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*IN PERSON* PLANT ALLY SERIES FOR GARDEN & PLANT WITCHES: PT 3 HYSSOP, LAVENDER & ROSEMARY, THE CLOISTER GARDEN
February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$40.00
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IN PERSON TICKETS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.
Class fees are non transferable, please note that we stick to the student agreements clicked on during registration. Please ensure you are able to attend the scheduled class time.
Please Note: Per county guidelines, students are required to properly wear a mask for the duration of your visit. We are unable to make exceptions.
Co-taught by Michelle VanderHouwen and Marla Alexander
For many centuries the walled gardens of European monasteries and convents were little cloisters of magic and learning. The spiritual natures of plants were respected and their medicines experimented with. Herbs were carefully nurtured and new species were propagated from seed returned from conquests and crusades. Of course the bigger picture was horrific but inside the garden walls the plants were sacred and monks and nuns were embracing the herbal arts. Hyssop and lavender are at once biblical and healing and so were mainstays of cloister gardens. We’ll discuss the strong spirits and medicines of both of these plants, drink tea and read translations of some of the original accounts of cloister gardens.
Winter is an ideal time for us to dream up our garden plans for the upcoming growing season. This unique series of classes centers the witch’s garden through the lenses of magic, herbalism, gardening tips, and earth stewardship.
Each class offers a deep dive on different harmonious pairings of plants along with preparations made with many of the plants discussed. Participants will take home samples of these preparations to further enhance their studies and build their own personal plant spirit apothecary and grimoire pages for each of these plants.
Michelle VanderHouwen is the owner of Oak and Hawthorn and provides the plant babies for Ritualcravt’s annual plant sale.
Throughout all her years, she has studied art as a window into Spirit and the psyche, and Nature has been her church. Michelle believes that our hands are magnificent communicators. When we let them dig, sculpt, draw, scrape, tie and sew, we are sending messages to and from Heart Center. Our hands, full of sensation but devoid of reasoning, can create pure, honest prayer. In Michelle’s classes she teaches, with a variety of tools, different ways of accessing Spirit using our hands and hearts. Her goal is to help us all access the knowing we had at birth. Michelle is deeply knowledgeable about the spiritual wisdom of nature, studied Shamanic Herbalism with Darcey Blue, and walks with the soul of a Witch. Discover her creations at www.etsy.com/shop/OakandHawthorn and connect with Michelle via Instagram @oakandhawthorn