Make Your Own Field Journal Wild Foods and Spices Ancestral Nutrition/ Wild Food Nutrition Cooking over Fire Appalachian Folk Uses of Plants Appalachian Folk Medicine Crafting your own Harvest Baskets Medicine Making: teas, tinctures, liniments, oils, salves, syrups, oxymels, glycerites and alcohol-free tinctures Creating Your Home Apothecary Sustainable/Ethical Wildcrafting Making an Herbal First Aid Kit
Wortcunning is the knowing of plants not just by their botany, but by the currents of history and magic that run through them. It is knowing how to find what you need to heal and nourish with that which flourishes just outside your doorstep. This program will provide the student with a primer in the working knowledge of a wortcunner in Appalachia. Once called yarb men and women in the mountains, the people who know and work with plants have many names today. By learning to identify, harvest and craft folk-preparations that people of the past worked with to relieve common ailments and maintain good health, we may better find connection through our relationship with this land and its complex history.