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Join us in co-creating a ceremony of gratitude and healing for the oaks. Enjoy a beautiful day on Mount Tam celebrating the biodiversity, gifts and wisdom of our Oaks. Find inspiration and wonder within the great web of life! We will convene a Council of all Oak Beings – a communal ritual that allows us to step aside from our human identity and speak on behalf of other life forms. This is a family-friendly event, and all ages are welcome!.
Due to permit restrictions spaces are limited to 75. Register now to reserve your spot. This event is free. Donations are greatly appreciated.
From Elder’s proven antiviral effects to its ancient folklore bridging the land of the spirits, the Elder has much to teach on healing the physical and psychic viruses of our day. While our modern age has validated the antiviral effects of Elder, we often discount the rich folklore that points at the power of Elder to move us through these great turnings of our times. Why has Elder risen to such legend as the Cross of Christ and the most powerful wand of the Wizards of Hogwarts? Join Matthew and Jolie for this fun class that dives deeply into the medicine, myth, and ethnobotany of Elder - one of the greatest medicines of our day. Elder has some pretty interesting relatives including Viburnum, Dipsacus (Teasel), and Lonicera (Honeysuckle). We will explore the botany and medicine of these plants as well.Find out more »
Many Indigenous people say that plants reveal their medicine via dreams and visions. What if these types of relationships are within everyone’s reach? How do we go about building mutually beneficial relationships? On a decade long adventure to eat acorn food, ethnobotanist Jolie Elan became so intertwined within the oak web of life that the oaks began to reveal myths and medicines in dreams and visions. Join Ethnobotanist and oak lover Jolie Elan as she tells her ethnobotanical love story that discusses the ecology, botany, medicine, myth, spirit, and food of the mighty oak.Find out more »
Ethnobotanist and Deep ecologist Jolie Elan as we explore some mind-blowing discoveries in the fields of Deep Ecology and Plant Intelligence. Discover the radical intelligence of our NatureFind out more »
This section is full. It’s hard to be conscious in our times of global crises. It seems every way we turn we’re contributing to the unraveling of ecological and social systems. The pain we feel can be unbearable because it’s not just our personal pain: it’s the pain of the Earth. When we come together and liberate our natural feelings about our world, we realize our radical interconnectedness and become part of the Earth healing herself. The Work that Reconnects offers teachings, practices, and rituals to help us build community resilience as we move through The Great Turning of our Times.Find out more »