We had an amazing time at our Summer Solstice Wildcrafting Party last Saturday! Here are some of the highlights:
We gathered, as twenty humans from many walks of life, ages and stages of life, religions, creeds, mammas, kiddos, students, teachers, couples, singles, all…and sat in a sacred circle in the verdant warmth of the Solstice morning. Some offered mantra, some offered a sacred dance, others brought crystals, feathers, seed pods, special herbs and elixirs…all gifts were offered to Mother Earth in the center of our circle as we sang together:
There were so many amazing medicinal and edible wild plants to meet…we only had time to cover a handful, like:
Also called “Gumweed” this plant sends up soft-spiked and sticky flower pods before it blooms. The sticky sap can be used to treat bee stings and poison ivy. The sticky flower can also be tinctured and sprayed on rashes and burns. Internally, Grindelia is ideal for lung support when combined in an herbal infusion with other herbs like licorice root and mullein.
We covered these plants and more in one short day…shared sacred ceremony, learned to sing to the plants, to listen to the songs of the earth and her creatures, and we feasted together…what a beautiful day! I’d like to extend a deep, heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined, especially to Kate Miller of Alpine Botanical and Dynamic Roots for sharing her wisdom and experience. I hope to see you again soon. Blessings, Arwen