Wild Harvest ~ Hawthorn Berries
- WHEN: Saturday September 3, 2022
- TIME: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
- FEE: 95 USD
- INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne M. Tabert
- SETTING: In-Person
- LOCATION: Sandpoint, ID (details & directions provided after enrollment)
For those who wish to dive deep into all things Hawthorn. We will spend the day identifying and learning all about hawthorn, proper harvesting time, medicine making. Go beyond “hawthorn is good for the heart.”
Common knowledge says that hawthorn is “good for the heart.” What does that even mean? We will delve into plant constituents to learn the “why and how” hawthorn is working with our anatomy and physiology to improve the health of not only the cardiovascular system, but of the nervous and respiratory systems as well.
We will discuss the use of hawthorn to treat anxiety and panic attacks and relieve the physical effects of stress. As hawthorn has a strong relaxing effect on the central nervous system, it is particularly helpful for those who are going through life transitions and dealing with grief.
Find out how hawthorn’s polyphenols help regulate blood glucose levels and keep us from the “climbing the walls” feeling after eating sugar laden foods.
Students will have the opportunity to harvest hawthorn and create medicinal remedies that will “get the medicine to the people in ways that they will enjoy taking, so that healing can occur” – an elixir, tincture, oxymel, herbal vinegar and/or infused honey. Suzanne will provide treats made with hawthorn.
What to bring:
- 5 half pint jars preferably with plastic lids
- 1/2 pint of 80 proof brandy
OR 1/2 pint of 100 proof unflavored vodka
- 1 pint organic unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
- A tablespoon each ~ dried whole cloves and cardamom
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 inch knob of fresh ginger
- 1 lemon or tangerine
- Medium bowl
- Soup spoon or silicone spatula
- Fruit masher or pint jar with lid
- Gathering bags/basket
- Kitchen towel
- Lunch and beverage
- Camp chair or blanket