Summer Workshops–let’s meet the plants and make medicine together!

I’m offering three fun workshops this summer. Join me for one, or all three!

  • All about the Sun and Sunscreen + Make your own Super Natural Yarrow Green Tea Sunscreen: Tuesday, July 23rd
  • Nervines Plant Walk: Herbs for Mind and Spirit: Tuesday, August 6th
  • Medicinal Trees and Shurbs Plant Walk + Tincture Making: Tuesday, August 27th

All About Sunscreen + Make Your Own Super-Natural Yarrow Green Tea Sunscreen

This workshop will help you make choices for yourself and your family about what to put on your body when it’s hot and sunny for the remainder of the summer.

In this hands on workshop we will review some of the latest information on conventional commercial sunscreen: what’s in it, what works, what doesn’t, how much does it protect you and what are the risks of using commercial sunscreen? Then we will turn our attention to some of the alternatives from nature including butters and oils with spf, traditional and safe barriers like zinc and titanium oxide and botanicals like Yarrow, Green Tea, Sea Buckthorn and others.

As a group we will make natural sunscreen and participants will take home a generous jar for personal use. This sunscreen is not a greasy salve; it‘s a rich, creamy, fragrant water–oil emulsion that you won’t mind slathering on your skin. You’ll learn the recipe and the technique so you can continue making your own sunscreen in the future.

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 23rd. 6:30–9 pm.

Location:  Blue Vervain Botanicals office: 851 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104  

Registration Fee: This workshop is $45. Register using the button below.

What you need:  Nothing! Handouts, as well as all supplies for making sunscreen will be provided.

Class Size: This class is limited to 15 people.

Registration

Register online below using paypal. Confirmation will be by email.

No Paypal? You can mail your registration.  Send a check to Erin Piorier, 851 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104. Be sure to include your name, email and phone number.

Nervine Plant Walk : Herbs for Mind and Spirit

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Herbal Medicine shines in the arena of mental health.  In this class we will meet some of the many locally available nervines to alleviate insomnia, anxiety, worry, panic attacks, obssessive thoughts, depression, tension related aches, pains, headaches and other symptoms. Plants we will discuss in detail include: Wood Betony, Black Cohosh, Chamomile, Motherwort, Agrimony, Prickly Lettuce, Blue Vervain, Valerian Root and more.

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 6th. 6:00-8:30 pm

Location: Blue Vervain Botanicals Office: 851 Dayton Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Registration fee: $25

What you need: Nothing! Handouts will be provided.

Class Size: This class is limited to 15 people

Registration

Register online via paypal. Confirmation will be by email.

No Paypal? You can mail your registration.  Send a check to Erin Piorier, 851 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104. Be sure to include your name, email and phone number.

Medicinal Trees and Shrubs Identification Walk + Tincture Making

In this plant walk we will focus on the woody plants who persist throughout the year. Many local trees are medicinal and tree medicine is abundant and versatile.  Trees may have medicinal bark, buds, blossoms, fruits and nuts. Many trees and shrubs have multiple medicinal parts. In this walk we will focus on identifying trees using bark, silhouette, leaf, flower and fruit.  We will discuss edibility, traditional and contemporary medicinal uses, folklore, toxicity and more, a special emphasis will be placed on understanding what and when to harvest from the tree when making medicine so you can plan your seasonal wildcrafting.

Participants will make their own tincture from a local medicinal tree. Beginners will be guided through the tincture making process.

This class is suitable for all levels.  Beginners are welcome.  More experienced herbal students and medicine makers will certainly learn something new about the medicinal trees around us.

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 27th. 6:00–8:30 pm.

Location:  Blue Vervain Botanicals office: 851 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104  

Registration Fee: This workshop is $35. Register using the button below.

What you need:  Just a clean, dry 4-8 ounce glass jar. Handouts, as well as all other supplies for making your tincture will be provided.

Class Size: This class is limited to 15 people.

Registration:

Register online below using paypal. Confirmation will be by email.

 No Paypal? You can mail your registration.  Send a check to Erin Piorier, 851 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104. Be sure to include your name, email and phone number.

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