Douglas Fir Harvest Intensive
WHEN: Saturday, October 3rd 2020
TIME: 9 am – 2:30 pm Pacific
FEE: 125.00 USD
INSTRUCTORS: Heather Bruno and Suzanne Tabert
LOCATION: Snoqualmie Falls
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Get ready for winter colds and flu viruses by learning about one of the most prolific, health-giving trees in the Pacific Northwest! Redolent with a citrusy-pine fragrance and taste, the needles and bark of the Douglas Fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii, are astringent and antimicrobial, full of vitamins, polyphenols, complex volatile oils and aromatic resins that strengthen, support, and invigorate our immune system. Conifers have a special affinity for the respiratory system, opening up the lungs and sinuses, easing the breath and allowing for a more efficiently oxygenated cells throughout the body, as well as boosting our energy! What could be more perfect for recharging during the darker winter days.
Doug Fir can be used in so many ways: as a delicious elixir or oxymel, honey or tincture, transformed into syrups, refreshing beverages, incorporated into both sweet and savory recipes, added to baths, soothing steams and heavenly infused oils for salves, chest rubs and lotions. So much effective medicine in your herbal apothecary!
Students will experience the healing magic of being in the forest as they learn about all things Doug Fir, including how to correctly identify and respectfully harvest and make natural remedies! Sample several creations and bring home detailed instructions and lots of recipes!
Make and Take: 2 half pints of infused honey, elixir, tincture, vinegar or oxymel (your choice), along with recipes and detailed instructions for what you can make at home using this generous tree! As we are heading into the holiday season, students will also make Doug fir and wild plant swag to decorate their home or front door! How cool is that?
Location: Suzanne’s herb Sanctuary near Snoqualmie Falls. Meeting place will be provided upon registration. This is an outdoor workshop; please be prepared for all weather.