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FIELD to BODY: Ethical Wildcrafting & Medicinal Food-Making | Frieda Kipar Bay | Taproot Medicine

  • 4581 Daywalt Rd Sebastopol, CA, 95472 USA (map)

In this class Frieda Kipar Bay of Taproot Medicine will teach you about some favorite weeds and accessible herbs to use in your everyday cooking. The workshop will cover how to make herbal syrups, gomasios, herb salts, and infused vinegars. The issue of ethically harvesting local herbs and how to introduce them into your garden will be discussed. Class will be held indoors and out, with the plants surrounding you with their healing abundance.

Space is limited.


Or Call 844-326-3260 for tickets.

Workshop Duration: 3 hours
Cost: $58
Teacher: Frieda Kipar Bay, Taproot Medicine

A note from Frieda Kipar Bay:
"Taproot Medicine began with my deepest friend, pregnant with her first child, needing a little iron boost. I concocted a (mighty) tasty syrup packed with iron, and watched how tiny sips off the bottle fortified my dear friend during pregnancy. Word spread, and more bottles were made for mothers and menstruating women alike. As each new person took a sip, I witnessed smiles broaden and breath deepen. It’s this human response that has lead me to offer my medicine more widely, and enter this sticky world of selling some ‘thing’ to someone else. I called that stuff “strong woman syrup”, in honor of that deepest friend, the strongest woman I know.

I make medicine from my heart, with specific people in mind, and gratitude for the offering of the plants. This is my religion: Pay attention and give respect to the earth, the body, the heart. When we are close to the earth, we are close to our selves. We all know this...earth body, human body. This medicine is real, made by my hands, made for this community. I’m not interested in selling you something you don’t need, or participating in the destructive capitalist structure. I do not ship it far away, I make it right here for the people surrounding the Bay. I am doing an alchemical dance in the kitchen when I make this medicine, watching plants melt into liquid to be sweetened with bee nectar and transformed into delicious food that has a hint of magic about it. When you take it, make space in your body for the plants to enter—one deep breath usually does the trick."

Edition Local Community Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit fiscally sponsored by MarinLink.
FIELD to BODY: A Community Gathering is made possible by a grant from Marin Community Foundation’s New Ground Fund.