Herbal Allies for Stress Relief
October 6, 6-8pm. Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. $20
This class will cover medicinal herbs that can help alleviate stress. We will talk about plants to use in acute situations, plants that act as tonics for long term stress relief, and plants that help shift underlying imbalances by aiding the body's stress response. There will be a focus on plants growing at Bartram's Garden and plants that are easy to grow or find wild in Philadelphia.
Register at www.bartramsgarden.org
Sauerkraut and Kimchi Making Workshop
October 14, 6-8pm Mariposa Food Coop 4824 Baltimore Ave. Free!
Humans have been preserving food through lactofermentation for centuries - come find out why! Herbalist Kelly McCarthy will teach the ins and outs of making your own Sauerkraut or Kimchi, troubleshooting included. We will also discuss the myriad health benefits of lactofermented foods. Participants need to bring a sharp knife, a cutting board, a head of cabbage, any other vegetables you want to include (bok choy, carrots, garlic, ginger), and a glass mason jar (pint or quart size). Everyone will go home with a bubbling jar of food!
Medicine Making: Infused Oil
October 17, 12-1pm Mill Creek Farm 4901 Brown St. Free!
In this workshop, we will walk through the process of making medicinal oil for topical use by infusing it with various herbs. We’ll troubleshoot common issues with infusing oils. The workshop will also cover what oils to use when.
Medicine Making: Tinctures
October 18, 12-2pm. Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. $20
Learn the art and science behind making high quality herbal tinctures. This workshop will cover making alcohol and glycerine tinctures from fresh or dry herb. You will make a tincture of one of Philadelphia's most prolific weeds, Mugwort, and learn about its medicinal uses. Please bring a 4 oz glass jar with a lid and 8 oz of vodka. Mugwort provided. If you don't want to bring the materials, bring $5 to cover the cost and materials will be provided.
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