I remember sitting in the library as a child listening to a story, Strega Nona. A book literally meaning “Grandma Witch”. She sings a magic song to stop pasta from overtaking a town. She was known for her healing and medicine making abilities. That girl, me, has grown but still connects with this character. I use music when I teach kids and adults as a way to have fun and learn new information. I think Strega Nona and I both realize the power of music. Like Strega Nona I am a witch of sorts, conjuring up medicine and cooking neat and new foods.
A clear early camp memory I have is harvesting dandelion leaves and making a melted cheese to go on them. Today you can find me making dandelion pasta, fritters, or making dandelion deviled eggs. Recently when I was asked what plant exemplifies me I said dandelion because it is resilient, powerful, and has so much unknown and enormous abilities to heal. I love to teach about nature's wonders and connect others with plants for they have so many gifts to offer us if we only listen. I had however become very disconnected from myself and nature for years. I was living a toxic lifestyle in New York City and in 2013 a radical shift happened with a live-changing experience.
Plant Talk Group
We offer monthly classes via zoom packed full of information on medicinal and edible plants. Get connected to what's growing in your backyard, connect with like minded people worldwide and to your ancestral plant roots.
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