at the Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary and sponsored by The Boston Food Forest
Nature's Remedies: An Herbal Workshop Series 3 Saturdays 1:00-3:00
September 16th Medicinal Tea Making with Local Plants Learn how to properly process flowers, leaves, roots, bark and berries into delicious and healing teas. We’ll learn the difference between herbal infusions vs decoctions, while focusing mostly on local plants helpful for the typical colds/flu of fall and winter. Some of our herbs will have been harvested directly from the Boston Food Forest. We’ll brew up some samples and enjoy taste testing together. October 14th Elderberry-Sumac Syrup for the Whole Family Learn all about this powerful and delicious herbal preparation made from local berries. This syrup has been traditionally used to both help protect against and lessen symptoms of flu and cold. We’ll prepare a batch together during class and also discuss other herbal syrups and honey recipes. Please bring a small jar for a take home sample.
November 4th Bitter is Better! Make an Herbal Tincture for Digestive Health Tinctures are alcohol or vinegar liquid extractions of an herb’s medicinal properties used as drops, alone or in blends for healing. In this class I’ll explain the important role of the bitter flavor in digestive health as well as the properties of the herbs we'll use. You'll then each make your own classic bitter tincture from herbs we'll provided. Through this process you’ll learn the basic procedure to making an herbal tincture from any healing plant. If possible, please bring a 4 oz jar (app) for making your tincture. I’ll also have some jars on hand.
Location for all 3 classes: The Boston Nature Center 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan