Workshops Offered

Interested in learning how to work with plants and make useful products out of herbs for you and yours?

 

Introducing people to herbal medicine making with simple, engaging demonstrations is one of my greatest joys in life. I teach live classes either online or in person. Get together some friends or colleagues who also want to learn about herbs and book a class with me.

 

See the list below for options. I'm also open to custom classes if you'd like me to teach about something you do not see listed.

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1 hour class

Salve Making Demo

Participants will learn how to make salve, an oil based moisturizer for the skin in an interactive demo. Folks will learn how to adapt the salve to change the effects, such as creating a pain and inflammation reducing salve, a lip balm, or a first aid salve. We will cover common herbs used in salve. In person events, everyone will leave with a salve for an extra materials fee of $5.00.

Fee per person

$20.00

1 hour class

Fire Cider Demo

Fire Cider is a spicy herb and root infused apple cider vinegar used as an immune tonic. It has been used throughout the ages to increase immunity, kickstart digestion, clear the sinuses and flavor foods. I love it as a salad dressing or marinade. Fire Cider is  easy and fun to make. Learn how to do it or be inspired by seasonal variations that we will explore.

Fee per person

$20.00

1 and a half hour class

Respiratory Support

As an asthmatic, I've really explored the wide variety of herbs for supporting the respiratory system- whether for promoting a cough or suppressing one, opening up the airways, or expectorating, the herbs really can help. In class we will review the respiratory system, discuss different protocols for different symptoms including cold and flu management and have plenty of time for Q&A.

Fee per person

$30.00

Not Your Average Pesto

1 hour class

Pesto is a delicious Italian sauce or spread made from the tender Genovese Basil tops, fresh garlic, olive oil, parmesan and pinenuts. It's also expensive to purchase or make. I love making alternative green pestos with the plants that are wild and abundant around my yard and garden or readily available at the farmers market or grocery store. I will dive into how to use a core recipe for pesto and some ideas on different seasonal recipes. I love a nettle (pictured above) walnut pesto with a few sprigs of ground ivy or violet thrown in come spring.

Fee per person

$20.00

Herbal Extracts: Tinctures, Glycerites, & Oxymels

1 hour to 1.5 hour class

In this class we will dive into how to make herbal preparations in a hands on demo. Tinctures, or herbal extracts in alcohol are an excellent plant preparation for preserving the herbs, trees, roots, and fungi for years to come. Not everyone can use alcohol though, and we will discuss how to make alternatives to alcohol extracts as well focusing on using food grade vegetable glycerine, honey, and apple cider or red wine vinegar.

Fee per person

$20.00

Weedcrafting Through the Seasons

1 and a half hour class

Let's journey through the seasons in the Northeast USA together and see what we can forage on the way. I will highlight some of the common plants along the fields, forests, and hedges in a sensory experience that will help you to recognize and remember some of the many historical uses of these common plant allies. We'll talk about how to sustainably and responsibly wild harvest including plants that are best to appreciate and not harvest, how to harvest, how to encourage propagation, how to use our heart along the plant path.

Fee per person

$30.00