SPICE RACK MEDICINE
Winter Class Series

2017 Registration is Open!

 

Topics Include:
 

  • Medicinal Uses of the Culinary Herbs
     
  • Food & Herbal Energetics
     
  • Harmonizing with the Seasons
     
  • Food as Medicine
     
  • Herbal "Deep Immune" Tonics
     
  • Remineralizing
     
  • Medicine-Making, and more....

 

 


This 3 class series will cover all the elements of Kitchen Medicine- demystifying herbalism and bringing it back into the home. 

We'll explore the amazing medicinal uses of the culinary herbs and ways to capture their properties for medicine, both in herbal preparations and in our food.  Among the most ancient of plants included in humans' diets, these plants are still much-loved and utilized in modern herbalism today.

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We will also delve deeply into the subject of "food as medicine".  Deep immunity-true health that comes from the core- is best built through nourishing foods and the tonic herbs.  We'll learn how to eat right for our personal constitutions, understand the energetics of different foods, use the tonic herbs daily in the kitchen, and how to get the most nutritionally from the foods we eat.   

Here in New England, food is inexplicably tied to the seasons.  Special care will be given to teaching the importance of eating with the seasons, and the subtle art of using seasonally appropriate foods to attune ourselves with the greater seasonal influences occurring all around us.  This allows us to tap into the rich gifts each season has to offer.

There will also, of course, be plenty of medicine-making and cooking as well!

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Class meets 1 Sunday/month, January-March (10am-4pm):
January 15th
February 12th
March 12th

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Held at Blue Dragon Apothecary
158 Main St, Suite 10
Greenfield, MA

 

 


Details:
Class is sliding scale $180-$225.  Class size is limited and a deposit (non-refundable, $60-$75, depending on where you are paying on the scale) will hold your place in class, and counts as payment for the first month of class.  Subsequent payments of sliding scale $60-$75 may be made in class or mailed.  Or you may choose to pay in full.  Course tuition includes a course packet and plant material for medicine-making. Limited worktrade available (NOTE: Worktrade is currently full).

  More details and register here!


I’m loving the brain food I absorbed from last Sunday’s class—I made a Butternut Brain Boost ferment the other day with Butternut Squash, garlic, onions, daikon and lots of Rosemary...inspired by the medicinal qualities of rosemary : ) Looking forward to next class.
— T.R.- Spice Rack Medicine, 2015
I honestly wasn’t sure this class would be interesting to me, because I do cook with a lot of spices and sometimes grow weary of the generalized “this is how to cook your foods correctly” diatribe some instructors give. But you are a great teacher! This class was perfect; it was much more about delving into the stories of the spices and herbs, and learning about them in a broader context of health, healing, cooking, nourishment, and tradition. I was super excited for class each week and never looked at the clock. You have an awesome ability to share a huge amount of info in a way that is easy and fun for me to remember and learn. My relationship with these herbs and spices grew so much that it doesn’t feel like a chore to cook more with them, but a delight! I love remembering some little parts of their story as I cook. They are so friendly to me now!
— Spice Rack Medicine, 2015