Harvest intensive ~ The Magic and Medicine of Dandelions
Saturday, March 30th
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Explore dandelion’s myriad healing constituents, dig roots, pick flower buds, and make amazing dandelion medicine!
Dandelion ~ Taraxacum officinale
The ubiquitous dandelion goes far beyond being a primo liver healer and strengthener. It’s an immuno-modulator, protects DNA, is anticancer, reduces intestinal inflammation and so much more.
Dandelions help the digestive system to obtain full nutrition from the foods we eat. It strengthens and nourishes the spleen, skin, nerves, glands, gallbladder, and the renal, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. Dandelions can aid in reduction of uric acid and reducing edema in the joints. Dandelions can be a good herbal aid for treating inflammatory diseases such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It contains iron, minerals, vitamins, and my favorite trifecta of calcium/magnesium/potassium that we just can not live without. That’s a lot of healing and nutrition from a plant that most people try to eradicate from their yard and gardens!
I will demonstrate a variety of ways to get dandelion’s medicine to the people in ways that they’ll enjoy taking!
Dandelion pesto | Pickled dandelion buds | Roasted dandelion roots | Dandelion vinegar and tincture
Roses are red, Violets are blue;
But they don’t get around like the dandelions do.
Make and Take: You’ll have a variety of medicine making to choose from. Feel free to make them all! To be prepared to make your choices, please bring:
- Large digging fork
- Two pint (16 oz) jars and two half pint (8 oz) jars
- 1/2 pint of 100 proof vodka or 151 rum
- One and a half pints apple cider vinegar. Organic unpasteurized is best.
- A small onion, a head of garlic, an inch of ginger
- Tamari, shoyu or Braggs liquid aminos
- Chopping knife, cutting board, small to medium mixing bowl
- Gardening gloves
- Camp chair
- Dress for the weather, bring lunch, water, camera, notebook
Location: We will be outside at 21 Acres Farm in Woodinville, WA for the entire workshop. Details will be in the registration confirmation email.