Medicinal Uses of Invasive Plants: A Workshop with Angela Kingsawan

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 1-3 pm


Fee: $20/ $15 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Lynden's Garden Series, a series of workshops that takes a broad view of what it means to garden. Whether you consider yourself a backyard gardener, a forager, a farmer, or a steward of the land, the Garden Series will have something for you. From formal garden design to identifying and learning to use wild growing plants, we span a range of techniques and philosophies. Because of the range of subjects covered, these classes can be enjoyed by new and experienced gardeners alike.

In recent years, it has become commonplace to view invasive plants—even the rhetoric is inflammatory—in wholly negative terms. Herbalist Angela Kingsawan suggests that we reframe our relationship to these plants by moving beyond an eradication approach to recognize their beneficial properties and uses. She invites us to open up to the possibilities of healthy living using plants that we come across every day. In this workshop you will learn how to properly identify, harvest, and make all-natural body care products using common weeds.

About Angela Kingsawan
Angela Kingsawan is an Indigenous person of Raramuri, Tigua, and Mexica descent. She was born and raised on the south side of Milwaukee and uses her unique perspective as an urban Native person to teach modern herbalism infused with Native tradition to impact and empower communities of color. By providing decolonized education, seed exchanges, and growing culturally significant plants in an urban setting, Kingsawan strives to help community members remember their cultural ways of being. She currently works as a garden manager at a local Milwaukee non-profit in the neighborhood she grew up in and has been an herbalist in her community for over 20 years.

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