Herbal Remedies for the People: Physical and Mental Health First Aid in Community Spaces
Join letty and shiny from Sacred Lattice Collective School for a workshop on making herbal remedies for the people. This class will focus on medicine making for street fairs, community gatherings, and other spaces of collective action. shiny and letty will share their perspectives on non-alcoholic extraction methods for physical and mental health first aid. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to craft oxymels and other vinegar-based extractions, glycerites, and salves and ointments for topical use; students will leave with an assortment of remedies they have crafted as a collective. Other topics covered will include building out your basic community herbal response kit, planning and logistics for attending events where aid may be needed, and a high-level overview of how to talk to community members before and during offering aid.Hi I'm letty chichitonyoltli martinez. I am an activist, herbalist, dog worker and farmer. I grow medicinal herbs and make holistic herbal remedies for dogs and humans. I grew up in Chicago and my family of origin is from an area in northeastern Mexico called Coahuila. I am a veteran, have a background in public health and community health education I’ve been living and working in portland since April of 2012. I live here with my sweet heart, our 2 dogs and recently, my nephew Victor, who came to live with us and help us grow on our micro-farm. I'm grateful for this opportunity of continued growth and learning in community. -----Oh, hi. I'm called shiny. I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife and our two dogs. I am a librarian and professor by trade, a farmer and medicine maker by calling, and a community organizer by necessity.We are almost one year into Scrapberry Farm, our 1/10th of an acre where we grow herbs, vegetables, and resilience in North Portland.We farm because it increases resilience - to this world, to the loss of plants and people, to the colonization of our traditional ways of knowing. I make medicine because it increases gentling; I am grateful for the opportunity to slow down, to listen with my whole self, and to tap into instinct and tradition when offering care to my communities.--shinyCost: $50.00Increased Access Discount BIPoC/Trans/NB: $10.00 (All BIPoC and Trans people invited to attend for only the cost of materials fee, if they so choose, as an act of reparation for systemic oppression.) Anyone needing financial assistance can text 541 419 1647 to inquire about sliding scale and other creative options
110 Mount Hood Railroad
Hood River, OR 97031
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