Workshops + Events
at Good Fight Herb Co. shop, 253 1/2 Warren St., Hudson, NY
Th 12/7 6-8pm :: Fire Cider for the People!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Th 1/11 :: 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! $65 ; RSVP "Home Team" to email@example.com
Th 1/25 :: Resiliency for Everyday Movements
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.