- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss how to handle your absence.
- Everyone is required to wear masks, inside and outside.
- 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.
- When we have tastings, we will spread out to the best of our ability. Maintaining at least 6 feet apart is required.
Herbal Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Herb Processing & Study
May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm$150.00
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