December 2, 2-6 PM Center for Growth, Ashtabula, Ohio
Ticks have struck fear into many, making them wary of wandering in the woods or the fields. Understanding ticks helps you avoid them and take some of the fear out of the wilderness. This presentation includes historical information, a public health perspective, and herbal approaches to ticks and tick-borne illnesses. Learn public health and first aid tips to help you prevent infection and inflammation from tick bites.
Topics covered include:
Is that a Tick?
Types of Tick-Borne Infections
Signs and Symptoms
When to Seek Medical Care
What to Wear
How to Check
First Aid and Home Care for Tick Bites
What NOT to Do
How to Remove
Leah Wolfe learned about ticks while living at an infested farm in Wisconsin. She is trained as a wilderness first responder, street medic, public health educator, and herbalist.
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The CHEWS program will be hosting a Winter Farmer’s Market the first and third Sundays of the month November and through March. CHEWS is a collaborative project between the Conneaut Human Resources Center (CHRC) and the Trillium Center. CHEWS stands for Choosing Healthy Eating for Wellness and Strength. The winter farmers market will be open […]
Here are some upcoming events via the Trillium Center!
Wild Mushrooms of our Forests, Farms & Urban Lots
October 4, 6-9 PM Trillium Center, Conneaut, Ohio
Learn what fungi exist commonly within communities. Gathering mushrooms increases our awareness of the ecology of our environment and helps us reconnect to our ancestral selves. It doesn’t take much to walk out the door and find edibles, medicinals and even poisonous life forms. Journey into the field of knowledge we all once knew. Tap into the diverse and vast world of fungi that live within the region. Exploring the ethics of gathering and what sensitive life exists in our forests. Learn basic skills to proper identification and how mushrooms and fungi live within our forests. Click here to read more about the class including the skills you will learn and to register. Sliding-scale fee $45-75
Herbs for Emotional & Spiritual Healing
Oct 12, 6-8 PM
Center for Growth, Ashtabula, Ohio
Herbs are amazing in that they can help people on all levels, not just the physical. Yes, they help balance and nourish the body, but they are limitless when it comes to emotional, mental, and spiritual healing.
In this short but intensive class, herbalist Leah Wolfe, will guide you on a journey of developing relationships with plants so that you can work with them to heal emotional and spiritual wounds. For example, the plant above is Yarrow, also known as the Healer’s Healer, healer of all wounds, whether physical or emotional. It is used for spiritual and emotional protection.
One person who attended said that he learned about Dandelion in such a profound way, the power of Dandelion will always be with him; that he brought something very good into his spirit, mind and body. Others have found that working with herbs this way helped them identify food allergies and other sensitivities, while teaching them how to find the herbs that are best for them. This is an opportunity to explore the natural world in a hands-on environment where you will learn things that you will never forget.
Monthly TBD, 10-5, Mar-Nov The Community Herbal Intensive is an educational program for herbalists and other plant lovers who want to make a connection between herbal medicine and community health. The monthly workshops will take participants out into the field to work with plants or into the streets to develop community projects. This program is for anyone interested in furthering their studies of herbal medicine in a hands-on environment while developing skills for creating community projects. The goal of the program is to give participants skills, ideas, and strategies to start community projects that emphasize holistic health, folk medicine, education, gardening, and foraging. Payment plans available in advance…
If you don’t get our newsletter, you might be missing out on some of the classes offered by the Trillium Center. Sign up for our newsletter in the left-hand column. Here are the upcoming classes. Visit the Calendar for details!
Autumn is Coming Plant Walk, Sep 2 Herbs for Emotional & Spiritual Healing, Sep 15 Radical Herbalism = Roots + Restoration + Resilience + Resistance, Sep 23
Calming Herbs for Stress and Frazzled Nerves, Sep 24 Weekend in the Woods: Mushroom & Wild Medicine Intensive, Sep 29-Oct 1
Foraged Finds: Wild Mushrooms of our Forests, Farms & Urban Lots, Oct 6
Community Herbal Intensive 2018, starts in March
Learn what fungi exist commonly within communities. Gathering mushrooms and other wild things increases our awareness of the ecology of our environment and helps us reconnect to our ancestral selves. It doesn’t take much to walk out the door and find edibles, medicinals, and even poisonous life forms. Journey into the field of knowledge we all once knew. Tap into the diverse and vast world of fungi that live within the region. Exploring the ethics of gathering and what sensitive life exists in our forests. Learn basic skills for proper identification and how fungi live within our forests.
A sliding-scale fee is offered as a way to allow people with less money to pay less, and people with more money to pay more. If you can pay a little more, consider it a way of paying it forward.
This workshop intends to teach the core principles and skills of mushroom identification and ease the learning curve by clarifying broad concepts and offering tools to the beginner to intermediate mushroomer. The workshop will begin with a collection foray and continue indoors with lecture and demonstration.
Understanding the Language of Mycology – Common and Scientific
Taxonomy: Macro to Micro
Mushroom Anatomy and Macroscopic Features – Discerning with all the Senses
One of the most beautiful places to visit in the autumn is the Allegheny National Forest. We spent a weekend in the woods there last summer and saw some amazing plants, mushrooms, and wildlife. The pictures above are from the area we will revisit.
But now, we want to go in the fall to see the mushrooms and the autumn roots.
Hands-on skill building activities include:
— plant walks to learn how to locate plants and mushrooms
— field identification of plants and mushrooms
— spore identification of mushrooms
— incorporating wild foods into meals and beverages
— learning to use field guides (and identifying which field guides work for you)
— building community around foraging and the love of plants and mushrooms
— breathing deeply in the depths of the woods
— developing a system for learning materia medica (the study of the medicinal properties of plants and mushrooms)
— an emphasis on several native plants
Cost: $125-175 sliding scale
This means pay what you can afford in that range. If you can afford a little more it makes it easier on the people who have to pay less. If you can pay more, consider it an opportunity to pay it forward.
The work/study positions for this event have been filled.