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Several stacks of handmade soap on a wooden table, with a blue ceramic jug, tall bottle of oil, and rose petals all around.

August 20, 2019 | , , ,

Soap-Making Workshop (2019)

8/20/19 6-8pm Learn the art of creating healthy, safe, hand-crafted soap using everyday natural ingredients such as essential oils, butters, and herbs that can be found in your own kitchen or garden. Members: $15 Non-Members: $20 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS cardholders: $2 $2 tickets for this event are available to eligible Southwest Philly neighbors and/or ACCESS Card holders! If you have either an ID with a SW Philly address or an ACCESS card, you can claim your $2 tickets to by visiting us…

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September 12, 2019 | , , ,

Make + Take: Full Moon Medicine Magic (2019)

In this season of plant abundance and full moon magic, we’ll talk about creating rituals with the moon – ways of bringing the energy of the full and new moon into one’s life and how some of our local weeds can support that magic. Everyone will make a bundle of herbs to burn for clearing energy and other ritual purposes, as well as an infused oil to charge under the full moon. This workshop will encourage participants to reach into…

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close-up of a bright purple cacao pod growing on a mossy branch

October 10, 2019 | , , , ,

Make + Take: Chocolate and Green Tea (2019)

Chocolate and green tea have long, global histories and myriad health benefits. In this workshop, we’ll dive into the traditional cultural medicinal uses and colonial histories of both these plants. We’ll talk about how they are currently used to improve vitality and support chronic health issues. We’ll sample lots of green tea and chocolate, and everyone will take home a medicinal hot chocolate blend, as well as recipes to try. Kelly McCarthy is a clinical herbalist and educator based in…

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February 2, 2020 | , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Toolkit for Seasonal Depression and Anxiety (2020)

We’ll take a look at plants that can alleviate acute and chronic anxiety and depression and discuss the most effective method of using them. Herbs that address underlying imbalances that lead to mental health challenges will also be covered. No prior knowledge of plants or herbal medicine required! YOU WILL GO HOME WITH: an on-the-go sampler kit that will help you to figure out what plants are most effective for you when stressful situations come up. Kelly McCarthy is a…

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