Plant Communication & Radical Communion: Spring Flower Essence Making

Saturday, May 19, 11am–1:30pm
Presented by Amanda Ackerman & Saewon Oh
25 participants maximum
$20 Members / $25 Regular

We are always communicating with the natural world. Through our gestures, breath, emotion, and visioning, we co-exist and co-evolve in a constant flow of interaction. However, our ability to notice these interactions is often obscured. This workshop will provide techniques for awakening our interspecies selves and engaging the language and intelligence of plants.  Opening ourselves to nonhuman worlds can promote unexpected, innovative, and deviant ways to care for ourselves and others.

To celebrate the springtime blooms, we will work with the WCCW garden, learning how to create and use flower essences — vibrational remedies that address the psycho-spiritual and energetic aspects of wellness.  Flower essences are gentle, safe, yet potent remedies for practicing daily self care and emotional balance. We will learn daily self-care applications with flower essences, and together will make a flower essence to take home.  Special focus will be given to remedies for activists, healers, dreamers, and anyone wishing to antidote our political present and/or make vital space for their own wellbeing.

All genders and backgrounds are welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Accessibility information for this event:

WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free, however organic cleaning supplies are stored in the handicap accessible bathroom. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

Amanda Ackerman is an author, teacher, and flower essence practitioner living in Los Angeles. She has been a flower essence therapist for over 18 years. Her own work with the plant world focuses on the feralscape, divining techniques that allow for communication across species boundaries. Her book The Book of Feral Flora was published in 2015 and uses biofeedback techniques that allow plants to create poems. She is currently collaborating on bringing these techniques to community gardens so that plants and humans can generate poems collectively. She regularly offers flower essence therapy readings in Los Angeles and beyond.

Saewon Oh is an herbalist, medicine maker, artist, teacher and founder of Sun Song, a line of handmade herbal remedies designed for meditative and earth-based healing practices. Her work engages creative collaboration with plant consciousness and she teaches workshops, leads tea ceremonies and offers herbal consultations in Los Angeles, Ca. / / @_sun_song_ / @saewwwon

*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email [email protected] to inquire about free tickets.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email [email protected] for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.