. herb shop ~ 253 1/2 warren st., hudson, ny
Gather your squad - be it family (of origin, chosen), your collective house, domestic partners, etc. - and participate in a down home, approachable way to take care of each other with herbs. We’ll cultivate tools to promote our agency and self-determination on how we choose to take care. We’ll unpack first aid assessment and make medicine that relates to everyday situations. We’ll break down emotional labor, holding space for ourselves and the team, and practice tools for creating healthy boundaries. We’ll decipher ways we can carve out time for care, and how to engage in this intimacy so that our squad goals are on point! $65 ; RSVP "Home Team" to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 1/14 5-7pm :: Herbal Care for the Home Team
at Tigerlily Holistic, 360 Jefferson St., Suite 1C, Brooklyn, NY, $65
Sun 1/21 11a-3p:: Culturally Compassionate Plant Spirit Medicine
This workshop is about working through our own unique experiences of how we have and currently identify with spirit. Navigating spirit as we live and participate in a society that upholds and celebrates colonization and patriarchy, affects how we understand, practice, feed and recognize spirit in their many forms. Whether you're Indigenous or POC living in america who has had to hide their practice and ritual in the home, or who have experienced effects of forced assimilation; or whether your ancestors were the perpetrators of colonization, or whether you grew up with traditions or religion that encouraged the spread of colonization, we can often hold trauma around how we access and acknowledge spirit. This may make spirit work feel hard to approach, reclaim and practice, especially if we want to uplift Indigenous knowledge without appropriating or exploiting it's values. We'll spend time collectively looking at Plant Spirit Medicine - what it means to us, how we practice it and how we incorporate the teaching and medicines as tools in our everyday lives. We'll etch out time to prioritize unpacking our personal traumas we experience through individual activities, group conversation, flower essence making and spell craft. Folks will take home a plant essence and charmed candle we make together, to support their ongoing practice in connecting with spirit outside of class. $125
Th 1/25 6-8pm :: Resiliency for Everyday Movements
at Good Fight Herb Co. herb shop ~ 253 1/2 warren st., hudson, ny
Waking up in cis-white-patriarchal-capitalist dominated culture is *hard as hell*. The effects on our bodies, thought processes, spirits and ways we connect to one another are real and ever present. We need resiliency for our everyday movements so that we can stand powerful in our collective ones. Adaptogenic herbs, plant spirit medicine, spell casting, and medicine making are tools for self-preservation, potency, and community wellness that we'll learn. This workshop starts with you, but works towards casting our collective spells to dismantle the bullshit and uplift the sparkle, because when we gather to take good care of each other, we dazzle on a whole new level! $45 ; RSVP "Resiliency" to email@example.com
twilight music hang
we have a sweet and special twilight music hang at wild gather's new hangout, the green trailer, down in the basilica parking lot on tues, may 2nd.
we'll be serving up herbal potions, tending a barrel fire of herbs + listening to the magical sounds of Omkar Lewis, Emily Ritz and Roniia.
do come. sit and watch the sun go down. take a dose of violet glycerite. enjoy the sounds of our friends making music alongside the babbling spring peepers. all down near the railroad tracks.
all bodies, all ages are welcome. we'll pass a hat for the musicians at the end so bring yer cash, pals.
Spring hopes eternal.
Tuesday May 2nd, 6 - 10pm, 110 S. Front St.
Spring ephemerals are perennial woodland plants that quickly bloom, seed, and disappear into dormancy - just as the trees begin to leaf out. This is a powerful + special time to witness these ancient plants. Let's meet at one of our spots in the woods and do so. Many of our native, spring ephemerals are endangered or at-risk. We'll discuss the impact of over-harvesting + strategies on how we can be better allies to these woodland wonders by making an ephemeral flower essence without harvesting the plant.
Saturday, April 22nd, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Sliding Scale $35- 55
Location will be given upon R.S.V.P to firstname.lastname@example.org
Weaving with Pine: Coiled basketry and medicinal uses
Wednesday January 25th from 5:00 p.m.- 800 p.m
sliding scale $35-55 // RSVP email@example.com
Pine is a resilient, abundant, and approachable evergreen with many species growing across North America. In this class, we will be learning the skill of coiled basketry and weaving our own personal pine coiled basket to take home. We'll also explore the medicinal and energetic aspects of our local Pinus species and how to incorporate this useful plant ally into our everyday lives. Everyone learns and weaves at their own pace. Some may leave class with a completed basket, and some may leave with a work in progress. Materials will be provided for folks to take home, so they can continue their projects outside of class.
Self Care for Dark Days
Saturday January 28th 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m
sliding scale $25-55 // RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
If you missed the first offering of this workshop, here’s another chance to attend! The days are darker, nights longer and shit’s been so real, y’all. In this intimate and interactive workshop we’ll gather to discuss how we can support our selves, bodies and spirits in the dark days. We’ll focus on common ailments and herbal allies for this time of year seasonally, politically, physically, emotionally. We’ll also make space to break down why it’s so damn hard to take care of ourselves sometimes. Folks will go home with a special remedy we’ve made in class together. We’re non binary and ask you to come and do you. Heads up, this workshop will include the burning of things like plants and incenses.