Monday, May 02, 2016
New classes! Wild Plant Medicine (in the city)!
We're excited to host a series of Wild Plant Medicine workshops at Little City Farm this summer & fall. Learn about common local so-called weeds that are extremely beneficial to us as nutritious and healing plants. In each session we will focus on one specific wild medicinal plant that is in season locally, learn the plant history, folklore and traditional uses, harvest the plant, and make one herbal remedy together with the plant (participants will take home samples of the remedies). Sign up by class.
June 4 from 1-3 pm: NETTLE, Herbal Infusions & Herbal Pestos
Learn about nettle (Urtica dioica). How to identify, harvest, dry and store nettle leaf, folk traditions and benefits of nettle, making a strong medicinal infusion with both fresh and dried nettle, and making herbal nettle pesto.
July 9 from 1- 3 pm: PLANTAIN, Herbal Oils & Bug Lotions
Learn about plantain (Plantago major). How to identify, harvest, dry and store plantain leaf, folk traditions and benefits of plantain, making a solar infused herbal oil with plantain, and creating an anti-itch bug lotion with this oil.
Aug 13 from 1- 3 pm: COMFREY, Herbal Poultices & Healing Salves
Learn about comfrey (Symphytum officinalis). How to identify, harvest, dry and store comfrey (leaf and root), folk traditions and benefits of comfrey, making comfrey poultices and an all purpose healing salve with comfrey leaf.
Sept 10 from 1-3 pm : GOLDENROD, Herbal Vinegars & Shrubs (Sipping Vinegars)
Learn about goldenrod (Solidago canadensis). How to identify, harvest, dry and store goldenrod, folk traditions and benefits of goldenrod, making goldenrod vinegars and shrubs (traditional delicious sipping vinegars).
Oct 1 from 1-3 pm : ROSEHIPS, Herbal Tinctures & Decoctions
Learn about wild rosehips (Rosa canina). How to identify, harvest, dry and store rosehips, folk traditions and benefits of rosehips, making rosehip tinctures and decoctions for winter.
Register here or learn more...