David Anthony Martin is a life long outdoorsman who has served as an Environmental Educator, Ranger, Trail Guide and Camp Counselor for the Mountain Park Environmental Center of Beulah, Colorado and the Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center of Pueblo, Colorado for the last decade. He is the Founding Editor and CEO of Middle Creek Publishing and the author of three collections of poetry, Span, Deepening the Map, and Bijoux and the forthcoming collection, In Bathrobe and Rubber Boots.
Osha Root Workshop
with David Anthony Martin
$30/Cash day of event.
Saturday, August 18
10 AM - 3 PM
Pueblo Library - Greenhorn Valley Branch
4801 Cibola Dr, Colorado City, Colorado 81019
Learn how to safely identify, forage and harvest one of Southern Colorado's most potent wild medicinals as well as receive information on making medicinal teas, tinctures, decoctions, electuaries and extracts with it. Workshop will begin at Greenhorn Library in Colorado City with a bit of classroom instruction and information followed by a convoy by car to Lake San Isabel to hike a short ways up (not long, but up) to identify Osha in the wild and sustainably harvest.
If you would like to attend this workshop, please send me your email so I can send you an invoice via Paypal for $25 to secure your place for this workshop. I am trying to limit the class size to approximately 20 (possibly 25) pre-registrants.
Not into paying via Paypal or paying online? Plan to bring $30 cash on August 18th and please let me know well in advance so I can hold your place reserved.
As the workshop is limited to 20 (possibly 25) pre-registrants, please let me know with as much advance notice as possible if you will be unable to attend so that someone on the waiting list can attend.
Remember to bring a hand trowel or a soil scoop or digging stick, even a small, narrow shovel, but remember we will be hiking and it's best to hike "hands-free” so bring a pack, basket or bag, a lunch, water, comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing / gear.
Digging Osha root is not like pulling carrots or digging up dandelions, it requires some effort and often a bit of time on your knees or sitting on the ground, so consider a folded towel, knee-pads or padding for that if it would make the experience more comfortable.
Let's hope for good weather, seems like we are having a warm and sunny weather, but any rain would be welcome.