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Apr
21
Sat
2018
Basket Weaving with Maralee Wisewomyn
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Basket Weaving with Maralee Wisewomyn

In this class you will learn to weave a twined basket of locally grown plants~ cattails, Watsonia, usnia, and leaves of cultiated flowers~ and raffia, twines and ropes. If you already know simple basket weaving, this will be an opportunity to learn decorative weaving and embellishing techniques, and get lots of ideas from other weavers!
All materials provided, but please bring a sack lunch. Must be 12 and up, all participants must have their own ticket.
Maralee has been weaving baskets for over 25 years and has taught weaving in Northern California and Oregon. You may recognize her face from her frequent classes at the Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium and the Calfornia School of Herbal Studies. Her current fascination is weaving with kelp and sea plants. You can see her work displayed at the Artisan’s Coop in Bodega, CA.

Apr
29
Sun
2018
Holistic Childbirth Prep Workshop @ West County Herb Company
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holistic Childbirth Prep Workshop @ West County Herb Company

Holistic Childbirth Prep workshops are designed to empower, explore and celebrate the many ways families choose to give birth and create family. This essential workshop is designed to demystify birth while guiding class participants to discover personal beliefs around pregnancy, partnership, birth, and parenthood, which will allow for a truly holistic childbirth experience. Class is designed to meet the needs of families birthing at birth centers, in their homes, at the hospital, or those who haven’t decided yet. This class is relevant to parents having their first, second or third child, depending on the needs of the family.

We will practice and review the following techniques and information:

• Love and Relaxation: Guided relaxation and the hormones of labor
• Spinning Baby: The role of the baby, optimal fetal positioning, and troubleshooting through birth
• Moaning and Moving: Evidence based healthy birth practices, from vocalizations to opening the pelvic floor
• The Landscape of Labor: Understanding the emotional and physiological process of birthing your baby
• The Role of the Partner: Creating Safety and Trust, Nonverbal Communication Skills
• Being in Birth: Massage, Acupressure, Positions, Vocalizations, and Breathing Techniques
• Advocacy and Collaboration: Positive Communication Skills with Providers
• Understanding Interventions and the difference between Necessary and Unnecessary
• Watching, Hearing, Knowing: Empowered Birth Videos
• After-Birth; The Sacred Hour and the Microbiome

Each class is kept to seven couples or less, as this allows for individual and hands-on attention from the instructor while allowing for community building with other expanding families. We encourage participants to bring a birth ball, meals, pillows, snacks and other items that will allow them to get comfortable and relax.

May
5
Sat
2018
Tarot Reading Pop-Up With Karen Vogel
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tarot Reading Pop-Up With Karen Vogel

Tickets available through Eventbrite!

May
19
Sat
2018
Private Event: Book Mobile Party
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Private Event: Book Mobile Party

Private Event!

Jun
2
Sat
2018
A Forager’s Dyeing Class @ west county herb
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Forager's Dyeing Class @ west county herb

Join us for a day of color and hue with Karen Aguiar. We will explore extracting gradations of color from Turmeric, Madder root, Dyer’s Polypore and Old Man’s Beard using mordants and modifiers. As a part of class, we will prepare plants to add to our dye pots to create samples swatches using wool yarn. We will also have a silk scarf for you to dye as well. Bring an apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting splashed with a new color.

This class will take place at a private residence amongst the redwood tress in the Occidental area. A simple but divine lunch of bread, soup and salad will be served. Feel free to bring snacks for yourself or to share. The address and directions will be sent out to participants one week prior to class, so please provide an email and phone number that we can reach you on.

*** Please note that class will need a minimum of six participants to run. In the unlikely event that the class does not fill, we will inform you by email a week prior.

Jun
10
Sun
2018
Holistic Childbirth Prep Workshop
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holistic Childbirth Prep Workshop

Holistic Childbirth Prep workshops are designed to empower, explore and celebrate the many ways families choose to give birth and create family. This essential workshop is designed to demystify birth while guiding class participants to discover personal beliefs around pregnancy, partnership, birth, and parenthood, which will allow for a truly holistic childbirth experience. Class is designed to meet the needs of families birthing at birth centers, in their homes, at the hospital, or those who haven’t decided yet. This class is relevant to parents having their first, second or third child, depending on the needs of the family.

We will practice and review the following techniques and information:

• Love and Relaxation: Guided relaxation and the hormones of labor
• Spinning Baby: The role of the baby, optimal fetal positioning, and troubleshooting through birth
• Moaning and Moving: Evidence based healthy birth practices, from vocalizations to opening the pelvic floor
• The Landscape of Labor: Understanding the emotional and physiological process of birthing your baby
• The Role of the Partner: Creating Safety and Trust, Nonverbal Communication Skills
• Being in Birth: Massage, Acupressure, Positions, Vocalizations, and Breathing Techniques
• Advocacy and Collaboration: Positive Communication Skills with Providers
• Understanding Interventions and the difference between Necessary and Unnecessary
• Watching, Hearing, Knowing: Empowered Birth Videos
• After-Birth; The Sacred Hour and the Microbiome

Each class is kept to seven couples or less, as this allows for individual and hands-on attention from the instructor while allowing for community building with other expanding families. We encourage participants to bring a birth ball, meals, pillows, snacks and other items that will allow them to get comfortable and relax.

Jun
11
Mon
2018
California School Of Herbal Studies Presentation
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Check back in April for more details!

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Limpia Ceremony and Workshop
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What is a limpia?

A limpia is an ancient practice, a ceremony of cleansing body-spirit with herbs and other elements. It is a sacred ceremony, with the support of herbs offering the body-spirit a way to release emotions, spiritual imbalances, and even physical illness. Cleansings are deep; they heal wounds that have become part of the unconscious. The limpia may take us into our underworld/unconscious to start the healing process/releasing of trauma, Ancestral wounds, childhood disconnection, colonial wounds, toxic relationships with self and the collective. Limpias help us release the Aires/wind/energies that have gotten stuck in the body. Join us for an evening to learn more about GuateMayan and Mexican Curanderismo principals for releasing, prayer, and increasing of psychic and energetic boundaries.

This class will cover:
-Understanding/practice of altar making
-Sparking on plant relationships
-Deep connection to our physical and spiritual
releasing points
-You will get to do a Self-limpia ceremony

*Please do your best to prepare by hydrating your body and by taking time to clarify your intention for your self-limpia.*

About the instructors:
Pablo Rodriguez is a Queer GuateMayan yerbero/Herbalist, based in the Bay Area CA. Pablo has been trained in GuateMayan Curanderismo (Indigenous Healing) Modalities from birth. Pablo trained under family’s lineage, teachings of Berenice Dimas, Atava Garcia and the main teachers: The plants. He is currently attending Ancestral Apothecary’s Herbalism Program. Pablo is a Sexual Health Educator and soon to Graduate in Biology.

Jun
28
Thu
2018
The Art Of Tracking: A TALK WITH WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST MEGHAN WALLA-MURPHY @ West County Herb Company
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Art Of Tracking: A TALK WITH WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST MEGHAN WALLA-MURPHY @ West County Herb Company | Occidental | California | United States

The Art Of Tracking; Learning To See Beautifully
For more than 20 years, Meghan Walla-Murphy has been practicing the art of wildlife tracking. Though Meghan has an academic background, her greatest teachers have been the animals, their habitats, and the waters. She has had the privilege of tracking across the U.S. and internationally with indigenous cultures who continue to live close to the land. This academic and practical training has given Meghan the ability to meet and unravel some of our most pressing environmental, social, and political challenges from many diverse perspectives. Come join us to learn more about tracking, wildlife and what it has to teach us.

Donation at the Door: $10-$15
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Jul
29
Sun
2018
Cycles and Celebration
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cycles and Celebration

Sunday – Friday, Ages 9-12
July 29th – August 3rd 2018
10am – 3pm
Cost for full series: $350

Have you been looking for a way for your daughter to learn about the different cycles of her body, learn the importance of consent, set goals and make new friends? Or has your daughter been wanting a deeper connection with friends, family or herself?

This is a very special program designed to mentor girls into womanhood, and if you have a daughter between 9-12, this might just be the special summer “camp” of their dreams. In six days they will:
* Learn About The Cycles Of Their Body
* Build Confidence & Set Goals In A Safe Space
* Make Symbolic Crafts & New Friends
* Learn The Importance Of Self-Care & Consent
This series will span six days from July 29th to August 3rd, include yummy and nourishing snacks, and weave in yoga, henna and mentorship. To register or read more about the curriculum or the fabulous creator of the Sister Moon Series, click on the link in ticket sales.

Jul
30
Mon
2018
Cycles and Celebration
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cycles and Celebration

Sunday – Friday, Ages 9-12
July 29th – August 3rd 2018
10am – 3pm
Cost for full series: $350

Have you been looking for a way for your daughter to learn about the different cycles of her body, learn the importance of consent, set goals and make new friends? Or has your daughter been wanting a deeper connection with friends, family or herself?

This is a very special program designed to mentor girls into womanhood, and if you have a daughter between 9-12, this might just be the special summer “camp” of their dreams. In six days they will:
* Learn About The Cycles Of Their Body
* Build Confidence & Set Goals In A Safe Space
* Make Symbolic Crafts & New Friends
* Learn The Importance Of Self-Care & Consent
This series will span six days from July 29th to August 3rd, include yummy and nourishing snacks, and weave in yoga, henna and mentorship. To register or read more about the curriculum or the fabulous creator of the Sister Moon Series, click on the link in ticket sales.

Jul
31
Tue
2018
Cycles and Celebration
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cycles and Celebration

Sunday – Friday, Ages 9-12
July 29th – August 3rd 2018
10am – 3pm
Cost for full series: $350

Have you been looking for a way for your daughter to learn about the different cycles of her body, learn the importance of consent, set goals and make new friends? Or has your daughter been wanting a deeper connection with friends, family or herself?

This is a very special program designed to mentor girls into womanhood, and if you have a daughter between 9-12, this might just be the special summer “camp” of their dreams. In six days they will:
* Learn About The Cycles Of Their Body
* Build Confidence & Set Goals In A Safe Space
* Make Symbolic Crafts & New Friends
* Learn The Importance Of Self-Care & Consent
This series will span six days from July 29th to August 3rd, include yummy and nourishing snacks, and weave in yoga, henna and mentorship. To register or read more about the curriculum or the fabulous creator of the Sister Moon Series, click on the link in ticket sales.

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West County Herb CompanySaturday, April 14th, 2018 at 6:47am
Do be careful out there as our carrot family begins to rise out of the dirt. Hemlock (deadly poisonous) and Queen Anne's Lace (edible alley) can look very similar in a dreamy field, even side by side, making a little nibble here and a little nibble there more complicated. Take your time to learn the basics and if you don't know, don't take it. Thank you to @_west_of_west for this amazing shot of mating ctenucha Moths. #ctenuchavirginica #carrotfamily #hemlock #queenanneslace #beinrelationship #takeyourtime
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West County Herb Company added 3 new photos.Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 11:17am
This is some of the art work from Henna By B, who is offering a three day Henna workshop coming up in August at West County Herb Company. Her work is pretty amazing, we can't stop staring at it! Event info is on our event Page or you can click this link to register. http://www.hennabyb.com/henna-workshop
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West County Herb CompanyThursday, April 12th, 2018 at 3:13pm
Come learn about abundant, nutritious and tasty spring wild edibles of Sonoma County with herbalist Autumn Summers. We will make nettle pesto and a milk thistle salad and taste mallow, radish, and other seasonal greens. First Monday of May (the 7th), this talk is free, starts at 6pm and ends at 7:30pm. We hope to see you there. Be sure to tag a friend who might be interested!