Build Your Own Herbal Apothecary: Winter Wellness Workshop Series
In this hands-on seasonal series, we will learn the technical aspects of herbal medicine making, along with the creative side of formula building and flavor combining. How to incorporate herbs into our daily lives through self care strategies, cooking techniques, and more. Each season: Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall, will have a dedicated 3-class session.
In each session we will make a product that you will get to take home to enjoy. By the end of the Build Your Own Herbal Apothecary Series you will have created a full apothecary, along with the knowledge necessary to create herbal remedies at home.
Seasonal herbal medicine is an empowering tool to support our wellness. Through making our own medicines from the plants abundant around us, we build resiliency within ourselves that expands into our communities. Simply preventing a cold, or finding a stress reduction strategy has a significant impact on our quality of life.
WINTER SEASON: CLASS 2/3
Herb Infused Syrups February 17, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Herbal infused syrups are a versatile alternative to alcohol-based tinctures for people avoiding alcohol or for children. Syrups can be added to teas, cocktails or mocktails, made into herbal sodas, or simply eaten by the spoonful with joy. Herbal infused syrups can be made for medicine or for flavoring. There will be opportunity to sample various herbal syrups to get inspired about what is possible with medicinal and flavor combinations. We will discuss how to balance flavors with roots, spices, flowers, leaves, and fruits, to create something wonderfully versatile. In class there will be a demonstration of how to make an herbal infused syrup, and participants will take home a bottle to enjoy at home.
Limited seats, please register in advance.
Cost: $25-55 sliding scale per class
Herbalist Brita Zeiler has spent 10 years studying and practicing Western folk herbalism throughout the Pacific Northwest. Brita’s herbal practice cultivates an intimate & intuitive connection to self, plants, ecologies, and people. Emphasizing that medicine making and self care are forms of creativity, enjoyment, and self expression.
Brita currently resides in NE Portland, OR, where she operates the holistic skincare line, Cordial Waters. She also works with clients one on one in herbal consultations, and teaches herbalism & cooking classes throughout the Northwest.