GENTLE EVENING YOGA

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

Drop ins welcome!
Current session: March 21 – May 16

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.

Gentle Evening Yoga 9-week session: $108 (plus $4 online fee)
Gentle Evening Yoga drop-in: please pay in person in class

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SPECTACULAR SPRING TREE EXPLORATIONS

March 31, April 21, May 12, June 2
Saturdays, 1-5pm
DROP INS WELCOME!

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 Drop-in for the day: $52
Spring Tree Exploration earlybird through February 25th: $160
Spring Tree Exploration after February 25th: $176

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EDIBLE & MEDICINAL SPRING PLANTS CLASSES

meets all over Chatham County
Thursdays 5-8pm, April 12 – May 17
DROP INS WELCOME!

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 for $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 Drop-in for the day: $40
Spring Plants Session earlybird through March 22nd: $180
Spring Plants Session after March 22nd: $198

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SPLENDID SUMMER TREE EXPLORATIONS

Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm, June 7th – 28th
all over Chatham County
DROP INS WELCOME with space!

Spend four summer evenings getting to know our edible and medicinal trees as we wander 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 preparation and uses. Add to your home apothecary as we create tree-inspired tinctures, teas, and delicious wild edible treats like black walnut pickles and elder flower elixir. 

Botany, plant meditation, cultural history, detailed handouts & recipes, 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. Save your space! Cost includes supplies for hands-on creations. Earlybird special through May 17th is $132; after it will be $156. Drop in for the day with advanced notice and space for $45/day (contact Kim at least 2 days ahead of class to find out class meeting location and pay). Payment plans and some scholarship funding available. 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. 

Summer Tree Exploration earlybird through May 17th: $132
Summer Tree Exploration after May 17th: $156
Summer Tree Drop-in for the day: $45

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WILD SUMMER PLANT RAMBLE BY DONATION

Saturday, June 16th, 9am-12pm
Town Lake Park, Pittsboro

Have fun learning to appreciate, identify, and prepare some of the edible and medicinal plants of late spring/early summer! We’ll ramble fields and woods meeting new flora friends and sampling tasty wild creations. Go home inspired to bring nature’s free superfood and medicine into your family’s daily life. RSVP welcomed but not required. Suggested donation is $15-$45 which can be made online (below) or bring cash or check to the walk. No one turned away for lack of funds. Ages 10 and up. We’ll meet rain or shine so come prepared for the elements and uneven walking surface. Bring your water bottle and a notebook if you wish.

Wild Walk Donation (sliding scale; pay what you can): $15-$45


 

PERSONALIZED WILD PLANT EXPLORATIONS

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.

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