Past events: 


Past workshops
 

Plants as allies! Herbal First aid and trauma care

January 13th, 2015 //  7:00pm
Heartwood community cafe
317 E Broadway

 

Plants as Allies! Herbal first aid and trauma care for lefties, organizers, land defenders and activists.
Bodies, hearts, and minds often come out of actions, rallies and encampments bruised, bumped, and just plain burnt-out.

  • How do we create a community response to care?
  • What medicinal plants grow around us, whether in the city's sidewalk cracks or streamside along the forest's floor?
  • Can plants offer healing and support in times of personal, community, and intergenerational trauma and grief?
  • How do we make our own medicines?

This workshop is taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory, at Heartwood Community Cafe.
Please find physical accessibility information here: http://www.heartwoodcc.ca/physical-accessibility.html]]
This is a scent reduced event. For more information on what this means, please check out this resource: http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15]]

30 dollars per person, with two seats reserved and fees covered for two indigenous youth/youth of colour. 12 seats available in total. Please contact sutherland.cassie@gmail.com to reserve a seat, or for more information.


Postpartum Forward! child, family, and postpartum friendly herbal home medicine

January 20th, 2015 //  7:00pm
Heartwood community cafe
317 E Broadway


All families deserve support! Centring ourselves around the immediate postpartum period, family health, and child-friendly herbal medicine, let's come together to celebrate and support those in our communities doing mothering, parenting, and care-giving work!

  • What herbs and foods commonly exist in many household kitchens that can be used as family medicine?
  • How do you make alcohol free extracts and dose them safely for children?
  • Plant allies for those who's bodies, hearts and minds are doing double and triple duty. Adrenal and nervous system support for single mamas/parents, parents with chronic illnesses, caregivers who perform domestic/reproductive labour for families outside of their own, and all those whose could use a little herbal love and nourishment.
  • Herbal medicines and plant profiles for breastfeeding and bruises, coughs and colds, flues and fevers, stress and strains, troubles in your tummy, and all in between and beyond!

Supporting Caregivers in our Communities: A Living Dialogue
While holding space to discuss family/child care in terms of herbal medicine, let's expand the conversation to include other means of support. What do we currently do to support those engaged in raising up little ones, where are the gaps in our approaches, and how can we come together to create more family and child friendly norms? Let's scheme and dream together. Leadership taken from Mamas, parents and caregivers in the space.

This workshop is taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory, at Heartwood Community Cafe.
Please find physical accessibility information here: http://www.heartwoodcc.ca/physical-accessibility.html]]
This is a scent reduced event. For more information on what this means, please check out this resource: http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15]]

30 dollars per person, with seats reserved and fees covered for two low income folks doing mothering/parenting/reproductive care. 12 seats available in total. Please contact sutherland.cassie@gmail.com to reserve a seat, or for more information.