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UPCOMING EVENTS...

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Cancelation policy for PLANT classes and workshops:
Prior to the week of the workshop/first class, If I can fill your space from a waitlist I will refund your payment minus a 25% processing fee. There is no refund the week of a workshop or first day of class.


Cancellation policy and missed classes for YOGA sessions:
For students paying for a session, I am unable to give refunds or credits once the session has begun. If you need to miss class, you are able to send a friend in your place, or bring a friend for free with you to another class in the session. 



 

Having grown up experiencing food insecurity, I am passionate about making sure the foraging (and plant medicine) knowledge I have to share is accessible to folks with limited financial resources. Payment plans and scholarship support is available for all my plant classes and worshops. People of color and LGBTQ folks are especially encouraged to apply. Folks who can, please give to my scholarship fund. THANK YOU!

WIND DOWN IN THE EVENING YOGA

Wednesdays, 6pm-7:15pm
Joy of Movement, Chatham Mills, Pittsboro

Drop ins welcome!
Current session: November 1 - December 20 (skipping Thanksgiving Eve) 

These gentle classes support our transition into a peaceful evening and nourish our connection of mind body and spirit. Together we'll stretch, balance, build strength, and relax in a beautiful setting. Kim facilitates a playful and mindful exploration of movement and breath, sharing stress-relieving tools that can be integrated into everyday life. Folks of all shapes, colors, orientations, and levels of experience are welcome! Register for the entire series for $12/class or drop in for $10 your first time, $14 after. Payment plans available for students in financial need. Props provided.

8-week session  $96

FANTASTIC FALL TREE IMMERSION

October 7th, October 28th, November 18th, December 9th
Saturdays, 1-5pm

(drop-ins now welcome!)

Get to know our edible and medicinal trees from leaves and fruit to bare branches and buds! This immersion spans the cool of Autumn while we wander in wonder through the beautiful woods and fields of Chatham and Orange counties. In a fun, reverent, and accessible way, we’ll explore tree identification (ending with no leaves), safe and sustainable harvesting, as well as food and medicine preparations and uses. 

Add to your home apothecary as we create tree-inspired tinctures, teas, infused oils, and delicious wild edible treats, like hickory nut milk, wild cherry bark syrup, or sweet gum ball tincture. Botany, plant meditation, cultural history, detailed handouts & recipes, spontaneous song and movement, and story-telling will enliven our experience and help us retain what we’ve learned as we practice really seeing and appreciating the beautiful, elaborate, simple, and fascinating details of trees. 

I was blessed to grew up learning about trees on walks with my grandparents in the woods of Chatham County and look forward to sharing this arboreal adventure with you. Group size is limited so reserve your space now. Enjoy a discount when you join all four classes for $176. Drop-ins for a day also welcome with advanced notice for $52. Payment plans and some scholarship funding available. If you prefer to pay with check/cash (and avoid the online payment fee) let me know. Please see my cancellation policy on the left of this page. Ages 14 years old and up are welcome. Participants need to be able to walk on uneven surfaces and inclines over several miles and we will meet outside in a wide range of weather. There will be one make up date on December 16th in the unlikely event we need to reschedule due to dramatic weather.

Fantastic Fall Tree Immersion all four classes: $176

Fantastic Fall Tree Immersion day drop-in rate: $52

WILD "YARDEN" RAMBLES

In your backyard, woods, neighborhood, schoolyard...

Meet (and eat and drink) some of the abundant medicinal and edible plant friends growing all around you. Inspiring personalized plant explorations with "Planty" Kim are available for individuals and small groups of all ages. Great for home school groups, families, garden clubs, college classes, and more! Creating yummy herbal tea, snacks, and other hands-on activities are optional. Contact Kim for rates and scheduling: 919.636.2545 or kimcalhoun@gmail.com

Available as unique gift certificates for holidays, Mother & Father's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, or other celebrations! Online gift certificate for 2-hour residential wild plant ramble available here.

GUIDED PARTNER MASSAGE SESSIONS

with a friend, spouse, family member, or partner...

In the coziness of my beautiful treatment space, learn how to give a relaxing massage. I will guide you and a friend through giving and receiving nourishing touch, personally tailored to your needs. Receivers are fully clothed and resting comfortably on a cushioned floor (which is easily recreated at home). Contact Kim for scheduling: 919.636.2545 or kimcalhoun@gmail.com

Available as unique gift certificates for holidays, Mother & Father's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, or other celebrations! Online gift certificates available here.

MEDITATIVE WINTER WOODS WALK

Saturday, January 13th, 1-3pm
Directions upon registration

Come home to yourself and the earth. As the new year unfolds, take time to slow down, breath deeply with the trees, and use all your senses to soak in the beauty and healing power of the wintertime forest. We'll share periods of quiet walking as well as simple observations along the path, ending with tree tea sipping.

There is limited space for this walk. Earlybird discount if registered by December 16th: $25; $35 after. Payment plans and some partial scholarships available. Ages 14 years old and up are welcome. Participants need to be able to walk on uneven surfaces in a wide range of weather conditions.

Meditative Woods Walk earlybird through December 16th: $25

Meditative Woods Walk after December 16th: $35

2018 PITTSBORO COMMUNITY DANCE JAM!

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 7-10pm
Pittsboro Community House, 65 Thompson Street


CREATE & CELEBRATE CommUNITY through DANCE!

Don't miss the only PBO Jam of the year! Bring your family and friends and get your winter groove on as DJ K Luv and DJ Diego play hot jams from around the globe, including funk, Latin, R&B, reggae, pop, African, and hip hop. These all ages, multi-racial, multi-cultural gatherings are offered in a welcoming, smoke and alcohol free space at the Pittsboro Community House.

$5 Suggested Donation - Under 10 & over 65 Free. No one turned away for lack of funds. Bring your own water bottle. Dress to celebrate life! Past pictures at the PBO Community Dance Jam! Facebook Group.

SPRING EQUINOX TREE FOOD & MEDICINE RAMBLE

Sunday, March 18th, 1-5pm
Directions shared upon registration

Get to know our edible and medicinal trees as we celebrate the transition from winter to spring, rambling in wonder through the beautiful woods and fields of Chatham county. In a fun, reverent, and accessible way, we'll explore tree identification, safe and sustainable harvesting, as well as food and medicine preparations and uses. Get inspired to add to your home apothecary and pantry as we sample some of Planty Kim's tree creations such as tree-based tinctures, teas, infused oils, and delicious wild edible treats.

Group size limited and worshop fills! Save your space and receive a discount now: earlybird special through March 4th is $45; after it will be $55. Handout and recipes included. Payment plans and some partial scholarships available. Ages 14 years old and up are welcome. Participants need to be able to walk on uneven surfaces and we will meet rain or shine. I am not able to offer refunds unless I can fill your space from a waitlist.

Spring Equinox Tree Ramble earlybird through March 4th: $45

Spring Equinox Tree Ramble after March 4th: $55

EAT WILD SPRING PART ONE: Foraging for Fritatas, Sautes, & Superfood Seasonings!

Saturday, March 24, 1-5pm
Directions shared upon registration

Learn how you can harvest and prepare wild greens everyday! Spring is resplendant with abundant, mega-nutritious edibles free for the foraging. We'll ramble through fields and yardens practicing identifcation and gathering my favorite wild spring greens and flowers. Then we'll head back to the kitchen to prepare and devour delicious fritatas, sautes, and superfood seasonings. You'll go home nourished in spirit and body, inspired and confident to bring some of nature's superfood bounty into your family's daily life.

Group size is limited! Save your space and receive a discount now: earlybird special through March 4th is $45; after it will be $55. Handout and recipes included. Ages 14 years old and up are welcome. We will meet rain or shine. One partial work trade available as well as payment plans and some partial scholarships. I am unable to offer refunds unless I can fill your space from a waitlist.

Eat Wild Spring earlybird through March 4th: $45

Eat Wild Spring after March 4th: $55

EAT WILD SPRING PART TWO: Foraging for Smoothies, Salads, & Pesto!

Saturday, April 7th, 1-5pm
Directions shared upon registration

Learn how you can harvest and prepare wild greens everyday! Spring is resplendant with abundant, mega-nutritious edibles free for the foraging. We'll ramble through fields and yardens practicing identifcation and gathering my favorite wild spring greens and flowers. Then we'll head back to the kitchen to prepare and devour delicious smoothies, salads, and my famous wild pesto. You'll go home nourished in spirit and body, inspired and confident to bring some of nature's superfood bounty into your family's daily life.

Group size is limited! Save your space and receive a discount now: earlybird special through March 4th is $45; after it will be $55. Handout and recipes included. Ages 14 years old and up are welcome. We will meet rain or shine. One partial work trade available as well as payment plans and some partial scholarships. I am unable to offer refunds unless I can fill your space from a waitlist.

Eat Wild Spring earlybird through March 4th: $45

Eat Wild Spring after March 4th: $55

SPECTACULAR SPRING TREE EXPLORATION

March 31, April 21, May 12, June 2
Saturdays, 1-5pm

Explore our edible and medicinal trees from bud to blossom and beyond! This exploration spans the entire spring season while we wander in wonder through the beautiful woods and fields of Chatham and Orange counties. In a fun, reverent, and accessible way, we'll learn tree identification (starting with no leaves), safe and sustainable harvesting, as well as food and medicine preparations and uses.

Add to your home apothecary as we create and sample tree-inspired tinctures, teas, infused oils, and delicious wild edible treats, like red bud flower marmalade, elderflower champagne, or spicebush tincture. Botany, plant meditation, cultural history, detailed handouts & recipes, spontaneous song and movement, and story-telling will enliven our experience and help us retain what we've learned as we practice really seeing and appreciating the beautiful, elaborate, simple, and fascinating details of trees. I've grown up in these woods and I've been in love with trees for as long as I can remember. Join me and your neighbors in deepening our relationships and appreciation for our tall friends.

Group size is limited so save your space! Earlybird special for entire session when paid by February 25th: $160; $176 for the session after this date. Drop in for the day with advanced notice and space for $52. Payment plans and some partial scholarships available. Includes supplies for hands-on creations. Ages 14 years old and up are welcome. Participants need to be able to walk on uneven surfaces and inclines over several miles and we will meet outside in a wide range of weather. (There will be one weather make up date on June 9th for any dramatic weather event requiring rescheduling). I cannot offer refunds unless I can fill your space from a waitlist.

Spring Tree Exploration earlybird through February 25th: $160

Spring Tree Exploration after February 25th: $176

Spring Tree Drop-in for the day: $52

EDIBLE & MEDICINAL SPRING PLANTS

meets all over Chatham County
Thursdays 5-8pm, April 12 - May 17

Meet, eat, and drink some of the abundant edible and medicinal plants growing wild in the NC Piedmont. In this 6-week hands-on field study, we'll cover identification, ethical gathering, preparation, and usage of foraged food and plant medicine. Learn how to incorporate the healing and nourishment of wild plants into your everyday life through teas, tinctures, delicious food, and more. We'll celebrate the arrival of spring as we explore a variety of local environments and end our last class with our famous wild food inspired potluck.

Class size is limited so save your space now and receive a discount: $180 before March 22nd, $198 after. Drop in for the day with advanced notice and space: $40/day. Payment plans and some partial scholarships available. Handout, recipes, and supplies included. Ages 14 years old and up are welcome. We meet rain or shine and participants need to be able to walk several miles over uneven terrain in a wide range of weather. I am unable to offer refunds unless I can fill your space from a waitlist. Enjoy inspiring pictures from past sessions of this field study.

Spring Plants Session earlybird through March 22nd: $180

Spring Plants Session after March 22nd: $198

Spring Plants Drop-in for the day: $40

 

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