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Niagara Region: Mid-Winter Herbal & Medicinal Mushroom Intensive

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Mid-Winter Herbal &

Medicinal Mushroom Intensive

February 24, 2017 Singer Farm Naturals Appleton, NY

Morning session 10-12:30pm, Lunch 1-230pm, Afternoon Session: 3-430pm

Each session $35, lunch $10, Full-day $60 includes lunch

10-2pm, Medicinal Mushrooms, their Uses & Preparations

Join Olga Tzogas from Smugtown Mushrooms for a morning of medicinal mushrooms!

Humans have had a long relationship using mushrooms & Fungi for food, medicine & ceremony.  Briefly discussing the history behind our ethnomycological journey and ways we can access what they can provide.    Journey through the complex web & ancient world of medicinal mushrooms.  Explore how they grow in nature then, how they nurture us in return.  Forging our immune systems, circulation, anti-inflammation & more.  We will go through various different kinds of mushrooms and what qualities they offer to us then everyone will be taking home the beginning of their very own mushroom tincture!!

LUNCH BREAK: 1-2:30pm VEGETARIAN Meal plenty of vegan options.  Lunch is INCLUDED when you register for the FULL day.  Otherwise Lunch is $10

Afternoon session:

3-4:30pm:  A Study in Adaptogens

Spend the afternoon with Recipricol Roots & make your own Adaptogen Elixir. Handouts and materials will be provided.

Adaptogens are a powerful class of plant medicine. They support, nourish, and restore the depletion we experience as a result of moving through this world much too fast. We are constantly "on". Always working our way through the day while feeling the weight of stress, anxiety, fear and worry. Adaptogens build you up and push you through these times, all while letting those pressures fall away. Let the plants help you. They remember things that we have forgotten.  In this class, you will get to know Schisandra, Rhodiola Rosea, Ashwaganda, Eleuthero, Tulsi, & Maca.


BIO of presenters:

Olga Tzogas created & operates Smugtown Mushrooms in Rochester NY.  Her journey with Fungi and plants started over ten years ago. Working with these allies by foraging in both urban & more wild settings, and learning to identify for food and medicine. In 2011, Smugtown Mushrooms was established because there was a need for mushrooms& growing supplies, workshops, events & community based science in her area.  While learning more and embracing the never-ending, unlocked potential mushrooms & fungi have to help heal both people, planet & soul.  She teaches workshops throughout the continent about wild mushroom identification, medicinal mushrooms, biology, and mushroom cultivation.

Krisyin Grohman is a community herbalist devoted to putting the power back in the hands of the people through plant medicine. She holds a Bachelors degree from Empire State College, where she studied Ethnobotany. Her hands-on herbal education was completed through Heartstone Herbal School. Kristin's passion for herbal medicine, education and revolution led her to establish her own program, Reciprocal Roots.