Late Summer

The light is changing. Days are getting shorter.  Echos of autumn are in the air, which buzzes with the sound of the cicadas.  Plants are still coming to fruition for us to learn and harvest.  Some we have been watching since the very beginning, like goldenrod. Others just seemed to become easily identifiable a month or two ago. Yet here they all are, thriving in the morning cool and afternoon heat and humidity.  

Fall is coming. Just when you thought the harvesting season would end, there is another group we must learn about. The roots. The upper parts of the plants are starting to die back and the roots are storing the plant's energy and medicine to grow the following spring.  Ideally we wait till it is cold outside to harvest those roots. So hang on.  More to come!

Late Summer Classes

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    Welcome!

    • Important Welcome Message (pre-requisite)

  • 2

    About Class 10

    • About Class 10

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    Class 10 - Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)

    • Class 10 - Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) 1

    • Class 10 - Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) 2

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    Class 10 - Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

    • Class 10 - Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) 1

    • Class 10 - Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) 2

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    Class 10 - Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

    • Class 10 - Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) 1 - White Snakeroot, a lookalike

    • Class 10 - Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) 2 - About Boneset

    • Class 10 - Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) 3 - Case Histories

    • Class 10 - Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) 4 - Slideshow

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    Class 10 - Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

    • Class 10 - Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) 1

    • Class 10 - Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) 2 - Stories

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    Class 10 - Joe Pye Weed or Gravel Root (Eupatorium purpureum or maculatum)

    • Class 10 - Joe Pye Weed or Gravel Root (Eupatorium purpureum or maculatum) 1

    • Class 10 - Joe Pye Weed or Gravel Root (Eupatorium purpureum or maculatum) 2 - Slideshow

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    Class 10 - Lady's Thumb (Polygonum persicaria or Persicaria maculosa)

    • Class 10 - Lady's Thumb (Polygonum persicaria or Persicaria maculosa) 1

    • Class 10 - Lady's Thumb (Polygonum persicaria or Persicaria maculosa) 2

    • Class 10 - Lady's Thumb (Polygonum persicaria or Persicaria maculosa) 3

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    Class 10 - St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

    • Class 10 - St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

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    About Class 11

    • About Class 11

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    Class 11 - Black Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

    • Class 11 - Black elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) 1

    • Class 11 - Black elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) 2

    • Class 11 - Black elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) 3

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    Class 11 - Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

    • Class 11 - Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

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    Class 11 - Goldenrod (Solidago spp.)

    • Class 11 - Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) 1

    • Class 11 - Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) 2

    • Class 11 - Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) 3

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    Class 11 - Lobelia (Lobelia inflata and siphilitica)

    • Class 11 - Lobelia (Lobelia inflata and siphilitica) 1

    • Class 11 - Lobelia (Lobelia inflata and siphilitica) 2

    • Class 11 - Lobelia (Lobelia inflata and siphilitica) 3 - Slideshow

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    Class 11 - Mountain-ash/ Rowan (Sorbus spp.)

    • Class 11 - Mountain-ash/ Rowan (Sorbus spp.)

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    Class 11 - Wild Cherry (Prunus serotina)

    • Class 11 - Wild Cherry (Prunus serotina) 1 - ID

    • Class 11 - Wild Cherry (Prunus serotina) 2 - Uses

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    Class 11 - Slideshow

    • Lise - 8-27-2020 Dandelion - blooper

    • Class 11 - Slideshow

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5 star rating

Excellent virtual late summer walks

Signee Hoffman

This course is part exploration, part discovery, part storytelling. This makes learning the plant allys enjoyable and I look forward to each lesson. Lise i...

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This course is part exploration, part discovery, part storytelling. This makes learning the plant allys enjoyable and I look forward to each lesson. Lise is a excellent teacher.

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4 star rating

Late Summer Plant Walks with Lise Wolff

Pam Gibson

I loved these. It's almost like Lise can transmit her love for a plant to you. Goldenrod will never be the same. I gathered just enough to tincture and a few...

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I loved these. It's almost like Lise can transmit her love for a plant to you. Goldenrod will never be the same. I gathered just enough to tincture and a few stems to put on our table.

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5 star rating

Perfect

Colleen Harryman