Moccasin Making Course
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Moccasin Making Course

Have you ever had the desire to make your own shoes? Does a weightless shoe have any appeal to you?

Join us for a weekend moccasin making workshop. This simple, traditional, one-piece moccasin is custom fit to your foot. 

We will provide quality bison leather as well as the technical instruction to make the pattern come together in the form of a durable and comfortable pair of footwear. 

All materials and tools will be provided. Tools will be available for purchase at the end of class. 

Saturday 10AM-3PM & Sunday 10AM-1PM at the Woodland Workshop in Duvall (sleeping accommodations available upon request)

Open to ages 16 and up. - Group maximum is twelve – Tuition $90 per student.


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Healing with Herbal Holiday Gifts
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Healing with Herbal Holiday Gifts

Come enjoy an evening of herbal gift making and awakening your inner healer. This class highlights the beauty of homemade gifts through powerful intuition paired with nature’s gifts.


We will discuss and use locally grown or wild harvested plants, herbal infusions, and we will create intentional gifts for our beloveds.

We will learn how to make and take home:
_Herbal Infused Oils (for baths, massages or beards!)
_Herbal Salves
_Sacred Smudge

The gifts of plants are always giving. We must have a minimum of 6 enrolled to hold this workshop.

6:00PM to 7:15PM – Thursday November 15th, The Studio in Carnation, WA

$30 for individuals

To register or for more information, contact me here.

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Wild Plant Intensive: Plant Medicine 1
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Wild Plant Intensive: Plant Medicine 1

Now is the time to register for Wilderness Awareness School's Wild Plant Intensive! Begin the Fall on a journey deeply connecting with plants of the Pacific Northwest.

Topics include: Wild Plant Identification, Ethnobotany in PNW, Medicine Making, Wild Plant Nutrition, Ethical Foraging, Plant Biology & Taxonomy, and so much more! This course is led by Lindsay Huettman; a powerful plant woman who has mentored me and helped me build a strong foundation for understanding plants in this bioregion.

I am thrilled to be teaching part of the Plant Medicine Class this November. If you're interested in learning how to live with plants and cultivate them into your everyday life (as our ancestors did), check out the offerings of this course.

 

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Family Plant Medicine: Cold & Flu Care
Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

Family Plant Medicine: Cold & Flu Care

It’s that time of year where we start turning to our local plants as medicinal allies. Come join us for a day of medicinal plant exploration. We will introduce you to the basics of plant medicine through plant identification and hands-on medicine making. This class will focus on local herbs that can be used for the Cold and Flu season.

We will make Medicinal Foods, Syrup and Tincture. And we will go over at-home recipes and remedies that will keep you and your family healthy throughout the Fall and Winter.

This class is intended to deepen your connection to the plant world while learning how our green allies can help your families health and well-being.  

 

9:30AM to 1:30PM – Saturday November 3rd, Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds, WA

Open to ages 10 and up (8+ with an adult)– Tuition $65 for individuals & $90 for parent/child.  

To register or for more information, contact me here.

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Intro to Plant Medicine with Wilderness Awareness School
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Intro to Plant Medicine with Wilderness Awareness School

Rachael will be partnering up with Lindsay Huettman at the Wilderness Awareness School, teaching the foundation to wild plant medicine.

Join us for a weekend of medicinal plant exploration that will begin a lifelong relationship between you and local plants. During this weekend intensive we will introduce you to the basics of plant medicines with hands-on Identification, medicine making, and botanical instruction.

We will practice deep connection to the forest and individual plants - with the purpose of sending you on a connection journey that will last a lifetime. Our approach is both intellectual and intuitive. This will help you create a multifaceted relationship with native and local plants to support your specific health needs on many levels.

Some medicines we will make:

  • Tinctures

  • Oils

  • Infusions

  • Food as medicine and more!

Making your own medicine is empowering, holistic and can increase connection to yourself, others and the bursting pharmacopeia out your back door!

Program Logistics

Class takes place on our 40-acre property outside of Duvall, WA. It will go from 9-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Participants will need to bring a lunch, snacks, and water for each day. Rustic camping available on Saturday evening. Ages 16+

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Pacific Women's Herbal Conference
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Pacific Women's Herbal Conference

Registration is currently open for the Pacific Women's Herbal Conference.

Come join me and my herbal mentors as we celebrate the Wise Woman Tradition and herbal magic! Susan Weed will be the keynote speaker, EagleSong E. Gardner will be bringing the heart and hearth of Hawthorne and Julia will be showcasing the wonderful herbal infused products of Julia's Good Medicine. I am honored to be teaching with the women who's shoulders I stand upon. 

I will be offering two herb walks:

A Medicinal Sense of Place

Why is that plant growing there? What is this plant telling me? When do I harvest and where? How do I know its medicine? Join in as we explore these questions and learn about place-based medicine. This is a hands-on experience for those interested in practical identification, sustainable harvest, and traditional uses of common regional herbs.  We will see, touch, smell, and taste a variety of our herbal allies!

Walking on the Rooted Path

Autumn is here and the harvest season is in full fruition. Immerse yourself in the abundance and diversity of those growing around us. Delve into deep connections with our herbal allies. Join us as we begin the inward journey towards root medicine. 

 

Celebrate Fall Equinox by Honoring Women, Herbal Wisdom, and Earth Connection!

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CHOMP! Fest
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

CHOMP! Fest

  • Marymoor Place Redmond, WA, 98052 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join Rachael as she teaches two plant medicine classes, Herbal First Aid in your Kitchen & 10 Common Herbs in your House, at CHOMP! Fest at Marymoor Park in Redmond. This festival is free to the public! She will be teaching class at the Earth School Stage and also have a booth filled with hand-crafted herbal goodies and an on-going activity, "Tappin' Into Your Senses". Find us stationed at the Earth School Area to learn about fun ways to identify and interact with local plants of the PNW.

 

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Saskatoon Circle
Jun
17
to Jun 23

Saskatoon Circle

Rachael will be offering various naturalist, primitive and traditional living skills for Kid's Camp at this years Saskatoon Circle. Whether you're a grown up, teen, pre-teen, or tot, we will have games and bushcraft happening all week. Perhaps some natural plant dyes, art of fire, archery, and wild fermentations. Quite a wonderful way to reconnect with our ancestral ways...

 

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"Heal My Achy Body"; Herbal Remedies for Pain Relief
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

"Heal My Achy Body"; Herbal Remedies for Pain Relief

Summer is here! The sunshine is out and flowers are blooming, enticing us to get out and move our bodies. This rapid rise in energy stimulates our nerves and can enhance aches and pains. Are your joints inflamed? Does pain deter you from being as mobile as you would like?

Join Julia and Rachael as we learn to use plant remedies to reduce inflammation and pain. We will share external applications and internal infusions of accessible herbs that deal with pain receptors.

In this class we will address:

·       Pain- Types & Causes

·       Management and Reduction with Herbal Remedies

·       Internal and External Remedies

·       Local & Accessible Plant Medicine

This class is intended to deepen your connection to plant healing modalities. It will help you and your family boost your health and vitality using green plant allies within your home.

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Shoots to Buds; Wild Plant Edibles
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Shoots to Buds; Wild Plant Edibles

  • Pipeline Trail Snohomish, WA, 98290 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Listen to the birds sing, watch tender shoots expand and leaf buds burst as Spring unfurls. Join us as we explore the wild edible plant world. In this class we will identify unfurling spring plants, discuss ethical and honorable harvesting, forage a wild edible meal, and discuss ways of processing and storing plants.

Participants will learn how to prepare meals with our wild green allies and make herbal gourmet infusions. They will also receive detailed handouts covering recipes of nourishing plant preparations, ethical harvesting, toxicity, and further resources.

This class is intended to enhance your connection to local plants by eating on the wild side. It will help you and your family know why what grows where and how our green allies nourish our bodies.

 

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Roots to Branches; Wild Plant Medicinals
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Roots to Branches; Wild Plant Medicinals

  • Pipeline Trail Snohomish, WA, 98290 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As Spring does a dance between snow & hail storms, chorus frogs and singing birds, we begin to ask; is it time to go outside yet? The budding of branches and sprouting of plants reminds us of the abundance of plant medicine. Come join us for a walk in the woods where we will be focusing our attention on plant forms and identification, seasonal harvests and local plant medicine. In this class we will be working with roots, buds, barks, conifer leaves and lichens.

Participants will learn folklore and preparation of many common evergreen plants and lichens that we pass by every day. They will also receive detailed handouts covering preparation of herbal remedies, ethical harvesting, toxicity, and further resources. 

This class is intended to deepen your connection to the plant world at a time when everything is beginning to burst into life. It will help you sharpen your senses through observation and connection with natural cycles of plants.

 

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Cascade Mountain Men Gun & Pioneer Craft Show
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Cascade Mountain Men Gun & Pioneer Craft Show

Come visit us at the 2018 Cascade Mountain Men Muzzle Loading Arms and Pioneer Craft Show.

Amongst the amazing trading post with muzzle loading fire arms, furs, leather goods, trade beads and period clothing, we will be selling our goods and having them on display. This year, Rachael will be selling her wildcrafted herbal remedies in collaboration with Lucas's forged knives. Come check out new the new inventory. Hope to see you there!

Evergreen State Fairgrounds

Saturday 9AM-5PM  &  Sunday 9AM-3PM

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Flint Knapping Course
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Flint Knapping Course

Come join Sam as he teaches an introductory to Flint Knapping class with Quiet Heart Wilderness School. 

10:00 to 3:00 – Saturday May 13th at the Lodge in Lynnwood– Open to ages 8 and up. - Group maximum is eight – Tuition $65 per student.  

To register or for more information, email Hawkeye at “quietheartexpress@comcast.net”

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Please read more and register online at Quiet Heart Workshops.


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Family Plant Edibles
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Family Plant Edibles

Listen to the birds sing, watch tender shoots expand and leaf buds burst as Spring unfurls. Join us as we explore the wild edible plant world. In this class we will identify plants, discuss ethical and honorable harvesting, forage a wild edible meal, and discuss ways of processing and storing plants.

In Family Plant Edibles we will make vinegars, herbal salts and tasty wild recipes!

This class is intended to enhance your connection to local plants by eating on the wild side. It will help you and your family know why what grows where and how our green allies nourish our bodies. Nettling anyone?

10:00 to 3:00 – Saturday April 8th at the Lord Hill Regional Park in Monroe, WA– Open to ages 10 and up (8+ with an adult)– Tuition $45-65 per student with family discount.  

To register or for more information, email Hawkeye at “quietheartexpress@comcast.net”

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Please read more and register online at Quiet Heart Workshops.

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Cattail Twined Baskets
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Cattail Twined Baskets

Welcome the rain with a wet weaving weekend! Join us for a day with Cattail. We will discuss ethical harvesting, working with cattail fiber and the basics of making a twined basket.

This is a day of focused hands-on weaving, where we will create cattail twined containers. Through learning and working with cattail, you will be able to create a deep relationship to this water-loving plant.

10:00 to 3:00 – Saturday March 25th at the Lodge in Lynnwood– Open to ages 12 and up (8-12 with an adult) – Tuition $65 per student.  

To register or for more information, email Hawkeye at “quietheartexpress@comcast.net”

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Please read more and register online at Quiet Heart Workshops.

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Family Plant Medicine II
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Family Plant Medicine II

Break away from your warm, winter hibernation and join us for a walk in the woods. We will be focusing our attention on plant forms, winter identification, seasonal harvests and topical plant medicine. Winter is a time where species protect their inner fire, we will learn how we can strengthen our skin and heal from the outside inward. In this class we will be working with buds, barks, conifer leaves and lichens.

During Family Plant Medicine Part II we will make Oils, Salves and Powders.

This class is intended to deepen your connection to the plant world at a time when we think of plants being at rest. It will help you sharpen your senses through observation and connection with natural cycles of plants. 

10:00 to 2:00 – Saturday February 18th at the Lord Hill Regional Park in Monroe, WA– Open to ages 10 and up (8+ with an adult)– Tuition $45-65 per student with family discount.  

To register or for more information, email Hawkeye at “quietheartexpress@comcast.net”

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Please read more and register online at Quiet Heart Workshops.

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Leather Working 101
Feb
12
10:00 AM10:00

Leather Working 101

Learn the wonderful ways of working with leather. We will be creating leather pouches of various sizes!

In this short course, you will learn:

  • layout
  • cutting
  • joining panels
  • seam stitches and
  • adding buttons, belt loops, etc.  

This is a great course to help understand the function and flow of leather. It will help provide design guidelines and sewing basics.

 

Sunday, February 12th 10AM-2PM. Located at our Cedar Homestead in Duvall, WA. Ages 12 and up. $20 per student PLUS materials ($5-20) or B.Y.O leather. 

 

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Wild Willow Random Weave Basket Class
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Wild Willow Random Weave Basket Class

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a basket on-the-go? Whether it be a survival situation or a quick solution to store berries while harvesting in the woods, random weave baskets are great containers, baskets or living-room display...

Join us for a one-day basket making class, whereby we harvest vines and turn them into a random-weave basket. We will teach how to ethically harvest raw material, and how to make a free form basket.

Random weave baskets break all the rules for following patterns and strict basket-weaving guidelines. It’s a type of weave that allows for free flow of your weavers and form of your basket. It’s a great start to working with wild fibers as well as sitting amongst the woods and making something useful with your hands.

The location of this course will be in the greater Duvall area, outside of Eastern Seattle. We will meet in the morning and have a full day of harvesting, weaving and enjoying the NW woodlands. Be ready to focus and work with your hands.

 

Saturday, 10AM- 4PM. Location Lynndale Park, Open to ages 12 and up (Age 8-12 with an adult) – Tuition $65 per student

Rachael will be instructing this course with Quiet Heart Wilderness School. For questions or to sign-up, go to: Quiet Heart Registeration

 


 

 

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Oct
15
to Oct 16

Basic Bow Making

The wooden bow is an ancient yet effective technology. Humans all over the globe have perfected its construction. You can be one of those humans.

In this 2 day course, we will cover: 

  • history and physics of the bow and arrow
  •  material selection
  • seasoning wood
  • bow design
  • tools and their uses
  •  tillering and finishes

Each student will construct a bow made from a board and leave the class with a working bow, a bow string, and the skills to build bows on their own.

 

Saturday & Sunday, 9:30AM- 4:30PM. Located at the our Cedar Homestead **Optional: camp over night on our property, Open to ages 16 and up. – Tuition $185 per student

Instructor: Sam


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Plant Medicine: Herbal Remedies 101
Oct
6
to Nov 3

Plant Medicine: Herbal Remedies 101

Join us as we learn how to process both wild and cultivated herbs. The medicine making will focus on using seasonal plants. We will make herbal remedies for the home (bringing the wild indoors).  There are five classes in total, each class will cover one of the following topics:

1. Teas, Infusions and Decoctions (PLUS Harvesting, Drying and Storing your herbs)     

2. Vinegars & Oxymels 

3. Oils & Salves

4. Tinctures & Elixirs 

5. Syrups & Honeys

 

$50/student/class OR $200 for all 5 classes, 

Thursdays, 6-8PM, October 6, 13, 20, 27, & November 3, Classes will be held at our Cedar Homestead in Duvall, WA   Ages 16+, Limited Spaces

 

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Arrow Making Class
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Arrow Making Class

“Building a bow is easy, but it takes a lot of work to make a good arrow.”
— anyone who has tried...

Arrows are awesome, and you are awesome. Lets make some arrows!

We will cover:

  •  archers paradox
  • spine
  • feather processing
  • fletching
  • stone point hafting
  •  Then we will send em flyin'!

Hope you can come!

Saturday, 10AM- 4PM. Located at the our Cedar Homestead, Open to ages 16 and up. – Tuition $60 per student

Instructor: Sam

 

 


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Plant Walks with Rachael
Sep
18
to Oct 16

Plant Walks with Rachael

  • Tolt MacDonald Park Carnation, WA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every 3rd Sunday of the Month

September-December  9:30- 11:30AM

Join Rachael for plant walks throughout the Fall. We will discuss & observe various edible and medicinal plants that grow within the park. Families are welcomed and kids must be accompanied by an adult. The walks are free and donations are accepted.

 

Driving Directions

The park’s entrance is located at NE 40th Street and Highway 203 at the south end of Carnation. From I-5 N, take exit 168B for Hwy 520 to Bellevue and Kirkland. Proceed for 12 miles, and take the WA 202/Redmond Way exit. Turn right onto WA-202 E/Redmond Way and proceed for 7.7 miles. Make a left onto NE Tolt Hill Road which turns into Tolt Ave in 3.3 miles. After 0.5 miles on Tolt Ave, Turn left onto NE 40th Street and park.

 


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CHOMP LOCAL Festival
Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

CHOMP LOCAL Festival

  • Marymoor Trail Redmond, WA, 98052 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Spend the day in Marymoor Park for a FREE Festival.

 

We will both be teaching an Earth Skill Workshop. 

Join Sam while he teaches the class of Wild Cordage & A-Frame Stick Pack

And then find Rachael for a Walk on the Wild Side

Times, locations and class write-ups TBA. Check out the website for more updates and information:


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Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

Flint Knapping Course Part II

This is the second class being offered by Quiet Heart Wilderness School. Sam will be teaching those who want to learn a more depth lesson about knapping or those who are beginners.

10:00 to 3:00 – Saturday April 16th and again on June 18th at the Lodge in Lynnwood– Open to ages 8 and up. - Group maximum is eight – Tuition $65 per student.  Register for one or both days.  A 10% tuition discount for both days.

To register or for more information, email our office at “quietheartexpress@comcast.net”

Read more and register online at Quiet Heart Workshops.


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