It seems almost daily we see queries on herbal and native plant groups from folks looking to find and harvest a certain plant – and often it’s the wrong season for the medicine. We see frantic questions like “Can I harvest this now?” “When should I pick this?” or—“I just picked all of this—how do I dry it? What do I do with it?”
This is important and foundational knowledge for the aspiring or practising herbalist. Our craft and profession relies on quality plant material, harvested and dried in a sustainable and correct way, for it to be of maximum efficacy for ourselves and those we are supplying with plant medicine.
If we want good results, we need to work with the best quality materials. And we can’t work with good materials when we are harvesting plants in the wrong season.
Join Community Herbalist & Wild Rose Communications Manager Dionne Jennings on Wednesday, May 12th, 4 pm PDT and grow your confidence in harvesting fundamentals with the rhythm of the seasons.
We will learn:
- where the energy of the plant is as it relates to the seasons, so we intrinsically always know the right “time” to harvest for hundreds of plants in the materia medica without memorization
- the best time of year to harvest roots, leaves, flowers, fruit, fungi
- wrap up with good harvesting practices such as drying to ensure a successful harvest
- why ethics and relationship with the plant king/queendom matters when practising plant medicine
Dionne Jennings has a mission as a Community Herbalist: connecting plants & people. Dionne has a particular passion for teaching & researching. Her Ukrainian Canadian heritage drives her interest in studying Ukrainian/Slavic Folk & Herbal Medicine. You can follow Dionne at YEG Herbalist.
She enjoys utilizing her writing and communication skills on behalf of inspiring and “growing” future herbalists as the Marketing and Communications Manager with Wild Rose Herbal College, where she runs social media and outreach and represents the College at herbal events near and far. As a herbalist currently living in Winnipeg, she acknowledges she lives on the traditional lands of the Anishnaabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene and Dakota, and the Metis people. She is committed to working towards an inclusive community for all races, genders and beings, while always advocating for the plants within the herbal medicine community.
This event takes place exclusively in the Wild Rose Herbal Village, our online community and herbal learning platform, which is packed full of multimedia learning resources and fellow herb nerds! Join now and grow your herbal knowledge and circle of herbal friends!