california poppy

Date: Saturday, July 10
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Nevada City
: $75
add $15 to take home a set of fresh, customized herbal preps

In this two-part series, learn how to identify and process commonly grown herbs (and weeds!) in the Sierra Nevada foothills and make them into concentrated herbal preparations you can use at home.  Learn to create your own fresh, customized products without the cost (or unwanted ingredients!) of commercial products.  See details on Part I. Part II is described below.



Learn how to concentrate and preserve medicinal herbs into tinctures.  We’ll start with a plant walk to get to know some common medicinal garden herbs, weeds, and native plants.  You’ll gain familiarity with some basic concepts in plant identification and learn a variety of herbal applications for conditions like insomnia, anxiety, pain relief, poison oak rash, and more. You’ll learn basic concepts in making liquid extracts with alcohol, apple cider vinegar, as well as the double-extraction method best suited for concentrating and preserving medicinal mushrooms.  Together, we’ll make:

-an herbal tincture 
-a topical vinegar tincture to prevent and relieve poison oak rash
-a double extraction of medicinal mushrooms
-a tincture and clay topical treatment for bites and stings
add $15 to class tuition to take home a sample of each

We’ll discuss a wider context for making and using herbal tinctures, including:

-“folk” method versus weigh & measure
-when high proof alcohol is best, and when it’s not
-choosing between fresh and dried herbs for tincture making
-special considerations for making cannabis tinctures
-preservation and longevity of products
-dosage guidelines

You’ll leave class with the recipes and the know-how to confidently make various extractions for topical and internal use.

This is an outdoor class, and space is limited to 10 participants.  Reserve your space by paying through the credit card link below, or contact me to pay by Venmo, check or cash.