Otoño: An Herbal Immersion in Celebration of Madre Tierra

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Join us for a weekend of hand’s-on learning in the fall garden. This holistic, full-circle course is designed for those interested in deepening their relationship with herbal remedies from seed to bottle. We will cover:

🌻 CULTIVATION / GARDENING BASICS : Saving Seeds, Digging Roots

🌱 CRAFTING WITH HERBS : Dying with Plants, Incense Crafting

🌻 HERBAL REMEDY MAKING : Herbal Syrups, Herbal Extract (Tinctures), Folk + Standard Methods

🌱 THE ENERGY OF HERBS : Smoke Medicine (fire + plants), Herbs as a Gateway to Ancestral/Community Learning



LOCATION: Wild Willow Farm and Education Center, 2550 Sunset, Ave, San Diego, CA (@wildwillowfarm ) // The ancestral lands of the Kumeyaay people

DATE: Oct. 6 + 7, 2018 // 10-5pm each day

COST: $200, includes class, Sunday Organic, Vegetarian, GF Lunch, 3-4 Full-Size Herbal Remedies (made in class), and Herbs Seeds to take home

Payment plan is available online (1/2 payment up front, 1/2 day of)

As always, we are offering two 50% off scholarships prioritizing BIPOC/Queer (LGBTQIA+) folx. If you would like to apply, please Contact Us, and let us know why you’d like to join.

Damiana and Vicky are magic together, learning from them as they co-teach is truly wonderful. You get the whole package: herbal knowledge, experiential activities, diverse perspectives and so much more. Not only will you practice medicine making, but you will also experience medicine move through you with Vicky and Damiana’s words, intentions and the use of herbs. You will experience healing, and learn how to make plant allies in the healing journey. This training was so powerful and such a blessing!


Damiana is a land tender, medicine grower, folk herbalist and storyteller. Born and raised in a large family in Mexico City, she inherited the traditions of both her mother’s and father’s lineage. As a teenager, she began partnering with Indigenous communities, learning to connect to a reality where people live in harmony with nature and nourish one another in their every day life. After years of working as a green garden teacher, she moved to California to immerse herself in formal permaculture studies and herb school.

Currently, Damiana devotes herself to tending the land on a small educational farm and community garden in Southern California. She spends her days developing relationships with the medicines she works with as a community folk herbalist. Her herbal practice blends her Mexican roots and the lessons she learns from her everyday work with our Mother Nature. Damiana is currently immersed as a student of the Goddess, tantra, dreamwork and ancestral healing.

Gardener, Teacher, and professional belly laugher, Vicky Salcido-Cobbe feels most at home with the plants. After years of chronic illness and self-destructive habits, Vicky’s life changed in an instant when a clinician offered her a bottle of herbal extract as medicine. Since then, she has been amazed time and again by the effectiveness and power of nature’s many medicines for both the human microbiome and earth biome.

Motivated by the ever-quickening loss of our intricate web of life, Vicky is a passionate voice for local, full-circle regenerative herbalism in the name of earth renewal. She holds workshops and events with the hope that a resurgence of Folk Herbalism will unite, empower, and enliven people the world over.

When she’s not writing, gardening, or teaching, she is the creating remedies for Grandmother’s Medicine – a small scale herbal apothecary that uses herbs grown or wild-harvested by her hands or by small farmers local to her. She is a caretaker for breathtaking land full of a variety of wild, untouched ecosystems called Motherland in Mendocino County, CA.

Vicky is honored to carry on the teachings of her teacher, mentor, and friend, Donna d’Terra.