Plant Allies and Writing Rituals: Shifting into a New Year of Personal Resilience with Lara Pacheco & Abby Chroman

Sat, December 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$15-$20 sliding scale

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Plant Allies and Writing Rituals:  Shifting into a New Year of Personal Resilience with Lara Pacheco & Abby Chroman

Create a practice for personal resilience in the year ahead, with simple medicinal herbs, a daily writing practice, and practical tools for dealing with a challenging world.  We will explore a couple of plant allies and rituals to incorporate into daily life that include making a tea blend and a smudge stick.  We will take a short walk to cultivate awareness of the elements and season and use this as a place to draw inspiration for a writing practice.

Lara Pacheco is a Taino, Latinx mamita that believes that our collective liberation is accessed through decolonizing ourselves by weaving ourselves into the web of ancestral medicine.  Lara directly works through ancestral medicine with plants and fungi.  When not caring for her family, land and all creatures, Lara runs Seed and Thistle Apothecary, an educational resource, and co runs the Seasonal Wellness Clinic that works to provide access to herbal medicine and massage for marginalized communities and Brown Girl Rise, a youth empowerment program for young femmes of color.

Abby Chroman is a Program Manager at Portland State University’s School of Business, where she helps launch and lead social impact and innovation initiatives. An MA candidate in Conflict Resolution, Abby is also a facilitator and trainer in conflict resolution, and collaborative process, for individuals, organizations and community groups. Before joining PSU Abby worked for five years with Ashoka, an international NGO, where she helped select and connect leading social entrepreneurs. 

COST:  $15-$20 sliding scale

BRING: Notebook and writing implement, comfortable clothes for being outside in the winter. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided)


All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome. (The walk will be no more than a 1/4 of a mile and will take along the paved path along the road towards the ocean.)

This workshop is geared for adults.

RSVP via or 360-642-2542


The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644





This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.




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