Join Joanna Powell Colbert and Latisha Guthrie for a day of exploring tarot and herbs, with a little hands-on herbcrafting too! The pair recently finished creating The Herbcrafter’s Tarot, which will be published this spring. Joanna knows tarot, Latisha knows herbs. Like the book and tarot deck, the workshop is an engaging introduction to herbalism and plant spirit magic.

During the workshop, Joanna and Latisha will introduce you to The Herbcrafter’s Tarot — come learn about the unique wisdom of this new deck. Focus on the magic and mystery of plants and herbs and the wisdom they have to offer us.  Practice time-honored folk skills, experiment with necessary tools and play with the herbs that are in season. Jump in and get your hands dirty by making salves, tinctures, oils and crafts.

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Hands-on herbs

Plan on taking home multiple hand-made herbal tinctures, oils and salves. Here Latisha is helping participants make cedar salve.

Explore the relationship between herbs and how people use them for medicine, creativity, delight, tools, ritual, and spiritual guidance.

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About Joanna

Joanna Powell Colbert, creator of the Gaian Tarot and the Pentimento Tarot, has been an artist, teacher, and convener of circles for over thirty years. She was named by SageWoman magazine as one of the Wisdom Keepers of the Goddess Spirituality movement. Joanna teaches workshops and e-courses on earth-­centered spirituality, seasonal contemplative practices, creativity as a devotional path, and using tarot as a tool for inner guidance and self-­exploration. Visit her online at

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About Latisha

Latisha Guthrie, creator of HerbCamp and Sowing Circles, is an herbcrafter, writer, and homeschooling mama.

She offers workshops and writings on folk herbalism and kitchen witchery as tools for creating community and connection.

Her family is currently building Sunflower Herb Farm, an enchanted food forest and herb'n learning sanctuary in Bellingham, WA. Visit her online at

Everyone will take a midday break and enjoy a delicious, locally-sourced lunch. Later that afternoon, participants are warmly welcomed to join us for dinner (optional) at the historic Beach Store Café before catching the ferry home.

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Make it a weekend

If you would like to extend your stay, you can select an overnight package for Friday and/or Saturday night.

Choose to dine at the historic Beach Store Café for dinner, spend the night in the deluxe accommodations at REC Retreats, relax in the hot tub or by the cozy fire, and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast the following morning.

Make your reservation now, as lodging is limited. (included: lodging, breakfast excluded: dinner)

Lummi Island is part of the spectacular San Juan archipelago. It is an easy drive from Bellingham (15 miles), Vancouver (43 miles), Seattle (113 miles) and Portland (221 miles.)

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COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION: Participants are asked to bring a shelf-stable food item (or items) as part of their class fee. These will be donated to the Bellingham Food Bank. Please note, modest donations are most welcome! This is not about quantity so much as reinforcing the idea that we are here to care for one another. 

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Register for workshop

Thanks in advance! By registering, you are agreeing to bring a shelf-stable food item (or items) to be donated to the Bellingham Food Bank. This is one of the busiest food banks in Western Washington - visited by more than 1,350 Bellingham families every week, with 50% of the visitors being children or senior citizens.

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Private rooms are available for an additional fee and will be assigned on a first-come basis.

Mt. Baker room: inviting king bed, fireplace, 32" tv, balcony and smashing view of Mt. Baker, Hales Passage the the Canadian Cascades.

Writer’s Room: charming, full-size antique brass bed and oak rocker. There is a built-in desk if you hope to do some journaling during your retreat.

Herbcrafters Tarot 2019 Friday night lodging
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Herbcrafters Tarot 2019 Saturday night lodging
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The Herbcrafter’s deck and book set will be released in the Spring of 2019, prior to this workshop. Come celebrate the release with us!

Follow the Herbcrafter's Tarot on Instagram for details and updates about the deck.