Back by popular demand is our series of talks that were started in 2016 by Herbalist & Traditional Medicine Practitioner Tiffany Freeman and Jeananne Laing Herbalist & Cannabis Educator, co-directors of Lodgepole School. Folk Herbal Revival is a series of conversations that aims to empower the participant with tools that anyone can use at home, whether that be simple plant based preparations, self care techniques, healthy & nutritional recipes, folk style herbal preparations, or just to simply inspire new thoughts and ideas.
Once a month their will be a new discussion, new topic and some months we will have guest presenters.
This is an inclusive class of all experience levels & backgrounds.
*Please note that we will be talking & discussing some topics that some may feel uncomfortable about. We encourage growth and open hearted respectful discussion. This is also a safe space for all genders, backgrounds, folks of all colour & diversities.
Dates: Every 3rd or 4th Wednesday starting September 26th 2018 until further notice. Please check below for exact dates and offerings.
Times: 7-9ish pm
Location: Blank Page Studio 1221B Kensington Rd NW, Calgary
Cost: Pay what you can, suggested donation of $20 (cash, credit or debit at the door)
- Registration highly encouraged via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to guarantee a spot, limited seats!
What to bring: Notebook/ paper & Pen, mug for tea, comfy sweater and an open heart & mind
FOLK HERBAL REVIVAL: THE TALKS (this is an ongoing and growing list, more details to come)
Wednesday September 26, 2018: A Conversation on Death & Dying with Tyla Cosgrove & Tiffany Freeman
Tyla Cosgrove is a Death Care Practitioner and a graduate of the Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School (2016). She has since then travelled to many Orphan Wisdom teachings throughout Canada as well as Iceland to explore rituals that are becoming to the making of humans. She completed her in class funeral director program at Mount Royal University in 2018 in a further effort to serve the community she works and lives in at time of death, when death is at the door and for when we are contemplating deaths mysteries.
Inspired by Irish Wake tradition, she has spent time in the last three years cultivating a kinship with her ancestral homeland in Ireland by both travel and study. This inquiry both physically and otherwise intends to build a bridge to the instructive ways of relationship to a place, it’s customs and its practices around ceremony including death and dying.
Tyla works as the Community Outreach Director for Blank Page Studio, bringing people together for meals and consulting in the areas of finding more meaning in work, life, death and ones relationships. It is through this work that she finds herself currently in the roll of curating a show entitled ‘Shelter for What Remains’. The show has employed eight Calgary artists to make funerary vessels that will be presented at Leyden’s Funeral Home on 17thAvenue, in a gallery showing on October the 4th from 6-9pm.
Wednesday October 24, 2018: Take action! Exploring the remedies you can make & grow at home with Tiffany Freeman
Wednesday November 21, 2018: The Season of Grief: Autumn is known in Classical Chinese Medicine to be associated with the emotions of Grief & Sorrow. In this talk we will be discussing the affects of grief on our mind, body & spirit. Tyla Cosgrove will also be joining us again to bring in her perspective as a Death Care Practitioner.
Wednesday December 19, 2018: Rescheduled
Wednesday January 23, 2019: Protecting the sacred: A discussion on the way we use & harvest plants and how that relates to our relationships to the Indigenous peoples of this land with Tiffany Freeman
Wednesday February 27, 2019: What becomes of the broken hearted: Herbs for heart health with Tiffany Freeman. February is heart health awareness month and in honour of it we will be looking at heart health from a Traditional Medicine perspective, including the emotional aspects and physiological conditions.
Wednesday March 20, 2019: TBA
Wednesday April 24, 2019: TBA
Wednesday May 22, 2019: TBA
Wednesday June 19, 2019: TBA