The Herbs Zone is a place where you will see live, how accessible, beautiful and unique herbs are.
The Herb Zone is a space where anyone interested in herbs, herbal medicine, and folk magic will find something for themselves. Here, you will have the opportunity to experience and discover firsthand how accessible, beautiful, and unique herbs can be. Lectures, demonstrations, tastings, and workshops await you, where you will have the chance to gain practical skills and knowledge about harnessing the power of herbs.
You will have the opportunity to try many suggestions for incorporating wild herbs into everyday cooking. You will taste pestos, pastas, infusions, soups, and many other creative uses of wild plants as functional food.
We also invite you on a journey through Herbal Ceremonies, which will introduce you to the cultural and traditional uses of herbs in various aspects of life. Take home ideas and the spirit of connecting with herbs as a part of celebrating daily life and special occasions with loved ones.
If you need support or assistance, you can count on us! Throughout the Vibrations Festival, the Herb Help Point will be available to provide help and support from herbal therapists for various common festival ailments. Indigestion, food sensitivities, menstrual pains, or any other issues that may disrupt your joy of participating in the festival – we will provide effective herbal assistance!
Welcome to a land full of aromatic infusions, smoke from burning herbs and resins, essential oils, and many other new faces of herbs. Through these visits, you will get to know and love the nature surrounding you even more 😉
[PL] HERB ZOBE Program:
14:00 – 16:00 Herbs That Will Help You Survive Hot Days – Marta Alicja Kacprzak
16:00 – 18:00 Enzymatically Oxidized Teas from Wild Herbs – PrzytulJa – Katarzyna Sawicka and Aleksander Czech
18:00 – 20:00 Apiphytocosmetics – Simple and Effective Herbal Skincare – Ewa Rogała
20:20 – Herbal Brewing Ceremony in the Spirit of Gongfu Cha
9:00 – 11:00 Wild Breakfast – Herbal Walk – PrzytulJa – Katarzyna Sawicka and Aleksander Czech
12:00 – 14:00 Basics of Natural Herbal Skincare – Martyna Majewska
14:00 – 16:00 Synergy of Herbs and Hemp in Phytotherapy – PrzytulJa – Katarzyna Sawicka and Aleksander Czech
16:00 – 18:00 Incense from Polish Herbs – Marta Alicja Kacprzak
18:00 – 20:00 Lyme Disease – Herbal and Oil Methods of Prevention and Therapy – Jan Wojcierowski (Olejkowy zielarz)
20:20 – Incense Ceremony in the Element of Fire
9:00 – 11:00 Wild Breakfast – Herbal Walk – Natalia Żurkowska
12:00 – 14:00 Herbal Aphrodisiacs and Their Use in the Kitchen – Marta Alicja Kacprzak
14:00 – 16:00 Herbal Infused Salts from Wild Herbs – Justyna Pargieła (Dziczejemy)
16:00 – 18:00 Wild Functional Food – Justyna Pargieła (Dziczejemy)
18:00 – 20:00 Herbal Vinegars – Preparation and Use – PrzytulJa – Katarzyna Sawicka and Aleksander Czech
20:20 – Power of Herbs Ceremony in Vajikarana
9:00 – 11:00 Wild Breakfast – Herbal Walk – Natalia Żurkowska
12:00 – 14:00 Wilder Pasta – Making Pasta with Weeds – Ada Krawęcka
14:00 – 16:00 Herbal First Aid Kit for New Moms – Anna Zawistowska (Herbal Midwife)
16:00 – 18:00 Herbs for Blood – Piotr Łysoniewski
18:00 – 20:00 Magic of Plants – Tomasz Paweł Mrozek Gliszczyński (Ziołogród Foundation) and Agnieszka Maciejewska
20:20 – Herbal Grounding Ceremony
9:00 – 11:00 Wild Breakfast – Herbal Walk – Justyna Pargieła (Dziczejemy)
The basics of natural care with the use of herbs
A lecture on how to take care of your skin in a few steps at home. What treatments do the skin need to keep it healthy and radiant? How to use basic herbs in care. How and what oils to use for skin care. What mistakes to avoid when you start your adventure with home natural care. And above all, how to make it as simple as possible and take as little time as possible 🙂
About the speaker:
The workshops will be conducted by Martyna Majewska, the women’s section of Naturalnie Naturalni – Herbalist, Phytotherapist, Educator, Author of online courses on natural cosmetics, Saunamaster, Kobido masseuse. She wants to be as self-sufficient as possible, but without going to extremes 🙂
Naturally Natural, or Martyna and Szymon, are true enthusiasts of natural care and self-care in harmony with nature. Under the Naturalnie Naturalni brand, they educate, inspire and spread knowledge about natural cosmetics and the basics of fermentation. Through courses, workshops and ebooks, they prove that natural solutions can be simple and pleasant, and a healthy lifestyle does not require going to extremes.
They travel all over Poland and organize workshops where everyone can learn how to create cosmetics, creams, soaps at home, and also teach the basics of fermentation. Their main goal is to show how simple and pleasant it all is.
In addition, they organize workshops for companies, integration trips, events, festivals, etc. Over the past few years, they have trained over thousands of people in various topics.
Marta Alicja Kacprzak
1. Aphrodisiacs in the kitchen and herbal first aid kit
During the lecture, I will discuss and present herbs that have an aphrodisiac effect. I will focus on herbs often present in our kitchen cupboards and those we drink as infusions. The unique effects of these herbs are often misunderstood as herbs intended to seduce a chosen person. Aphrodisiacs are designed to support the balance of hormones
related to our sex, therefore increase libido and increase pleasure in the alcove. He will suggest some easy and pleasant ways to use them in the kitchen when preparing meals and drinks for joint meetings – whether with a partner or yourself.
2. Nettle potential
Nettle is a very common wild plant that many people perceive as a troublesome weed. However, it is worth noting its wide application in
herbal medicine as well as skin and hair care. The inside of nettle, rich in minerals and phytochemicals, is used in many diseases. Nettle will help naturally support the health of our kidneys,
liver, skin and hair. During the meeting, I will tell you about the most interesting and important facts and methods of using nettle.
3. Herbs that will help you survive hot days
Hot days, despite their charm, can weaken our body. Excessive sweating aimed at regulating the body’s thermal regulation also excretes many valuable minerals. In addition, dealing with high temperatures can be a great physical and mental challenge.
So it is worth supporting yourself with herbs that bring relief, cooling, as well as those that help us supplement minerals and electrolytes as well as vitamins, so important for the proper functioning of the body. Herbs supporting thermoregulation are known and used in many regions with intense and hot clicks. I will tell you about herbs that are worth reaching for to help yourself, survive hot days and herbs that should be avoided at this time. I will present useful and simple ways in how to use them for the best effect.
4. Folk medicine. Meeting phytotherapy with beliefs folk
Polish folk medicine is characterized by a very specific and consistent combination of herbal medicine and messages folk. They are based on beliefs related to the appearance of plants and their use in various ailments in animals and humans, the position where they can be found and even saints. These herbs often have a real therapeutic effect in the area related to their use in folk medicine. I will tell you about the herbs, the most interesting etymological stories and their use in folk medicine in relation to their use today.
5. Adaptogenic herbs – support in dealing with stress
We live in a world that bombards us with lots of stressful situations, open screens, overloading sounds, duties and tasks that require high performance of the body and mind. This is often a challenge beyond our strength, which is not surprising given the widespread shortage of rest, proper nutrition of our bodies and relaxation of the mind in society. Adaptogenic herbs turn out to be helpful in such moments. In addition to their effect reducing the impact of stress on our body, they help to increase motivation, add strength and teach how to listen and understand our bodies. Our nervous system – often overloaded – prevents us from effective actions and makes us fall into states in which our body can finally get a little respite.
This has a direct impact on our social, professional and family relationships – often deepening the state we are in. The herbs that I will tell you about and their compositions will help strengthen the body and positively affect our cognitive and causative abilities. I will present some of the most interesting and pleasant in using herbs that will help your body return to homeostasis.
About the speaker:
Nature has been a close friend to me since I can remember. Love and respect for plants and animals allowed me to get to know the sensitivity of nature and its uniqueness. This passion has stayed with me to this day. I am happy to talk about herbs and their history, properties or use, focusing on practical and universal ways of using them on a daily basis. I believe that the complexity of nature perfectly reflects the complexity of the human body. As Eng. Herbology and Plant Therapy, Journeyman of Naturopathy and beekeeper, I approach the use of herbs in our lives holistically. Herbs are often combined with bee products to create consistent recipes with a wide spectrum of activity.
Wild edible plants
A workshop in the form of a herbal walk, during which we will find, recognize and discuss the plants that we can collect in the immediate vicinity to be able to prepare tasty meals from them. We will discuss the habitats of occurrence, the characteristics of plants, the features that distinguish them from other similar or poisonous species. There will be no shortage of historical curiosities and those concerning the ways of use. We will tell you what dishes can be prepared from them and how. We will collect selected plants together during the walk and prepare a dish for refreshments at the end of the workshop. Together we will discover the richness of flavors of plants growing under our feet, a wide range of their culinary uses.
Why is it worth eating them? Wild plants grow where they have the best conditions, where they can draw all the nutrients they need from the ground. Thus, they become for us an excellent source of microelements and substances often unavailable in market food. By consuming them, we take care of health prevention, the degree of nutrition of food and build a stronger bond with the surrounding nature. In addition, wild plants are widely available for free, they enrich our menu and teach seasonal nutrition.
During the walk, each participant will have the opportunity to experience, touch, smell, taste plants and take them on their own. He will learn what they look like, how to distinguish them and how to use them in the kitchen. The workshop is an opportunity to overcome the resistance to eating uncultivated food, gain confidence in its harvest, learn how to prepare several dishes or expand your knowledge with new information and recipes. What is most attractive, you will be able to try and see how Polish plants harvested from their natural state taste.
About the speaker:
Natalia Żurkowska – an architect by education with an eternal passion for plants and life in the eco and slow style. Participant of many herbal and development workshops, currently during the Herbalist-phytotherapist course at the Institute of Polish Herbalism and Natural Therapy. A woman with a mission of bringing people closer to the world of the surrounding nature and renewing lost bonds with it. She organizes wild cooking and aromatherapy workshops. She makes incense from Polish herbs and deals with aromatherapy massages. She cares about a holistic approach to life and health with care for the body, mind, spirit and relationships. Privately, a wife, mother of two sons and a friend in the circle of women. He lives in the east of Poland, near the wild areas of the Bug River. It places emphasis on supporting communities and local activities.