Slow living retreat workshops

The 2021 Virtual Retreat includes three 75-minute workshops led by makers and thought leaders in the sustainable fashion, food, and lifestyle spaces.

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Intentional Design

Eva Kosmas Flores

Eva is a photographer, chef, cookbook author, educator and entrepreneur turned homesteader. She is the author of First We Eat, a gorgeous reference on seasonal cooking that celebrates the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean influences, effortless and stylish presentations, and simple preparations. Her blog, Adventures in Cooking, expands on her love of food as well as her journey transforming 29 acres of clear-cut forest land into a homestead.

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Intentional Design for Slow Living

Join Eva Kosmas Flores in this session devoted to sustainable design! This past year has had many of us eyeing the in's + out's of our home and workspaces, deeply desiring to spruce things up. In this seminar, Eva will share her guiding principles of design to ensure that you're creating a timeless and breathtaking space, as well as recommendations + resources on how to do so sustainably. She'll dive into the ways you can celebrate and respect the beauty of nature in your home, (and without breaking the bank, either!) If you're ready to up-level your design + styling skills, this session is for you!

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Simple Seasonal Gifts

Kirsten Shockey

Kirsten K. Shockey is the author of five books, including her best-selling cookbook Fermented Vegetables. Kirsten and her husband Christopher got their start in fermenting foods twenty years ago on a 40-acre hillside smallholding which grew into their local organic food company. Kirsten realized that her passion lay in the wish to both teach people how to ferment and push this culinary art to new flavors. She leads experiential workshops worldwide and online at helping people to make, enjoy and connect with their food through fermentation.

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Simple Seasonal Gifts: Winter Fermenting to Enjoy and Share

In this workshop, Kirsten K. Shockey will share recipes, ideas, and tips for winter warmth through fermentation, and you will learn to make your own fermented mustards! These simple-to-make ferments are anything but simple in flavor. Through demonstration, you will learn how to make a Fermented Bavarian Sweet Mustard, Horseradish Mustard, and how mustard seeds are used in delicious Indian-inspired achar fermented relishes. These beautiful mustard-based ferments are stable and can easily become delicious, nutrient-dense sustainable gifts for those you love most.

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The Magic in the Making

Christi Johnson

Christi Johnson creates mystical garments that blend elements of botanical dyes with handcrafted stitches. The resulting textile talismans honor the body, its boundaries, its extensions, and its relations to the world and cosmos around us. She works from the belief that through self-expression, we discover our power to transform our worlds. As a teacher, Johnson also offers workshops in natural dyeing and embroidery and has created kits and booklets for students and DIYers. Her garments, booklets, kits, and embroidered artwork have sold at maker studios and boutiques across the nation.

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Stitch Wish Workshop: The Magic in the Making

In this workshop, you'll learn how working with embroidery can transform your clothes into talismans that embody any energy or intention you desire. You will learn to make your own magical talisman, and through a guided visualization, you'll be accessing imagery from the depths of your subconscious. You'll also learn how to translate your talisman design into embroidery, turning a few basic stitches into infinite possibilities and developing a deeper understanding of magical symbols. Get out of your mind and into creative action!

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