HERBAL CLASSES & EVENTS
All classes listed below are available for private groups -- please inquire!
Sunday, November 12th, 2pm - 3:30pm
Stevens-Coolidge Place, Andover, MA
Whether you're getting started on your holiday gift giving and are looking for something creative to give or you're feeling stressed from the holidays and are looking to make something for yourself during a relaxing night out, there are so many wonderful ways to use herbs and essential oils to create natural and unique products to nourish your mind and body. Join practicing herbalist and botanical educator, Steph Zabel in the greenhouse at the Stevens-Coolidge Place to learn how to make infused oils, herbal salves, aromatherapy sprays and elderberry syrup, which all make for delightful and practical gifts for friends and family.
You will receive an informative handout, including some of Steph’s favorite holiday herbal recipes and resources for qualityherbal ingredients, bottles and supplies. You will also leave the program with some herbs harvested from the Stevens-Coolidge Place's very own French Garden, to help you get started on your own crafting at home!
Herbs for Digestive Health
Saturday, November 18th, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
MEM Tea, Somerville
The holiday season is right around the corner and for many of us that means our diets are about to include heavier dishes and more desserts, all of which can put a strain on the digestive system. But holiday indulgences don’t have to wreak havoc on your digestion! In this class we will cover 4 simple herbs and their useful benefits, including bitters, warming herbs and aromatics. We’ll also sample a couple of special MEM tea blends. You’ll leave this talk knowing exactly how and when to use these herbal allies for yourself and others.
>> Register here!
Wintergreen Herbal Market
Saturday, November 25th, 11am - 5pm
The Armory, Somerville, MA
Our Wintergreen Market features handcrafted herbal products and gifts, live music, and educational demonstrations on herbal projects. Shop for botanical crafts, winter teas, herbal products, and natural body care items. Learn how to make useful and fun herbal projects at home when you stop in to one of our educational demonstrations.
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Herbs for Everyday Living: Winter Series
A 6 Week course
Starts January, 2017
in Melrose and Cambridge
Learn how to deepen your relationship with the plant world, get to know plant “personalities”, and understand how to choose which herbs to use for yourself or others, with a focus on seasonal herbs. Over the course of 6 weeks we will meet to do hands-on work with the herbs so that you have the knowledge, tools and confidence to use them at home in ways that most benefit you.
>> More details coming soon...
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