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Wreaths of Folk Magic and Medicine

December 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The plants that deck the halls at Winter Solstice were not chosen randomly by peoples of the past. Pine, holly, oak, rose hip, and fir: all these trees and plants held powerful edible, medicinal and folkloric uses. In this workshop with professional forager and folklorist Rebecca Beyer, participants will explore the historical and folk magical uses of wreath making plants while crafting a small edible, medicinal and magical wreath to take home. Materials provided.

Cost: $30 for museum members, $40 for non-members. Some fees apply.

Location: Black Mountain Public Library- Education Room, 105 N Dougherty St, Black Mountain, NC 28711.  

Covid Protocol: This event will take place indoors. Participants are required to wear masks and distance during the event. 


About the Instructor: Rebecca Beyer writes about and researches Appalachian Folk Magic, Traditional Witchcraft, Primitive Skills, Homesteading, Foraging, Appalachian Ethnobotany and Folk Ways. She holds a B.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Vermont and an M.A. Appalachian Studies and Sustainability from Appalachian State University. She lives in Western North Carolina, where she runs the Blood and Spicebush School of Old Craft and co-facilitates the Sassafras School of Appalachian Plantcraft.


December 11, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center
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