Apothecary Skills 101
When you first start out using and studying herbs, it is overwhelming to start from scratch have no idea whether you're doing it right. I have so many students ask me "Did this tincture go bad?" or say "I think I did something wrong!" This class is a practical crash course in building a home herbal apothecary with all the tips and tricks I wish I had known from the start. I have taken special care to quantify, record and expand upon the curriculum for this class so that you will leave feeling SO ready and competent to fill your house with good quality, effective herbal medicines.
Here are some of the key points that will be covered during class:
- Deciding what to have on hand and some recommendations for basic remedies
- labeling and organization
- what materials to have on hand
- What equipment you need and level of importance (w/ recommendations on brands/ types)
- storing tinctures and other herbal preparations
- drying and storing herbs
- how to deal with herbs you're bringing in from outside
- how do you know if something has gone bad?
- What is the shelf life of ____________?
- tips on making great herbal medicine that works
There was a time that we would have learned these things from an elder, but now most of us must start from scratch and learn by trial and error. I hope that by sharing what I know and creating a community around herbal medicine, we can give each other a leg up and bridge the gap of the essential household information that was lost. In the past (before youtube), sharing stories, tips and tricks is how people have healed their families, learned how to cook and run households, and even how to garden. I believe wholeheartedly that the oral tradition of herbalism is one piece in the puzzle of reconnecting to our roots and the land in a time yearning and ready for that connection.
I sincerely hope you can join us!
DATE: January 29, 2020, 7-9pm
LOCATION: Madrona House Apothecary + Healing Arts 1423 34th Ave Unit C, Seattle, WA 98122
TEACHER: Natalie Hammerquist
MAX STUDENTS: 15
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Natalie runs the Adiantum School of Plant Medicine, a local herb school in Seattle, where she teaches classes on plant ID, medicine making, and holistic herbalism. She has spent several years acquiring and synthesizing knowledge about Western Herbalism, PNW Materia Medica, nutrition, and Chinese Medicine. She is particularly passionate about traditional assessment techniques, the effects of emotions on the physical body, and holistic models of understanding imbalance. She also loves to forage and grow medicinal plants of all kinds, because cultivating a direct relationship with the living plant is not only educational but very healing. All in all, she is an empiricist at heart who loves experimentation and exploration into the possibilities of nourishing and strengthening our bodies and souls. As a teacher, Natalie is flexible, engaging and multi-sensory. She has extensive teaching experience, and is always looking for ways to keep things fresh and exciting.
This class will be held at Madrona House Apothecary + Healing Arts
1423 34th Ave Unit C, Seattle, WA 98122
Look for the red cow restaurant and take the concrete stairs to the immediate left. Come up the wood porch to the right and through glass door that says Unit C!
We have an up sloping driveway with 5 concrete stairs that lead to a wood porch with 3 more stairs.
*Due to the nature of being an Apothecary we are not a scent free environment. We do, however, strive to keep our space free of any synthetic fragrances and appreciate your abstaining from wearing heavily scented body products.
Madrona House Apothecary (View)
1423 34th Avenue Unit C
Seattle, WA 98122
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|