Introduction to Handcrafted Herbal Medicines
Learn the basic techniques of herbal medicine making, creating several formulas that can boost immunity and promote overall wellness. We will learn how to make two types of tinctures, a healing salve and hand crafted tea blend. All of the combinations we create will be appropriate for the summer season to help keep us in optimal health. We'll also discuss how to incorporate medicinal herbs into our everyday cooking. You will leave the class with samples of our creations, as well as recipes you can re-create at home. Bring a notebook, pen, and a basket to take home all your medicines!
Instructor Bio: Maya Blow is an herbalist and classical homeopath practicing in the East SF Bay Area. She studied herbal medicine at the California School of Herbal Studies and also completed four years of homeopathic medical school at the Institute of Classical Homoeopathy in San Francisco. Besides her passion for holistic and alternative medicine, Maya is an artist, mother of two, aspiring farmer, and avid crafter. She has been studying, practicing, and teaching art for two decades and continues to draw her inspiration from her love of nature. Some of her hobbies are gardening, animal husbandry, foraging for wild food, fermenting and canning, making herbal medicine and dyeing with plants. She currently runs a handcrafted herbalism CSA from her urban farm in El Sobrante where she lives with her husband and sons, goats, chickens, bees and jersey milk cow.
Pollinate Farm & Garden (View)
2727 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
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