What you'll do
This experience is a beautiful hands-on introduction to herbalism, herbal preparations, plant medicine and the diverse desert ecosystem and flora of the Mojave Desert. We will meet at Cando Country Market in Morongo Valley where we will caravan a short distance to the location. Each hike is customized to the hikers level of experience. If there are any health issues or concerns please inform me in advance. We will start the hike with an introduction into the area and the Indigenous history. We will be hiking in some stunning areas filled with striking flora where you will learn about the field characteristics of the flora, identifying many flora and learn about our diverse desert ecosystems and ecology. You will be meeting many medicinal plants and wild food and have an opportunity to taste some of the herbal preparations I have made with the local flora. I will discuss contemporary medicinal and culinary uses Closing the plant hike, I will be guiding you on how to create your own herbal non-alcohol glycerite with a plant that I will provide. I will provide the items needed for this. Just so you know hikes will not take place in the JTNP nor the Pioneertown Mountain Preserve. There will also be no wild harvesting of any plants and as much as I would love to bring furry friends, pets can not join us.
Hi there, my names Christina, I am an educator, bio-regional herbalist, trained in field botany, ecology, herbalism and a hairdresser. I am the founder of Every Leaf Speaks a company based in the Morongo Basin High Desert. I host plant based education from plant identification to hands-on herbal preparations in the Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree and surrounding areas. Connecting folks to the desert and the flora.
I will be provide the items needed to create the non-alcohol herbal glycerite that we will be making at the end of the hike…
Where you'll be
We will be meeting at Cando Country Market in Morongo Valley at; 9662 Lanning Ln, Morongo Valley, CA 92256 and driving out for the hike. We will either be hiking in an area blessed with breathtaking views, canyons or an Oasis. The hands-on herbal preparations portion will also take place out in the field sitting on the earth and together creating your own non-alcohol herbal glycerite with plants that I will provide.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
Please check the weather the day prior and day of the hike and come in weather appropriate clothing. Bring at least 1 -2 liters of water, sunscreen, comfortable hiking shoes or boots, hat and your own snacks or lunch. Please advise me of any health conditions or injuries.
Herbal Medicine Making & Plant Hike
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