Intro to Herbal Medicine Making: August 25
People often ask us: “do you have a basic introduction class on herbal medicine making?" Now we do!
This half-day workshop will introduce the beginner herbalist or gardener to the many forms of herbal medicines, how to harvest herbs and prepare them for making into fresh or dried herbal medicines, and common ways to utilize the herbal medicines that we make on our farm.
We will provide an overview of the following topics:
- Forms of herbal medicines: infusions, decoctions, tinctures, vinegars, salves, infused oils, glycerites, hydrosols, herbal honeys, acetracts, and herbal foods.
- Solvents used in herbal medicine making: water, alcohol, glycerine, vinegar, honey, oil.
- Parts of plants used for herbal medicine & how to know when to harvest them: leaves, flowers, seeds, roots.
- How to use herbs from your garden: pacific northwest adapted medicinal and culinary herbs.
- How to process herbs after harvesting them from the garden.
- Seasonality of herbalism: understanding the seasons in herbalism and in the herb garden.
- Introduction to the herbal actions of medicinal plants.
- Herb gardens tour to see the summertime herbs growing on the farm, illustrate harvesting techniques, and show companion planting at work.
If you are curious about herb gardening or farming, herbalism, herbal medicine making, or just want to come see the farm, this is your class!
Date: Sunday August 25
Time: 10am - 2pm
Where: Orchard Botanicals Farm, Port Orchard