Join Spring Street International School Lecture On Herbalism

Posted April 5, 2021 at 5:00 am by

From Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School
Don’t miss out on Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School’s final event in our 2021 vir­tu­al nature speak­er series, fea­tur­ing herbal­ist Cal­lie North at 6 p.m., Thurs­day, April 14.
Reg­is­ter for the event here.
North co-owns and runs two busi­ness­es on Lopez Island: a brick-and-mor­tar shop North­sea Apothe­cary and The For­est Folks LLC, a folk school that hosts class­es and retreats on wilder­ness liv­ing skills.
North explores herbal­ism, plant med­i­cine and heal­ing through the lens of an alter­nate his­to­ry to the cur­rent Euro­cen­tric narrative.

From bio-region­al gath­er­ing to ances­tral prac­tices, this class will exam­ine why herbal­ism is our birthright and how sea­son­al liv­ing and form­ing rela­tion­ships with plants can change our per­ceived place in the nat­ur­al world.

From the per­spec­tive of wilder­ness sur­vival, we will dis­cov­er why the use of plants as med­i­cine should be con­sid­ered one of the most impor­tant and cru­cial sur­vival skills. We will also review three med­i­c­i­nal plants com­mon­ly found in the San Juan Islands and how they can be uti­lized as food and medicine.

North was born, raised, and cur­rent­ly resides on Lopez Island (Coast Sal­ish Territory).

After years of trav­el­ing and liv­ing on near­ly every con­ti­nent, North found her for­est home and has lived off-grid for more than a decade. In her ear­ly years con­nect­ing with the land, she dis­cov­ered a deep pas­sion for work­ing with plant med­i­cine. She is a prac­tic­ing folk herbal­ist with a focus on ances­tral med­i­cine and sea­son­al living.

In 2016, North was select­ed to be a par­tic­i­pant on His­to­ry Channel’s sea­son three of “Alone.” She embarked on an entire­ly self-doc­u­ment­ed wilder­ness solo sur­vival jour­ney with min­i­mal tools. She built a home in the foothills of the Andes Moun­tains, Patag­o­nia (Mapuche Ter­ri­to­ry), and fished, for­aged and used plant med­i­cine to sur­vive. Her solo jour­ney spanned 72 days through the win­ter season.

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