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Appalachian Alchemy Retreat - June 7, 8, 9


Join Lauren Haynes, of Wooden Spoon Herbs, and Ali Banks of Forest Folk Fungi for a weekend of immersion in the mountains of Appalachia. We’ll convene in Hot Springs, North Carolina where we’ll take dips in wild water, hike up to gorgeous balds, mindfully harvest plants with which to make medicine, distill flower waters, soak in the hot springs and so much more.

Friday we’ll gather at the lodge and have some tea while we talk about why we’re all there. We’ll also go for a dip in the nearby river, before settling in and beginning the relaxation.

Saturday we’ll head up to Max Patch for a day of fun in the sun. We’ll make flower essences, go for a plant walk, and harvest St. John’s wort and yarrow to distill back at the lodge. In the evening, we’ll head to the hot springs themselves for a relaxing soak with new friends.

Sunday we’ll be treated to a treatise on medicinal mushrooms by Ali, and then a primer on distilling hydrosols and essential oils from Lauren.

Price includes lodging and wonderful vegetarian meals, beginning with dinner on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday. Rideshares may be available, please get in touch. The retreat is based at the historic Sunnybank Inn.

Cancellation policy: 100% refund (less credit card fees) if cancelled within 14 days of the retreat. 50% refund after that.

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