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January 31, 2018 | ,

Building Your Home Apothecary: An 8 Month Intro to Herbalism Course

**** COURSE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AT CAPACITY. ANY NEW APPLICATIONS WILL BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST. Clinical herbalist Kelly McCarthy and gardener herbalist Mandy Katz lead a comprehensive class that meets one Sunday a month (9am – 2:30pm) and one Wednesday a month (6:30 – 8:30pm) from March to October 2018. Meeting mostly at Bartram’s Garden, students will benefit from both hands-on and theoretical instruction on growing, preparing, and using herbal medicine. Space is limited! Due to overwhelming demand…

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February 18, 2018 | , , ,

Make + Take: Kitchen Medicine for Colds and Flus

The kitchen offers many immune-boosting ingredients. In this workshop, participants will learn about some of the medicinal properties of ginger, garlic, onion, thyme, rosemary, and more. Together we will make fire cider, historically used to help maintain good health throughout the cold winter months. Everyone will go home with their own jar of fire cider! If you have an empty 4oz to 8oz glass jar with a lid at home that, please bring it in to be reused. If not,…

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April 22, 2018 | , , ,

Make + Take: Spring Tonics

As plants start to grow again after the long winter, our own metabolism and energy also increase. Spring tonics like nettle, dandelion, chickweed, and cleavers have been used to help us transition into a faster-paced time of year. Come learn about these early medicinal herbs and make a spring tonic vinegar infusion. If you have an empty 4oz to 8oz glass jar with a lid at home that, please bring it in to be reused. If not, we’ll have a…

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April 22, 2018 | , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Bitters Cocktails Make and Sip

Using common plants, we’ll make our own herbal bitters — long used as a digestive and overall health tonic. This workshop will cover the historic and medicinal properties of bitter herbs, as well as guidelines for creating delicious cocktail bitters. If you have an empty 4oz glass jar with a lid at home, please bring it in to be reused. If not, we’ll have one on hand for you. All materials provided. General Pricing: $25 Member Pricing: $20

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July 12, 2018 | , , ,

Make + Take: Summertime Tinctures

Being able to prepare tinctures from scratch makes herbal medicine more affordable and more convenient. This hands-on workshop will cover the ins and outs of making alcohol-based extracts of either fresh or dried plants. Everyone will go home with their own jar of a seasonal medicine and the knowledge required to make more tinctures, on your own, at home. If you can bring a 4-8oz glass jar with a lid, that would be great. Materials provided. General Pricing: $20 Member…

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November 18, 2018 | , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Salves

Learn to make infused oils and salves for everything from bruises, scrapes and bug bites to arthritis, stiffness and inflammation. We’ll talk about which local plants work well in oils and salves, and troubleshoot some common salve-making mistakes. You will go home with a 2 oz. jar of all-purpose healing salve that we’ll have made together during class. General Pricing: $20 Member Pricing: $15

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