Do you love honey? Did you know it has medicinal qualities? Well, it does! This presentation is designed to introduce the audience to a wide variety of plants that may be infused into honey that are known for their historical uses as treatments for colds and flu. This is a very popular presentation and includes a variety of herbal infused honey for sampling!
This class teaches about the common weeds that grow around us and their traditional uses in the herbal apothecary. You may be surprised when you find out what those little green power houses growing under foot contain! I present the plants in a variety of ways to offer you a multi-sensory learning experience. Of course we'll sample a blended tea and you will have the opportunity to purchase herbal items at the conclusion of the presentation.
Would you like to improve your children's health or perhaps your health? Did you know there are many herbal allies that kids (and fussy adults) actually like that are known to be very nutritious and tasty, too? Well there are! In this talk we will learn about safe and nutritious herbal allies and how to serve them up to benefit children of all ages. Samples of a nutritious tea and a treat will be available for participants to enjoy.
Herbal presentations last up to 1 hour. After the talk, I answer questions and invite the listeners to try samples of herbal creations that pertain to the information presented during the talk. I also bring many of my single batch herbal products for purchase and offer a 10% discount to participants.
If you want to schedule or a group presentation away from my home base, a fee for my expenses and travel can be determined at the time of booking. If you are bringing your group to me, I accept classes of 8 to 12 persons and charge $15 per person.
If you would like a kid friendly class, call me to discuss what your goals for the children are and I will customize a class to meet your learning goals based on the children's ages. Children aged 5 to 12 years are $10 each.
If you would like to know how to identify many useful 'weeds' in your area or backyard and how they were traditionally used in home apothecaries, (rather than fighting with them and spraying them with poison), this may be something you would enjoy!
Small groups may schedule a plant walk and herbal tea sampling at our location in Kings Mountain, NC. Call or email me to schedule your visit. Of course, spring, summer and fall are the best times to schedule a plant walk.
Just let me know when you'd like to come visit and I'll put a kettle of seasonal tea on to brew!
Plant Walks at the property in Kings Mountain require participants come prepared for outside walks with boots or closed toe shoes (it's a mini-farm so please, no sandals or heels).
Please wear light colors and NO perfumes, hair dressings, or laundry additives during Bee season (March - November) We have a small apiary on the property and bees are attracted to scents so they may check you out as a food source if you are scented.
The talks with walk generally last 60 to 90 minutes depending on the group and level of interaction and questions. A specialty herbal tea will be available for those who want to sample it and I always have a variety of herbal infused wild flower honey on hand to add!