Wild Beauty Herbal Gathering
In July of 2022, I had the opportunity to photograph a unique event. A community of women gathered at Cedar Bloom Hip camp in Oregon to learn about wild herbs, our connection to them, and how to wild craft them for everyday use. The retreat provided this education but oh so much more. The collection of women camping, eating, singing, playing, wild crafting, and sharing was a soul satisfying 5 days and 4 nights that I will never forget.
Women used to gather to collect food and conduct chores. Through these daily chores, women would share, commiserate, and bond. And that is exactly what we did in Oregon. This herbal gathering was the first of its kind as it was birthed into existence by Angela North. Angela is a long time herbalist, yoga instructor, and earth child.
I hope my friend Angela continues these retreats. They are a gift to the soul and to all who attend. Thank you Angela for such a wonderful experience. I hope to do it again.