Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Autumn Herb Classes at Maggie's Farm in St. Augustine

The new autumn class schedule is out at Maggie's Herb Farm in St. Augustine. We had a great time over the weekend making Tinctures Liniments and Syrups at the farm. There were 11 students in the class, and they had fun choosing different fresh herbs from the farm for their tinctures and liniments.

Many of us when home with flats of new herbs. I picked up herbs for myself and the Fair Share garden including Stevia, Lemon Balm, Thai Basil, Comfrey, Aztec Sweet, Dwarf Myrtle, Skullcap, and Houttuynia.

The following are the descriptions for the classes that I will be teaching in the fall:

Herbal Remedies for Cold and Flu Season October 10th 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Saturday
Come enjoy a day at the farm learning herbs and remedies for home health care just in time for flu and cold season. We will be making a Cough Syrup, Teas, Soup, a herbal "Vick's-type" Chest Salve with farm-fresh herbs and pure essential oils. You will also learn to make Fire Cider for congested sinuses! Your Instructor is herbalist Cory Trusty, who has background in Traditional Chinese herbs. She will introduce you to colds and flus according to Chinese diagnostic and treatment methods. Bring a sack lunch $35 fee

Herbal Spa Day for Hair and Body: Shampoo Bars, Spa Soaps, Hair Rinses & Deodorants! October 24th 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Saturday

Herbalist and Soap Maker Cory Trusty of Aquarian Bath will lead a workshop on making Aloe Shampoo bars, Spa Salt Soaps, Conditioning Hair Rinses and Deodorants. She will discuss safety basics of Soap making and various ingredients. Learn the difference between Shampoo bars and Spa Salt bars versus regular body soaps. Join in harvesting and processing fresh Aloe vera and preparing oils for soap making. Each participant will go home with recipes, a full sized Aloe Shampoo bar and Spa Salt soap made during the workshop. Students will harvest fresh herbs from the farm to make their own conditioning hair rinses and deodorants. Bring a sack lunch. $40.00

Herbal Aromatics! Natural Incense & Perfumery Class. November 14th 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Saturday Join us for an introduction to incense and natural perfumery. We will be making all natural cone incense with dried herbs and resins, as well as a room spray, cologne, and solid perfumes with pure essential oils. Learn the properties of various essential oils and how to combine them to repel pests, freshen a room, and more. We will be working with a variety of dried herbs including those available at the farm including Lemon Verbena, Lemon grass, and Patchouli. Bring a sack lunch $45

Herbal Bath & Body Holiday Stocking Stuffers Class! December 12th 10:30– 2:30 Saturday

Join us for a fun-filled day of sipping herb-mulled cider and creating herbal holiday gifts for friends and family. We will be making 4 sets of stocking stuffers with each gift bag including: 2 Peppermint and 2 Cinnamon stick lip balms in old fashioned metal slide tins, 4 Herb-infused Winter Dry Skin Shea butter balms infused with fresh picked herbs, and 4 sets of herbal bath teas. We will also make herbal decorations with fresh Rosemary to take home for ourselves! Bring a sack lunch. $40.00

Call the farm to preregister: phone 904-829-0722

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