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Herbal Walk in Honor of the Trees of Life Sunday, February 7 1-4 pm
When: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 1:00pm
Where: 
Small farm at the foot of Jerusalem Hill, in Wendell

Event Details

Herbal Walk in Honor of the Trees of Life
Sunday, February 7, 1-4 pm

Tu B'Shvat, what is it? A time to learn from the natural world. On a mystical afternoon, deep in winter, when the trees sap begins to rise and flow again, we will play in the woods and make some personal care products from natural materials. In the depth of our New England winter, Tu B'shevat marks the beginning of the subtle flow of sap. Come tap into the power of trees, the awakening of energy in a precursor of spring.

Just before we usually tap the maples for sugar season, we can take some time to honor some old maples in a stream side grove. Through prayer, song, chanting, movement, and community (safely spaced) sharing, we find ways to bless the trees and give them gratitude, in sacred acts.

With Herbal Educator Clara Bloom Sarr, we'll learn medicinal properties of five local trees, and make simple skin and hair care potions to bring home for use over the coming months.

This family program is FREE and open to all ages. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by emailing [email protected] and please include the names and ages of all who will be attending.
COVID protocols: Activities will be distanced and participants should wear masks when close to others. There is space to spread out for mask breaks. Handwashing and sanitizing stations will be available.

Please plan to bring: a thermos with hot water, a mug, two empty, clean glass bottles, a knife, a snack and warm clothes for layering.

Weather Date February 14.

This event is supported by a Family Education Grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.