Saturday, March 17, 2007

A Cup of Green~Nourishing News from Crow's Daughter















Greetings, Lovers of the Green,

Welcome to our first entry in this new blog,
Crow's Daughter's Herbal Wisdom.


a cup of green

happy to say
i got the poppy seeds
planted in time this year
the cold soil inspires
their growth.
poppy is such
a wicked witch
delicate
potent
feminine
shamanic
i use her seeds
in breads
a few years ago
i dried some poppy heads
and was pleased that the tops
never opened
to release the seeds
this produced
little poppy head rattles
i use these rattles
to listen
gentle sounds
delicate instrument
wild divinatory medicine

strong and subtle
energies of spring equinox
dance through my mind
they are like the new
green poppy leaves
rising up out of the soil
almost invisible still
just a little bit of
green now

Earth holds our world
in her cup
She unfurls
her newness and invites
us into her open hand

this subtle life giving container
that holds the spring
invites me to soften my hold
on the seriousness of the world
and open myself
to the beauty around me

it is the child
that is creating us
the delicacy that yearns
for the sun on her leaves
and conjures
a bright red flower
bold green fruits

and goddess wand

May it be in Beauty.

Come play with me and the plants this Spring!


Call or email anytime for more information about the following programs.
julie@crowsdaughter.com 360-579-2319
And visit our website www.crowsdaughter.com

Women and Plants ~ Shamanic Herbal Apprenticeship Program
4-13 week sessions, next session start May 4th, we meet weekly on Fridays.
We have begun this incredible program! It is truly amazing to share these teaching of the plants and earth. Come immerse yourself in the nourishing and healing ways of the plants. Learn to live as a wise woman, craft herbal medicines from door yard herbs. Experience ancient shamanic listening practices, connect with your sisters on this path. Call or email to request an application and meeting.

Awaken the Wise Woman! ~ Residential Shamanic Herbal Apprenticeship Program for Women
3 days ~ May 31 to June 12 ~ 9 days ~ August 10-18
Here is another incredible opportunity to immerse yourself the nourishing and healing ways of the plants. We had an amazing time last year with this program. I encourage you to participate in both programs this year. This will give you an opportunity to connect with the plants during different times in the growing season. The wild roses will be blooming in May-June and during August, the harvest will be lusciously apparent. Teens Welcome!
Price includes teachings, meals, camping accomodations, many herbs for crafting and much more.

Herbal Wisdom Circle ~ Monthly on Saturdays ~
April 21st ~ 10:30-2:30
April Theme: Liver of Life
$60 ~ $150 for 3 Circles ~ Preregistration is required.
Register on our website!
A delicious whole and wild, local and organic lunch is provided.
I will be selling my herbal products at this event.
More Circles...May 19th, June 9th

The Well Being of Women Study Group
Whidbey Island (our farm) ~ March 28th, April 25th~ 7-9 pm
Seattle (Three Moon Healing Arts near Greenlake) April 4th, May 2nd ~ 6:30-8:30
Do you wish to discover new perspectives on health and well being?
Would you like to take healing into your own hands?
This class is for you!
Come and listen deeply, be supported and honored
and discover the treasured gifts within you.
$30 ~ pre-registration is required.
Register on our website!

Shamanic Herbalism Online Course
Celebrating Spirit in Community with Plants
offered by the Women of Wisdom Foundation
Julie Charette Nunn, Crow’s Daughter offers this 3-session exploration in shamanic herbalism with simple practices in listening, connecting and collaborating with plants. The ancient ways of deep listening will be offered through shamanic exercises, writing assignments, spending time in nature and herbal crafting. Lessons will take place in your home, in your yard and in your surrounding community. When you complete this course, you will see the world of plants through different eyes.
WOW members: $30 ~ Non-members:$36
Register online www.womenofwisdom.org

Classes in Seattle and around Puget Sound this Spring

Shamanic Herbalism ~ East West Bookshop ~ Seattle
April 1, 2007 ~ 1-4:00 pm ~ $35
Join Julie Charette Nunn, local herbalist, for an introduction to Shamanic Herbalism. Julie's been given ancient shamanic listening practices to share with the world. Come experience these rare practices that connect us deeply with the compassionate nature of plants. Learn to use the local plants for healing. You will leave this workshop with a greater understanding of your wholeness. To register visit www.eastwestbookshop.com

The Nourishing Herbs
~ University of Washington ~ Women's Center
April 11th ~ 6:30-8:30 ~ $25
Come discover herbs you can use daily to increase well being. Learn simple techniques for growing and preparing these herbs that you can easily do at home. Learn an amazing way to look at healing that supports optimum health. Experience a simple exercise to connect you with your body’s wisdom. You will sample nourishing herbal infusion and make nourishing herbal vinegar to take home. $5.00 supply fee.
You can register for these classes by mail or fax. You can go to their website and download the current catalog of classes and registration form. www.depts.washington.edu/womenctr/classes/classes.html
For more information call 206-685-1090.

Wild Edibles and Medicinals Plant Walk ~Magnuson Park, Seattle
Offered through North Seattle Community College Continuing Education
April 14, 2007 ~ 10-12:00 ~ $25
Come join me right in the middle of the city to explore the wild plants that can be used for food and medicine. Discover weeds that make great salad greens, trees that heal the heart and ease muscle pain and learn about simple herbal preparations you can make in your kitchen. Julie is an herbalist and teacher from Whdibey Island that love to introduce people to plants. We will meet at Magnuson Park. To register visit www.learnatnorth.org

The Nourishing Approach to a Healthy Immune System
Offered by Discover U in Seattle ~ April 28, 2007 ~ 10-2:00 pm
Discover new perspectives on health and learn to create wellness for yourself throughout the year. Discuss foods and herbs you can use everyday to support good immune system functioning and have the opportunity to sample nourishing herbal infusion. A simple technique for listening to the wisdom of your body is offered. Added bonus: Learn to make yogurt and kefir, incredible immune healing foods! Register on-line
www.discoveru.org/classes/detail.cfm?CID=2509

The Wise Woman Herbalist ~ Firway House in Bremerton
12:00-4:00 ~ $45 includes lunch
Come discover your wholenes through exploring Wise Woman Herbalism. Explore new perspectives on health which are actually part of the most
ancient healing tradition. Learn to listen deeply to your natural
surroundings and connect this to the wisdom that is within you. We will gather together on the land at Firway House in Bremerton listening deeply through shamanic exercises, exploring the nourishing and healing herbs and making a few simple herbal prepartions that you can take home. Includes a nourishing lunch at 12:00. Class time begins at 12:30.
To register email Leta Stever leta@firwayhouse.com

Introduction to Wise Woman Herbalism
University of Washington ~ Women's Center

Saturday, May 12th ~ 10-2 pm ~ $45

Come discover your wholeness through exploring Wise Woman Herbalism.
Learn new perspectives on health which are actually part of the most ancient healing tradition.
Learn to listen deeply to your natural surroundings and connect this to the wisdom that is within you. We will spend our time together outside in the medicinal herb garden and around the campuslistening deeply through shamanic exercises, exploring the nourishing and healing herbsand making a few simple herbal prepartions that you can take home. $8.00 supply fee.
You can register for these classes by mail or fax. You can go to their website and download the current catalog of classes and registration form. www.depts.washington.edu/womenctr/classes/classes.html
For more information call 206-685-1090.

Classes for Children this Spring and Summer

Herbal Wisdom Mentorship Days for Girls
March 31st and May 5th ~ 10:00-2:00
Come explore the amazing healing way of plants, learn herbal crafting, discover your plant ally and learn to listen to the plants and the Earth. $60 per session paid monthly. Pre-registration is required. Price includes a delicious, nourishing snack and herbal crafting supplies. This class takes place at our farm in the beautiful Maxwelton Valley.

Herbal Wisdom Summer Mentorship Days for Girls
July 16-19 ~ 10:00-2:00
Come explore the amazing healing way of plants, learn herbal crafting, discover your plant ally,
learn to listen to the plants and the Earth. Includes a delicious, nourishing lunch and snacks.
This is a beautiful time of year to commune with the fairies on the land, listen deeply to the song of the earth, and learn the ancient healing ways of nourishing wholeness!
$325 ~ Pre-registration is required. Call or email to receive a letter of registration

Awaken the Wise Woman!
An apprenticeship weekend for Girls 10-13
July 27-29, 2007
Come explore the amazing healing way of plants, learn herbal crafting, discover your plant ally,
learn to listen to the plants and the Earth. We will be hiking, wildcrafting, gardening, herbal crafting, deeply listening, creating ceremonies, singing and dancing and more!
Girls will be camping!
Delicious, nourishing food and snack are provide.
$325 ~ Pre-registration is required.
There are only 8 spaces for this amazing opportunity for girls so register early.
Please call or email to request an apprenticeship application.

Children of the Earth
Herbal Day Camp for 5-8 year olds
July 10th-12th ~ 10:00-1:00 ~ $125

Tantric Dance of the Divine Feminine
March 31st ~ 4-7 pm
with Kathy Kali
Visit www.tantricdance.org for more information on this
beautiful, sweet practice

Wise Woman Teachings and Shamanic Healing ~ One to One
Available in person and by phone. $30-$60 sliding scale one hour.
This is a lovely gift to give yourself. I have been so blessed to offer these sessions.
Visit our website for more information and please call or email anytime to get more information. www.crowsdaughter.com/wise-woman-teachings.html







2 comments:

Diane said...

Julie,

Congratulations!

Your blog is wonderful dear friend.

All the best to you, Barkee

Julie Charette Nunn, Crow's Daughter said...

Thank you beautiful, Diane...blessings of the spring green to you....:<)