Classes

IMG_2883Herbs and Skin: Compresses, Poultices, Oils, and Salves

Saturday, June 1st  10am-12pm

Location: Garden Dreams, 806 Holland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

$20 (includes a small tin of salve finished during the class)

In this class we will explore how to work with fresh or dry herbs for use as a compress, poultice, oil or salve for topical use. We will focus on the healing benefits of a few common herbs that make incredibly healing herbal oils or salves. You can use these techniques to make many different herbal skin treatments. Everyone will go home with a small tin of herbal salve that will be finished during the class.

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Neighborhood Plant walk: Bloomfield

Get to know the wild and weedy.

Sunday June 2nd 1-2:30pm  Location tba

$5-15 sliding scale

Advance Registration is NOT required, but if you’d like to, click on the buttons below to do so anyway!

$5         $10        $15

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Medicine Making: Tinctures

Saturday, June 8th  10am-12pm

Location: Garden Dreams, 806 Holland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

$25 (includes the cost of material to make and take home your in-process tincture)

Does the thought of making an alcohol extract of an herb intimidate you? Come learn an easily accessible way to start preserving your medicinal plants by extracting many valuable properties. Tincturing is a simple way to keep the medicinal benefits of your herb garden with you all year long. We’ll focus on the “folk method”, but also talk about the “ratio method” of tincturing. We’ll discuss the tools you need, which herbs need higher amounts of alcohol, the differences between tincturing fresh or dried plant material, and much more!

Advanced Registration is Required, use the link below!

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Neighborhood Plant Walk: Lawrenceville

Get to know the wild and weedy.

Sunday, June 9th 1-2:30pm

$5-15 sliding scale

Meet in the parking lot under the 40th street bridge

Advance Registration is NOT required, but if you’d like to, click on the buttons below to do so anyway!

$5      $10      $15

Tea Blends for Stress

Saturday, June 29th 10am-12pm

Location: Garden Dreams, 806 Holland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Are you stressed?  Would you love to have some go-to plant allies to work with when you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious?  Or perhaps this feels like your normal state and you want some nourishing daily support?  This class will be focusing on your nervous system responses, what we can change and what we can’t.   We will be talking and touring the garden, testing, tasting, and smelling different herbs and learning how to blend them into our own personalized loose leaf herb infusion specifically for stress and overwhelm.  Everyone will take home a 1 ounce blend of their own.

$20 includes 1 ounce personal blend of herbs for tea!

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Syrups, Shrubs, and Sodas

Saturday July 13th 1pm-3pm

Location: Garden Dreams, 806 Holland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Using seasonal fruit, herbs, and vinegar, we’ll learn how to make refreshing, hydrating, healing, and delicious drinks the whole family can enjoy. There’s a reason that the first pharmacies were also the local soda fountains. It was a palatable way to help people take their medicine. That was back when “medicine” meant herbs, and the “tonic” in your water was made from the bark of a tree. We’ll perfect a few delicious and nutritious recipes, that will have you wanting more than just a sip!

$15  Advanced Registration is Required, use the link below!

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Past Class Offerings:

Seasonal Tree and Plant Id walks

(including wild edible, medicinal, and other traditional and craft uses)

Monthly Plant Meditations

Medicine Making Series: Tinctures

Medicine Making Series: Herbal Oil/Skin Salve

Medicine Making Series: Tea Blending

Herbal Action Series: Astringents

Herbal Action Series: Demulcents

Herbal Action Series: Nervines

Herbal Action Series: Aromatics

Conifer Medicine

Digestive Bitters

Syrups, Shrubs, and Sodas

Menstruation: Hormones, Herbs, and the Moon

Wild Foraged Wreath-Making

Winter Wellness/Hygge

And so much more!

 

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