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Herbal Basics Class and Workshops

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Embree Farm

548 Drift Creek Rd NE

Silverton, OR 97381

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Herbal Basics is an opportunity for those who want to learn to confidently use locally available herbs and “weeds” to improve the health of their and their family’s bodies, minds and spirits. The monthly online class is augmented by six annual gatherings on the farm.

  • Skin Care Preparatilon nd herbal facial in August
  • Wildcrafting. Elderberry and Hawthorn harvest in September
  • Wintering In Cold and Flu Prep and Gift Making in November
  • Roots and Bark Harvest and Prep in February
  • Wild Foods and Wildcrafting in April
  • Wildcrafting and Medicine Making in June

Classes will include an introduction to the herbal materia medica, concentrating on the plants right outside our doorsteps, the ones traditionally used when the need arose. We’ll explore the body systems and get to know the classes of herbs that support the health of each.

Learning to prepare herbal remedies is a main focus of the course and preparation time will be included each hand on gathering. You’ll learn to make the basics: decoctions, infusions, honeys, syrups, candies, tinctures, salves and more. And, yes, we’ll learn to make tonics like elderberry elixer, vitamin syrup and hawthorn tonics. You'll be able to take home samples of what we make. Please bring small containers like baby food or other small jars to class.

We’ll look at herbs for the different ages and stages of life as well as changing formulations to help support our health and those of the ones we love, including our pets. Our kitchen time will be You can expect to collect a well-stocked personal apothecary which will include remedies for common ailments and tonics to prevent them.

We’ll dedicate August’s classes to herbal skin care and cosmetic making, including learning to home distill essential oils and hydrosols.

Every family and community should have someone who knows how to tend a wound, sooth a belly ache and calm frayed nerves as well as knowing when something more serious needs to be done. Empower yourself! For more information, email elderspiritherbals@gmail.com


































































































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Embree Farm

548 Drift Creek Rd NE

Silverton, OR 97381

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