CLASSES, SUMMER 2021

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CSA Pick-Up Day Mini-Class #2

When:  Tuesday, June 22 & Thursday, June 24

Times:  2:00, 4:00, 6:00

Where:  You Pick Medicinal Herbs Garden site

Cost:  Free, no registration needed, for Open Hands Farm CSA members only

Join me at the Medicinal Herbs Garden site for a 30-minute introduction to plantain, one of my most used plants.  After a short introduction to plantain, I will demo making a tincture and oil with it.

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CSA Pick-Up Day Mini-Class #3

When:  Tuesday, July 13 & Thursday, July 15

Times:  2:00, 3:30, 5:30

Where:  You Pick Medicinal Herbs Garden site

Cost:  Free, no registration needed, for Open Hands Farm CSA members only

Join me at the Medicinal Herbs Garden site for a 30-minute introduction to plants that are currently ready for gathering in the garden (hopefully including calendula and tulsi).  I will also demo making herbal honeys - oh so tasty as well as great for sore throats, coughs, grumpy attitude, showing someone you love them via toast...

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Wonderful Wild Weeds

When:  Tuesday, July 13, 6:30 pm

Where:  You Pick Medicinal Herbs Garden and Open Hands Farm - meet at the garden

Cost:  Free, no registration needed, open to everyone and all ages 

Join me at our you pick garden and the wild areas on the farm on Tuesday, July 13 at 6:30 for a "weed walk."  You’ll be amazed at how many edible and medicinal plants are growing wild in our area, perhaps even in your own backyard!  Along with a summer of fresh veggie goodness from our home gardens, CSAs, or farmer's markets, there’s also a bountiful supply of edible plants (a.k.a weeds) to include in our diets and to use for making medicine. 

 

Contact me if you need more details or directions.

Free Instructional Videos

I enjoy sharing my knowledge of herbal medicine.  When I was unable to hold in-person classes during the recent pandemic, I converted some of my favorite classes into instructional videos.  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!   

Short 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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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.