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Local Medicine: Tinctures & Teas for Winter Health

  • private location RSVP for address El Sobrante, CA United States (map)

Local Medicine: Tinctures & Teas for Winter Health
with Maya Blow
Sunday, October 18, 1:00-4:00PM
private location, RSVP for address in El Sobrante
sliding scale $40-$70 plus $15 supply fee in cash on day of class


Along with re-learning vital skills such as growing and preserving food, it is also time to take health care back into our own hands. Everyone can learn basic preventative care and how to make a few natural remedies to care for themselves, their family and community. In this class you will learn to create "local medicine" from native, culinary and horticultural herbs right out of the garden! We'll learn about tinctures, decoctions , infusions and salves, how to make them, how to use them, and the benefits of each. Working with seasonally available herbs that will tonify the body as we head into the Winter season, each student will prepare a tincture, salve, and hand-blended tea to take home. You will also receive handouts herbal medicine making, a list of easily identifiable local plants which can be used for your health, and resources for further study.

Maya Blow is an herbalist and classical homeopath practicing in the East Bay Area. She studied herbal medicine at the California School of Herbal Studies and also completed four years of homeopathic medical school at the Institute of Classical Homoeopathy in San Francisco. Besides her passion for holistic and alternative medicine, Maya is an artist, mother of two, aspiring farmer, and avid crafter. She has been studying, practicing, and teaching art for two decades and continues to draw her inspiration from her love of nature. Some of her hobbies are gardening, animal husbandry, foraging for wild food, fermenting and canning, making herbal medicine, and dying with plants. She currently runs a handcrafted herbalism CSA from her urban farm in El Sobrante, where she lives with her husband and sons, goats, chickens, bees, and jersey milk cow.

Earlier Event: October 18
Lafayette Community Garden Harvest Fest
Later Event: October 18
Open Shamanic Journey Circle