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#09 THE WICKED GARDEN
Our Price: $15.00

THE WICKED GARDEN with Wendy Young, Saturday, September 23rd, 1:00pm-3:00pm Mountain Standard Time

Are you interested in wicked plants? Do you have a curiosity about plants that are deadly, mind-altering, forbidden, or secret? Then this is the class for you! This class will provide you with some history of forbidden plants, how they have been used or continue to be used, and which ones the presenter has been able to grow in her own wicked garden. Seeds will be given out to all that are interested and one person will win a copy of Amy Stewart's book, Wicked Plants.

About the Instructor: Wendy Young is a senior apprentice with SAGE. She lives in Garden Valley where she spends her time collecting plants and seeds in the forest, growing a garden, and yes - growing deadly, mind-altering, and forbidden plants.

#04 WHAT WISDOM-KEEPERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MYTH, MEMORY, AND STORY Friday September 22nd
Our Price: $25.00

WHAT WISDOM-KEEPERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MYTH, MEMORY, AND STORY with Tracey Kindall, Friday, September 22nd, 3:30pm-5:00pm Mountain Standard Time

Herbalists are important keepers of wisdom, as they have been for centuries. While modern scientific approaches and web-based record-keeping have added much to our body of knowledge, it remains crucial to also honor the roots of herbalism in folk practice. In this class, folklore scholar Tracey Kindall will discuss how myths and folktales “work” as carriers of knowledge. We will also look at how the brain best remembers information and discuss why engaging the senses and imagination through the telling of stories is still the best conduit for teaching and learning.

About the Instructor: Tracey Kindall is a passionate advocate of imagination and a firm believer in the power of story. She holds a Masters Degree in Folklore from the University of Oregon, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Grand Valley State University. Tracey apprenticed with herbalist Darcy Williamson in McCall and is a member of the SAGE Herbal Collective. She currently works as the executive director of the McCall Arts and Humanities Council, and teaches yoga at Tantra Power Yoga. Additionally, she is a homeschooling veteran, goose girl, goatherd, and backyard beekeeper.
#08 GETTING STARTED WITH BEES: BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING Saturday September 23rd
Our Price: $25.00

Getting Started with Bees: Begin at the Beginning with Karla Bingham, Saturday, September 23rd, 1:00pm-2:30pm Mountain Standard Time

This class is designed for new beekeepers, as well as those who are thinking about keeping bees. Professional beekeeper Karla Bingham will go over the equipment, clothing, and commitment needed for beekeeping, as well as getting stung, hive placement, and expected costs. She will also discuss the structure of a hive, the roles of the hive's various bees, nutrition for bees, and what a healthy hive should look like in different seasons. A 12-month check-list booklet will be provided.

About the Instructor: Karla Bingham is a co-owner of Slide Ridge Honey, a successful family honey farm located in Mendon, Utah. Karla is visiting from the lovely Cache Valley to share her extensive knowledge of honey bee health. Slide Ridge beekeepers practice sustainable, low-impact, and all-natural beekeeping methods, working with the life cycle of the bees. They raise their own queens and use only all-natural plant-based nutrients and essential oils to keep their bees healthy and hives strong. At Slide Ridge, success is measured by the activity of the hives. Strong hives and active bees not only produce good honey but they add strength and beauty to the mountain flowers that sustain them.


#11 FOR EXPERIENCED BEEKEEPERS Saturday September 23rd
Our Price: $25.00

FOR EXPERIENCED BEEKEEPERS with Karla Bingham, Saturday, September 23rd, 3:00pm-4:30pm Mountain Standard Time

This is a class aimed at experienced beekeepers that have had hives for a year or more and are coming across more detailed challenges. Professional beekeeper Karla Bingham will cover the following topics: spring nucs (hows & whys), "redneck" nucs (Slide Ridge - style), queen cups & queen cells, supersedure, swarming & catching swarms, re-queening, various emergencies, brood diseases and what to do, and. . . beyond honey - what other medicinals exist in the hive. This class offers a great opportunity for local beekeepers to get together to talk about local issues, and to learn from an experienced commercial professional.

About the Instructor: Karla Bingham is a co-owner of Slide Ridge Honey, a successful family honey farm located in Mendon, Utah. Karla is visiting from the lovely Cache Valley to share her extensive knowledge of honey bee health. Slide Ridge beekeepers practice sustainable, low-impact, and all-natural beekeeping methods, working with the life cycle of the bees. They raise their own queens and use only all-natural plant-based nutrients and essential oils to keep their bees healthy and hives strong. At Slide Ridge, success is measured by the activity of the hives. Strong hives and active bees not only produce good honey but they add strength and beauty to the mountain flowers that sustain them.

#13 EVERY DAY HEALTH Sunday September 24th
Our Price: $25.00

EVERY DAY HEALTH with Christine Hulse, Sunday, September 24th, 10:00am-11:30am Mountain Standard Time

Join Christine to discuss how to incorporate holistic health practices into your every day life. Learn real and practical ideas to take home and put into action right away. We will cover a wide spectrum of topics including mindfulness, creativity, fitness, nutrition, prevention, and detoxification.

About the Instructor: Idaho native Christine Hulse is co-owner of Woodland Wildcraft. Devoted to ethical harvest practices, small-batch processing, and nurturing respect for the region’s unique and pristine ecosystems, the company uses locally harvested plants to create products supportive of holistic health. Christine thrives on continual learning centered upon achieving total wellness. While advocating grassroots community building she shares her belief in the power and abundance inherent in our natural surroundings. Christine spends most of her time outdoors where she can be frequently found capturing the scenic beauty through the lens of her camera. She is an avid hiker, explorer, and rock climber. When not in the woods you will often find her engaging in arts, crafts, and the preparation of wholesome foods.



#14 HARVEST HARMONY Sunday September 24th
Our Price: $25.00

HARVEST HARMONY with Christine Hulse, Sunday, September 24th, 11:30am-1:00pm Mountain Standard Time

Join Christine for a discussion on more deeply connecting with your surroundings and yourself during your harvest. Learn and share ideas and exercises to encourage sustainable, clean, and meaningful harvests for yourselves and the environment!

About the Instructor: Idaho native Christine Hulse is co-owner of Woodland Wildcraft. Devoted to ethical harvest practices, small-batch processing, and nurturing respect for the region’s unique and pristine ecosystems, the company uses locally harvested plants to create products supportive of holistic health. Christine thrives on continual learning centered upon achieving total wellness. While advocating grassroots community building she shares her belief in the power and abundance inherent in our natural surroundings. Christine spends most of her time outdoors where she can be frequently found capturing the scenic beauty through the lens of her camera. She is an avid hiker, explorer, rock climber, and gardener. When not in the woods you will often find her engaging in arts, crafts, and the preparation of wholesome foods.



#05 SPROUTING 101 Saturday September 23rd
Our Price: $30.00

SPROUTING 101 with Sue Schwalbe, Saturday, September 23rd, 9:00am-10:00am Mountain Standard Time

Sprouts are nutritional powerhouses providing multiple health benefits. Sue will describe the many positive attributes of sprouts, and teach the basics of sprouting at home. Each student will receive a Victorio Seed Sprouter and packets of 6 different seeds to take home and sprout.

About the Instructor: Sue is a retired locomotive engineer enjoying making lip balm (as owner of the successful Sue's Organic Lip Balm), studying essential oils, and learning about medicinal plants.
#07 WORKING WITH THE CHAKRAS TO DEEPEN HEALING Saturday September 23rd
Our Price: $30.00

WORKING WITH THE CHAKRAS TO DEEPEN HEALING with Tracey Kindall, Saturday, September 23rd, 11:00am-1:00pm Mountain Standard Time

The Chakra System comes to us from ancient India and provides a helpful framework for understanding the network of energy centers within the human body. When we view the body as a primarily energetic being, it becomes clear how physical, emotional, and mental expressions of dis-ease can arise from imbalances in our foundational energy centers. As herbalists working to facilitate healing, it is helpful for us to explore various perspectives on the causes of illness and the causes of health. In this class, yoga teacher and folklore scholar Tracey Kindall will introduce the concept of chakras, discuss each of the seven main chakras in detail, and share common health and emotional issues related to each of these energy centers. We will also explore ways in which we can help support balance and energetic healing using a variety of tools including sound, meditation, visualization, journaling, yoga, and more.

About the Instructor: Tracey Kindall is a passionate advocate of imagination and a firm believer in the power of story. She holds a Masters Degree in Folklore from the University of Oregon, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Grand Valley State University. Tracey apprenticed with herbalist Darcy Williamson in McCall and is a member of the SAGE Herbal Collective. She currently works as the executive director of the McCall Arts and Humanities Council, and teaches yoga at Tantra Power Yoga. Additionally, she is a homeschooling veteran, goose girl, goatherd, and backyard beekeeper.



#15 CREATIVE SHRUB - MAKING HEALTHY, REFRESHING SHRUBS FROM FRUITS AND HERBS Sunday September 24th
Our Price: $30.00

CREATIVE SHRUB - MAKING HEALTHY, REFRESHING SHRUBS FROM FRUITS & HERBS with Darcy Williamson, Sunday, September 24th, 1:00pm-3:30pm Mountain Standard Time

Shrubs have been called many things in many languages over the millennia. Their name comes from the Arabic shurb, meaning drink, and sharbat, a Hindi word for an aromatic syrup made from fruit, herb and flower extracts, that is stirred into spring or carbonated water and served over ice.

Shrub’s effortless versatility as a thirst-quenching beverage, intriguing, cutting-edge cocktail ingredient, and cook’s companion are sure to stir your creativity. Wild berries, rosehips, basil, pears, grapes, chokecherries, horehound, and other earthly delights are infused in raw honey and mixed with organic apple cider to form the base of this delightful beverage. Come and learn about making versatile shrubs
and take home several bottles of your creations to share with family.

About the Instructor: Darcy Williamson a practicing herbalist, instructor and author from Idaho. Wild medicinal plants have been a passion of hers for as long as she can remember. For the past 30 years she has taught hands-on classes on locating, identifying, preparing and using herbs growing in the Rocky Mountains, finding it to be a glorious and humbling occupation ~ to be the go-between for the medicinal herbs and those who need their healing powers.
#01 HERBS FOR COLD AND FLU SEASON Friday September 22nd
Our Price: $35.00

HERBS FOR THE COLD AND FLU SEASON with Anna Stark, Friday, September 22nd, 10:00am-11:30am Mountain Standard Time

We will discuss the herbs beneficial to the body for fighting colds and flu. Each student will go home with a bottle of antiviral throat spray, which we will mix in class.

About the Instructor: Anna has been interested in alternative health care for her whole life. In the early 1990s, she met Darcy and attended many forays with her in the mountains and sage brush steppes of Idaho. Anna's love for the herbs has grown over the years and she is happy to share the knowledge and love whenever possible.