Building Your Herbal Relationship CSA
Monthly Pick-up and Class at Tonic Herb Shop in Shepherdstown, WV
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    2:00-3:30pm each 3rd Sunday, May through October

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    $250 per share(That’s just $25 a month for 6 bunches of herbs and $10 a month for the class!)
    *Delivery included in price

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    Registration Dates:

    Registration open until: May 10th

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This CSA option is appropriate for beginning herbalist and community-based learners. Over the course of the year we’ll meet 36 new herbs and get to know them through taste, touch and smell. Through a monthly, hour-long exploration we’ll come to know these herbs and their uses as food and herbal health support. You’ll learn basic skills like how to clean, prepare, dry and store your herbs at home. In class we’ll experiment with different applications covering vinegar infusions, fermentation, salves and infused oils, medicinal teas, herbals dips and marinades, tinctures, bitters, oxymel and ciders. The herbs we will meet in this CSA are nutritive, gentle and safe. Each month will include handouts for each herb as well as resources, recipes and study suggestions. When possible, we will visit wild herbs (like Jewelweed and Cleavers) in their habitat.

Class Schedule

May – Food as Medicine
Infused vinegars, Soups and Ferments
Possible Herbs: Nettles, Catnip, Chives, Cleavers, Chickweed, Red Clover, Rhubarb, Ground Ivy, Garlic Chives, Blackberry Leaf, Honeysuckle

June – Our Protective Skin
Salves and Oils
Possible Herbs: Comfrey, Calendula, Chamomile, Mint, Honeysuckle, Wild Rose Petals, Plantain, Witch Hazel, Peach Leaf, Yarrow, Violet Leaf, Sage

July – Summer Soothers
Infusions and Organoleptics
Possible Herbs: Lemon Balm, Bee Balm, Tulsi, Jewelweed, Oats, Mugwort, Echinacea, Reishi, Borage, Hyssop, Lavender, Rosemary

August – Herbs for the Changing Season
Tinctures and Bitters
Possible Herbs: Motherwort, Passionflower Leaf, Tulsi, Jewelweed, Elderberry, Turkeytail, Artichoke Leaf

September – Potent Pot Herbs
Dips, Spreads and Marinades
Autumn Olive, Coriander Seed, Garlic, Huacatay, Shiso, Dill Seed, Rosemary, Epazote, Parsley

October – Root Medicine
Oxymel and Cider
Possible Herbs: Garlic, Burdock Root and Seed, Dandelion Root, Marshmallow Root, Ginger, Turmeric, Horehound, Lemongrass, Ashwagandha, Jerusalem Artichokes, Mullein, Goldenrod