Throughout this full-day workshop, we will embark on a fascinating journey that combines a plant walk with practical demonstrations on creating various herbal remedies. Our expert instructors will guide you through the art of formulating salves, syrups, and teas using nature's bountiful offerings.
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Mount Vernon, WA (exact location provided upon registration)
Discover the magical healing properties of cottonwood buds and learn how to transform them into a nourishing salve. Our experienced instructors will delve into the intricacies of identifying and ethically harvesting these buds, followed by a hands-on session where you will create your very own cottonwood bud salve to take home.
Explore the versatile potential of cherry bark and its application as a healing remedy. In this section of the workshop, you will learn how to extract the medicinal qualities of cherry bark and transform them into a delightful and effective syrup. Our instructors will teach you the techniques needed to create this traditional herbal remedy which can be used for various respiratory issues.
Dive into the fascinating world of functional mushrooms and their therapeutic benefits. Discover how these unique fungi can be incorporated into your daily routine in the form of a delicious and nourishing hot beverage. During this segment, you will learn how to select and prepare different types of functional mushrooms to create a delightful and health-boosting mushroom cocoa.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Introduction
We will begin the day with an insightful introduction to the world of ethnobotany and how it connects us with nature.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Plant Walk
Following the introduction, we will embark on a guided plant walk where you will discover and learn to identify various winter plant species and their ethnobotanical applications.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Lunch Break
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a nourishing lunch amidst the serene surroundings. Connect with fellow participants and engage in stimulating conversations about the wonders of ethnobotany.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Cottonwood Bud Salve
In this session, our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of harvesting cottonwood buds sustainably and transforming them into a healing salve. You will have the opportunity to create your own unique cottonwood bud salve to take home.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Cherry Bark Syrup
Discover the potential of cherry bark as a natural remedy for respiratory issues. In this session, you will learn the techniques to extract its healing properties and create a flavorful cherry bark syrup that can benefit you and your loved ones.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Functional Mushroom Cocoa
Explore the world of functional mushrooms and how they can be incorporated into your daily routine. Our instructors will guide you through the process of selecting and preparing functional mushrooms to create a delightful and health-boosting mushroom cocoa that will keep you warm during the winter months.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Closing
Ask all the questions you want! Engage with your peers. Finish your projects. This is when we'll show you how you can find more information or take your skills to the next level.