A deeply immersive wildcrafting apprenticeship rooted in Earth’s cycles,
by Gather and Grow and The Kinlands.
Join us at The Kinlands for Rooted Rhythms with Brianne Dela Cruz.
Whether it's for a full year, or one season, to develop a deep connection to nature through the art of growing herbs, crafting herbal remedies and seasonal living. We’ll plant, tend, harvest, and wildcraft medicinal plant remedies together through the four seasons in addition to learning about and honoring the earth’s cycles.
Brianne will lead hands-on crafting workshops in the field, Garden House, and on wild plant walks, covering various topics to fully immerse students into the world of seasonal living and folk herbalism. Students will enjoy making herbal oil infusions, tinctures, oxymels, flower essences, decoctions, syrups, tea blends, herbal body products and more, all while syncing with the earth’s seasonal cycles and celebrating the Equinox’s & Solstices as a community in tune with the land.
A Seasonal Approach
Because the earth moves in a one-year cycle, ideally, every student would complete a full year of the apprenticeship. Each season holds its own wisdom, magic and lessons. Our practice is not whole until we observe all seasons of the annual cycle - only then are we fully able to root into the rhythms of nature and embody the teachings of the plants, wildlife, earth, sky, and cosmos within our herbal and seasonal living practice. The Winter course is the beginning of the apprenticeship, but you can begin your journey with any season! Space is limited to 18 students per season so you are ensured to receive an intimate and deeply educational mentorship.
Winter: The Foundations
While the earth rests, we bring our studies inside to learn the foundations of developing a deep connection to the earth, ourselves, and plants through syncing with nature’s rhythms. We also explore the art of medicine making and how the body works. We don’t forage during this season but will engage in meditative rituals and simple herbal crafts that help us navigate the energy of winter with grace and connection while the land is sleeping. The winter session is created to build a foundational understanding of folk herbalism and teaches students how to incorporate seasonal earth wisdom and herbal home remedies into their everyday life.
2024 Dates & Times:
6:00-8:00 pm Thursdays; January 25th, February 1st, February 15th, February 22nd, February 29th
10am Saturday, February 10th; Wild Plant Walk, Location TBD
- The Seasonal Year & Energetics
- Lunar Cycles
- Universal Life/Death/Life Cycle
- Elements & Land Spirits
- Winter Themes, Energetics, Connections, Rituals, Routines, Wellness
- Winter Seasonal Eating
- Connecting to Water Element
- Communicating with Plants & The Land
- Wild Plant Walk
- Plant Identification
- Gardening & Wildcrafting as a Medium for Intuitive Connection & Wellness
- Basic Body Systems (Immune system, Digestive System, Nervous System)
- Basic Herbal Actions
- Herbal Remedies
- Selecting the right herbs for the right situation
- The process of making medicine
Spring: Awakening our Practice
In this 6 week course, beginning in April, we will explore the seasonal wisdom and plants of Springtime! Students will learn how to plant, grow, harvest and preserve an apothecary garden while learning how to embody and align with the energetics of springtime. You will learn how to craft seasonally-relevant plant medicines such as flower essences, nourishing culinary blends, a first aid poultice and more so that you can integrate your seasonal living and wildcrafting practice at home. We’ll synchronize our practices and creations with the lunar and solar cycles and celebrate the Spring’s season of fertility together in community.
2024 Dates & Times:
6:00-8:00 pm Thursdays; April 11th, April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th, May 16th
10am Saturday, April 20th; Wild Plant Walk, Location TBD
- Spring Themes, Energetics, Connections, Rituals, Routines, Wellness
- Meeting Spring Plants
- Spring Seasonal Eating
- Spring Fertility Celebration
- Connecting to Air Element
- Wild Plant Walk
- Intelligence of Soil
- Planting an Apothecary Garden
- Harvesting Spring Plants
- Crafting a Flower Essence
- Crafting Culinary Herb Spice & Salt Blend
- Crafting an Herbal Poultice for First Aid
Summer: Growing our Practice
In this shortened 4 week course through the month of June, we will explore the seasonal wisdom and plants of summer! Each week, students will join Brianne in the apothecary garden to harvest summer plants and learn how to wildcraft with them while also learning how to embody and align with the energetics of Summer. We’ll learn how to craft these plants into infused oils, elixirs, and personal care products so that you can integrate your seasonal living and wildcrafting practice at home. We’ll synchronize our practices and creations with the lunar and solar cycles and celebrate the Summer Solstice together in community.
2024 Dates & Times:
7:30 - 9:30 pm Thursdays; June 6th, June 13th, June 20th
10am Saturday, June 29th; Wild Plant Walk, Location TBD
- Summer Themes, Energetics, Connections, Rituals, Routines, Wellness
- Meeting Summer Plants
- Summer Seasonal Eating
- Summer Solstice Celebration
- Connecting to Fire Element
- Wild Plant Walk
- How to Grow & Tend an Apothecary Garden
- Harvesting, Curing & Processing Herbs
- Crafting an Oil Infusion
- Crafting Water Decoctions & Infusions
- Crafting Herbal Skin and Body Care
Summer Harvest Gatherings
The apothecary garden will need to be tended July - August. Join us in the apothecary garden on Thursday evenings for a casual harvest party. These are not official classes and no planned lessons will be taught. This is a casual student gathering and opportunity to harvest and process herbs for the Rooted Rhythms Apothecary Storage Supply. You’ll also get to harvest herbs to take home for yourself to begin your own home apothecary. Harvesting gatherings are open to any students enrolled in the Winter 2024, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 courses. Harvesting students will benefit from getting additional time with Brianne and the opportunity to deepen their experience in growing, harvesting, and preserving herbs. This is a highly recommended module that will significantly enhance your studies.
2024 Dates & Times: 7pm - sunset; Thursdays, July 11th - August 29th
In this 6 week session, beginning in September, we will bring our experience full circle by exploring the seasonal wisdom and plants of Autumn! Each week, students will join Brianne in the apothecary garden to harvest autumn plants and learn how to wildcraft with them while also learning how to embody and align with the energetics of Autumn. We’ll also learn how to craft these plants into tinctures, syrups, and vinegars so that you can integrate your seasonal living and wildcrafting practice at home. We’ll synchronize our practices and creations with the lunar and solar cycles and celebrate the Fall Equinox together in community.
Dates & Times:
6:00-8:00 pm Thursdays; September 5th, September 12th, September 26th, October 3rd, October 10th
10am Saturday, September 21st; Wild Plant Walk, Location TBD
- Autumn Themes, Energetics, Connections, Rituals, Routines, Wellness
- Meeting Autumn Plants
- Autumn Seasonal Eating
- Autumn Harvest Celebration
- Connecting to Earth Element
- Wild Plant Walk
- Our Roots & Ancestral Practices Related to Plants
- Harvesting & Preserving & Preparing Herbs for the Winter Home Apothecary
- Crafting a Plant Extract & Tincture
- Crafting a Herbal Syrup
- Crafting an Oxymel & Herbal Vinegar
- Autumn Gardening & Putting the Garden to Bed
Meet Your Instructor
Brianne Dela Cruz, an amazing writer, photographer, and expert in the realm of gardening and foraging, brings her passion for the natural world to life in this immersive course. Residing in Sandy, she imparts her knowledge through engaging online courses designed for modern individuals and aspiring nature enthusiasts. Additionally, she curates seasonal community gatherings, fostering connections among like-minded individuals. Brianne's influential blog and online school, Gather & Grow, serve as a vibrant community where individuals embark on a journey of self-discovery and embrace the harmonious relationship between nature and personal growth. During her leisure time, she embarks on thrilling adventures in untamed landscapes alongside her husband, or she devotes herself to transforming her Sandy, Utah homestead into an oasis that nurtures both body and soul.
Meet The Kinlands
A respite tucked into the suburban landscape of Riverton, Utah, The Kinlands is a place to walk a little slower, inhale the scents of the season, and remember your inner wild.
You might know us as a heart-centered spot to buy regional fresh foods and the best pastries for miles. We love that. But The Kinlands is also a place where the simple beauty of life will reveal itself to you — if you let it. We hope you’ll come to witness the rhythms here in every season, whether there’s grass beneath your feet or snow beneath your boots.
Discovering the way as we go, we’re letting the land lead in all that we do. In this way of thinking, the Earth is both teacher and co-conspirator in a shift of consciousness toward wonder, abundance, and reciprocity. When you stop in for a workshop or land experience, or to buy fresh food, gemstones, or an elixir, you become part of this relationship. You’re returning a gift to the land and weaving a future in which our material needs are met reverently, without sacrificing the needs of the Earth or our spirits.