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Bitters Make It Better - 51271

The taste of bitter is often overshadowed by its more popular cousins, sweet and salty. But the bitter flavor is essential to good digestion and overall well-being. How can something bitter be good for you? Go beyond hops and coffee in this fascinating exploration of all things bitter. We will visit a range of bitter herbs, from mild to intense, and learn how to work them into beverages and foods. Then we will experiment with making our own bitters to help support wellness at home. Leave with recipes and a deeper understanding of the balance of bitters.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
51271-201
Bitters Make It Better
08/26/2017 -08/26/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sa
Herb Center
18-99
$45.00/$45.00

Experiencing the Sensory Garden - 51274

Class meets at Geroux Herb Garden, 200 S Hamilton Rd. Come explore the changing seasons as we venture outdoors to explore the herb garden with all of our senses through games and crafts. This class is suited for ages 3-8 and all abilities. Come dressed in clothes suited for the weather, and that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
51274-203
Experiencing the Sensory Garden
08/19/2017 -08/19/2017
10:00 am -11:00 am
Sa
Geroux Herb Garden
$5.00/$7.00
51274-301
Experiencing the Sensory Garden
09/30/2017 -09/30/2017
10:00 am -11:00 am
Sa
Geroux Herb Garden
$5.00/$7.00

Capturing Flavor: The Art and Science of Infusions - 52251

Join us as we explore the basic technique of infusion. This simple method captures deep flavors and potent herbal constituents, and opens the door to a wider world of culinary and herbal practice. We will work with the three basic types of infusion, taste some samples, and learn recipes that can be applied at home.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
52251-301
Capturing Flavor: The Art and Science of Infusions
09/09/2017 -09/09/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sa
Herb Center
16-99
$20.00/$25.00

Wild Herb Walks - 52271

Beneficial herbs and plants are all around us, and often overlooked as simply “weeds.” Join us on a walk in and around the Parks of Gahanna. Take home the knowledge of what you may be able to discover growing in your back yard! Come in comfortable shoes and be prepared to venture on foot. We will also discuss proper wild-crafting etiquette. Pre-registration by Friday noon is required. Meet at the entrance signboards at each park.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
52271-203
Wild Herb Walks
08/19/2017 -08/19/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sa
Friendship Park
$5.00/$7.00
52271-301
Wild Herb Walks
09/30/2017 -09/30/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sa
Woodside Green Park
$5.00/$7.00

The Art of Formulation - 52283

Crafting an herbal formula can be a complicated part of learning herbal medicine. In this class we will dissect the components of classic formulas, define conditions of when to use simple versus compound formulas and discuss the various techniques involved in making formulas. We will practice crafting our own tea combinations and try them out in class. This is an intermediate class and students should have a materia medica of at least 8-10 herbs.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
52283-301
The Art of Formulation
11/11/2017 -11/11/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sa
Herb Center
18-99
$40.00/$45.00

Fundamentals of Home Herbalism - 52284

Cultivate the joy that herbalism can bring in to your life and the lives of those you love as we gather knowledge, confidence, and inspiration for holistic living.

This six-week intensive course is designed to educate herb lovers on how to use healing herbs in support of your vitality and wellness, while giving you the tools necessary to bring herbalism into your home in a safe, fun and inspiring way. Participants receive over 30 hours of professionally instructed sessions as well as substantiated herbal course materials, trustworthy resources, and simple recipes to practice at home.

Part I Class Lecture:
On two Saturdays each month, Class will present an in-depth exploration of body systems, understanding how herbs work, and methods for creating an herbal wellness strategy.

Dates: September 23, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, and December 2
Time: 10am-2pm

Part II Technique:
One Wednesday evening each month will be dedicated to learning practical applications of traditional herbal preparations.

Dates: September 27, October 25, & November 29
Times: 6:30-8pm

Reviews from the 2016 Class
"I thought Erika and Brooke's teamwork really made this class fun, intriguing and logical. Going over the anatomy was also amazing and all the resources provided really helps in trying to learn herbalism. Well worth the investment."

"A wonderful class that has changed my world. Thanks!"

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
52284-301
Fundamentals of Home Herbalism
09/23/2017 -12/02/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sa
Herb Center
18-99
$570.00/$595.00

Aromatherapy Foundations Class - 52292

Come to a relaxed, informative class about essential oils. Learn safety, dilutions, applications, and recipes. We will discuss how to research any essential oil you may have or buy, and how to use them in a safe, effective manner. Lavender and Sweet Orange essential oils will be studied and you will use these oils to make your own blend to take home. Manual and blending materials will be supplied. This class is required if you want to continue your essential oil studies with Deborah.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
52292-301
Aromatherapy Foundations Class
10/14/2017 -10/14/2017
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Sa
Herb Center
18-99
$25.00/$30.00

Beeswax - 52293

Learn how to make two aromatic body care products using beeswax as a thickener. Discover the following ingredients: Beeswax, Jojoba wax, Calendula herbal oil, along with distilled Lime, Tea Tree, and Palmarosa essential oils. Participants will become familiar with beeswax ratios and using a scale for weighing carriers, plus blend in the essential oils to make their own aromatic products. Make a citrus lip balm and a wound salve. Manual and blending supplies provided. Must have completed the Aromatherapy Foundations Class or have experience with essential oils.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
52293-301
Beeswax
10/14/2017 -10/14/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sa
Herb Center
18-99
$30.00/$35.00

The Legend of Four Thieves - 52302

There are many benefits to switching to natural cleaners: reducing the number of products needed to clean, creating your own scents, using less packaging, saving time and money. Leave with an understanding of the 6 key ingredients to making any type of household cleaner, including laundry detergent. Join us as we introduce these chemical free ingredients and teach the techniques used to clean your house naturally.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
52302-301
The Legend of Four Thieves
09/16/2017 -09/16/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sa
Herb Center
16-99
$25.00/$30.00

Sacred Smoke: An Exploration of Incense - 52315

Incense has been used for millennia in sacred rituals, for healing, to purify the air, set a mood, and to simply enjoy the luxurious aromas captured in the smoke. In this class, we will learn the basic types of incense and how to make them. Take home recipes, and a sample of a simple incense we make in class.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
52315-301
Sacred Smoke: An Exploration of Incense
10/28/2017 -10/28/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sa
Herb Center
$25.00/$30.00

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