Accepting Applications for 2016!

Accepting Applications for Apprenticeship Programs with Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies for 2016!

Serendipity Plant Lore is accepting applications for 2016 Planting Love, Red Cedar Love, and Black Poplar Love Programs!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Interviews will be scheduled from September until December, 2015. Serendipity Plant Lore’s Programs start in February and March, 2016!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Our first year program “Planting Love” and our second year program “Red Cedar Love” cover the fundamentals of Wild Foraging, Plant Healing, Biological Systems, Botany, and Anatomy, for the Home Herbalist and for the Professional Community Herbalist. These programs are geared towards healers learning and having first hand experiences of Plant/Human Relationship, Stewardship, Biology, Wild Foraging and Plant Identification, Ecosystem Awareness, Field Training, Healing Autism and Other Neurological Diseases, Intestinal Health, Emergency Medicine, Immunity, Degenerative Diseases, Spirituality, Working with the Psycho Spiritual Aspects of Plants, Midwifery Herbs and Deathwifery Herbs, Nutrition and the Olde Ways of Unlocking Plant Knowledge handed down through my families own Healing Tradition. There are further clinical apprenticeships available for Community Herbalists, such as Black Poplar Love and Community Herbalist Love Programs, please send an email for details!DSC_0364

These programs will FUN from March through November 2016.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Email lemonlotus@gmail.com to receive details, dates, and registration information!

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Sunning in the Heart Beat Sunshine of Meadow Soul!

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Netted!!!

It’s been awhile, and far too long between musings, but living in such a seasonal way between sun-dances, my heart and soul have been taken up with the seasonal tasks of a wild forager and healing companion to many.

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For there are seasons to everything, of rest and work and this is definitely a season for work!

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The Mason Bee Trinity Love!

Lots of hiking, walking, rolling in soil, knees deep in mud looking for treasures, hearing the wind whistle through the new growth of tree buds. Many wildflowers have been out, and significant meetings with many beautiful pollinators. Mason Bees joined our family this year as well, and the familiar daily ritual of harvesting Dandelion Leaves from our yard for our Family has definitely been a delight of the season!

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Ben Love with Mango Love!

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I keep posting this photo out of joy!

Some of the beautiful experiences of recent times with Botanical Students have been to be very close to a family of Deer for quite some time, watching several Bald Eagles this spring, identifying the differences between Coyote scat, Deer, Raccoon, Elk, Bear and Mice droppings, taking pictures of Salamanders and Newts (and their cute little bottoms), listening to songs of Meadow Larks, watching the flights of Red Tail Hawks, and coming home at night to a Parrot in our own house, that via my son Ben in February, officially joined our Family.

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Biscuitroot LOVIE!

Bright Sunshine and Winds blew us over to a Student’s Botanical Haven she is restoring in the Columbia River Gorge, and drippy days in coastal forests ‘shrooming, both gaining and losing personal items spiritually as well as physically, and watching a herd of Elk and communing with a very singular orange beaked Shore Bird that grabbed at our hearts in an amazing way!

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Eyes Wide Open, Heart A Flutter!

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This Guy Was A FLIRT!

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This photo posted purely out of jealousy from the Shore Bird photo! WARNING: No matter what she would have you think, this is NOT a Shore Bird!

We also smooched with a Turkey Vulture, and made love with Hummingbirds, and buried noses in the scents of many types wild carrot family members. We ate joyful foods in meadows singing love, and sighted Horton the Elephant’s prized plant that he cared for so much!

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Horton and Herbal Students Hear a WHO!

Smelling Pine and Nettle Feet, our Hearts spread deeper in a day of Elder Love, and we sat and worked with certain Live Love Medicines.

My Sons have found the brilliant sun of loves outside of themselves and inside, and we feasted on the freedom of free ranging Spirits in the Soul of the Divine World so large!

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LOVE!!!

Drinking the droplets of water through ancient mosses, we give praise to Holy Water so free and abundant. The dew of flowers, the wet sticking stamens of the spring, the water dribbling in crevices, the dew of the Emerging Spring Heart!

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Holy Water!!!

Abundant Eggs!

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A Pastured Egg A Day, Keeps the Health Marketing System Away! 🙂

A plentiful pantry!

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Not much space, but a lot of simple abundance! 🙂

Wild and Purple!

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Up To The Sky!

Distant Horizons!

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Tranquility!

Hearts FULL of Joy, Heartfull Joy, Heart Joyfull, Joyfull Hearts!

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Processing Herbs with Love, Prayer and Devotion!

Forest Love!

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Long Ago, Someone Planted Love!

Tasty Findings!

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Treasure!

The Pantry under the Floor.

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Finding nourishment with a little picking!

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Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies Botanical Love Hike this Saturday!!!

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Fuzzy Forest Love!

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies next Botanical Love Hike in a darling forest is scheduled for this Saturday, April 18th 2015! Cost is $40. To register, send an email to lemonlotus@gmail.com. Please dress for the weather, bring a sack lunch, snacks, water and an open heart! We’ll meet at 9 AM, and carpool/and follow each other down to our hiking spot, and plan to wrap up at the cars around 1 PM‘ish. We will share stories and love from and with the plants, and open our eyes to the dazzling love in Creation.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

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Accepting Applications for 2015!

Accepting Applications for Apprenticeship Programs with Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies for 2015!

Serendipity Plant Lore is accepting applications for 2015 Planting Love and Red Cedar Love Programs.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Interviews will be scheduled from August until December, 2014. Serendipity Plant Lore’s Programs start in March, 2015!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Our first year program “Planting Love” and our second year program “Red Cedar Love” cover the fundamentals of Wild Foraging, Plant Healing, Biological Systems, Botany, and Anatomy, for the Home Herbalist and for the Professional Community Herbalist. These programs are geared towards healers learning and having first hand experiences of Plant/Human Relationship, Stewardship, Biology, Wild Foraging and Plant Identification, Ecosystem Awareness, Field Training, Healing Autism and Other Neurological Diseases, Intestinal Health, Emergency Medicine, Immunity, Degenerative Diseases, Spirituality, Working with the Psycho Spiritual Aspects of Plants, Midwifery Herbs and Deathwifery Herbs, Nutrition and the Olde Ways of Unlocking Plant Knowledge handed down through my families own Healing Tradition. There are further clinical apprenticeships available for Community Herbalists, please send an email for details!DSC_0364

These programs will FUN from March through November 2015.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Email lemonlotus@gmail.com to receive details, dates, and registration information!

https://serendipityherbals.wordpress.com/

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A Beautiful Botanical Nature and Herb Hike this April 21st, 2014!

It is really feeling like Spring now! The flowers are out, the pollinators are awakening from slumber, the nectars are flowing, and Botanical Lovers are kissing flowers too. Be amongst a group of us Botanical Lovers, on my very own birthday, Monday, April 21st, as we explore a beautiful geological preserve and anoint ourselves with spring beauty and gladness, deep botanical meetings and fleeting faces! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We’ll meet at 9 AM for our journey together.

This class is by pre-registration only. Email lemonlotus@gmail.com for details. With registration, you will be sent our meeting spot details. We will carpool or follow each other to our spot. Carpoolers, please chip into the drivers gas pot! Cost is $40, or sign up with a friend and receive the *Friendship Deal*. Please dress for the weather, bring water and your own trail snacks. Most important, bring an open heart and a curious mind ready for learning!

*Friendship Deal* Register and prepay with a friend, and you each will receive $5 off!

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Accepting Applications for Apprenticeship for 2014!

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies is now accepting applications for 2014 Planting Love Apprenticeships. Please email lemonlotus@gmail.com if you are interested, and I will send you information…the dates for 2014 are being finalized right now. Interviews will be scheduled for late December and early January. Serendipity Plant Lore’s Programs will start in March 2014!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is a two year program, that may be taken in one year chunks. 2015 will bring changes to the program, of working in an additional year of clinical work.

Planting Love covers the fundamentals of Wild Foraging, Plant Healing, Biological Systems, Botany, and Anatomy, for the Home Herbalist and for the Professional Community Herbalist. This program is geared towards healers learning and having first hand experiences of Plant/Human Relationship, Stewardship, Biology, Wild Foraging and Plant Identification, Ecosystem Awareness, Field Training, Healing Autism and Other Neurological Diseases, Intestinal Health, Emergency Medicine, Immunity, Degenerative Diseases, Spirituality, Working with the Psycho Spiritual Aspects of Plants, Midwifery Herbs and Deathwifery Herbs, Nutrition and the Olde Ways of Unlocking Plant Knowledge handed down through my families own Healing Tradition. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This program is suitable for those who want to be a Home and Family Herbalist, but is geared more widely to those who work as Healers, who want to gain experience and knowledge and first hand lessons in being a greater Community Herbalist, and also to augment other fields of the Health Care Profession. Connecting to our own core path and being, in the Field of Green, we move through life with greater inspiration and the development of the tools of experience to be of true service, for the love of plants and facilitating the healing of ourselves and others. A greater opening of the heart, and of wild experiences, the gateway to working through our hearts and the heart of the earth for greater healing.DSC_0364

This program will FUN from March through November 2014.

Contact: lemonlotus@gmail.com

https://serendipityherbals.wordpress.com/

(c) 2013, Summer L. Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH

Schedule Change for next Planting Love Herbal Circle!

Serendipity Plant Lore’s Planting Love Herbal Circle Announcement for December.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A bit of a schedule change for our next Planting Love Herbal Circle.🙂 Instead of Tuesday, December 3rd, we are moving the next group circle to Monday, December 2nd at 6 PM. This group is open to those working in the healing traditions with plants, and the deep work of planting wisdom, individually, and in a group. 

The following Planting Love Herbal Circle will be back on the normal schedule of Tuesday, December 17th, 1013, at 6 PM.

Our Planting Love Herbal Circle is cancelled for Tuesday, December 31st. 

Please email me @ lemonlotus@gmail.com to register, and details and location will be provided.

(c) 2013, Summer L. Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH

Pantry Pickles Cold and Flu Workshop at Neighbor’s Market!

Serendipity Plant Lore’s

Pantry Pickles Cold and Flu Workshop, Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at

Neighbor’s Market!

Come and learn some old-fashioned and time proven methods for strengthening your beautiful body against viral villains by shopping in your cupboard and making your own villain stoppers! If you do succumb to a group of viral villains, learn to shorten your illness, make the bad villains good friends in an effort to strengthen the bodacious immune system! Together, we will get our hands messy with folklore, put together pantry pickles; listen to stories about emerging from immune suppression and planting the seeds of nurtured health. We will make strong and strange potions that are effective supporters of our unique lives. Learn the difference between innate and acquired immunity and how to stave off secondary infections. Learn to treat yourself to your own body wisdom and body cures!

This class is messy and is potluck; please bring a dish to share, your own mug, fork, spoon, plate and napkin. Be prepared to smell interesting smells, taste interesting tastes, and enjoy stories while we craft ourselves into wholeness and wellness!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Workshop Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013

When: 1:00-3:30′ish PM

Where: Neighbor’s Market

Cost: Pre-registration is necessary. $40.00, or Friendship Deal…register with a friend and each receive $5 off the workshop cost!

Supplies to Bring: Dish to share, Mug, Fork, Spoon, Plate and Napkin, Pen and Paper

Register with Summer L. Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH@ lemonlotus@gmail.com

(c) 2013, Summer L. Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH

6th Annual Ol’ Fashioned Preserving the Autumn Harvest Workshop hosted by Neighbors Market!

Many of you have been sending emails asking when Serendipity Plant Lore will be teaching this workshop again, and it’s finally time, Autumn IS HERE! This workshop will be hosted by one of my favorite local grocers, Neighbor’s Market, 1707 Main Street, Vancouver, Washington.

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A little Autumn reminisce about the roots of this class, the very first Farm to host this workshop is a favorite local CSA farm, Storytree Farm, in 2008. At that time, I had written out a mission statement for this particular class. I came across this mission statement in my papers this week, it brought back memory, remembrance of students and love, and a comparison to see where my feelings/thoughts are now. I still feel the same way. Teaching about Ancient Nutrition and Ol’ Fashioned Food Storage Techniques, and about the way our Family eats, nutrition for our two sons healing from Autism, has impacted every food choice we make, and it is all about LOVE. As a Community Herbalist, Nutrition is always a building block of a loving and nourishing community, in every way, shape and form.

6th Annual Ol’ Fashioned Preserving the Autumn Harvest Workshops are coming up! A favorite workshop, this is a fun, hands on workshop devoted to the understanding of traditional food storage techniques that use the basic gifts of earth, air, water and salt to put up food in a creative and individual way, to best enhance the flavor, nutrition, over-all health and pure excitement of fresh, local whole food and garden harvests. This class is poetry in motion and participants are encouraged to bring their ideas, questions and recipes, every class is unique!

We’ll cover techniques for Lacto-Fermentation, Pickling, Oiling, Wet and Dry Salting, Summer’s Hungarian Salt Preserves, Drying, Cold Cellar Storage and more low energy techniques and recipes!

This class is also potluck, so please bring a dish to share, your own plate, mug, fork, spoon and napkin.

Date: Saturday, October 19th 2013

Time: 1-3 PM

Location: Neighbor’s Market, 1707 Main Street, Vancouver, Washington

Cost: $40, Pre-registration only to guarantee a spot!

What to Bring: A dish and or snack to share, pen and paper, eating utensils, questions, and a heart ready to have fun!

Discount: Sign up with a Friend and each of you will receive a $5 discount off the registration fee!

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Herbal Medicine, Teas, Mini-Consultations and Fermentation TOMORROW!

Come see your Community Herbalist, Summer L. Farkas Takacs Michaelson at Storytree Farm tomorrow from 10-3 PM! I’ll be talking, walking, and doing creations with Herbal Medicine, Wild Weeds, Tea Making, Mini-Consultations (bring your own questions!), Fermentation, Pickling, and more, whatever the day and questions bring, we’ll roll with that! There will be other teachers, including a fermented drink specialist and a beer brewing artisan. The farm will have ongoing tours, and there are many other farms participating, so have a ball! Did I mention that this is a FREE event? Hope to see you there!!! 🙂OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

15th Annual WSU Harvest Celebration Farm Tour
September 21, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Storytree Farm
Come visit this close-in urban fringe farm and discover how biologically sound cultural
practices can produce a bounty of beautiful, delicious, healthful food. This family owned CSA
farm grows a wide variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers without the use of
petrochemical pesticides and fertilizers.
Meet the goats and chickens, and have a chat with the owners while you stroll through their
diverse gardens, orchards and vineyard. Ongoing free workshops. Bring a snack or lunch,
and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. *For biosecurity, please leave pets and livestock at home.
Free workshops for 2013
Ongoing throughout the day: Home Beer Brewing with Shawn Morrill
Bring a friend and mingle with other brewing aficionados while Shawn prepares a batch of
his famous homebrew. Shawn will demonstrate the process while participants ask questions
and take notes. This is going to be serious fun!
10:00 a.m. Lacto-Fermentation and Pickling Demo and Discussion with Certified
Herbalist Summer Michaelson. Summer’s popular workshops sell out fast. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
We expect this free workshop to be very well attended. Bring a pen and
paper; your questions are welcome, and you’ll want to take notes.
11:00 a.m. Water Kefir with Kileah McIlvain. Have you heard of the health benefits of
Kefir? Here’s your opportunity to learn how to make your own. Kileah’s joyful
personality and extensive knowledge of fermented beverages will make this
free workshop a must-see.
12:00 p.m. Make Nourishing Tea from Wild Plants with Summer Michaelson, CH.
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1:00 p.m. Fermentation and Pickling Demo and Discussion with Summer
Michaelson, CH. A second opportunity to expand your knowledge of lacto-
fermented and pickled foods.
Directions: From I-205, take exit 32 to Padden Parkway West (back over I-205). Turn
north at Andresen Road (becomes NE 72
nd
Avenue). Continue north about 1½ miles, then
turn west on NE 123rd St. Follow this road for ½ mile, as it curves around and eventually
becomes NE 124th Street, the farm will be on your left.
Storytree Farm
6227 NE 124th Street
Vancouver 98686
360-576-7139
http://www.storytreefarm.com

(c) 2013, Summer L. Farkas Takacs Michaelson, CH

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