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Preserving the Bounty/Body Care Recipes

Sunday, June 30, 10:00 am - 12:15 pm

  • 2 hr 15 min
  • 59 US dollars
  • 345 Short Road

Service Description

This experience is led by Katie Hopper, Founder and Chief Product Officer for GOODNESS Botanicals. Katie has devoted her career to working with plants and the people who desire to understand and celebrate these botanical allies. As product developer for GOODNESS Botanicals, she grows and harvests many medicinal plants highlighting the amazing power within each unique species. She shares her knowledge and skills with many audiences hoping to inspire current and future gardeners. She holds a Bachelors of Science and a Master’s of Science in Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture from the University of Washington and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Medicine Making from The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. This 3-part experience includes: 1. THE BOUNTY: DRYING AND STORAGE OF LAVENDER AND HERBS (10:00 - 10:45AM) So, you have a gorgeous bundle of hand cut lavender…what’s next? This portion of the class will discuss and demonstrate various methods for drying and preserving your lavender to capture the fragrance and color of that fresh cut bouquet. Our herbalist will share timeless techniques and favorite methods to keep your dried lavender at its most potent. These skills and methods are foundational for anyone wanting to grow and harvest their own culinary herbs and medicinal flowers. Students receive a fresh-cut bouquet of lavender. 2. MEET THE FARMER (11:00 - 11:20AM) Blue Mountain Lavender Farm's Owner, Jean-Paul, will share the cultural and historic journey of lavender and how the farm came to be. 3. LAVENDER ALCHEMY: LAVENDER IN SIMPLE PREPARATIONS FOR BODY CARE (11:30AM - 12:15PM) A staple of body care recipes for millennia, lavender has a long history of use in skin and body care. This portion of the class will demonstrate and explore how to prepare fragrant infused oils using whole, dried lavender buds. We will then include these fragrant oils in a beeswax based salve great for your everyday home first aid. Methods of preparation will be presented in both folk herbalist and scientific approaches to appeal to novice and practiced students. Students leave with a sample-size jar GOODNESS Botanicals Calendula Lavender Salve. Where: Under the shaded Pavilion Cost: $59 per person Open to 20 participants, (children 10+ may register). Please arrange childcare for your young children. Fee is non-refundable, except in the cases of extreme heat or other inclement weather.

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Contact Details

  • 345 Short Road, Touchet, WA, USA

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