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Wildcrafting: Natural Spa Day - Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 10:00am
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Sunday, May 27th - Spring is finally here and the feeling of renewal is in the air!  To celebrate we thought it would be fun to pamper ourselves with a DIY wild and natural spa experience! 

We will start with a walk around the nature center to identify and forage some of the native plants that we will use in making three unique DIY beauty products you can take home. We will also make a detox Nettle tea to sip while we craft wild Mountain Lilac soap, Horsetail Raw Sugar Scrub, and wild herbal bath salts. Finally, we will get really wild and make a rejuvenating native red clay honey mask from scratch. We will process local red clay and learn how to grind, sift, and mix it with other gentle ingredients and finally apply as a facial mask (if you wish). Come enjoy a rejuvenating wild and natural Spa Day with us!

Wildcrafting is the age-old practice of collecting or harvesting plants from their natural habitat, or “wild” habitat, for food, medicine or craft.  It applies to uncultivated plants wherever they might be found and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas.  Ethical considerations and sustainable behaviors are practiced, such as protecting endangered species and avoiding potential depletion of commonly held resources. The practice of sustainable wildcrafting requires making a commitment to develop your knowledge and connection to the natural landscape, deepen your local sense of place, and take responsibility for its regeneration for future generations.

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Workshop Location:  VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center. Due to the gated entry for VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center (22850 Volcan Road, Julian, CA), please plan to arrive between 9:45 and 9:55.

Activity Fee: $20 per person.

Space is limited to 12 participants

Wildcrafting workshops are generally held every other month on the 4th Sunday of the month from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Holidays might change the date of the workshops, so check for updates.  Class size is generally limited to 12 participants, but can change.

You may contact the VMF office with questions or for more information at 760-765-2300 or info@volcanmt.org. (VMF office is open Monday - Friday)

Visit the Volcan Mountain Foundation's website at www.VolcanMt.org for ongoing updates of events and activities on and around the Volcan Mountain Range.