Tree Medicine + Herbal Foraging with Crystal Marie Higgins

  • Hosted by The Center SF
  • San Francisco, CA -

We'll meet on the corner of Fernandez Street and MacArthur Ave. Please wear layers and sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting dirty!

In this very experiential and fun class, you will learn all about the wonderful evergreen trees (pine, redwood + more) growing near you and how to make some good herbal medicine through ethical wildcrafting and foraging.

This will be highly experiential and an on-foot class in the Presidio of San Francisco.

We will go over the ethics and important considerations for wild foraging from evergreen trees, as well as wild herbs and plants. And then you will get to walk and connect with some powerfully medicinal trees, herbs and plants growing in plain sight. You will learn how to ethically wildcraft resin from a tree to make skin and wound healing salves, and also how to harvest new fir tips to make a highly medicinal tea if you choose.

The deep and powerful wisdom of the herbal realm has mostly been forgotten in our modern culture. Plants, flowers, trees and herbs are incredible allies for our health. Opening up your vision to the medicinal plants growing everywhere is a key to seeing beyond what is often called the “green wall” of nature. Knowing what you are seeing is a very exciting revelation.

Note : This class will be outdoors so please make sure to dress accordingly with warm and cool layers as we know the weather can shift easily in the Bay Area. And be prepared in case it rains! Please also wear good hiking-type shoes!

This class is open to those who are curious, and want to deepen in their awareness of working with what I call our “green allies.”

IMPORTANT NOTE : Once you register you will receive the location where we will meet (in the Presidio - NOT at The Center!), and please make sure not to be late as we will start in one location, and shortly after will begin our walk!

Meeting Location : The Presidio of San Francisco (exact location to be sent the week of the event)

These regular herbal classes with Crystal Marie Higgins via The Center SF will each be fun and interactive ways to learn more about the power of what is called “kitchen herbalism” - wonderful herbs that you can experiment with in the kitchen (and their properties for your health) and in future classes we’ll talk about even more wellness remedies with herbs.

NOTE : Herbalism doesn’t have to be put in the place of either or - working with plants can support anything else you are doing to support your system and overall health. All of our ancestors at some point had a deep connection to the land, to the herbs and plants or green realm, to the animals and waters in order to survive. This connection to our roots and deeper belonging was severed, and it is time to reclaim the wisdom we all long for again.

About Your Guide :

Crystal Marie Higgins is a lineaged Initiated High Priestess in Celtic traditions, an Initiated Witch, as well as a Yoga Teacher, a Folk Herbalist and an Ethical Marketer. She has been in devotion to earth wisdom, the cycles of the moon and the seasons since 2012. She loves to create, to cook and share that magic with others!

Crystal’s intention is to awaken our consciousness toward the radical practice of attuning your life and the flows of your creativity to the seasons of the year, the cycles of the moon and the wisdom found in the everyday. She is a lover of the plant realm, being outdoors and engaging in sacred rituals.

You can learn more about Crystal on her website, or her passion project The Seasonal Herbal Box. Follow her on Instagram or Facebook at @crystalmariehiggins.

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