CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

 

NATIVE MEDICINALS & EDIBLES

FREE NATURE WALK

NEW DATE! DUE TO THE SNOW WE GOT, WE HAVE MOVED THIS FROM 3/18/17 TO 4/1/17 
Saturday April 1, 2017
1:00pm - 3:30pm


Hundreds of years ago this was an important time of year for the Native American Indians. They were busy collecting maple sap for cooking and medicine. What else did they collect?

We will walk the woodlands looking for wild plants that are both edible and medicinal.

These walks are free and open to all. Please dress appropriately for the season, as we will be outside the whole time. Please no disposable plastic water bottles. 

 

AN AFTERNOON OF GARDEN CONVERSATION & WISDOM SHARING

With Jenna Kulp, Misty Meadows Garden Manager
 Sunday March 26th
1pm - 3pm 
Suggested donation: $10.00


We would love to sip tea and enjoy refreshments with you as we chat about planning a garden, starting seeds, and building soil. Please bring any questions, comments, wisdom or resources you would like to share so that we can have an enriching experience. This is a great opportunity to connect and share with fellow plant lovers in your community as well as pick the brains of our experienced staff. Jenna will bring her favorite seed catalogs and garden books for you to peruse. This is an open forum discussion. All are welcome from novice to sage gardener! 
 
We have seeds of beautiful Calendula, Greek Mullein and Tithonia to share with you! These plants are wonderful to grow in your gardens to support and encourage pollinators! If you have been saving seeds, please feel free to bring some to share or exchange with participants.  
 
Please register so we know who will be attending.
This event is by donation. All donations will go directly into maintaining and building the growing gardens of Misty Meadows.

CALL NOW TO REGISTER (603)659-7211

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SOAP MAKING 101

Saturday April,8th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructor:  Lynn Iverson
Cost:  $50  Includes handout and all class materials

Registration Deadline Date:  Monday April 3rd
Max Enrollment: 13


This beginner level class examines the cold-process method for making soap. The incorporation of botanicals, oils and butters, & essential oils will be discussed. Basic swirling techniques and use of molds will be explained. Troubleshooting and rebatching, curing, and packaging will also be covered. Each student will receive two bars of soap. 

  • Please wear long sleeves
  • Bring rubber kitchen gloves and eye protection. 
  • An apron is optional.
  • You will receive a handout that includes sources, useful websites, and the recipe used in the class.

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659-7211

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SPIRITS OF THE FOREST

 NATURE WALK

Saturday April 15th, 2017
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost:
  • $10.00/family with registration
  • $12.50 walk in 


The forests are filled with nature spirits! Come join us as we hike the woodlands looking for possible places they might live. Small doorways as in the picture above are generally perfect spots to see signs of fairies and where they dwell. After we are done walking through the forest we'll make a beautiful wand to take home, allowing you to bring the spirit of the forest home with you!
 

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EARTH TO BODY WELLNESS SERIES

$85.00 per Class
We welcome you to the garden to learn about its care, keeping, and bounty from the Garden Manager and Medicine Maker.

SPRING: Saturday May 20th, 2017 10:00am-4:00pm


Garden: Come play among the young plants and budding life in the gardens. Join us in our medicinal herb gardens and nurture your connection to the rhythms of the earth! Work according to the ancient traditions of planting seeds by the moon; both indoors and outside. Learn the art of opening your gardens in the spring in a way that changes the way you think about “spring cleaning” as we deepen our connection to the soil by using leaves, garden debris and compost to build the soil for an abundant growing season. 

Harvesting: What can be harvested this time of year? What is appropriate to harvest? Spring is the emergence of life! It is a wonderful time to collect buds and new growth for medicine. Gathering leaves of wild plants like Red Raspberry or Blueberry, it is important to gather before they set their flowers. Enjoy learning to harvest with responsibly and consideration to the plants. 

Lunch: Engage your wild appetite as we taste young bitter greens, that will awaken your pallet, after the long winter. We will explore the uncultivated and cultivated delicacies in the gardens and the woods to make a delicious spring salad and dressing to share. 

Medicine Making: How can you preserve the energy and vitality of the spring? Learn the art of tincture making. This process is tried and true and will give you a medicine that can last for years. With your new found or seasoned harvesting skills you will learn how to connect with the plant of your choice and welcome its spirit and medicine into your preparation. We will discuss the energies of the plants and the healing benefits that they offer. 

Note: Each class students will receive handouts and the products made that day. Although there are lunch activities we encourage all students to bring supplemental food, so they can feel energetic and nourished throughout the day. All classes are weather contingent and subject to cancellation in the event of severe weather, participants will be notified upon assessment.

 

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    • Cancellations made at least 10 days prior to class will be refunded 75% unless otherwise noted on the Registration Page.
    • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to class are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person). Voice mail and email are not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

REGISTER BY PHONE: (603) 659-7211

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THE ELUSIVE SALAMANDER

 NATURE WALK

Saturday, May 20    
1:00pm – 3:00pm 
Cost: 2-4 people $5.00
          5-7 people $10.00


There are a lot of creatures that live in the forests of our homes that play an important role in the maintenance and health of the woods, that we sometimes don’t even see! The salamander is one of these hidden creatures. Today, we’ll look under logs and rocks and in all the places salamanders will hide. We’ll learn all about the habitats they live in and how they survive such a big world. While we’re searching for the elusive salamander, we’ll collect mosses and small woodland plants to make a terrarium you can take home.

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    •  Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to initial class date will be refunded 75%. Cancellations with less than 30 days’ notice are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person). Voice mail and email is not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

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REIKI II CERTIFICATION

Saturday May, 27th & Sunday May 28th, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm both days
Cost: $325
Prerequisite:  Reiki I.  All students should be prepared to share their Reiki stories of working with people, pets, plants, etc.


In this two day intensive, you will be introduced to the first next two Reiki symbols, learn what some of their uses are, practice using them, and be able to distinguish between the feel of their energies as they flow through your empowered hands. You will:

  • Practice a “distance" or “absentee” Reiki session in the present, past, or future time and space, “beaming” Reiki, as well as several Reiki II sessions given and received.
  • Guided meditation to go to your sacred temple and meet/reconnect with your Reiki guides.
  • Strengthen your Reiki channel through the Reiki II attunement.
  • Certificate given at end of class.
  • 1 hour lunch break.  

NOTE:   If you received your Reiki I attunement from a teacher other than Wendy Fogg, please bring your original Reiki I certificate to class with you.  

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    •  Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to initial class date will be refunded 75%. Cancellations with less than 30 days’ notice are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person). Voice mail and email is not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659 -7211

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"A WORLD AT YOUR FEET!" 

STORY HOUR & NATURE WALK

Ages: 3 years and up
Fee: $10.00 per child, adults free

Sunday, June 4, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Misty Meadows will be conducting a story hour beginning the first Sunday of each month beginning June 4. from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Each program will concentrate on the Habitats of Misty Meadows. The word “Habitat” is probably the most difficult word for children to understand. In simple terms, it is a place where an animal, plant or insect lives. In Each program children will listen to a story at a new habitat in a woodland setting. After our story we will explore the habitat and make a craft using natural materials only and some glue.   Each session children will have juice and cookies.
                                                                    

"A World at your feet!" By Ruth Wicking

Today the children will hear a story about the forest floor. It is a special habitat because this is where, salamanders and the tiny spring peeper frog spends their summer. After our story we’ll explore the tiny creatures that live there with magnifying glasses, search for turkey tails (a fungus) and make a forest floor terrarium to take home. Snack and cookies end the day

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    •  Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to initial class date will be refunded 75%. Cancellations with less than 30 days’ notice are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person). Voice mail and email is not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659 -7211

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NATIVE MEDICINALS AND EDIBLES 

NATURE WALK

Sunday, June 18   
1:00pm – 3:pm
Cost: 2-4 people $5.00
         5-7 people $10.00


What better way to spend Father’s Day than on a nature walk in the woods with your dad? Today we’ll be learning all about the medicinal and edible plants we grow here in the gardens or that we wildcraft in the woods. You’ll learn about how these plants came to make their home here, or if they are native to the area. When we’re done, be sure to check out the shop and get some dried herbs or stones for dad! Happy Father’s Day!

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    •  Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to initial class date will be refunded 75%. Cancellations with less than 30 days’ notice are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person). Voice mail and email is not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659-7211

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QUEEN ANNIE & THE SEWING CONTEST

STORY HOUR & NATURE WALK

Ages: 3 years and up
Fee: $10.00 per child, adults free
Sunday July 2, 1:00pm-3:00pm


Misty Meadows will be conducting a story hour beginning, the first Sunday of each month beginning, June 4. from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Each program will concentrate on the Habitats of Misty Meadows. The word “Habitat” is probably the most difficult word for children to understand. In simple terms, it is a place where an animal, plant or insect lives. In Each program children will listen to a story at a new habitat in a woodland setting. After our story we will explore the habitat and make a craft using natural materials only and some glue.   Each session children will have juice and cookies.

Queen Annie and the Sewing Contest: By Marilyn Gilmour (Roleplaying)
High up on a mountain, a huge castle stood. In the castle lives King George and His queen, Queen Annie. Annie was a very spoiled queen and she wanted to do a project because she is so bored. The king had a great idea, How about having a contest. But! … What will it be? And what does the pilliwiggin fairies that live down in pilliwiggin meadow have to do with it? Come and join in the roll-playing story. Before going home we’ll go to the herb gardens and see if the pilliwiggins have visited our gardens. Snack and cookies end the day.

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    •  Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to initial class date will be refunded 75%. Cancellations with less than 30 days’ notice are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person). Voice mail and email is not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659-7211

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HERBAL CLINIC &

PRACTITIONERS CIRCLE

 An Expanded Learning Opportunity for Herbal Students & Practitioners
 

Dates
Saturday July 8, 22
Saturday August 5, 19
Time:  9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Cost:  $300
Register by June 24
Class size limited to 12 people.

The Practitioners Circle is the logical next step for herbal students wishing to enter into a practice working with clients. It also provides both new and experienced practitioners with an opportunity to observe and interact with other herbalists and with clients. Participants will work directly with clients, people from the community seeking guidance and healing.
The Practitioners Circle provides an opportunity for student practitioners to: 

  • move to the next level of preparing for herbal practice
  • observe experienced herbal practitioners at work
  • develop intake skills
  • practice formulation
  • improve skills by learning from each other 

 
An opportunity for experienced herbal practitioners to: 

  • share their skills with student practitioners
  • expand their herbal practice
  • develop/improve mentoring skills

An opportunity for members of the community to: 

  • explore and experience a more natural
  • Approach to getting and staying healthy.
  • Experience an herbal consultation at a reduced rate
  • Have the benefit of several herbalists hearing their story
  • Receive questions & input from several herbalists
  • Have remedies custom formulated for them by a concurring team of herbalists
  • Have two follow up appointments at the same “clinic” rate.  

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    •  Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to initial class date will be refunded 75%. Cancellations with less than 30 days’ notice are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person). Voice mail and email is not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659-7211

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INSECTS OF FIELD & FOREST

NATURE WALK

Sunday, July 16    
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: 2-4 people $5.00
         5-7 people $10.00


Insects play such a crucial role in the ecosystems of our fields and forests, but sadly, most of them get a bad reputation of being pests. Come to Misty Meadows to learn about the butterflies that roam our gardens, the bees that are busy pollinating the world, and all the insects that lay under the soil, helping to replenish and keep the soil in balance. When we gain a deeper understanding of why they’re here, it’s easier to not be so bothered by them. 

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    •  Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to initial class date will be refunded 75%. Cancellations with less than 30 days’ notice are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person). Voice mail and email is not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659-7211

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EARTH TO BODY WELLNESS SERIES

$85.00 per Class
We welcome you to the garden to learn about its care, keeping, and bounty from the Garden Manager and Medicine Maker.


SUMMER: Sunday July 23rd 10:00am-4:00pm

 

Garden: Enjoy the bounty of the garden as we discuss the importance of pollinators, biodiversity and conserving water. Using examples from our evolving gardens at Misty Meadows we will look at the importance of planting perennials and discuss methods of low maintenance and sustainable practices to enrich our ecosystems. With the busyness of the season we will explore planning your garden by the phases of the moon, to bring order and balance.

 Harvesting: In the height of summer there is so much to do. Harvesting and drying herbs to fill our apothecary is our top priority. We will discuss methods of drying and preserving the bounty of summer, as well as techniques for staying organized and on track. experience harvesting herbs that will be stowed away for winter months.  

Lunch: In addition to the summer fruit and vegetable staples that abound in our gardens and at farmers’ markets learn to bring our wild herb friends to the table. Together we’ll stray from tradition and make a pesto that embraces the diverse bounty of medicinal summer plants. 

Medicine Making: Harness the power of the sun as we discuss and make infused oils. These oils will be suitable for culinary or cosmetic use. Learn the healing properties of Plantain, Comfrey, Red Clover and Calendula. Share in the bright beauty of herbal oils and the diverse ways they can bring health into daily life. 

Note: Each class students will receive handouts and the products made that day. Although there are lunch activities we encourage all students to bring supplemental food, so they can feel energetic and nourished throughout the day. All classes are weather contingent and subject to cancellation in the event of severe weather, participants will be notified upon assessment.

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    • Cancellations made at least 10 days prior to class will be refunded 75% unless otherwise noted on the Registration Page.
    • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to class are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person). Voice mail and email are not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659-7211

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ADVANCED CASE TAKING

& FORMULA MAKING
 

Ellen Evert Hopman, Herbalist AHG
Sat/Sun
July 29-30, 2017
9:30 am – 5 pm
Cost: $295

 

  • Basic Five Element Theory:  seasons, flavors, taste, voice tone, emotions
  • Basics of Facial Diagnosis: lines, colors, moles, blemishes
  • Advanced formula Making technique
  • Design individually crafted remedies for individuals using the technique developed by Master Herbalist William LeSassier, renowned “teacher of the teachers”.

 
Ellen is the author of a number of herbals including “Secret Medicines from Your Garden”, “A Druid’s Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine”, “Tree Medicine Tree Magic” and other volumes. See Ellen’s books at www.elleneverthopman.com

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    •  Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to initial class date will be refunded 75%. Cancellations with less than 30 days’ notice are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person). Voice mail and email is not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659-7211

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SLIPPERY, SLIMY WORMS

STORY HOUR & NATURE WALK

Ages: 3 years and up
Fee: $10.00 per child, adults free
Sunday August 6, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Misty Meadows will be conducting a story hour beginning, the first Sunday of each month beginning, June 4. from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Each program will concentrate on the Habitats of Misty Meadows. The word “Habitat” is probably the most difficult word for children to understand. In simple terms, it is a place where an animal, plant or insect lives. In Each program children will listen to a story at a new habitat in a woodland setting. After our story we will explore the habitat and make a craft using natural materials only and some glue.   Each session children will have juice and cookies.

"Slippery, Slimy Worms" by Peggy Kochanoff
Worms breathe through their skin so they must stay moist. Earthworms can regenerate a new tail if too much isn’t lost. After a story of slippery slimy worms
we’ll become junior scientists and examine real slimy night-crawlers with magnifiers. When we are done we’ll take the worms to their new home, the herb garden. Frosting cupcakes and  juice will end the day.

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    •  Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to initial class date will be refunded 75%. Cancellations with less than 30 days’ notice are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person). Voice mail and email is not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659-7211

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WOODLAND SCAVENGER HUNT

NATURE WALK

Sunday, August 20                                                                         
1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: 2-4 people $5.00
         5-7 people $10.00


There are SO many things to look for in the forest when we’re paying close enough attention. Today, you’ll enjoy a woodland scavenger hunt! Finding something smooth, something rough, something tall or something short. The possibilities are endless for these things and many more in the woods! It’s going to be a day for the family to remember, so come to Misty Meadows and let’s go scavenging! 
 

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659-7211

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EARTH TO BODY WELLNESS SERIES

$85.00 per Class
We welcome you to the garden to learn about its care, keeping, and bounty from the Garden Manager and Medicine Maker.


AUTUMN: Sunday September 24th 10:00PM-4:00PM


Garden: We invite you to join us as we begin to prepare the garden for the winter. Discuss fall seed sowing and saving, soil building techniques, and ways to honor the garden as it wanes. In a cyclical mirroring of “Spring cleanup”, learn the importance of autumn clean up, and of preserving ecosystems by leaving plants uncut and not raking leaves out.

 Harvesting: In the fall plant energy retreats into the earth. This is the time to harvest root medicine! Learn the etiquette of this harvest and connect with Earth energy. Explore the ways roots can be dried and stored for optimal potency. A variety of roots will be harvested for making your medicine for the day.

Lunch: What can we still munch on? Herbs and wild weeds are hardy and can be found in full splendor even as the first frost bites the earth. We will harvest and forage for plants to make a tasty fall soup. 

Medicine Making: As we connect with the deeply nourishing properties of the roots you will learn how they can be utilized in delicious medicine. Create a flavorful mineral tonic perfect for the table or the medicine chest. This traditional preparation is used to aid in maintaining robust health through the winter.

Note: Each class students will receive handouts and the products made that day. Although there are lunch activities we encourage all students to bring supplemental food, so they can feel energetic and nourished throughout the day. All classes are weather contingent and subject to cancellation in the event of severe weather, participants will be notified upon assessment.

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Class cancellation by Misty Meadows:  Registrants receive full refund.
  • Cancellations by Registrant:  
    • Cancellations made at least 10 days prior to class will be refunded 75% unless otherwise noted on the Registration Page.
    • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to class are nonrefundable.
    • Cancellations may be made in person, by phone (you must speak with a live person).Voice mail and email are not acceptable as that technology is not fully reliable.

CALL TO REGISTER (603) 659-7211

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