BUMBLE: Spring Emporium & Plant Sale
We asked Kelsey to tell us more about her inspiration for the event, the different vendors participating, and what attendees can expect to see.
Q: You (Go Forth Culture) are presenting the upcoming FREE event (Bumble: Spring Emporium & Plant Sale) at The Wellspring School. What was your inspiration for putting this event together?
Q: The event seems to have a lot to do with plants, gardens, nature, Spring… where do all of these things fit into the wholistic health spectrum for you?
Q: As a Wholistic Nutritionist, and as part of Go Forth Culture, how do events like BUMBLE align with your practice philosophy?
Q: Who would you like to see attend the event?
Q: What’s next? Do you envision future events like BUMBLE? Why do you think events like these are important to the community?
Alma y Manos (Soul & Hands) is a platform to promote and preserve authentic handmade Mexican textiles and its sacred traditions and techniques. They work directly with artisans to create small collections with rotating inventory. They practice fair trade with all of their artisans and collaborate to make unique, handcrafted and sustainably made timeless pieces. Inventory includes original, curated pieces and recycled textiles made into accessories and home decor.
Going Stag offers large and small scale intricate wooden housewares, wall art and custom accents. “While traveling I found beauty in places that were forgotten and decaying. Just like those buildings, I find more beauty in the wood that has been forgotten or no longer needed.”
Blue Mars Dry Goods: offering vintage and handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Ask a Gardner: garden questions answered by an expert gardener of over 35 years!
Katy McQuinn: Katy McQuinn is an organizer and houseplant consultant, devoted to helping people and plants thrive in their habitats. Visit her BUMBLE table for houseplant starts rooted in upcycled containers, simple plant hangers, pragmatic houseplant advice, and free puns!
Barb Burwell: Discover how to make different cultured and fermented foods through classes offered by Barb Burwell Wholistic Nutrition Program alum. At BUMBLE she’ll have booklets and kits available to help you with what’s needed to get you started making your own delicious batches at home. Samples will be available to taste, too!
Essance Skin Care: Botanical infused organic skincare. Handmade, small-batch products. These products are made with the SOD antioxidant produced from extracts of Organic Rooibos Tea, Chaga Mushroom and Organic Sea Bucktorn Oil. The SOD antioxidant is an enzyme that help to repair cells and reduces the damage from free radicals and strengthen skin building cells.
Kichana: Peruvian fusion cuisine. Dietary restriction friendly!
Portland Seedhouse: A diverse seed bank of culturally significant varieties of edible plants with remarkable flavors & stories.
The Far Woods: “Sonya and Nina run a small creative studio on a little farm just outside Portland, making artworks that reflect their deepest desires about the world and hopefully serve as educational tools and inspiration for reconnection to nature, food, and one another. They seek to contribute to a great Culture Shift in which there is a land ethic, a reverence for nature, a rejection of the dominant throw-away mentality, and direct connection/understanding to where the things we use come from.”
Fire Brew: Premium apple cider vinegar-based health tonics and immune boosters, created by one of The Wellspring School’s Wholistic Nutrition Program alumni, Valerie Roth-Shafer!
Portland Ashwaganda Farm: Organically cultivated and hand processed biodynamically grown Ashwaganda.
Go Forth Culture: Plants, plants and more plants!
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John Mermin is an Amma Therapist who brings to his practice a distinctly calm, optimistic and grounded energy. Through bodywork, lifestyle and nutrition recommendations, John inspires clients to take the steps necessary to achieve their health and wellness goals.
Carly Rice – Carly has a natural intuitive ability of tuning into the emotional and energetic aspects of discomfort and disease. She is trained in alternative techniques such as moxibustion, gua sha and cupping, as well as Swedish, Reiki and CranioSacral techniques. She also incorporates herbal and nutritional counseling and food energetics into her Amma practice, to bring about a complete holistic approach.