May 20, Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Spend a day with herbal experts and learn how plants can be used for medicine, aroma, and refreshment.
10:30 am–12 pm, Intro to Herbal Medicine
Are you interested in bringing the natural benefits of herbs and herbal remedies into your life? Discover the differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy, the three major branches of herbalism, and the fascinating history of herbal medicine. Learn how to choose and store herbs, how to properly take herbal medicines, and how to make and use several common herbal remedies.
Karine Gordineer | 174WEL130A
12–12:45 pm, Lunch
12:45–2:15 pm, Growing A Herbal Garden
No more shopping at the market for basil and thyme! Learn how to create your own aromatic mini-garden with fresh herbs that you can enjoy year-round. Whether you're growing indoors or outdoors, learn which herbs are easiest to maintain, most beneficial in use, and most popular in the gardening world.
Nick Storrs | 174WEL130B
2:30–4:30 pm, Herbal Infusions and Decoctions
Imbibing herbal drinks like Red Clover Infusion or Astragalus Decoction is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to reap the health benefits from herbs. Learn how to make simple teas, decoctions, and nourishing herbal infusions for general wellness and relief of specific health concerns in this hands-on workshop. Discover top tips regarding which drinks are best suited for which health goals. Take the recipes home and share with your family and friends!
Xenia D'Ambrosi | 174WEL130C