Join us on the land to learn and experience the powerful medicine of nettles. The class will include an introduction to identifying and harvesting, drying, and preparing nettles for consumption. Students will harvest their own nettles to take home, sample nettle tea, and make a community meal using fresh nettles.


Facilitator bios:

Deepa Iyer
Deepa has been involved with farming and outdoor education since 2001. She currently lives at Ayeko Farm, the location of this workshop, with her family. The mission of the farm is to create space for community to reconnect with the land and to our cultures through food and farming. She hosts many young people, families and other visitors on the farm who are seeking personal and community wellness and reconnection, and want to see us as humanity live in right relationship to land and to each other. In addition to helping to grow the fruits and vegetables on the farm, she tends to the native habitat restoration plantings along the Newaukum Creek and observes, harvests, and delights in seeing the nettle become more abundant over time in its home.

Leika Suzumura
Leika has blossomed ascommunity Nourishian over the past 30 years. As a trained Dietitian from Bastyr University, she prefers to name her healing modality as a Nourishian, someone who nourishes themselves, their community, and the land. She first starting harvesting and learning the wonders of nettles at the age of 14 when she began her journey of understanding food as medicine. She is humbled to share her knowledge and recognizes that learning to listen to the wisdom of the plants isa lifetime commitment. 

Date & Location

April 27 2024
Ayeko Farm
41633 236th Ave SE 98022