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September 19th, 9:00 AM-September 23, 3:00 PM Desert Pranic Activation: with special guest Elitom El Amin:
Now with single day tickets! Schedule below.
September 17th, 10:00 am-12:00 pm Desert Pranic Activation Conference
Don't miss this free pre-event informational conference with special guest Elitom El Amin! Together we will answer questions about our upcoming Desert Pranic Activation Retreat.
We will talk about Prana, the energy responsible for life, and the tools that are available to cultivate this force for remarkable health and happiness. These practices are represented in every country in the world in different forms. Author, international speaker and Qigong master, Elitom El Amin will lead a discussion outlining what prana is.

September 1st 

Johanna will be co-teaching edible and medicinal mushroom identification and harvesting with Morgaine Witriol of "Native Roots Healing".

You can register by online at https://nativerootshealing.com/ or by calling (914)400-7558.

August 28, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Cob building workshop:

Come learn one of the oldest, simplest, most widely used natural building method for human dwellings. This method can also be applied to creating bread/pizza ovens, outdoor kitchens, walls, benches and more. Learn through hands on practice while we play in the mud.

We will provide home cooked beans and chile, watermelon and a variety of teas and water. Please bring anything else you feel to and come prepared for hot weather and getting muddy.

August 24, 10:00 AM - August, 25 2:00 PM Mushroom Foraging and Cultivation Festival:

Join us as we explore the magical world of the fungi! 

  • Day 1 will be a presentation on backyard cultivation techniques followed by a group activity applying the techniques. You will take home a growing kit. We will also create a mushroom inspired dish to share.

  • Day 2 will be held off-site. We will discuss identification of edible, medicinal, and poisonous varieties. We will also explore the ancient shamanic uses and lore of fungi, ethical harvesting techniques, and enjoy a wild mushroom snack.

 
August 17, 10am-2pm Mushroom Collecting in the Rocky Mountains of Northern NM:
***This is an off-site event.*** 
Come explore the magical world of Fungi and the delicacies that there are to be found! Be prepared for a hike and to connect with your inner child. Mushrooms only find you when you are ready to play so join us for some of our favorite forest delights!
During this mushroom hike we will introduce you to identification, foraging tricks, safety and wild harvesting ethics. We will find common edible and medicinal mushrooms native to this region, that are prevalent throughout the mountain west and we'll discuss poisonous varieties and lookalikes. We will also share information about nutrition, herbalism, storage methods and recipes.
August 3rd, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wildcrafting Plants & Mushrooms:
***This is an off-site event.*** 
Learn the empowering and healing path of plant knowledge as we explore the wild food and medicinal plant allies that seek to nurture our lives. We will discuss:
  • plant family identification,
  • the spectrum of plants from food to medicine to poison,
  • ethical wildcrafting,
  • forest gardening, herbal energetics, and more.
Afterwards we will enjoy a delicious wild snack! 
July 27, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wild food and Fermentation:
The micro biome and the beneficial bacteria in your body are responsible for nutrient absorption, serotonin production, and proper assimilation. Come learn how to create ferments in your own home. This class will introduce you to: lacto-fermentation of vegetables, kefir, kombucha, and mead making. We will incorporate medicinal herbs and wild foods into our ferments to create wild, probiotic, medicinal, superfoods. Gluten Free and vegetarian/vegan lunch will be served. 

July 13th, 10:00am-2:00pm Summer Foraging Herb Walk:

*This is an off-site event*

During this plant walk we will introduce you to plant family identification, foraging tricks, safety and wild harvesting ethics. We will find common edible and medicinal plants native to this region, that are prevalent throughout the mountain west as well as poisonous lookalikes. We will also share information about nutrition, herbalism, mushrooms and wild water. Class will be followed with a wild snack!
June 29th, 10:00am-2:00pm Cob building work party:
Come learn one of the oldest, simplest, most widely used natural building method for human dwellings. This method can also be applied to creating bread/pizza ovens, outdoor kitchens, walls, benches and more. Learn through hands on practice while we play in the mud.
We will provide homecooked beans and chile, watermelon and a variety of teas and water. Please bring anything else you feel to and come prepared for hot weather and getting muddy.
Please read the details sent to you with your registration confirmation.
May 24th 10 am - 2 pm Spring Foraging Herb Walk:
Join us for a foraging walk as we share our knowledge about wild medicinal and edible plants. Learn identification through plant families as well as ethical harvesting and forest gardening techniques. Class will cover: basic botany, wild edibles and wild medicinals in season. 
May 18th 10 am - 2 pm Spring Foraging:
Join us for a foraging walk as we share our knowledge about wild medicinal and edible plants. Learn identification through plant families as well as ethical harvesting and forest gardening techniques. Class will cover: basic botany, wild edibles and wild medicinals in season. We will make wild tea and a wild snack. Please bring your lunch and be prepared for weather. 
April 14 Wild Plant Pilgrimage to the Dirt Church with DanDeLion
Join Dan of Return to Nature with Jesse and Johanna of Zia school of Permaculture, for a neighborhood plant walk and pilgrimage to the “dirt church”; Santuario de Chimayo (the Chimayo sanctuary).
Along the walk there, we'll be meeting and discussing: pinion, juniper, atrplex, prickly pear, cholla, cottonwood, wild plum, snakeweed, Russian olive, NM locusts, yucca, mustard, and more.
We will also be sharing about fasting, the stories behind lent, and the part in a pilgrimage that 1000s of new Mexicans take every year to commemorate good Friday. We will also discuss some of the stories of miraculous faith healings and the story of the sacred earth of Chimayo.
April 13 Wild Plant walk with DanDeLion
Join Dan de Lion of Return to Nature (www.returntonature.us) as well as Jesse and Johanna Boudreau for a Foraging and herbalism class in Espanola, Santa Clara lakes.
In this class, we will be focusing on seeking out and identifying wild plants as local food sources and how we can work with their medicinal aspects, as well as ways to incorporate them into your diet and apothecary for every day use! Some of the plants and trees we will be exploring are cottonwood, willow, dock, cattail, dogbane, mallow, clover, plantain, dandelion, mustards, Russian olive, and many more.

2019 Alchemical Permaculture Design Course!

Starts May 4, 9:00am-5:00pm This is an 80 hour course aimed at providing a real world skill set. Each day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. and will be held over 5 weekends. Click here for More info
March 30, 10:00am-3:00pm: 4 Seasons Permaculture Series: Earth Element, passive soil building methods.
The soil is the basis of nutrition for both plants and humans. 90% of the life on earth lives beneath the soil. In this class we will offer all of the low cost or no cost ways in which we improve the soil using permaculture practice. We will cover, no till methods, sheet mulching, biochar, composting, chop and drop, companion planting, soil improving plants, biodynamics, wood chips, and fungi. In the afternoon we will engage in a hands on soil building activity.
March 18, 10:00am-3:00pm: DIY Home garden permaculture design.
Are you a home owner with an eye toward urban homesteading and sustainability? Inspired, but seeking a way to organize and approach design? Then join us for this fun class covering the major aspects of permaculture design. The hope is to impart to students the concepts of site assessment, zones of use, rainwater harvesting, food forest design, companion planting, passive soil management, drip irrigation, and more. GF organic vegan lunch and tea will be served.

March 9, 10:00am-12:00pm: Gentle Fasting for Health. 
This time of year is the Kapha time of year and the copious feasting can leave us in a physical and mental torpor. Fasting is a highly effective bio hacking technique to help one gain extraordinary health, mental clarity, spiritual growth and longevity.  This class will cover various forms of fasting and their respective benefits: meatless fasts, raw food fasts, mono meal fasts, water fasting, intermittent fasting, juice fasting, and dry fasting. We will discuss helpful herbs to incorporate and tricks and tips to integrate fasting in your life. Tea, fresh pressed juice, and medicinal mushroom coffee will be served.

November 3 & 4 10:00-3:00 Wild Food Storage and Fermentation Festival with special guest Dan De Lion

Join us for this fun event as we re-skill and discuss the health benefits of storing fresh food as part of a  homesteading lifestyle. Whether you are an urban homesteader or a country homesteader these skills can aid in your health, your connection with nature, and your pocket book. Special guest teacher, herbalist, and natural philosopher Dan de Lion (http://returntonature.us/) will be here to share his knowledge and experience in this gathering of natural living and earth based community development. We will explore drying, freezing, canning, lacto-fermentation,  making mead, kombucha, fermented breads, and more. We will also incorporate wild, native, edible plants and discuss the various health benefits of the various ferments and their plant constituents. Be sure to get this transmission to maintain good health over winter and throughout the year!

September 28 10:00 am-3:00 pm Cob Building Workshop:

Come learn one of the oldest, simplest, most widely used natural building method for human dwellings. This method can also be applied to creating bread/pizza ovens, outdoor kitchens, walls, benches and more. Learn while we play in the mud. Lecture, lunch and hands on practice. Gluten free, organic, vegan meal and tea will be served.

September 15 10:00 am-2:00 pm Medicinal Plant and Mushroom Identification walk **Off-site event**

Join us in the Santa Barbara Wilderness as we treasure hunt for the last tasty fall morsels of food, medicinal roots, and delicious fungi from the forest to restock our home apothecaries and herbal medicine troves. Learn ways to garble plant medicine, observe forest gardening, and employ ethical wildcrafting as we give thanks for the abundance of nature. A wild snack will be created and shared after the hike.

September 4 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Forest School Adventures

Join us once a month as we team up with the Los Alamos WaldenSchool Co-op for various adventures and activities such as foraging and preparing wild foods and medicines, tincture and salve making, fermentation and food storage, and more!

For more info contact Erin Green.

September 1 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Wild food and medicinal plant walk

On this short day hike we will search for the delectable forest harvests of prime mushrooms, intriguing wild foods, and powerful herbal allies. Join us for a fun day in the forest exploring the Jemez mountains of Northern New Mexico. The class will cover basic botany of plants and mushrooms, ethical foraging/forest gardening techniques, history, lore, and recipes. Afterward we will have a wild snack. Hope to see you there!

*** Registration is required to save your spot and get accurate location info. Please register here or confirm cash payment by email to ziaenergeticsllc@gmail.com. 

August 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM - August 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM: Mushroom Foraging and Cultivation Festival

Join us for our Annual Mushroom foraging and cultivation Festival

as we celebrate the magical world of mushrooms!

Day 1 ***This is an off-site event*** we will learn how to identify and forage for several varieties of wild gourmet mushrooms common throughout the rocky mountains.

Day 2 we will discuss cultivation techniques, medicinal attributes of mushrooms, and the use of mushrooms for the purpose of bioremediation. We will have lecture, Hands-on activity (make a mushroom log that you get to keep), and we will create a mushroom inspired gluten-free vegetarian lunch.

August 4, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Foraging for Wild Food and Medicine

Learn the empowering and healing path of plant knowlegde as we explore the wild food and medicinal plant allies that seek to nuture our lives. We will discuss:

  • plant family identification,

  • the spectrum of plants from food to medicine to poison,

  • ethical wildcrafting,

  • forest gardening, herbal energetics, and more.

Afterwards we will enjoy a delicious wild snack!

June 30 10am-4pm Cob Building Workshop

Join us for this hands-on workshop! Come gather up the skills to make your own dwelling. We will offer basic instruction and spend the day building and sharing time in community. We will serve a vegetarian gluten free lunch but feel free to bring potluck items, songs, stories and your presence!

May 12th 10am-4pm 4 Seasons Food Forest: Spring/ Earth/ Planting Join us for our monthly four seasons gardening mentorship! This month we will revisit permaculture garden design, cover crops and soil building plants, as well as biodynamic planting of annuals and perennials. Gluten free vegetarian lunch will be offered. 

May 4th 9am-3pm Spring Medicinal Plant Walk 

Join us for this 2-day workshop exploring the wild delights of springtime with friend and guest instructor, Dan de Lion of "Return to Nature". 

Class will cover: basic botany, wild edibles and medicinals in season, and herbal energetics. Day 1 will be a foraging day in the Sangre De Cristo mountains. Day 2 will be an in depth discussion on the energetics of plants and their applications for healing.

April 28th 9am-3pm Spring Foraging Herb Walk

Join us in exploring what wild delights are poking up in springtime. Class will cover: basic botany, wild edibles and wild medicinals in season. We will make wild tea and a wild snack. Please bring your lunch and be prepared for weather. 

April 24th 10am-2pm Let Food Be Thy Medicine Series: Ayurveda, Doshas, and Nutrition This next class in our "Let Food Be Thy Medicine" series is an intro Ayurveda. Ayurveda honors our individual distinctiveness with respect to nutrition, lifestyle and temperament. We all have different body types, blood types, genetic history and personal healing. The Doshas of Ayurveda give us a lens through which we can understand our health and the way toward it on an individual level. We will offer these tools to help you find your healing balance.

April 19th 10am-2pm Herbal Teas, Tinctures, and Salves Learn the basics of kitchen herbalism. Together we will create beautiful, nourishing teas, herbal tinctures, and homemade artisan salves. Learn everything you need to make your own herbal medicine at home for a fraction of the cost. 

April 14th 10am-4pm Four Seasons food forest: spring/ water/ rainwater harvesting

Before planting our plants, we must plant water. Water is life, and in the desert water is scarce and precious. In this class you will learn dryland rainwater harvesting techniques for capturing and maximizing the use of the precious water.

April 12th 10am-2pm Forest School outting

April 11th 12pm-6pm Permaculture potluck Come join us for a community event to connect with like minds, share food, seeds and conversation. 

* We will gratefully accept donations (seeds, biodynamic preparations, tools, strawbales, money, etc.) to fund our spring gardening projects in preparation for our upcoming Permaculture Design Course and other events.

April 6th 10pm-2pm Let Food Be Thy Medicine Series: Spring Cleansing With Raw Living Foods Spring is the perfect time to cleanse our bodies for optimal health. In this class you will learn how to gently cleanse by incorporating raw and living foods. We'll show you how to make simple yet exotic raw food recipes to make your cleansing process fun and easy. We will offer these tools to help you find your healing balance. Gluten free vegetarian meal and tea will be offered.

March 24th 10am-4pm Wild Fermentation The micro biome and the beneficial bacteria in your body are responsible for nutrient absorption, serotonin production, and proper assimilation. Come learn how to create ferments in your own home. This class will introduce you to: lacto-fermentation of vegetables, kefir, kombucha, and mead making. We will incorporate medicinal herbs and wild foods into our ferments to create wild, probiotic, medicinal, superfoods. 

March 13th 10am-2pm Let food be thy medicine series: Medicinal Sacred Cacao

Join us as we celebrate this sacred "Food of the Gods." Cacao has a multiplicity of health benefits. We will explore these benefits and create decadent fusions of cacao with Chinese herbs, native herbs, red chile and raw and organic ingredients. We will explore aphrodisiacs and the connection with love and sacrament. We will play music, make chocolate and share a gluten free, vegetarian/vegan lunch.

March 10th 10am-4pm Four Seasons Food Forest Gardening: Spring /earth element/ soil building

In this class we will ground into the earth element: focusing on soil building techniques including: hugelkultur, sheet mulching, straw bale gardening, biochar, green manures, nitrogen fixers, chop and drop, fungi, biodynamic preparations, seed sourcing, seed starting, and planting according to biodynamic principals. Come gather the knowledge to start this year's garden!

February 24th 10am-4pm Elemental Food Forest Gardening: Permaculture Design/air

This is a series of monthly classes designed to integrate the elements into the theoretical aspect of design combined with hands on experience of the seasonal process of permaculture gardening. The first class will concentrate on the basics of permaculture design including: forest gardening, soil building, biodynamic planting, and rainwater harvesting. We will spend the afternoon touring the farm and observing the applied principles as well as engaging in land care practice. Come get your knowledge on and your hands dirty!

February 15th 10am-2pm Incorporating Medicinal Mushrooms for Health

All edible mushrooms have medicinal qualities but certain mushrooms can help protect us from diseases ranging from the common cold, to nerve damage, to cancer. Come learn about the medicinal benefits of some of the top medicinal mushrooms. We will create some mushroom dishes, mushroom chai, mushroom coffee, and mushroom cocoa/chocolates to demonstrate the various ways we can incorporate these allies into our diet. As Hippocrates said, "let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food!"

February 10th 10am-2pm Medicinal Sacred Cacao

Join us as we celebrate this sacred "food of the gods." Cacao has a multiplicity of health benefits. We will explore these benefits and create decadent fusions of cacao with Chinese herbs, native herbs, red chile and raw and organic ingredients. We will explore aphrodisiacs and the connection with love and sacrament. We will play music, make chocolate, and share a gluten free,vegetarian/vegan lunch.

February 7th 10am-2pm Foundations of Fermentation

The micro biome and the beneficial bacteria in your body are responsible for nutrient absorption, serotonin production, and proper assimilation. Come learn how to create ferments in your own home. This class will cover: lacto-fermentation of vegetables, kefir, kombucha, and mead making. We will incorporate medicinal herbs and wild foods into our ferments to create wild probiotic, medicinal, superfoods. 

February 1st 12pm-6pm Imbolc celebration potluck

Imbolc is a Gaelic celebration marking the beginning of spring. Held on the midpoint between winter solstice and spring equinox, Imbolc traditionally was celebrated by feasting, spring cleaning and divination. Come join us for a community potluck to celebrate the coming of spring. Bring your favorite dish, musical instruments, and merriment!

* We will gratefully accept donations (seeds, biodynamic preparations, tools, straw bales, money, etc.) to fund our spring gardening projects in preparation for our upcoming Permaculture Design Course and other events.
January 29th 10am-2pm Home herbalism: making tinctures and salves 

In this class we will explore the art of medicine making in the form of tinctures and salves. Tinctures are a good way to have potent, shelf stable medicine that goes directly to the blood. Salves are the perfect way to protect, nourish, and heal the skin which is a particular problem here in the desert southwest. We will incorporate herbal profiles for herbs we will be working with during the class. Vegetarian, gluten free lunch will be served.

January 24th 10am-2pm Herbal Plant Allies for Winter Health

In this class we will explore the plant profiles of various popular and classic herbs for immunity and resilience through the season. We will offer a breakdown of the beneficial properties and medicinal actions of the herbs as well as offer advice on specific indications for application. Vegetarian, gluten free lunch will be served.

January 15th 10am-2pm Raw Living Herbal Desserts

Come learn how to make deliciously outrageous, mouth watering deserts out of nuts, seeds, fruits, and  medicinal herbs. Indulge in medicinal, health inducing, goodness! Vegetarian, gluten free lunch and amazing deserts will be collectively made and served. A great way to enjoy food as medicine on multiple levels!

January 6th 10am-2pm Nutrition and Home Herbalism for Health, Happiness, and Sovereignty

Join us for a class on sovereignty through dietary practice. Learn about Ayurvedic dosha types, fasting, seasonal eating, the specificity of foods as specific medicines, and plant/fungal ally/medicines that can be incorporated into daily meals to balance the body and aid in relieving stress and disease. Medicinal teas and a plant medicine-based, vegetarian gluten-free, lunch will be created and shared as part of the class!

December 16th 10am-4pm Healthy Hobbit Food for the Holidays Winter is the kapha time of year. It is time for roots, fats, sweets and ferments. We will have a discussion on healthy eating habits and herbs for the season based on body type and elemental constitution. Come learn how to create healthy, wild, Hobbit style foods for the holidays. Hobbit lunch will be served! 

December 7th 10am-4pm Nature Craft Gift Making In this class we will make heartfelt homemade gifts from natural resources. We will create 6 and 8 pointed Ojo de Dios out of yarn and sticks we find. The Ojo de Dios allows one the vision to see what is hidden. We will also create dream pillows with dream herbs such as lavender and mugwort to enhance and encourage the segue into mindful dreamtime. We will create medicinal meads for holiday merriment as well as medicinal chocolates for healthy indulgence! Join us for the holiday fun! Vegetarian lunch will be served.

October 14 10am-2pm Herbal medicine making. Who is the herbalist in your household? Gather up the kitchen alchemist skill set to create your own herbal teas, decoctions, tinctures and salves.

October 7 10am-2pm Ayurveda, nutrition, and herbalism workshop. Join us for a discussion exploring the Ayurvedic dosha types, tri-doshic recipes, and learn skills to attune and balance ones individual mind and body by understanding elemental influences. Tea and lunch provided.

October 4 10am-2pm Medicinal Sacred Cacao workshop. Come learn how to make herbal tonic and aphrodisiac chocolates. Chant your love prayers into some herbal tonic love medicine for that special loved one!

September 29 & 30 10am-4pm FREE! Cob building workshop. Come learn cob building, have vegetarian lunch, and spend time with our community. Play in the mud with creative hands to help get our roof up before snow flies!

September 27 10am-2pm Fall Fermentation and food storage workshop. Come learn methods to create wild, probiotic, veggie ferments, mana breads, medicinal meads, dried fruit, veggie chips, and snacks, as well as green powders and other high vibe shelf stable, wild foods.