COVID Protocol

  1. Please do not come to class if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to people in your life who are sick. Please contact alecks@foxhavenfarm.org so we can discuss how to handle your absence.
  2. Everyone is required to wear masks, inside and outside.
  3. Before and after class, Fox Haven will sanitize any surfaces used. Hand Sanitizer will be available during class, and sanitizing/hand washing will be encouraged before class and after breaks, before preparing plants and tastings.
  4. When we have tastings, we will spread out to the best of our ability. Maintaining at least 6 feet apart is required.

 


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Herbal Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Herb Processing & Study SOLD OUT

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

New to herbs? Join us for a beginner-level class for learners wanting to take it slow, and get to know specific herbs one at a time. We’ll cover 10 key herbs you’ll get to know through taste, touch, and smell. Through a monthly, 2-hour exploration we’ll practice building a core understanding of herbalism. You’ll learn basic skills like how to harvest, clean, and prepare herbs so that you leave with a ready-made herbal preparation to take home. In class, we’ll experiment with different applications including tea infusions, salves, and infused oils, herbal dips, tinctures, pastilles, and more.

When: 12-2 pm first Sunday, May – October

Herbal Basics Bundle Schedule

May: Violet Leaf & Chickweed – Cold infusion vs Hot Infusion – Tea Tasting for Energetics, Intro to 6 energetic tissue states but focus on cooling, moistening, and relaxing demulcents

June: Yarrow and Blackberry Leaf – Poultice/First Aid/Topical – Review of Tissue states with a focus on warming, drying, and toning astringents

July: Oats Tincture – Introduction to tonic building plants vs short term acute plants and the concept of nervines

August: Lemon Balm and Passionflower – Sauté or Pastilles – Introduction to the doctrine of signatures and the concept of sedatives

September: Tulsi Tea – Introduction to adaptogens through garden walk

October: Chicory and Burdock – Roasted Root Decoction – Introduction to alteratives and how one plant can have many functions depending on the part harvested

About the Speaker

Ashley Hoffman is a Frederick County native, who brings her passion for this land to her work at Fox Haven. She is an artist focused in photography and mixed media. Within her work, she creates a dialogue for important social and environmental issues. Ashley enjoys being part of the Fox Haven team, expressing her creativity in the artwork in Fox Haven’s posters and promotional materials for classes and events. Ashley is also an herbalist who advocates for accessibility in healthcare and herbalism. She hopes to inspire students and visitors of Fox Haven to create positive relationships with their own health, the earth and one another.

Venue

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center
3630 Poffenberger Rd.
Jefferson, MD 21755 United States

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