Below you will find descriptions of upcoming events and workshops at the Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center. We would like to thank the Living Free Foundation for sponsoring our events and making them possible.
May 19th: Vernal Virtues; Michigan's Medicinal Plants with Jim McDonald
When: 11:30 to 6ish
Where: Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center
Cost: $50 pre registered, $60 at the door
Graciously sponsored by the Living Free Foundation
Herbalist Jim McDonald will be leading participants around the fields and woods surrounding the EAC in Oxford to explore the medicinal virtues, identification, folklore and preparation of many of the common "weeds" we pass by every day. The information presented will be both specific and practical, based on Jim's eighteen years experience in gathering, preparing, and using herbal remedies, and provide a basis for participants to incorporate what they have learned into usable skills with which to maintain and restore health. Some of the plants to be covered include Ground Ivy, Apple, Nettle, Plantain & Dandelion
Pre Registrations can happen on Paypal here:
or by sending a check made out to Upland Hills School with "May Jim McDonald" in the memo to:
June 2nd: Stone People's Sweat Lodge
When: Fire at 8am, lodge entry at 10am
Please note that these times are relative and subject to the needs of the fire and the community on that day.
Please be aware that we remain in ceremony after the lodge ends. We gather to smoke the Sacred Chanupa (Pipe) afterwards. We then undress the Inipi and put it away. Our host is the Ecological Awareness Center. There should be no waste left after the lodge. Please remain conscious of your own clothing. plastic bottles and trash. *Please bring:* Modest clothes to sweat in (shorts or sundress)
A healthy vegetarian dish to pass. Please be aware that our usual lodge size is 30-40 people. Make friends and combine resources so there is enough food to cover. A change of clothing A head sized stone
There is no charge for Inipi and no one will ever be turned away for financial reasons. It is customary to bring a gift or love offering for the water pourer. Please bear in mind the value of these ceremonies to your life when considering your donation to Jorge. Jorge travels from St Louis to attend to our community, and others in the US and Europe. He also gives portion of his earnings to the Lakota People of the Pine Ridge Reservation. There is also a suggested donation of $10.00 to support the Upland Hills EAC, and allow it to continue offering us a safe and sacred place to pray.
If there are any questions, please call Miko 248.321.1801 or email him at
Be aware on the day of ceremony, cell phone coverage is spotty and intentions are more toward the fire than the outside world.
Upland Hills School is a member of AIMS - Association of Michigan Independent Schools