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Sunday

October 13

Location: 

Betsy's home

Bryn Mawr, Minneapolis MN

10am-12pm 

$35/person which includes the cost of elderberry syrup supplies 

Elderberry has a long history in traditional herbal medicine to help boost the immune system during cold and flu season.  In this class we will learn about identifying the elderberry plants that grow in Minnesota and how to identify those varieties that are used in herbal medicine.  Betsy will share recipes for using dried and fresh elderberries and we will make a elderberry syrup for all participants to bring home with them to support health through the fall and winter.  

(Elderberry season will have passed at the time of this class, but we can still see the shrubs and what they look like and frozen and dehydrated elderberries can be used.)

Elderberry:  Making herbal medicine with this amazing immune boosting super food

Sunday

October 13

2pm-4pm

$35/per person

Price includes the cost of the golden milk supplies

Need a simple home remedy for an upset stomach, congestion, or other mild health issues?  Look no further than your spice cabinet!  Herbs and spices add flavor to the foods we eat but also are loaded with antioxidants and healing qualities.  In this class we will discuss how to get the most from the herbs and spices you have  on hand and learn about what healing they may offer.  

Betsy will share recipes for herb and spice blends for cooking as well as recipes for herbal medicines to make at home.

We will make a golden milk spice blend for each participant to make and take home with them.

Spice Spice Baby:  Using herbs and spices from your spice cabinet for health and well being

Sunday

October 20

Location: 

Betsy's home

Bryn Mawr, Minneapolis MN

2:00pm-4:00 pm

$35/person which includes the cost of cooking supplies and refreshments

Ginko trees, Ginko biloba, has been known as a medicinal tree, especially in ancient Chinese medicine. The leaves are often used in teas and extracts to help improve blood flow to the brain, as well as treating tinnitus, fibromyalgia and vitilago.  The female trees produce a fruit, that is beautiful to look at, but if you have ever walked past a fruiting tree that has dropped it's fruits to the ground, you may have experienced the not-so-pleasant aroma from the fruits.  Some refer to the smell as smelling like vomit, which can definitely put a damper on one's appetite.  In this class we will walk to see some neighborhood ginko trees and gather the fruits and leaves. Betsy will show you how to clean and prepare them for roasting them in a sort of 'Asian street food style' to make a foraged snack that is delicious to enjoy with a beer.  I like to describe the roasted nuts as edamame and pistachio had a baby kind of thing.

Betsy will have plastic gloves to protect your hands from the smelly fruit, but no clothespins for your nose!  I'll also have some beer and alchohol free drinks to enjoy with our foraged snack!

'Stinko Ginko':  Don't turn up your nose at this tasty snack

Sunday

October 27

Location: 

Betsy's home

Bryn Mawr, Minneapolis MN

10am-12pm 

$35/person which includes the cost of bitters supplies

Time to get a little witch-y with some medicinal roots to make some lovely 'potions' to sip on through the winter.  We will discuss roots that are great to gather this time of year and what healing qualities they have to offer us and how to prepare them.  Some roots that we will explore are burdock, yellow dock, marshmallow root, elecampane and dandelion root.  

Betsy will supply a few recipes for making bitters and cordials with roots and each participant will make a small bottle of bitters to take home.

Witch's Brew:  Making elixers with fall foraged roots