Thursday, June 28, 2018

Calendula Workshop! Learn to make 12 healing projects with this wonderful healing plant

Upcoming Workshop:
Calendula! 12 healing projects, and learn to grow, harvest, dry & use this healing plant
Date: Sat, July 21 (pre-registration required)  REGISTER HERE
Time: 1-3 pm
Facilitator: Karin Kliewer, traditional herbalist
Location: Little City Farm

Join this hands-on herbal class focusing on the well-known and loved healing plant ally Calendula. This anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, skin soothing plant has been used for hundreds of years around the world as a healing herb. It is so revered that it has been considered a sacred flower in several cultures, including India, Mexico, and by the ancient Mayan and Aztec. We will cover all you need to know for growing, harvesting, drying and using this gorgeous flower.

We will share our 12+ favourite uses for the treasured calendula: from daily skin and lip care; to first aid remedies for cuts & scrapes; healing salve for rashes; homemade calendula hydrosol (aka. flower water); soothing bath blend; uplifting tea blend; stomach soothing food plant; traditional dye plant; & more.

During the class you will learn how to prepare calendula oil, salve, tincture, tea, and bath blend, and when/how to use them. We will also talk about how to make homemade high quality hydrosols (healing flower waters). Each participant will make and take home:
  • a calendula tea blend
  • a calendula healing salve / lipbalm
  • plant a small container garden with calendula seeds to take home and grow
  • small sample of calendula hydrosol (if we complete this during our class)
Calendula grows quickly and you don't need a large garden for calendula, it can be grown in any sunny location such as a patio, balcony, driveway, small yard, community garden plot, etc.

Please inform us of any allergies at time of registration. We will be using olive oil, cocoa butter, local beeswax, and certain essential oils in our class.

More info & registration here.

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