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I-TAL Acres Medicinal Power of Culinary Herbs, Thieves Tincture-Making Class

August 10 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

Assorted cut herbs

When we think of medicinal herbs, how many think to include culinary herbs among the list of powerful plant allies? We know culinary herbs improve the taste of our foods, but did you know they contain many health benefits and medicinal uses? Food as medicine, medicine as food. The ancient thieves during the time of the plague knew this, and their use of culinary herbs as immune booster became legendary. Let us harvest the power of summer as an immune booster for later!

Ed and Maya Skopal of I-TAL Acres will be leading a workshop which will involve identifying, learning about, and responsibly harvesting medicinal plants with a focus on tinctures. They will explore the medicinal folk uses and history of some of our main culinary herbs, and everyone will get to make their own ‘Thieves’ tincture and come away with the knowledge of how to make their own tinctures, salves, and infused oils.

Please bring

  • Sunglasses/sunscreen/hat, and water bottle as the class will take place outside (weather permitting)
  • Bowl, Cutting board, Knife/Scissors to process herbs before making tincture (we will have some scissors/pruners/cutting boards, but bring if you have/remember)
  • Mason jar or other jar to make tincture (we usually have enough on hand, but bring one if you have -peanut bar
    jar size is usually ideal)

About the Instructors

Ed and Maya Skopal of I-TAL Acres are skilled herbalists and permaculturists. They operate a medicinal garden and apothecary at their farm in Floyd County, VA where they make a large array of tinctures, salves, and other medicinal products. You can find their products at our farmstore, the Floyd Farmers Market, and directly at their farm! Learn more.

Questions

Christine Mann, 314-456-9219, rivenwoodgardens@gmail.com

$29.00 per person
Garden Ln SE
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
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844-851-5963
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