Hands-On Herbs


This is a practical workshop to learn the basic principles of how to use dried medicinal herbs to create your own apothecary for your family’s health. Most herbal preparations like tinctures and salves are expensive to purchase in specialty stores. However, they are easy and economical to make at home. In this workshop, Louise will show you how to make infusions, tinctures, oils, salves, steams, and a poultice. You will be able to choose from the following herbs from our farm: Calendula, Alfalfa, Comfrey, St. John’s Wort, Red Clover, Marshmallow Root, Motherwort, Poplar buds, Plantain, Mint, and Yellow Dock. We will make a batch of our favourite Healing Salve and you will take a sample of that home as well. We will enjoy taste-testing some herbal tea infusions with some herbal shortbread and energy balls.

Workshop fee includes material costs and herbs.

This course does not cover the medicinal uses of herbs or discussions around medical diagnosis.

If you are interested in a specific herb, all of our dried herbs are available for purchase at the workshop as well as all of our other handmade items.

When: May 31, June 20, July 18, and August 8, 2024 all from 6-8pm

Where: Aurora Farm 4265 Waverley Street

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