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SWANA Ethnobotany Knowledge Share
6:00 PM18:00

SWANA Ethnobotany Knowledge Share

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Oakland, CA | January 10, 6-9pm | $40

This circle will be an experiential introduction into SWANA plantcestors, welcome to all BIPOC folks who would like to learn. Thanks to the lovely Francine Madrid, who offers beautiful ancestral and womb massage, midwifery, and herbal services in the Bay Area, for hosting and inspiring this sharing. It will take place at her private residence. Address will be shared only to registered participants. Space is limited, so be sure to register ASAP if you would like to join us and share with Bay Area friends who you think might like to participate!

Email and send $40 to to register. Deadline is January 3rd.

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Plantcestral re-Membrance: Honoring our Ancestors and the Lands we Live on
to Nov 29

Plantcestral re-Membrance: Honoring our Ancestors and the Lands we Live on

All over the world, fall is regarded as the season of the ancestors. Veils are thin, and the energy of the earth is deepening back into the roots and seeds where life originates from. It is my FAVORITE season, and taking cues from the natural world, it is an excellent time to deepen and nourish our OWN roots and origins as well. 

In this series, we will partner intentionally with native and ancestral plants to cultivate resilience, deepen relationship, and nourish healing for ourselves, our lineages, and the Tongva lands that nourish us daily. We will engage in an introductory practice of "Plantcestral re-Membrance", an honoring way of building relationships with our plant allies to support us as agents of memory, healing, and consciousness connecting us to the wisdom and resilience of our ancestors still alive inside of us. 

In this series, we will:
* Honor and acknowledge our ancestors and the ones whose land we are living on (we will offer an altar on our first day of class, the same week as Dia de los Muertos)
* Tend and deepen relationship with both Tongva & ancestral plants respective to our own lineage
* Learn how to be in respectful relationship with plants as medicinal and spiritual allies
* Learn how to work with plants as allies for ancestral healing and memory
* Deepen our intuition and honor the knowledge within our own bodies & relationships
* Learn and share with each other about a few medicinal plants
* Start to identify plantcestral allies to support our own resilience
* Engage these healing practices in a community of support



This is a 3 class series which will take place in Los Angeles, CA on Wed Nov 1, 15, and 29 from 6-9pm. Participants commit to coming to every class and participating in the material in between. 

$159 for full series, all materials included.
Must send an email to plus deposit of $59 by OCTOBER 27th to secure your spot. Send payment via friend/family option to
Remaining $100 due before the start of first class. 

(If you need an alternative payment plan or other arrangement, talk to me privately.)

Only 15 spaces available. 

This class is open to respectful people of ALL ETHNICITIES. 

ALL River Rose classes are queer and trans inclusive and uplift the experiences of indigenous, femme, and POC communities and ways of knowing and being. 

Accessibility info and other space related details will be announced later. They are still in the works.

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Plantcestors for Immune Support, LEBANON
12:00 PM12:00

Plantcestors for Immune Support, LEBANON

The struggle is real. Trash problems, water contamination, and pollution are causing serious illness left and right- to both ourselves and our environment and homes. Increased rates of cancer, bacterial infections, auto-immune illnesses, heavy metal toxicity, allergies, and weakened immunity in general. We need to know how to protect, strengthen, and heal ourselves and our families on a day-to-day basis. Good thing is, we are literally SURROUNDED with natural anti-bacterial, immune strengthening, and even cancer preventative, healing plants and medicines.  We will work in collaboration with these abundant plant medicines to explore healing remedies that can benefit both us and our local environment. 


This workshop is dedicated to equipping the people residing in Lebanon with an introduction to accessible, practical information and locally available herbal and nutritional remedies for strengthening and protecting our immunity in the face of increasing toxicity in our environments. We will start building relationships with a few local plantcestors (aka. herbal medicines) that can help us with this, and we will collectively prepare a remedy to help protect ourselves and our families and loved ones through the fall and winter and year round. We will learn some of the foundational principles of working with plants as medicine and how to approach this partnership in a respectful and sustainable way. We will learn and practice a technique for getting to know the plants that surround us every day and how they can be allies to our health and well being of body and spirit alike. As we consider the toxicity being caused to our bodies, we will conduct this workshop with utmost respect and reciprocity to our local environment which is also under attack, learning to heal this relationship through our work with the plants as medicinal allies. 

DATE/TIME: Sunday, September 3, 2017, 12-3 PM

LOCATION: Batroun Area (you will be given the specific location upon registration)

REGISTRATION: If you would like to participate in this workshop, please email to register. 

FEE: $33 USD/ 50,000 LL (nobody turned away for lack of funds, just let me know when you register if you need a scholarship or other arrangement)

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