2020 CLASS INFORMATION

 

All intro level classes are free of charge, due to my belief that herbal medicine should be easily available to anyone interested.

Note:  The DIY Herbal Remedies class will be offered monthly through the summer at the You Pick Medicinal Herbs Garden.

If you are interested in one of the topics but not able to attend, please let me know and I can add classes accordingly.

Finally, if you have a topic you would like offered as a class, please let me know.  I enjoy prepping new classes!

The Marvels of Tea

Where:  Greenvale Park Elementary School - enter main doors and look for signs

When:  Tuesday, February 18, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Cost:  No charge, part of Greenvale Park Community Program, Self Care Tuesday program

          No need to register or RSVP - just show up!

Tea is so much more than dipping a tea bag into a cup of hot water. A good cup of tea may calm or energize, warm or cool, but it will always enhance your health and wellbeing. Along with discussion on how to choose from the tea blends available commercially, LuAnn will present tips on creating your own blends, based on your needs and tastes. At the end of class, you will have an opportunity to create your own special tea blend to take home with you.

My Backyard Pharmacy

 

Where:  Northfield Public Library meeting room

When:  Tuesday, March 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost:  Free, no need to register or RSVP

 

Would you like to just walk out to your backyard or patio to gather some herbs for teas or medicinal preparations? 

This class will discuss choosing, buying, propagating, and maintaining/nurturing plants on the United Plant Savers “at risk” list as well as others used in a variety of healing systems, but not available for wildcrafting in our area.  

The focus will be primarily on the cultivation of medicinal plants, with minimal reference to their energetics and medicinal uses.

Folk Herbalism 101

 

Where:  512 Ivanhoe Avenue, Northfield

When:  Saturday, March 14, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Cost:  No charge, but please RSVP so I can know how many chairs to set up

Folk herbalism has seen an upsurge in recent years as many people are discovering the health benefits of herbs.  Although you can purchase many herbal products, anyone can learn to make their own from local, easy-to-find plants.  Join us to learn the basic techniques of making your own herbal remedies and suggestions on which to have available in your own herbal apothecary.  

My Backyard Pharmacy

 

Where:  512 Ivanhoe Avenue, Northfield

When:  Saturday, March 14, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Cost:  No charge, but please RSVP so I can know how many chairs to set up

 

Would you like to just walk out to your backyard or patio to gather some herbs for teas or medicinal preparations? 

This class will discuss choosing, buying, propagating, and maintaining/nurturing plants on the United Plant Savers “at risk” list as well as others used in a variety of healing systems, but not available for wildcrafting in our area.  

The focus will be primarily on the cultivation of medicinal plants, with minimal reference to their energetics and medicinal uses.

Bark Gathering

 

Where:  512 Ivanhoe Avenue, Northfield

When:  Monday, March 2, 1:00-2:00   

            Saturday, March 14, 11:00-12:00                            

Cost:  No charge, but please RSVP so I can know how many to plan for

It's a perfect time for gathering barks, before the sap starts running or leaves appear.

Meet at my house and we'll go out together to trim a few branches of each.  

Dress ready to tromp through snow.  Bring a sharp hand pruner, dull paring knife, and separate jar for each bark.

White oak bark - I suggest a tincture and an oil 

Prickly Ash bark - a tincture for sure.  Some herbalists like to make an oil, also.  

DIY Herbal Remedies

 

Where:  Northfield Public Library meeting room

When:  Monday, March 23, 6:30 - 7:30 pm / postponed indefinitely

Cost:  No charge, no need to register or RSVP

 

Learn the basic techniques of making your own herbal remedies (tinctures, oils, ointments, teas, powders) and suggestions on what you should have in your own home herbal apothecary.  It's simple and inexpensive and so much fun!

Herbs:  More Than Seasonings

Where:  FiftyNorth, 1651 Jefferson Pkwy, Northfield, MN 55057

When:  Wednesday, April 8, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Registration through FiftyNorth:  http://fiftynorth.org/classes/learning/lifelong-learning/

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. 

 

This is one of my favorite classes to lead - I hope you will sense my passion and leave with a new appreciation of the "weeds" growing all around us.

DIY Herbal Remedies

 

Where:  FiftyNorth, 1651 Jefferson Pkwy, Northfield, MN 55057

When:  Wednesday, May 6, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Registration through FiftyNorth:  http://fiftynorth.org/classes/learning/lifelong-learning/

Learn the basic techniques of making your own herbal remedies (tinctures, oils, ointments, teas, powders) and suggestions on what you should have in your own home herbal apothecary.  It's simple and inexpensive and so much fun!

Make It/Take It

Fermented Vegetables

(with an herbal boost, of course)

Where:  512 Ivanhoe Avenue, Northfield

When:  Had a fun class on Feb. 4.  Another sometime soon - let me know if you are interested and you can pick the date!

Cost:  $40, payable at class

Fermented foods are a hot health topic - and for good reason. A simple internet search is sure to impress.

  • Adding medicinal herbs to those ferments simply increases the benefits! 

  • And it's so easy to do.  Just takes a bit of time - and maybe some good music to hum along with.

 

We'll begin by discussing the benefits and basics of fermenting vegetables, benefits of adding medicinal herbs, 

with plenty of sampling of course.

 

Then you will make your own fermented veggies, adding in herbs individualized to your needs.


Participants will go home with a pint jar each of:

  • Fermented Carrots

  • Sauerkraut

  • Fermented Salsa (a favorite of one of my grandsons!)

  • A mystery ferment (still trying to decide between a couple favorites)

Just imagine opening a jar of sauerkraut or fermented salsa, knowing you made it yourself and exactly what it contains!

Priceless!

NOTE:  Make It/Take It Classes will have a limit of 5 participants.   Additional classes can be scheduled if needed.

Make It/Take It

Kombucha, Jun Tea, and Kefir 

Where:  512 Ivanhoe Avenue, Northfield

When:  Another class to be added soon

Cost:  $20, payable at class

Everybody’s doing it -- drinking kombucha, that is. 

But why spend $4 a bottle when you can make your own? 

Learn how to create this delicious, fizzy and, of course, healthy beverage at home. 

  • You’ll also get tips for individualizing your kombucha with herbal options tailored specifically for you.
     

Did you know there are many uses for kombucha, other than being a phenomenal beverage?  

  • Craft a tasty and probiotic-filled vinegar with kombucha… and skin care items with the SCOBY… and use the tea and SCOBY in a variety of cooking techniques/recipes?  

 

Participants will leave with everything needed to make and craft your own kombucha, including recipes and information on herbal add-in options, and a quart of kombucha that you have crafted during class.

But wait, there’s more!
 

I will also provide information about making Jun Tea (and a Jun SCOBY to make your own) and kefir (along with grains for making your own).

NOTE:   Make It/Take It Classes will have a limit of 5 participants.   Additional classes can be scheduled if needed.

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