Earth Haven Farm

Living Monographs Series Stinging Nettle - June 2nd 2024

Date:June 2, 2024
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Location:1619 Vanderwater Rd Thomasburg, ON K0K 3H0

Living Monographs Series Stinging Nettle - June 2nd 2024

Date:  June 2, 2024

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm with an optional Potluck Lunch.

Price:  Sliding scale $60 to $90 per person. Additional donations welcome. 

Registration and Payment: Please make payment upon registration to If you wish to pay cash or send a cheque instead, please let us know so we can arrange this. Please note however that to guarantee your spot we need to receive payment in advance of the workshop. Provided there is enough room/ workshop materials, we will be accepting those who sign up/show up the day of the workshop. 

Location1619 Vanderwater Rd, Thomasburg, ON K0K 3H0

Facilitators: Bair Richards Koeslag

Blair is a certified permaculture teacher, Chartered herbalist, tree farmer at Goldenbough tree farm (Goldenbough Tree and wild food enthusiast. 

Summary:  We live in a world of Medicine.  Often the plants that are considered the biggest pests are actually the most potent medicine. The goal of these herbal offerings is to get acquainted with the plant world around us.  In this workshop, we will spend time in the company of Stinging Nettle to observe the ways that it grows, and to look at what the plant tells us with its form.  Aric will lead a ceremony, as making an offering to a plant ally is an age-old tradition that is understood by the fauna of this land.   This will help us to create deeper connections with the land and the medicine that we make together.  We will gather herbal medicine and create a herbal remedy that can become a part of your home apothecary.  The second part of the day will be an in-depth discussion into the herbal constituents and actions of Stinging Nettle.  You will receive a monograph that you can use as a future resource and that, if you choose to join us for more sessions later on this year, will grow into a herbal reference.  The idea behind these sessions is to use herbs as a way of teaching about connection to the land, deepening relationships with plants, and growing in knowledge that can empower us to care for our own bodies. Hope to see you then.

Logistics: We ask that participants please dress for the weather, as we will be outside part of the time, and bring some food either just for yourself or to share in a potluck lunch.

Admission Fee:Sliding scale $60 to $90 per person. Additional donations welcome.