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2022 FALL FIBER SERIES

w/ Louise Wheatley & Lyrra Magda

9am- 5pm

Joppa, Maryland

Spindle Making & Spinning - 3-day class, Sundays, Oct 2, 9, 16
Dogbane 1: Processing  - 1-day class*  Sat, Oct 29
Dogbane 2: Twined Baskets 1-day class*  Sun, Oct 30
Yucca 1-day class , Sun, Nov 6
Nettles 1-day class*  Sun, Nov 13
 

Summer Plant Walks

Central Virginia

Sat, June 18, 12pm- 4pm @ Scottsville, VA

Sat, July 9, 3pm- 7pm @ Charlottesville, VA

 

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Early Summer Plant Walk

Saturday, June 18
12pm- 4pm
@ Downtown Scottsville, VA

w/ Lyrra Magda

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Summer Plant Walk

Saturday, July 9
3pm- 7pm
@ Charlottesville, VA (Monticello area)

w/ Lyrra Magda

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Spring Ephemerals

Plant Walk

Sunday, April 5

12pm- 4pm

@ Hereford, MD

Spinning Dogbane

w/ Drop Spindle

& other wild fibers

Sunday, Dec 29

12pm- 3:30pm

OHerbals Apothecary, Baltimore MD

Summer Plant Walk

Sunday, July 3
4pm- 8pm
@ Scottsville area, VA

Instructor: Lyrra Magda

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2022 Autumn Plant Walk Schedule

Central Virginia

Sept 25 (Sunday) xpm- xpm, w/ Lyrra Magda @ North Garden, VA
Oct 8 (Saturday) xpm- xpm, w/ Lyrra Magda & Calyx Liddick @ TBA, MD
Oct 22 (Saturday) xpm- xpm, w/ Lyrra Magda @ Charlottesville, VA
Nov 5 (Saturday) x
pm- xpm, w/ Lyrra Magda & Calyx Liddick @ TBA, MD
Nov 19 (Saturday) x
pm- xpm, w/ Lyrra Magda @ TBA, VA

*1 work-trade spot is available per plant walk for someone who can take photography

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Spring Plant Walks

Sat, Mar 19 @ Kingsville, MD
Sun, Apr 10 @ Parkville, MD
Sun, Apr 24 @ Monkton, MD
Tues, May 10 @ Phoenix, MD
Sun, May 22 @ Parkton, MD

Baltimore County, MD

12pm- 4pm

w/ Lyrra Magda & Calyx Liddick

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Mid-Spring Plant Walk

Instructors: Lyrra Magda & Calyx Liddick

Tues, May 10
12pm- 4pm
@ Phoenix, MD

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Late Spring Plant Walk

Instructors: Lyrra Magda & Calyx Liddick

Sunday, May 22
12pm- 4pm
@ Parkton, MD

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Spring Plant Walks

12pm- 4pm

Sunday, March 22 @Parkville MD

Sunday, Apr 5 @Hereford MD

Saturday, Apr 25 @Phoenix MD

Saturday, May 16 @Hunt Valley MD

Sunday, May 3 @Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center

Sunday, May 31 @TBA

Saturday, June 20 @ TBA

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2022 FALL FIBER SERIES

Dogbane -Saturday, Month XX

10am- 5pm

Nettles -Saturday, Month XX

10am- 5pm

Dogbane -Saturday, Month XX

10am- 5pm

Spring Plant Walk

Instructors: Lyrra Magda & Calyx Liddick

Sunday, April 24
12pm- 4pm
@ Monkton, MD

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Spring Plant Walk

Instructors: Lyrra Magda & Calyx Liddick

Sunday, April 10
12pm- 4pm
@ Parkville, MD

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Yucca

wild fiber & soap

Sunday, April 12

12pm- 4:30pm

OHerbals Apothecary, Baltimore, MD

Summer Plant Walk

Sunday, August 22
3pm- 6:30pm
@ Charlottesville, VA (Monticello area)

food, fiber, medicine 

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Early Summer Plant Walk

Saturday, June 18
12pm- 4pm
@ Downtown Scottsville, VA

Meet some of the extraordinary edible, medicinal, & fiber plants of the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont as we explore the feral edges & meadows near downtown Scottsville. In the tangle of lush Summer growth, expect to meet root foods like Jerusalem artichoke, wapato, & wild carrot; fruit trees like wild black cherry, honey locust, persimmon, & callery pear; edible greens like oxeye daisy & wood nettle; fiber plants like dogbane & swamp mallow; & poisonous plants like water hemlock. We'll practice some basic botany & learn what makes each of these green beings so magnificent and of such deep value to human life. Topics may include harvesting & propagation methods, preparation & cooking, processing fiber & other material plants, plant medicines, & preservation. We'll keep our eyes open for fungi and birds as well.

Each walk is $20 per person. 

To register email Lyrra at StormsofDaylight@gmail.com

Registration is by Paypal. Trail location & parking directions will be emailed to registered participants. 

Bring:  We'll be stepping into some tall pasture growth so wear clothing & footwear that will help you feel at ease amid possible poison ivy & ticks. Some parts of the walk also might be muddy. Late June is likely to be hot. So dress in layers you can easily take on and off, bring plenty of water, & consider sun protection (hat, sunscreen, etc.). You might also consider bringing a snack, & a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired.

Restrooms: there are numerous restrooms in the establishments in downtown Scottsville (the Exxon gas station, the coffee shop, etc.), so consider going before the start of the plant walk. If folks need to pee during the walk when we're a far distance from Main Street, we'll figure out an incognito spot for woods peeing.
 

*Note- Lyrra does not teach invasion biology

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Spring Plant Walks

Baltimore County, MD

Sat, Mar 19 @ Kingsville, MD
Sun, Apr 10 @ Parkville, MD
Sun, Apr 24 @ Monkton, MD
Tues, May 10 @ Phoenix, MD
Sun, May 22 @ Parkton, MD

12pm- 4pm

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Botany 101

A 1-Day Immersion for Beginners

Sunday, April 19

9am- 4pm

OHerbals Apothecary, Baltimore MD

Wild Greens of Early Spring

Plant Walk

Sun, March 22

12pm- 4pm

@ Parkville, MD

As the ground warms a tiny explosion of green things emerges as the first harbingers of Spring. After a long Winter, these are the year's first tender edible greens and medicines. Looking to the ground and the swelling buds of trees, we'll pay special attention to greens like garlic pennycress, bittercress, violets, chickweed, dandelion, & garlic mustard, as well as redbud and maple flowers.

Each walk is $20 per person. 

To register email Victoria at StormsofDaylight@gmail.com

Bring: plenty of water, snacks, a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired, and please dress according to the weather.

Summer Plant Walk

Sunday, July 3
3pm- 7pm
@ Charlottesville, VA (Monticello area)

Meet some of the extraordinary edible, medicinal, & fiber plants of the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont as we explore early successional meadows, edges, & young forest. In the height of Summer's growth, expect to meet meadow herbs like milkweed, thistles, goldenrod, & passionflower; fruit-bearing brambles & shrubs like wineberry, blackcap raspberry, & autumn olive; and trees like persimmon, sassafras, black walnut, hackberry, & pawpaw. We'll practice some basic botany & learn what makes each of these green beings so magnificent and of such deep value to human life. Topics may include harvesting & propagation methods, preparation & cooking, processing fiber & other material plants, plant medicines, & preservation. We'll keep our eyes open for fungi and birds as well.

Each walk is $20 per person. 

To register email Lyrra at StormsofDaylight@gmail.com

Registration is by Paypal. Trail location & parking directions will be emailed to registered participants. 

Bring:  We'll be covering a good bit of distance in this walk, & stepping into some tall meadow growth so wear clothing & footwear that will help you feel at ease amid possible poison ivy & ticks, & wear clothing suitable for hot sun. Bring plenty of water, & consider sun protection (hat, sunscreen, etc.). You might also consider bringing a snack, & a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired.

Restrooms: there are no public restroom at this location, but there will be plenty of secluded brush for peeing. 

*Note- Lyrra does not teach invasion biology

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2022 Fall Plant Walk Schedule

Oct 8 (Saturday) 12pm- 4pm w/ Lyrra Magda & Calyx Liddick @ Parkville, MD
 

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Oct 23 (Sunday) 12pm- 4pmw/ Lyrra Magda @ Scottsville, VA

Nov 5 (Saturday) 12pm- 4pm
w/ Lyrra Magda & Calyx Liddick @ Kingsville, MD

Nov 19 (Saturday) 12pm- 4pm, w/ Lyrra Magda @ Charlottesville, VA

Spring Ephemerals

Plant Walk

Sun, April 5

12pm- 4pm

@Hereford, MD

In April in the river bottoms of the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont, the realm of the fairies comes alive. We'll learn and celebrate the Spring ephemerals, fast blooming plants which emerge in early Spring and are quickly gone for another year of dormancy. Learn about why many of these are sensitive species for human harvest. We might see spring beauties, trout lily, toothwort, anemonies, sweet cicely, and perhaps the infamous false hellebore. 

Each walk is $20 per person. 

To register email Victoria at StormsofDaylight@gmail.com

Bring: plenty of water, snacks, a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired, and please dress according to the weather.

Calyx Liddick

Calyx Liddick is a Vitalist western herbalist, holistic nutritionist, forest-dweller, wildcrafter, writer of poetry and prose, and mother of two, based in South Central Pennsylvania. She teaches educational programs through the Northern Appalachia School of Vitalist Herbalism & Ecology, and works one on one with clients through her practice at the Northern Appalachia Clinic.

visit northernappalachiaschool.com

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Spring Woodlands & Riverbottom

Plant Walk

Sat, April 25

12pm- 4pm

@ Phoenix, MD

We'll explore the woods of Spring, to delight in black haw flowers, stinging nettles, and the stalks or flowers of garlic mustard and other wild greens. We'll check to see if any early signs of shoots have begun amidst the bamboo, and hopefully also make it to the riverbottom to see what it stirring beneath the maples & willow.

Each walk is $20 per person. 

To register email Victoria at StormsofDaylight@gmail.com

Bring: plenty of water, snacks, a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired, and please dress according to the weather.

Spring Plant Walk

@Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center

Sunday, May 3

12pm- 4pm

@Jefferson, MD

Spring is an exciting time which heralds the emergence of tender wild edible shoots, like pokeweed and milkweed, an abundance of edible flowers, like black locust, violets, dandelion, and wild rose, and edible and medicinal wild greens and herbs. The edges, meadows, fields, and even forests are alive with color and greenery.

 

We'll walk the mid-Spring landscape, learning to notice, smell, taste, and harvest some of these magical plants. We'll also practice some simple botany and plant taxonomy, and learn how to understand plants in their wider ecological contexts. Meaning, "why do certain plants grow where they do?", "what is the life cycle of these plants?", and "how can we harvest and tend them in a way that is harmonious to their life cycles?". Bring a basket if you might like to gather some edible flowers or shoots to bring home. 

Registration for this walk is through Fox Haven Farm (click link to redirect to Fox Haven's website)

Bring: plenty of water, snacks, a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired, and please dress according to the weather.

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Shoots & Flowers

Spring Plant Walk

Sat, May 16

12pm- 4pm

@Hunt Valley, MD

Mid May in the Piedmont, tender edible shoots, like milkweed and pokeweed, are on the rise. Edible flowers like black locust and wild roses cascade from the trees and shrub layers. And low growing herbs like yarrow, chicory, & wild carrot are starting to transition to their tall Summertime forms. We'll take a look at everything that's in bloom, tender for eating, and alive with medicine and magic. 

Each walk is $20 per person. 

To register email Victoria at StormsofDaylight@gmail.com

Bring: plenty of water, snacks, a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired, and please dress according to the weather.

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Spinning Dogbane

w/ Drop Spindle

& other wild fibers

Sunday, Dec 29

12pm- 3:30pm

OHerbals Apothecary, Baltimore MD