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Winter Wellness: Elderberry and Fire Cider Virtual Workshop

  • WHEN: November 13, 2021
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific Time
  • FEE: USD
  • INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruno
  • SETTING: Online
  • LOCATION: Zoom Video (zoom link provided after enrollment)

Sail through the winter healthy and ready to enjoy the season with part 1 of our winter wellness series. You can stay healthy when everyone around you gets sick – adaptogenic herbs and lifestyle adjustments can make all the difference! The first part of the workshop will focus on building a strong immune system, including the anatomy of a fever, and how to work with our body’s own immune responses to ward off invaders. Then we’ll delve into herbal remedies!

Build your winter wellness herbal apothecary and be prepared for what comes your way!

Fire Cider:

Making and using fire cider as a time honored herbalist tradition for supporting the immune system and preventing and alleviating cold symptoms has given countless people peace of mind and substantial help. You will make your own custom fire cider as you learn about each ingredient and how it supports immunity!

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The role of elderberry as one of the most beloved and effective herbs for addressing most viral infections is well known. Gain an understanding of the unique constituents of our native Elder, Sambucus nigra ssp.cerulea, that make it such a valuable remedy.

Then you will learn all about elderberry medicine while I demonstrate how to properly process elderberries so make an effective elderberry tincture, oxymel, elixir or vinegar!

Note: This is a “Make-Along” class so you will want to have the ingredients ready to follow along in real-time! A list will be provided upon registration.

From the comfort of your own kitchen, join Heather Bruno and other likeminded wildlings and have a blast while learning more than you thought possible!

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Participants will receive the workshop recording after the workshop is over.

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  • Quart size jar
  • Parchment paper or wax paper
  • Raw organic apple cider vinegar-16 ounces
  • One organic lemon and an inch or two of fresh ginger
  • One organic onion and 1 whole head of garlic
  • One jalapeno or hot pepper of choice,  and 2 – 3 inches of fresh horseradish – can usually be found at PCC, Central Market, Whole Foods, etc.
  • Cutting board and sharp chopping knife
  • Beverage to sip!
  • Notebook and pen
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.