THE SUMMER HERB CLASS SERIES WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
FALL SCHEDULE COMING SOON
“MINING FOR MINERALS”
In the 1840’s America witnessed a gold rush, with people travelling west to put their lives on the line, while they searched desperately for that precious metal. Gold still has its advocates but there are minerals which are even more essential for our health and well being- minerals we can find or grow in our own back yard!
In this series we will explore mineral rich herbs – some we can grow, some we can wild-craft- and how to prepare them as nourishing foods, teas, tinctures, and syrups.
WEEK ONE: MONDAY, JUNE 2, 5.30-7.30pm
“DEM BONES, DEM BONES, DEM DRY BONES…..”
This week we will look at CALCIUM and why the best source of this mineral is in our food, which includes HERBS like nettle, green milky oats, chickweed, dandelion greens, horsetail, amaranth and watercress. We will see how important calcium is for our nerves, our hearts and our blood pressure, as well as for our bones and teeth.
We will sample a delicious nettle soup, and dandelion pesto, as well as “Calcium Plus” tea, and we will take home a large healthy herb plant for our mineral rich garden.
WEEK TWO: MONDAY, JUNE 9, 5.30-7.30pm
This week we will consider the mineral that 80% of Americans are deficient in! Cancer is far more prevalent in those who are magnesium deficient and so is heart disease mortality.
Magnesium is a powerful infection fighter and has been found to be beneficial in all the following disease conditions: colitis, gall bladder problems, Parkinson’s, tremors, muscle cramps, acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts, itching skin, impotence, prostate hypertrophy, cerebral circulatory problems, asthma, hay fever, urticaria, and anaphylactic reactions. Find out why magnesium supplementation is essential for Lyme disease patients!
We will learn how to take an Epsom salts bath [magnesium sulfate], and how to make tasty kale chips. We will take home another plant for our herb garden.
WEEK THREE: MONDAY, JUNE 16, 5.30-7.30pm
This week we will learn some of the incredible benefits of eating seaweed regularly. Iodine is another mineral that many are sadly deficient in. Iodine deficiency is thought to be one of the reasons for so much breast cancer in this country. Seaweed is rich in iodine but also in protein, calcium, magnesium and a host of other minerals.
We will learn how to make SEA ZEST SEASONING and we will take home our third herb plant.
WEEK FOUR: MONDAY, JUNE 23, 5.30-7.30pm
Iron is an incredibly important mineral. Without it we could not manufacture hemoglobin or transport oxygen around our body, .It is thus important for an ample supply of energy, and for a strong immune system.
This week we will see which foods and herbs are rich in iron and how to incorporate them into our daily diet. We will make a delicious salad dressing which is itself mineral rich.
We will learn how to make YELLOW DOCK SYRUP and we will take home our fourth and final herb plant!