Trees are Life. They exhale oxygen, grow fruit, they are fuel and tool. Each tree its own archetype, its own set of chemicals. Each tree offering healing through symbolism, tradition, or maybe a cup of tea.
My life unfolds under the branches of a diverse forest. Old Mother trees and Young Saplings. An Oak Giant once struck by lightning.
My days among the trees are colorful and fragrant in the warm months, stark and striking in the gray months. Wandering through the woods. Gathering sticks. It’s about relationship with trees. As medicine, as tool, as food, as shelter. This is not about survival in the woods, or giving up all your gadgets and wandering through the woods. (But, yes, I do want you to wander through the woods, or the orchard, or the field, even if that wandering is only in your mind. And giving up a gadget or two might be good for your health.) What else do you need? Ah, beauty. Yes, the beauty of buds and twigs.
This eight-week virtual tree experience will help you see why I love Stick Medicine, why I rely so much on healing from the trees. You will experience the why, where, when, what, who, and how to use sticks, twigs and other tree medicines PLUS I will introduce you to six of my favorite trees.
Week 1 RADICAL RESPONSIBLE HERBALISM
Week 2 HEALING FROM THE WOODS
Week 2 THE FERTILITY TREE
Week 3 THE SUGAR TREE
Week 4 THE EDGEWALKER
Week 5 THE TREE OF LIFE
Week 6 THE ELDER
Week 7 THE FRAGRANT TREE
From Leah Wolfe:
When you sign up for this class, you will get an email each week for eight weeks, no matter when you start. Then after that you might hear from me occasionally, when I come up with a new class. But don’t expect to be slammed with marketing and all that. Just an occasional reminder that I’m still here. Still thinking about herbs, healing, and sticks.
If you need stick medicine, or need a consultation to find out which trees are safe and healing for your constitution and energetic patterns, get in touch.
Or visit Stick Medicine on Etsy to order stick medicine right away. If you order from my etsy shop, I’ll send you a coupon for this class for 30% off.
If you haven’t taken a class with me before and you want a sample first, try my free class called Herbal Resilience in Uncertain Times.
Leah is the archetypal herbalist. You know the one. The one who lives at the edge of town, at the edge of the woods, with all the weird plants. Leah started the Trillium Center, an educational project for natural arts and offers musings, traditional medicine, and more at stickmedicine.org. The homestead where Leah lives stands just a few miles from the shore of the Great Lake of Erie, mostly wooded with an understory of medicinal plants. A hoop house provides greens nearly year round, a barn made of salvaged grain bins houses goats and chickens, and a small building made of clay, sticks, and straw bales is Leah’s folk art studio and classroom. Everything is surrounded by forest, the Tall Standing People. And the trees have shown Leah how to work with them as food, medicine, tools, and art.
Order tree medicines, sacred wood, herbs, hydrosols, and folk arts from Leah at stickmedicine.org or send a special request.
Learn more about the farm and classes at trilliumcenter.org.