potion camp 2015

From alchemy to chemistry. A magical apothecary stocked and run by children.

Monday, July 20 - Friday July 24 | 10am - 3pm | Ages 5-8

A week filled with activity and creation in the Kite's Nest laboratory/apothecary, and out in the world exploring and harvesting in wild spaces and on nearby farms. Through story and imaginative play we learned about the properties of plants, and discovered the special ways that they can contribute to our wellness. Together we gathered, processed and imbibed the seasonal bounty around us, transforming plant material into magic and medicine: making naturally fermented sodas, salves, tinctures, and natural dyes.  Our week ended in an herbal wellness "clinic". Flying potions and elderberry syrup, soothing booboos and tummy aches, and caring for one another as a circle of friends. A workshop with Nicole LoBue, Lucy Segar, Lauren Giambrone and Stacey Cope.