8th Annual Women’s Herbal Immersion
Rock Island, Wisconsin
August 20-24, 2015
Wild Food and Wild Women!
Join herbalist and wild crafter Linda Conroy for this journey on a primitive island located off of the tip of Door County peninsula in Lake Michigan. Cars and even bikes are not allowed on the 912-acre island,making for an experience unlike any other. There are 10 miles of hiking trails, including a one-mile interpretive trail and 5,000 feet of beach. This herbal intensive will offer an opportunity to connect deeply with the plants on this remote island. Participants will hike the island, commune with green allies and enjoy camping right along the lake.
We will set up a base camp and all day hikes will be initiated from there. Glorious views and tranquility will bring us closer to the natural world and our own true nature. We will incorporate plants into our daily meals and learn to identify and work with a wide variety of plants for food and medicine. There will be daily instruction both formal and informal, come prepared to focus on learning plant wisdom and wise woman ways.
This program is an immersion. We will be exploring community living, the wise woman tradition and the green world on spiritual, emotional and tangible levels. Please come prepared to explore and work with the group on all of these levels. If you are not sure you are ready to do this, take a class or workshop with Linda before embarking on this journey.
This program requires that you are able to carry your gear on your back. Each participant will be asked to carry a couple of group items as well. The hike is a little over a mile. This is what I would consider an easy-moderate-a backpack is recommended and you will be carrying your tent and personal items. We will meet at the dock on Washington Island to distribute weight and items prior to boarding the boat for Rock Island. You will also be coached on what items to bring. We will provide a common place shelter as well as food and shared cooking utensils. If you have questions prior to registering email Linda email@example.com
The reward for all of this is camping in a beautiful serene place.. There is an outhouse close by and swimming in the lake is encouraged.
Some things you may discover during this long weekend:
~Ways to incorporate plants into daily life for food and medicine.
~Skills for Identifying, harvesting and using local wild herbs.
~Approaches to creating optimal nourishment.
~Cooking with Herbs for Health Nourishment and Fun!
~How to make and use herbal remedies.
~Herbal First Aid (this is a big focus during this program!)
~Approaches to connecting with the natural world
~An understanding of health with a focus on seasonal cycles and patterns
~Life enhancing communication skills
~The Wise Healer within
~Communicating with plants
~The beauty of spending time with a group of women (and occasional challenge)
~The Mystery of being alive
And much more!!!
To apply for this program, send a deposit of $100. Linda will then contact you to discuss the program and answer any questions you may have. Together we will decide if this learning intensive is the right program for your learning needs. If we decide the program will work for you, the balance will be due within 5 days, if we decide the program will not work for you, your deposit will be refunded, less a $5.00 processing fee, if you paid with a credit card.
Pay $100 deposit:
To send your deposit by check or money order:
Moonwise Herbs PO Box 166 Sheboygan, WI 53082
To pay with a credit card:
Full Registration fees:
Prior to July 1, 2015 pay in full $325.00
After July 1, 2015 pay in full $400.00
Returning participants as well as current and past apprentices receive an additional discount, contact Linda for more information. To pay with a check or money order send payment to Linda Conroy PO Box 166 Sheboygan, WI 53082.
Includes instruction, all meals as well as snacks, supplies and camping space. Participants will bring their own camping gear ie tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad as well as personal belongings and will carry it into the camp site. Participants will be provided with a list of essential as well as suggested items to bring along.
Linda has been leading trips of this type for close to two decades. Women walk away feeling empowered, connected to the natural world, themselves and other participants!!
“How often I think of you, you would not believe. My experience with you was like something out of this world OR something very real in this world! Although, I am sure you may have been able to tell, a few of the moments of that weekend left me feeling like I was naked in a football stadium filled with people, it was quite a memorable experience for me. I would not take it back for one second. ” Deb 2010 Rock Island Herbal Intensive Participant
“I realize now that I am the driver of my healthcare; through herbs, nourishing foods, mild tinctures, and only from a place of centeredness and clarity, do I employ western medicine’s tools. I am grateful that you offered me the resources to make this enlivening shift.” 2005 Lopez Island Herbal Intensive participant
“I want to thank you for the amazing intention and focus you brought to the Lopez Island Intensive. The ripple effects from this have been huge for me.” Jennifer Adler, herbal and seaweed trip participant
For more information and/or to register contact Linda @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-457-9290