Apr
2
Sun
2017
Medicinal Mushrooms and Shiitake Log Inoculation
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 Medicinal Mushrooms and Shiitake Log Inoculation

Rodney Webb, local mushroom grower, will present mushrooms for medicinal use including shiitake, oyster, turkeytail, reishi, chaga, maitake, hoof conk, woodear, and lion’s mane.

All of these can be found wild or cultivated locally. Mushroom teas will be available to sample, then we head outside for the hands-on project of learning to inoculate logs with mushrooms spores.

Consider work clothes and gloves for this outdoor project class.

Class fee of $45 includes one approximately 4′ log inoculated with shiitake spore, which should bear several times per year for about 4-5 years. More logs may be available for purchase at $10 each by ordering ahead.

SAFETY NOTE: this is NOT a wild mushroom ID class.

Participation limited to 16 students.

To reserve your space click “tickets” and register now.

Aug
6
Sun
2017
Therapeutics of Tea
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Therapeutics of TeaExplore Camellia sinensis (aka “Tea”) as an herbal ally for increasing optimal wellness.

Each type of tea – white, green, oolong, black, an hei cha or dark tea – will be explored through tasting, while discussing their unique chemical constituents and energetics in the body.

We will also cover brewing instructions, specific remedies, seasonal affinities, recipes, and herbal combinations.

Tickets are $15, for wonderful instruction, stories, and a bottomless cup of tea.

Space is limited, ticket purchase via Paypal secures a spot. (Click the red “Tickets” button in the right, top corner.)

Guided by Sumitra Daragon, of Panther Moon Tea Co. and the Tea Friendship Caravan, and HERBalachia herb school faculty member.

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Aug
19
Sat
2017
Plant Identity Walk & Preparing Medicinal Oils and Salves
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

This hands-on class starts out with a gentle stroll introducing you to native plants in our Appalachian region. We will discuss the medicinal value of the plants along with the parts used in medicine making, ethical harvesting, and identification tips. Please bring a journal for notes, comfortable walking shoes, water, and rain gear.Join Abby Artemisia, HERBalachia faculty member, in a two-part class along the beautiful Nolichucky River.

PLANT ID WALK:
This hands-on class starts out with a gentle stroll introducing you to native plants in our Appalachian region. We will discuss the medicinal value of the plants along with the parts used in medicine making, ethical harvesting, and identification tips. Please bring a journal for notes, comfortable walking shoes, water, and rain gear.

CREATE MAKE-AND-TAKE SALVE:
Start your own herbal medicine cabinet with this hands-on aspect of our workshop. Abby will teach you about the ingredients and methods for making herbal oils and salves and their various uses. There’s a lot more than you might think, from culinary or therapeutic, to cosmetic. These could make a great homemade gift, too. You will go home with a salve you helped create and empowered with the knowledge to make your own salves with an understanding of local plants and their medicinal uses along with a detailed handout with instructions and recipes. Please bring a container to place your salve in.
* Learn local plants and their medicinal uses
* Learn to make herbal salves and oils for healing scrapes, bites, and burns
* Learn which work best for tension, pain, dryness, and swelling

Cost is $40, and class is full at 15 participants.

Space is limited to the first 15 *registered*. Please make sure you register by clicking “Tickets” here on the event page.

Registration cutoff is 3 pm on Friday, August 18th. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Meet HERBalachia’s Instructors Abby Artemisia

Abby ArtemisiaBotanist, Herbalist, and Professional Forager, Abby Artemisia, was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she spent her free time climbing trees and creek wandering. This is where her love of nature began. Her love of plants had a diverse foundation from apprenticeships on organic farms on the west coast and in the Midwest, to a bachelor’s degree in Botany from Miami University and an apprenticeship in herbalism, along with owning and operating her own tea business.

After visiting Pisgah National Forest, she fell in love with the biodiversity of the southeast. Now she teaches at various venues and conferences around the country, about plant identification, the importance of native plants, and how to work with plants for food and herbal remedies.

Her favorite thing to do is to take people out in the woods and teach them about the plants growing right outside their door or in the woods down the street. Abby is the founder of the WANDER School, (the Wild Artemisia Nature Discovery, Empowerment, and Reconnection School), whose mission is to inspire a reconnection with nature to empower a healthier world with many stewards.

Through the school, Abby offers a seasonal Wild Apprenticeship Program of wildcrafting/foraging and herbal medicine making, customizable workshops, and botanical property surveys.

Find out more about her offerings at www.thewanderschool.com or contact her at abby@thewanderschool.com

 

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Sep
9
Sat
2017
Kombucha & Fire Cider Tonics
Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Kombucha & Fire Cider Tonics

Join local herbalists, Lesley Setchim and Camille Cody in a beneficial hands-on make and take workshop introducing you to two popular and easy to make at home drinks, Kombucha and Fire Cider.

Learn how they promote healthy digestion, boost immunity and metabolism, and warm your inner fire. They will share their understanding of the history and culture of these ancient drinks, the nutritional values, uses, methods, and different varieties that you can choose to create.

You will be supplied:
– a written guide to take home that will walk you through the steps of completing and sustaining your batches of these powerfully healthy drinks
– A SCOBY and starter liquid to start your own Kombucha batch at home
– A created batch of Fire Cider to continue at home

** Please bring two additional quart mason jars with lids, a journal, and writing tool.

Cost is $30, the class is full at 15 participants.
Ticket purchase via Paypal secures a spot. (click “Find Tickets”)

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