Workshops + Events

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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 wildgather@gmail.com

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winter workshops 

Th 12/7 6-8pm :: Fire Cider for the People! 

at Good Fight Herb Co. herb shop ~ 253 1/2 warren st., hudson, ny

This workshop explores the dynamic history and folklore of the beloved and time honored oxymel, Fire Cider. From cultures all over the world sharing recipes, to a company trademarking the name and claiming it as their own, this tonic has proven powerful and necessary. Through tasting and making our own Fire Cider, we'll learn different recipes and herbs included, and highlight variations based on individual constitutions. We'll go over how to incorporate this tonic into your pantries, first aid kits and cauldrons. We'll also spend time talking about the active boycott of the company Shire City Herbals, in regards to the ongoing lawsuit fighting their trademarking of this age old tradition, and how we can uphold access to herbal medicine as it continues to face being commodified. $35 with a portion of the proceeds going towards the free fire cider lawsuit ; RSVP "Fire Cider" to wildgather@gmail.com

Sun 12/10 5-7pm :: Fire Cider for the People! 

at Tigerlily Holistic, 360 Jefferson St., Suite 1C, Brooklyn, NY, $45

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 wildgather@gmail.com

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

at Maha Rose, 97 Green St G3, Brooklyn, NY

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 wildgather@gmail.com

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With Summer Solstice having arrived, we've been hard at work taking advantage of these long, sun filled days. While we're grateful to be tending our gardens, making medicine, wildcrafting, teaching and supporting our loved ones, we can't always be on TCB mode. So we've gotten together a juicy line-up of events and workshops for y'all to enjoy! Come take a break with us... We'll be sipping on some chill tea and taking time to be still, learn and take good care. Up first we have Tick Magic on 6/27 from 7-9pm. This is a free event in collaboration with Sarah Falkner Healing Arts. Tick Magic is a a gathering, a working, a container for facilitated collective magic. All folks are welcome no matter your personal histories or experience with tick related illness or magic. In July, we have a few hands-on plant based workshops. First a Making Baskets w/ Bark workshop on 7/3, where folks will learn how to craft their own bark baskets to take home (limited space available so RSVPs are important!). Later in the month on 7/29 we have a drop-in Indigo Dyeing workshop hangout with Barrie of Beezie Textiles, where you can bring your own cloth or garment to dye, or grab a hankie from Barrie! We'll also be getting sexy and healthy with Myrto, our friend and local herbalist who will be faciliating an Herbal Lube + Sexual Health class on 7/5. In this class you'll learn about different herbs to use in making a water based lube, which can serve as an aphrodisiac, UTI/yeast preventive and support the overall health of your down there tissue states. And lastly, in collaboration with Rally in the Valley, a festival of art, education and action in support of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, we'll be offering this workshop on 7/21 : Be a Better Neighbor: Gender 101. As a culture, we are taking major strides towards breaking down the gender binary, one bathroom at a time. While we are grateful for this cultural movement towards compassionate ally ship for our queer and trans communities, we know that there is still a lot of work to be done on the ground. In this workshop we will break down gender identity, expression, and pronouns. We will provide tools towards creating safer spaces, gender literacy, and collective liberation for all. We encourage you to come with an open mind and open heart. No matter what your experience or understanding of gender is you're welcome here.  All workshops take place at Wild Gather's headquarters, The Green Trailer @ Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front St. Hudson, NY.  To RSVP for any event, send along an email to wildgather@gmail.com and let us know which you're wanting to attend. Thanks so much, y'all! XO, Wild Gathe

With Summer Solstice having arrived, we've been hard at work taking advantage of these long, sun filled days. While we're grateful to be tending our gardens, making medicine, wildcrafting, teaching and supporting our loved ones, we can't always be on TCB mode. So we've gotten together a juicy line-up of events and workshops for y'all to enjoy! Come take a break with us... We'll be sipping on some chill tea and taking time to be still, learn and take good care.

Up first we have Tick Magic on 6/27 from 7-9pm. This is a free event in collaboration with Sarah Falkner Healing Arts. Tick Magic is a a gathering, a working, a container for facilitated collective magic. All folks are welcome no matter your personal histories or experience with tick related illness or magic.

In July, we have a few hands-on plant based workshops. First a Making Baskets w/ Bark workshop on 7/3, where folks will learn how to craft their own bark baskets to take home (limited space available so RSVPs are important!). Later in the month on 7/29 we have a drop-in Indigo Dyeing workshop hangout with Barrie of Beezie Textiles, where you can bring your own cloth or garment to dye, or grab a hankie from Barrie!

We'll also be getting sexy and healthy with Myrto, our friend and local herbalist who will be faciliating an Herbal Lube + Sexual Health class on 7/5. In this class you'll learn about different herbs to use in making a water based lube, which can serve as an aphrodisiac, UTI/yeast preventive and support the overall health of your down there tissue states.

And lastly, in collaboration with Rally in the Valley, a festival of art, education and action in support of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, we'll be offering this workshop on 7/21 : Be a Better Neighbor: Gender 101. As a culture, we are taking major strides towards breaking down the gender binary, one bathroom at a time. While we are grateful for this cultural movement towards compassionate ally ship for our queer and trans communities, we know that there is still a lot of work to be done on the ground. In this workshop we will break down gender identity, expression, and pronouns. We will provide tools towards creating safer spaces, gender literacy, and collective liberation for all. We encourage you to come with an open mind and open heart. No matter what your experience or understanding of gender is you're welcome here. 

All workshops take place at Wild Gather's headquarters, The Green Trailer @ Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front St. Hudson, NY. 

To RSVP for any event, send along an email to wildgather@gmail.com and let us know which you're wanting to attend. Thanks so much, y'all!
XO, Wild Gathe

Wild Gather hosts Jules Skloot for :  TAKE CARE + DANCE! Come move and sweat to sweet and grooveable beats, all while connecting to a group of other humans! We will turn and jump and make our molecules bounce! There will be chances to make up your own movements that feel good in the moment, as well as time to learn a set sequence that incorporates elements from contemporary dance, ballet and folk dance forms. We will fill ourselves up with ourselves, mirror each others brilliance and support each other to fly. All are welcome! That means you, regardless of your dance history or non-history. The floor in this space is concrete so you might consider bringing a pair of sneakers to add some cushion to the experience. This class is open to people of all abilities, and the space is wheelchair accessible. If you have questions, or if you'd like to relay specific needs or concerns beforehand, feel free to contact Jules at sklootj@gmail.com. Thursday, June 1st, 6:30-8pm sliding scale $10-25, RSVP to wildgather@gmail.com Basilica North Hall, 110 S. Front Street, enter near Kite's Nest entrance on north side of building Teacher Bio : Jules Skloot is a dancer, performance maker and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Jules frequently collaborates and performs with Katy Pyle and Ballez, a radical dance company working reverently and irreverently within and around the form of ballet to create queer spectacles that show and celebrate queer lives. Jules facilitates anti-oppression workshops and trainings, teaches adult Ballez, creative dance to young ones, health classes to middle schoolers and is committed to liberation and joy in all these endeavors.

Wild Gather hosts Jules Skloot for : 

TAKE CARE + DANCE! Come move and sweat to sweet and grooveable beats, all while connecting to a group of other humans! We will turn and jump and make our molecules bounce! There will be chances to make up your own movements that feel good in the moment, as well as time to learn a set sequence that incorporates elements from contemporary dance, ballet and folk dance forms. We will fill ourselves up with ourselves, mirror each others brilliance and support each other to fly. All are welcome! That means you, regardless of your dance history or non-history. The floor in this space is concrete so you might consider bringing a pair of sneakers to add some cushion to the experience. This class is open to people of all abilities, and the space is wheelchair accessible. If you have questions, or if you'd like to relay specific needs or concerns beforehand, feel free to contact Jules at sklootj@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 1st, 6:30-8pm

sliding scale $10-25, RSVP to wildgather@gmail.com

Basilica North Hall, 110 S. Front Street, enter near Kite's Nest entrance on north side of building

Teacher Bio : Jules Skloot is a dancer, performance maker and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Jules frequently collaborates and performs with Katy Pyle and Ballez, a radical dance company working reverently and irreverently within and around the form of ballet to create queer spectacles that show and celebrate queer lives. Jules facilitates anti-oppression workshops and trainings, teaches adult Ballez, creative dance to young ones, health classes to middle schoolers and is committed to liberation and joy in all these endeavors.

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.

 

 

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Spring Ephemerals 

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 wildgather@gmail.com

     

 

 

 

Weaving with Pine: Coiled basketry and medicinal uses

Wednesday January 25th from 5:00 p.m.- 800 p.m

sliding scale $35-55 // RSVP wildgather@gmail.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 wildgather@gmail.com

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.