Make It & Take It: Fire Cider

Dates:  Tuesday, October 13 or Thursday, October 15

Time:  Anytime between 1:30 - 6:00 PM

Where:  You Pick Medicinal Herbs Garden at Open Hands Farm

Cost:  $10/quart, payable at class (jars provided)

Interested in making your own fire cider with none of the prep or clean up? All you bring is a cutting board and your favorite veggie-chopping-knife. I'll have the basics: onions, garlic, horseradish, hot peppers, ginger, and raw apple cider vinegar. I can help you customize your fire cider with fresh herbs from the garden and some of my favorite dried herbs and other ingredients that I'll bring along to share.  You leave with your own custom fire cider blend (and your cutting board and knife).

Please contact me if you plan on coming so I will know how many people to prep for each day.

Watch Free Instructional Videos

I enjoy sharing my knowledge of herbal medicine.  Due to the health risks involved with holding in-person classes during this infectious COVID-19 time, I have converted some of my favorite classes into instructional videos, listed below. Simply click on the View button for the class you want to watch and it should connect you to that YouTube video.  If you have problems accessing a video, please let me know.  I also welcome your suggestions for other instructional topics - I love preparing for new classes!   

Herbs: More Than Seasonings

Increased attention to herbal remedies has some people wondering what it’s all about. This introductory class offers an overview of folk herbalism and information about the many health benefits derived from simple herbal remedies.

DIY Herbal Remedies

Learn the basic techniques of making your own herbal remedies (such as tinctures, vinegars, oils, and ointments), along with a few suggestions of what you should have in your own home herbal apothecary.  Making your own herbal remedies is simple and inexpensive... and so much fun!

Growing a Backyard Pharmacy

Would you like to just walk out to your backyard or patio to gather some herbs for teas or medicinal preparations?  This class focuses on the cultivation of medicinal plants in your own yard and gardens.

Growing a Pandemic Garden

Inspired by the idea of victory gardens during both world wars, a Pandemic Garden consists of plants whose medicinal properties support the body's ability to resist and/or recover from disease.

Demonstration Videos

Making Herbal Tinctures (9 minutes)

Making Herbal Vinegars (9 minutes)

Making Herb-Infused Oils (3 minutes)

Making Herbal Ointments (5 minutes)

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