ROSALIA FESTIVAL - A DAY IN CELEBRATION OF THE ROSES
WITH GAIL FAITH EDWARDS - JULY 9
I would love for you to join me in our Blessed Maine Herb Gardens at the height of rose season for a full day in celebration of the roses!
In ancient times my Italian ancestors held seasonal celebrations in honor of the roses which they called the Rosalia. To honor them I call this one day event by the same name. And just as my ancestors did for many centuries, we will immerse ourselves in the wonders of the nourishing and healing qualities as well as the magic of the rose and rose family plants.
Rosa species, as well as many of the plants and trees in the Rosacea family, have been considered sacred and revered as medicine since antiquity.
We’ll discuss traditional uses, science, legends and lore of the rose and also explore other plants in the family such as Lady’s Mantle and meadowsweet, hawthorn, apple, and the wild brambles such as raspberry.
We'll make spirit medicines; an elegant rose elixir, rose hydrofoil, which we will distill in the copper alembic still and rose incense. experience a spiritual bath with rose family plants and participate in the Blessing of Roses ceremony.
Thank you for visiting ~ blessings on your day!