Natural Witchcraft: Plant Medicine and Food Based Healing

Webinars with Lisanna WallanceA Two Part Series
Natural Witchcraft: Plant Medicine and Food Based Healing

We have the power to exercise control over our physical and mental states. In a world
where we are bombarded with stress-inducing obstacles, anxiety, unbalanced immune
responses, and so many unknowns, it can feel like our bodies (and minds) can be
outside of our control. Modern witchcraft offers a different perspective: Empowerment
lies in the natural world. Naturopathy, herbalism, food as medicine, wellness rituals and
alternative therapies fall under the tapestry of natural witchcraft. These workshops will
show you the tools you need to tackle everything from immunity to stress and how to
integrate healing recipes into every day life using the magic of the natural world.


Thursday, February 11th, 2021 on Zoom 7pm

Natural Stress Relief and Sleep Magic

Modern life is an ongoing stress test. We are constantly overstimulated by stressors,
from the physical to the mental, and it’s wreaking havoc on our wellbeing. Mastering
the art of stress management and supporting healthy sleep habits is key to maintaining
overall health. This workshop will delve into plant medicine and natural approaches to
ensuring healthy stress responses using the magic of plant, mushroom and flower
medicine to help reduce inflammation, anxiety and help induce deeper, more restful

Lavender Lotus Sleep Syrup
Calming Smoking Blend

Anti-Anxiety Fairy Tea
Immune boosting/Anti-stress hot chocolate
Anti-Stress Rituals: Water Magic, Smudging, Hypnosis, Lucid Dreaming, and
Alternative stress Management Techniques

January 28th, 2021

Immune Regulating Plant Healing

Introduction and deep dive into plant medicine and natural healing approaches in
correlation to supporting the immune system. From understanding how the immune
system functions to integrating immuno-regulating plants and mushrooms into every
day recipes.
Demonstrations of recipes:
Immune boosting Elderberry Mushroom Tincture
Immunity Mushroom Tart

Immunity Berry Syrup

Lisanna Wallance Bio

Lisanna was born a witch, but was also forced to become one by necessity. When her chronic health conditions severely worsened after college, and western medicine reached its limit, she was forced to turn to her love for cooking and delve even deeper into the world of natural healing, food and plant magic in an effort to heal herself. She spent years experimenting with her diet, studying plant medicinal systems from around the world, working closely with doctors,naturopaths and herbalists between France and the United states as a way to regain control over her life. She recently published her first cookbook, The Natural Witch’s Cookbook (originally published in French as Mes Secrets de Sorcière). This spell book of healing recipes is the culmination of the medicinal knowledge Lisanna acquired during her health journey. Returning to her childhood love of the magical, becoming a “witch”, and using nature to heal, was a way to sublimate her suffering and to help others. Lisanna lives (and practices her magic) between Paris, New York, and Martha’s Vineyard.
The Natural Witch’s Cookbook Trailer:

Film: INVIOLABLE 12/6/19 Pathways event

Directed by Angela Andersen
Producer: Kay Siering 

The award-winning documentary first aired in Germany and France in December 2018, around the 70th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. It has been nominated for best documentary in Europe and selected by several film festivals in the US and elsewhere.

The images are vivid and often beautiful but the message is relentless. With more and more emboldened authoritarian regimes the moral principles that ensure certain standards of human behavior in our societies and which are regularly protected by law are threatened.
We meet people who are tirelessly fighting for human rights. Portraying a nurse in Africa, a student leader in Hong Kong, an environmental activist in Central America, a blind barefoot lawyer from China, journalists in Istanbul – these people give us hope that the fight is worth the struggle. 
Critics call the film: “Spectacular – Impressive – Enlightening – Moving – A must see.“

– UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary 2019 (22nd United Nations Association Film Festival)

– Finalist for CFIFF : Changing Face International Film Festival 2019
– Official Selection at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival competition, 2019

Angela Andersen is a journalist , filmmaker and director. Before she became a TV-producer, she finished her studies at the University of Hamburg with a Master degree in political sciences and sociology.
On her first assignment for ZDF German TV Angela Andersen traveled to Thailand, South Korea, and the US Pacific Command to create a portrait of America Almighty. She partnered with ZDF anchor Claus Kleber on several projects, including this documentary on President George Bush’s Texas and Washington DC. Other documentaries for ZDF followed, among them America’s Crusade – Afghanistan, The Kennedys, India – Unstoppable, and the three-part documentary The Bomb, which won an award for Best Documentary that year. She directed and was the co-author of the documentaries Hunger and Durst/Thirst for arte, which won the Bayerischer Fernsehpreis for Best Documentary that year. Brave New World on Silicon Valley was nominated in Germany for best tv-journalism and won the Georg von Holtzbrinck Preis. She has worked as a freelance producer and co-author on countless news stories and documentaries among them Cuba—A Revolution without Hope, Day of Terror—September 11, Flying Abortionists, and Hurricane Floyd, PTSD inflicted veterans. For many years she has been the co-owner for the TV-production company Stories Unlimited Inc., producing twenty-five half-hour documentaries on social-political subjects as death row in Texas or women and guns. 

Imagined Gardens

Some bios of the presenters for this evening


Wendi Goldfarb is a passionate earth steward. She manages Middletown Nursery’s production greenhouses, growing thousands of vegetables with organic methods and annual and perennial flowers each year. She has worked with reducing and recycling crop and food waste and is an vermi-composting enthusiast. She believes getting her hands dirty and gardening barefoot is the best way to learn and communicate with the environment.

Rebecca Sanders:
Garden Manager – The Farm Institute at the Trustees of the Reservations
Co-founding Member  – The Martha’s Vineyard Seed Library