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Wildcrafting: Lip Balm and Wild Herbal Salve - Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:00am

Sunday, May 26th - Spring is finally here and the feeling of renewal is in the air!  To celebrate we thought it would be fun to pamper ourselves. 

Healing salves and lip balms are ointments that can be used to sooth, heal and moisturize your skin and lips and are easy to make from the fresh weeds you have in your backyard or garden. Different plants offer different healing actions so knowing what to expect from different plants can help you customize the herbal salves that you make to suit your needs.

In this workshop you will learn how to infuse oil with wild herbs and make a simple healing salve and lip balm using an herbal folk recipe that will include plants that grow wild around the nature center property. These may include Horsetail, Plantain, Chickweed and Nettle that we will identify and collect on a short plant walk. Because these plants have various uses, we will also make an herbal tea and taste some of the wild edible plants we find. Everyone will take home a tin of salve and a lip balm. REGISTER HERE!

Wildcrafting is the age-old practice of collecting or harvesting plants from their natural habitat, or “wild” habitat, for food, medicine or craft.  It applies to uncultivated plants wherever they might be found and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas.  Ethical considerations and sustainable behaviors are practiced, such as protecting endangered species and avoiding potential depletion of commonly held resources. The practice of sustainable wildcrafting requires making a commitment to develop your knowledge and connection to the natural landscape, deepen your local sense of place, and take responsibility for its regeneration for future generations.

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Workshop Location:  VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center. Due to the gated entry for VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center (22850 Volcan Road, Julian, CA), please plan to arrive between 9:45 and 9:55.

Activity Fee: $20 per person.

Space is limited to 12 participants. Click Here to Register and Pay no later than 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 25th.  Register Here!

Wildcrafting workshops are generally held every other month on the 4th Sunday of the month from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Holidays might change the date of the workshops, so check for updates.  Class size is generally limited to 12 participants, but can change.

You may contact the VMF office with questions or for more information at 760-765-2300 or info@volcanmt.org. (VMF office is open Monday - Friday)

Visit the Volcan Mountain Foundation's website at www.VolcanMt.org for ongoing updates of events and activities on and around the Volcan Mountain Range.