Join us for a tea-making workshop at Awbury’s Cope House! We’ll explore the best preparation methods for infusing or decocting local healing herbs from our landscape whether fruit, flower, leaf, seed, bark, or root. Some sample preparations will include burdock, marshmallow, hawthorn, linden, nettle, elder. We’ll discuss methods for drying and preserving herbs and mushrooms, sip and savor preparations together, and make simple formulations to support seasonal wellness. Participants will leave with their own custom tea blend from a sampling of the herbs discussed.
Alyssa Schimmel is a community herbalist and gardener with a clinical practice in Philadelphia. She currently works as a co-farm manager of Cloud 9, a rooftop gardening nonprofit, that plants medicinal gardens on rooftop sites. The flagship location at Guild House West, a senior resident facility, provides fresh herbs and herbal preparations to seniors. She also serves as the Education Director for The Philadelphia Orchard Project and is working to expand orchard education in Philadelphia schools. Her classes are community-oriented, rich in story, immersive, and engaging, providing many points of entry for connecting with the spirit of plants for health and wellness.
The cost is $15.00 per person
Date: January 24, 2018 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Location: Francis Cope House, Awbury Arboretum | 1 Awbury Rd., Philadelphia
Event website: awbury.org