Wild Harvest with Vickie Shufer
Sunday, October 28, 2018 • 1:00-3:00 p.m.
A series of classes designed to improve and maintain
good health by focusing on body systems and herbs that
are beneficial and how to prepare basic remedies that
are safe and effective.
Cost: $35/class or $120 for all 4 classes, includes handouts, recipes, and samples to take home. Space is limited.
January 13: Colds and Flus – herbs for immune and respiratory health; Find out which herbs are best for treating and preventing common colds and flus. Participate in making tea blends that are soothing to the respiratory system as well as syrups and elixirs for treating fevers, coughs, colds, and flus.
February 10: Heart Health – herbs for the
cardiovascular and circulatory system; maintain and
improve your heart health by learning about herbs that
can help reduce stress, blood pressure, and improve
circulation. Prepare ‘Heart Balls’ and herbal teas that
contribute to a healthy heart.
March 10: Pain and
Inflammation – find out the role of pain and
inflammation and herbs that can be used for treating
headaches, arthritis, and infections. Learn how to make
salves and lotions for topical use and teas and
tinctures for drinking.
April 14: Digestive Health –
herbs for the digestive system; Learn how to improve and
maintain a robust digestive system through the use of
spices and herbs. Become familiar with different tastes
and the role of bitters for digestive health. Samples
will be available for tasting.
Registration: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To register, email name, address, and phone number to
email@example.com . Directions will be sent upon registration. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card upon arrival.
Botany Basics Foraging Classes
Wild Woods Farm, 1-4:00 p.m.
Foraging classes will be held in the Blackwater
section of Virginia Beach and will focus on following
the seasons and identifying plants growing around us, as
well as how to process and prepare them. Samples will be
available to taste.
Suggested Donation: $25/person per
class or $80 for all 4 classes; children under 12 half
price; includes handouts, recipes, and samples to taste.
Space is limited.
January 19 (Saturday): Foraging:
Winter Greens; Join us on a stroll around the yard,
gardens, fields, and edges of the forest, identifying
and gathering winter greens to use in a salad and/or
February 16 (Saturday): Foraging: Roots and
Shoots; Roots, growing beneath the surface, are
absorbing and storing food, water, and minerals. The
time to gather roots is when the plant is dormant, from
fall to early spring, as long as the ground is not
frozen, before they start showing signs of new life. We
will be identifying the different types of roots, which
ones are edible and how to prepare them for food and
medicine. We will also gather young shoots of emerging
greens and prepare them for samples.
March 16 (Saturday): Foraging: Spring Tonics; Spring is
traditionally a time to cleanse the body of toxins built
up through the winter from reduced activity. We will
identify and gather herbs that target different
organs/systems and prepare teas and a detox soup for
April 20 (Saturday): Foraging: Flower Power;
Plants begin blooming in early spring and continue into
the summer. Learn how to use a wildflower key to
identify flowering plants and find out which ones have
edible and medicinal uses. Participate in gathering wild
flowers and preparing them in teas and dishes for
Registration: To register, send name, address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org . Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card upon arrival.
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