Appalachian Tea Ceremonies
Appalachian Tea Ceremonies
Donations based. Give what you can, receive what you need. Every third Thursday of 2020, from 4- 5:30pm, Mary Plantwalker will be leading an Appalachian Tea Ceremony at Herb Mountain Farm.
In a beautiful setting, she will serve tea from plants grown near and far, with a highlighted local infusion each time, woven together with stories of the plants, quiet reflection of their gifts, song offerings, heart sharing and praises to our plants as allies and healers.
Inspired by ancient tea traditions and the power of plants to transform, and her dear friend Jessie Wilder’s idea of creating an Appalachian Tea Ceremony, Mary sees this time together as a way of slowing down in a hectic, overstimulating world, to reconnect with what really matters, and settle into our sense of place.
Donations only. Give what you can, take what you need. RSVP minimum by the day before is essential so that she can know how much tea to make and how many to set up for. Please be timely as this is a ceremony and she would like to begin promptly at 4.
If you’d like to read more, visit our journal page on the Ceremony.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions. Google directions are incorrect so please do not wait until the last minute to get directions, but email before the day of the event! If it is your first time coming, please give extra time to orient yourself so that you make it to the ceremony on time. The property is large and the ceremony is held in different places on the property depending on the season and weather. See you there!
Mary Plantwalker (Mary Morgaine Squire) has been steeped in plants and healing since 1993 when she was called to pursue a career in living harmoniously on planet earth. She attended Fairhaven College in Washington State receiving her BA in Sustainable Living, Journalism and Creative Expression, and from there, set out to travel the world to meet and learn from as many plants and indigenous healers as she could. The journey has taken her to Africa, Australia, Central America, Great Britain, all over the US and on into Canada. Now in her late forties, Mary Plantwalker sees her biggest community role as an active earth steward, protecting and caring for the incredible land she stewards called Herb Mountain Farm, while encouraging others to do the same wherever they are, no matter how small or big the land may be.
Mary has been practicing meditation and yoga for 27 years and is a certified yoga teacher, writer, caregiver, plant teacher and avid gardener. She likes to describe herself as a domestic goddess, making spaces inviting and beautiful and inspiring others to do the same. She is gifted in facilitating ceremony and enticing mindfulness into the everyday, and is passionate about welcoming people into the walk of embracing plants as allies and living in harmony with all beings.
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