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spring gathering : SPROUTS

October 29, 30, 31 2022
Puerto Guadal, Region of Aysen, Patagonia Chile


This 3-night educational gathering is an opportunity for you to connect with medicinal plants, with other women, and with yourself, while immersing yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Puerto Guadal and Lake General Carrera. You will learn how to harvest and prepare medicinal preparations (such as tinctures, topical oils, and salves), how to use medicinal plants specifically to support women's health, and have the opportunity to visit the Raices Floridas lmedicinal garden and identify wild medicinal plants found in Patagonia.

This course is ideal for women who are new to the world of herbalism and for those who are interested in expanding their skills in natural medicine making and ​ knowledge of medicinal plants specifically related to women's health. Please note that intermediate Spanish is required as this course will be conducted primarily in Spanish, if you are interested in English only courses please sign up for our e-mail list to learn more about upcoming offerings!

Your instructor will be Frannie Parkinson , the creator of Raices Floirdas, who has over 6 years of experience growing and working with medicinal plants and is certified as a Women's Community Herbal Educator  by Dr. Aviva Romm. Upon completion of this course you will have the tools and knowledge to collect and process medicinal plants in a sustainable way, prepare tinctures, oils & salves, and you will be familiar with 10+ medicinal plants to benefit your health and well-being.


* 3 healthy vegetarian meals per day with local ingredients

* 3 nights of camping  with solar showers and warm common space in Alma Verde Permacultura

* Visit to General Carrera Lake and Los Maquis Waterfall

* Educational visit to the medicinal garden of Raíces Floridas

* Wild plant identification walks

* 2 workshops on the Elaboration of Natural Medicine (mother tinctures / oleates & ointments)

* 1 Workshop on Medicinal Plants for Women's Health

* 1 Sustainable Collection Workshop

* Natural Medicine Crafting Kit

* Manual of medicinal plants for women

* Transportation from the crossing to Puerto Guadal (if you travel by bus)

* Sauna night (*optional)


*transport to the region/Puerto Guadal (there are several daily flights to the airport in Balmaceda (BBA)  and there are buses that leave in the morning from Coyhaique to the Puerto Guadal crossing)

*tent, sleeping bag, mat


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The cost is $300.00 per person

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Spots are limited!

***We will spend a large part of this course outdoors. This course may not be for everyone! Each participant should be familiar with camping, enjoy hiking, and be open to the possibility of all weather conditions while camping or learning about wild medicinal plants.

view of the pool of the Los Maquis waterfall above Lake General Carrera.

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