Katrina Blair – Author of Wild Wisdom of Weeds is coming to Cleveland!

Katrina Blair, author of the “Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival” and Founder of Turtle Lake Refuge in Durango, CO, will guide us to identify, harvest and appreciate the wild plants around us. She teaches us how to integrate these wild, nutrient-dense foods and medicines into our daily practices and demonstrates their nourishing qualities in delicious recipes.   

Joining Katrina, will be Tyler VanGemert, LAc, Owner of Mountain Medicine Acupuncture in Durango, CO.  Tyler uses ancient breath-work, meditation, and movement practices from Taoist and Cherokee traditions to lead us into an inner alignment of indigenous consciousness. This intuitive depth prepares us for opening our mind and bodies to the plants’ wisdom.

We will be hosting two events!

Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm is an evening lecture and book signing at Pilgrim Congregation UCC (2592 W 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113). This event will include: a slide show of 13 Wild Weeds for Human Survival, Wild Green Juice, and Centering Movement. Cost is $5 per person and space is limited to 90. Registration is required. Katrina will only bring a small number of books for sale, so feel free to bring your own copy!


Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm (with an optional potluck afterward) is a hands-on workshop where we will explore the woods and cultivated areas of  Oxbow Orchard, a farm in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (6885 Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125). This is your chance to dive deeper into the wild foods and centering movement with our guests! Day will include: immersion in our natural environment, hands-on experience connecting with the edible and medicinal plants, sacred movement practices, and celebrating with a wild foods potluck! Cost is $40 per person and space is limited to 25. Registration is required.


Ben Falk, author of The Resilient Farm and Homestead says this about Katrina’s book: “This is the kind of information that should precede gardening and farming. Katrina Blair expertly shows that before picking up a hoe or spreading a single seed, we can turn to our yards, fields, and forests for so many of the foods and medicines we need to live well.” Sandor Katz says “Her recipes have inspired me to experiment with new ingredients in my ferments.”

Special thanks to our partners and funders!

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