Herbal Apothecary ~ Self Reliant Herbalism

  • WHEN: June 25, 2022
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • FEE: 125 USD
  • INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne M. Tabert
  • SETTING: In-Person
  • LOCATION: Sandpoint, ID (details & directions provided after enrollment)
Gain the skills needed to feel confident knowing when to pick plants at their strongest medicinal and nutritional value and how to process them for effective herbal remedies.

We’ll spend an amazing day in the garden and on the property at the Cedar Mountain Herb School’s Sandpoint farmlet, picking herbs and creating effective herbal preparations to start or add to your herbal apothecary.

Knowing the actions and needs of constituents and how to best extract and preserve them gives the medicine maker a clear view on pairing constituents with the correct menstrua. This makes all the difference in the world when it comes to making effective herbal medicines. It also answers the question of why and how particular constituents are affecting the body.

Before harvesting, we’ll discuss cultivating a relationship with medicinal plants with stewardship guidelines for foraging and harvesting.

We will then dive hands-on into creating effective:

  • Medicinal oils – 2 methods
  • Herbal cream and salve
  • Tincture and elixir
  • Plant infused honey
  • Herbal infused medicinal vinegar and oxymel
  • Fresh herb salts
  • Sanitizing spray

We need options! It’s important to gain a solid foundation in making the basics and having many options to accommodate preferences. How can we support a person with herbs if they won’t or can’t use alcohol tinctures, don’t like the taste of teas, or think that all herbal medicine is hippy voodoo? The goal is to get the medicine to the people in a way that they’ll be happy to take so that healing can occur! Students will learn many ways to add herbal medicine to their and their loved ones’ daily lives.

What to bring:

Students will take home herbal remedies they handcraft themselves and samples of preparations that Suzanne demonstrates during the workshop.

  • 7 half pint jars with plastic lids or if metal lids, bring parchment paper
  • 3 baby food jars or 4 ounce jelly jars
  • 1 pint of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 pint 100 proof vodka
  • 1/2 pint 80 proof brandy
  • 1/2 pint 70% isopropyl alcohol
  • 1 pint of honey
  • Small orange, tangerine or grapefruit
  • 2 inches of fresh ginger
  • Cutting board
  • Chopping knife
  • Small spoon
  • Kitchen towel
  • Camp chair
  • Lunch / beverage / notebook

Enroll for this Workshop

WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY: Refunds will gladly be given minus a 20% processing fee up to 14 days before a community workshop. We have a no refunds policy for cancelling 14 days or less before a workshop and for no-shows. No exceptions can be made. Thank you for understanding. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have before registering.