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Wildcrafting: Wild and Natural Spa Day - Sunday, May 29, 2022

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Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 10:00am

May 29, 2022 Wildcrafting: Wild and Natural Spa Day -  Due this workshop's popularity, we will also be hosting it on May 28.

We will start with a relaxing sensory nature practice of finding a “sit spot”.  Then we will take a walk around the nature center to identify and forage some of the plants that we will include in three unique DIY nature inspired beauty products you can use at home.  We will make stinging 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 then apply it as a facial mask (if you wish). Treat yourself to a rejuvenating wild and natural Spa Day with us!

Date: Sunday, May 29

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Due to the gated entry for VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center, please plan to arrive between 9:45 am - 9:55 am.

Cost: $25 per person. Space is limited to 12 participants. 

Location: VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center in Julian.(22850 Volcan Road/4002 Farmer Road, Julian, CA 92036)

Note: Mask wearing is optional.

Wildcrafting workshops are generally held every other month on the 4th Sunday of the month from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Holidays might change the date of the workshops. 

You may contact the VMF office with questions or for more information at 760-765-2300 or contact Janice at education@volcanmt.org

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. For more information, please watch VMF's 10 Best Practices for Foraging Wild, Edible Plants.