Creating Accessible Rituals

The ADF Constitution states that ADF is dedicated to open, inclusionary, and public ceremonies.  This workshop will explore what it means to be inclusionary in the context of a ritual, with some examples of inclusionary practices as well as discussion to foster a better understanding of what inclusion looks like and brainstorm ideas.  While a portion of the workshop will focus on inclusionary practices for participants with disabilities, other aspects of inclusion will also be discussed. 

Wicked Plants

This will be a discussion on the less wholesome aspects of the plant world.  Amy Stewart's book "Wicked Plants" is the inspiration for this workshop on toxins, poisons, and plants that misbehave.

The Drunken Botanist

As Druids, we hold the nature spirits in great reverence.  And many of us also hold high regard for a different kind of "spirits".  But how often do we contemplate the relationship between the two?

In her book, "The Drunken Botanist", Amy Stewart explores the world of wine, beer and cocktails from a horticultural perspective.  Inspired by her book, we will present an overview of some of the most flavorful contributions of the plant world, from the humble potato to the more exotic star anise.

Know Thy Self

One of the most basic skills anyone that uses trance needs is knowledge of themselves.  We all forget this or overlook it from time to time.  With this workshop we will be discussing why we should forge a relationship with ourselves, discuss ways to do make and maintain this relationship, and do a couple exercises to get us started