KEYNOTE ADDRESS by ANDREA REISEN
Andrea Reisen is the co-creator of a 30-acre farm is located in the hamlet of Wallace, near Avoca, in the beautiful Finger Lakes of western New York. The farm is a dream come true for her family.
Their collective goal has always been to live a simple, gentle, fun-filled life on the land, raising a family in harmony with all of creation. They have been blessed to be caretakers of this land since 1982, raising our five children here, and now two of our grandchildren live here with their Mom and Uncle Bill. We believe by working the land organically and biodynamically, being in rhythm with the land, we are able to harvest the very finest quality, high-energy medicinal herbs. We make teas, tinctures (extracts), salves, creams, infused oils, liniment, and flower essences with these herbs. Andrea and her husband, Matthias believe- We take care of the land and the land takes care of us."
The plant world offers us an abundant array of gifts allowing us to take ownership of our own healing. These gifts don’t just apply to our physical selves however, the healing energy of plants also affects our emotional, mental, and spiritual selves. Plants have been used for centuries to enhance spirituality and our awareness of our connection to all life. Used properly herbs can become cherished travel companions as you walk your sacred path.
"The plants really do love us. They want to take care of us. They want to help us. They just wait for us to come. They open this store-house of health for us, that we can't even imagine."
PLANT ALLY PATHWORKING
with Barbara Aspland-Wolf
We all have plants we are drawn to; plants who connect with our souls and emotions. These are ally plants. There are times when ally plants arrive for a specific time and then move on. We will journey to meet our ally plant and what they may have to share. There will be time for journaling and small group discussion.
Taking Care of You
with Michele Maclure
This workshop will be interactive through storytelling form, encompassing Alopathic, Herbal, Nature, etc. Participants will have the opportunity to share stories about how they take care of themselves. It is also learning to blend different health modalities by learning from each other.
Michele is an avid herbalist who loves all things herbal, cooking, beauty, medicinal and crafting. She also enjoys wild crafting. Michele is a member of the Ct. Herb Association, NEHA, and United Plant Savers.