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Autumn's End Hike | With Dustin Clayton and Special Guest Shea Harkness

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Saturday, November 18, 2023
2:00pm to 4:00pm Add to Calendar

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

Ages
Ages 16+

Cost
$10.00

As the last of the leaves fall and the summer plants dry to brown and gold, let's take a short hike while engaging in contemplative acknowledgment of the shifting of the season. We'll talk about the bounty of the year past and discuss techniques for keeping attuned to the living world throughout the winter months. Back at the lodge, Shea will teach us some of the methods that herbalists have used to preserve medicinal plants, by introducing us to a variety of medicine making techniques.

About Shea: 

Shea Harkness is a formally trained, clinical herbalist with several years working in western and traditional medicine.  She has spent a lifetime tending gardens, learning about and growing medicinal herbs. She teaches regularly at the local herbalism school and hosts classes at the farm.

 

About Dustin:

Dustin Clayton is a lifelong student of the natural world and an avid woods walker. He has for many years been a practitioner of various Earth-based skills including: flintknapping, folk herbalism, foraging, traditional woodworking, cordage making, and fiber arts. Additionally, he has extensively studied folk traditions and practices from around the world.  He believes very deeply in approaching the land as it presents itself through the lenses of myth, craft, and contemplation. Dustin’s goal in all the programming he presents is to inspire people to get out into the woods and begin to build respectful relationships with the living world all around them.

“It is my very great hope that this program will provide people who are not scientists, but who are nevertheless filled with wonder and curiosity while in natural spaces, with access points for being in the right relationship with the living world.” — Dustin Clayton

 

 

Awaken Your Connection to the Natural World Today

This is one of ten programs that Dustin will lead this year, all with the goal of guiding you into a deeper relationship with the land by awakening your senses, curiosity, and interconnectedness with the living communities of which you are a part. Each program will include three components: traditional craft, folk/ancestral knowledge, and contemplative engagement. These programs will naturally build on each other and have cumulative value, but participants do not need to attend them all to gain understanding and a sense of awakening. We hope to see you soon - whether it’s for a single program or more!

Cancellation Policy

Please note that processing fees will not be refunded. Guests may cancel their reservation for a refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs canceled by Pottawattamie Conservation due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded, including the processing fee.

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2024 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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