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A glass lib atop a white marble table. A wooden honey dripper rest in the lid and a generous amount of partially crystallized honey fills most of the lid.

November 21, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Electuary & Lozenges (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop)

This event has sold out, but you can browse upcoming Make + Take Workshops here.    6pm-8pm Seasonal changes can trigger uncomfortable allergies and lead to nasal and sinus congestion. Simple herbal remedies offer an effective way to help alleviate these symptoms. We will discuss medicinal herb profiles for chamomile, rosemary, meadow sweet, willow bark, peppermint, licorice, dandelion, marshmallow and elecampane and learn a process for preparing herbal lozenges! You’ll create an electuary of your own to take home with you,…

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November 24, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Calendula Ointment (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop)

This event has sold out, but you can browse upcoming Make + Take Workshops here.  1pm-3pm Anytime is a good time to make calendula ointment! No first aid kit should be without this super all-purpose ointment on a budget. We’ll discuss the energetics and properties of calendula and rosemary. You’ll learn techniques for making your own medicinal ointments– including infusion, melting and cooling– and you’ll leave this hands-on workshop with a soft first aid herbal ointment that works wonderfully for wounds,…

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December 3, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Ginger Muscle Relief Ointment (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop.)

6pm-8pm Learn how to use food as medicine like our ancestors did and create a plant-powered warming ginger muscle relief ointment to take home with you. This soft herbal ointment works wonderfully for all types of muscle aches, pains, arthritis, bruises and even nerve pain! We will discuss topical uses of ginger, cayenne and turmeric and learn plant specific energetics, origin, beneficial properties. You’ll learn two herbal infusion methods to create oils of herbs, use a “makeshift double boiler” method…

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December 5, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Tinctures & Tonics (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop)

6pm-8pm You can start building your own home apothecary by creating a basic herbal tincture that you can take home and use to treat symptoms of seasonal allergies and other ailments. We’ll discuss the specific energetics, origin, beneficial properties and uses of both nettle and dandelion. You will learn maceration techniques to create safe grain alcohol-based preparations with vodka and brandy. We’ll also discuss ways to incorporate tinctures and tonics into busy lifestyles. This event will take place in a…

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Over dark wood, the words Handmade Holidays and Greens Sale

December 7, 2019 | , ,

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: Green Sale & Market (2019)

Deck the halls with our beautiful selection of decorated and undecorated wreaths, centerpieces, fresh evergreens and more! Enjoy seasonal music, stocking stuffers, and refreshments at our annual Greens Sale, and visit our Holiday Marketplace vendors and the Welcome Center shop for great gift ideas. Purchase ornamental greens and roping to create your own decorations for the holiday season while also supporting the Garden! Member Preview Breakfast: 9am – 10:30am at the Courtyard & Barn Sale opens to the public at 10am…

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