The 3rd class in a 5-part workshop series collaboration between MXED GREENS and Foxtrot Farm!
In Sensing the Seasons, we'll explore Touch, Taste, Smell, Sight, and Hearing one by one where we immerse ourselves in the somatic + sensory experiences of the season. Each class will include learning about medicinal + edible plants, hands-on practice to make medicine/food/art with these plants, and time to connect with the land and each other. These classes are appropriate for those of you who are new to this experiences, and for those of you who have more herbal/plant experience and want to depend these relationships <3
You can attend just one class of the series, or be part of all of them!
Workshop #3: Taste
In the third installment of our Sensing the Seasons series, we will explore the plant world through TASTE, starting with a luscious full plant immersion that will demonstrate how much we can discern about the function of a plant just through its flavors. Our bodies have innate knowledge about the plant world if we know how to tune in. Because we’ve evolved with plants for millennia, our bodies hold innate knowledge about what to eat, why, and when. With a little help from lessons passed down through cultural traditions and generational knowledge, we can often build a basic monograph about a plant without opening any books. We’ll lie in the shade, do a plant immersion, eat yummy treats (maypop soda, anyone??), and puzzle our way together. This workshop is slightly geared towards beginners but we welcome all levels of herbalists! Because we're exploring taste, and bound to get hungry, we'll have some botanical snacks and refreshing spritzers for all.
Materials: All materials will be provided. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a notebook, and a water bottle for hydration (there is a potable water spigot on site) - we will definitely be in the shade!
Event led by: Abby Ferla, assisted by Ced Clearwater and Devon & Tasha Greenwood
Time: Saturday July 23rd, 12:30-2:30pm*
*end time is flexible, we won't kick folks off the farm if we're still wrapping up/loving on the plants <3
Cost: $10-30 sliding scale, please review our sliding scale page on which price point is right for you
Location: Classes will be held at Foxtrot Farm in Ashfield. We can assist to coordinate carpools from Northampton! Please get in touch with us to discuss.
Accessibility: Foxtrot Farm is accessible by car or bicycle, located at 1237 Baptist Corner Ashfield MA 01370. We will be outside for the duration of the workshop, with opportunities to sit, lie down, stand, and walk around. The gardens are located up a slight hill from the driveway, about a 100 m walk up the grassy path. Ticks may be present in the grass, we'll have a tick-key and first aid kit on hand. There is access to an indoor bathroom. Face masks are required when inside, and when close to each other outside. Children are welcome and included in your registration.