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Spring Wildflowers, Medicinal Plants, Medicine Making + Plant Photography Workshop

Excited to announce the Spring Wildflowers, Medicinal Plants, Medicine Making + Plant Photography Workshop Saturday May 7th, 9:30-5:30 at a farm in Cannon Valley.  With herbalist Erin Piorier leading plant walk and medicine making and Sharri Keller of Terra Sura leading the plant photography portion.

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The Morning:  Meet the Plants and Make Medicine

Join herbalist, Erin Piorier, at a farm in the beautiful Cannon Valley for a Spring day of exploring the forest, gathering herbs, medicine making and herbal education. We’ll spend our morning hiking into pristine Minnesota hardwood forest to meet the beautiful Spring Ephemerals—those wildflowers that only show their faces before the leaves on the trees burst out. We will see many beautiful flowers and useful medicinals including Bloodroot, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Blue Cohosh, Hepatica, Trout Lily, Spring Beauty and many more.  During our walk Erin will identify and teach about a wide variety of local native and naturalized medicinal plants.  On our way we will gather herbs to make a delicious seasonal herbal syrup and when we get back to the farmhouse Erin will demonstrate the process. Everyone will get a bottle to take home.  Subject to available plants we may make a gorgeous violet syrup like the one pictured below or we may make a delicious and  nutritious spring tonic made with many different nutritive herbs.

. **This workshop involves up to two miles of hiking over moderately challenging (hilly/rocky) terrain. Please contact Erin (612-508-0584 or epiorier@mninter.netif you are uncertain that this class will work with your physical limitations.

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The Afternoon: Photographing the Essence of Plants with Sharri Keller

Learn the tips and tricks to photograph and capture the essence of plants.  In this 2.5 hour photography workshop you will gain a foundational understanding of years worth of experience.  With a specific focus on the digital SLR cameras we will explore camera basics (ISO shutter, aperture), lens choices, lighting considerations, composition, photographing for blogging/websites, editing as well as get some field time photographing the plants.  This comprehensive class is open to phone and point & shoot cameras as the basic principles apply.  But the magic is truly in our unique relationship with the plants in just the right light.

Levels:  Beginner to experienced as we all can learn from each other

Bring:  camera, lenses and manual

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The Details

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

9:30am– 5:30 pm
$75 —Price includes a hearty, homemade vegetarian, gluten-free lunch

Questions? Call or email Erin at 612-508-0584 or epiorier@mninter.net

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Registration

Registration is limited to 15 participants. Register early. To register visist MinnesotaHerbalist.com

You may send a check to: Erin Piorier, 851 Dayton Avenue St. Paul MN 55104

Erin will confirm your registration via email and will communicate directions, supplies and other information to all participants via email about 10 days prior to the workshop.

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