Join Lara Pacheco of Seed and Thistle Apothecary to welcome in the summer by learning to cultivate and use homegrown medicinal herbs. In this class students will learn about the medicinal properties of Calendula, Motherwort, Marshmallow, and Yarrow, four herbs that can be easily cultivated in your home garden. We will use the medicinal herb gardens on the farm to learn the best growing, harvesting and processing techniques for each plant and why learning to grow your own medicine can be a wonderful way to invite herbs into your home. In the second half of the class students will participate in making an infused calendula oil and a yarrow tincture while learning about simple medicine making techniques and how to transform home grown herbs into powerful medicine.
Students will leave with the confidence to begin growing and making their own medicine at home, a jar of yarrow tincture, as well as a transplants to help get their own medicinal garden started.
A simple lunch will be provided, please pack a water bottle and wear comfortable, farm-appropriate clothing & footwear. You will receive an email with directions to Flying Coyote Farm and more info a week prior to the workshop.