Nic Weinstein of Oakland’s Homestead Apothecary will cover the essentials of preserving plant based medicines in this workshop. You will learn the basics of water based medicines, tinctures, vinegars and beyond. Plus Nic will discuss when to harvest, using dry plant versus fresh, and briefly explore historical preservation methods. Nic will also discuss the uses of a few key plants that are easily accessible to help get your medicine making practice started. Each student will go home with new skills to develop, as well as a tincture made in class. All materials will be provided!
In addition The Great Kosmic Kitchen will be crafting a magical lunch infused with herbal ingredients. You can look forward to a nourishing meal highlighted by seasonal wild edibles harvested from the area.
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Workshop Duration: 4 Hours
Teacher: Nicholas Weinstein, Homestead Apothecary
Nicholas Weinstein moved to Western Mass where he studied herbal medicine with Brittany Wood Nickerson and Dori Midnight after a decade of engaging with plants on his own. While there he started a Community Supported Medicine (CSM) program on an organic farm. In 2013 Nic moved back to Oakland CA to open Homestead Apothecary which offers a wide array of herbs, remedies and goods all made, collected or grown by mostly local folks who are passionate about their craft. He also created his own line of herbal medicine products including teas, smoking blends, zines, gem essence sprays and a tincture blend line, which incorporates gem essences that were made under the Harvest Moon.
The Great Kosmic Kitchen is inspired by medicinal herbs, wild foods and ancient preparations, Summer and Sarah of The Great Kosmic Kitchen showcase the art of incorporating these practices into the modern meal. As herbalists and cooks their meals seek to nourish and balance the body while bringing you closer to your own internal guide. They believe eating is an act of self-care and hope to empower you to nourish yourself in the most loving way.
Edition Local Community Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit fiscally sponsored by MarinLink.
FIELD to BODY: A Community Gathering is made possible by a grant from Marin Community Foundation’s New Ground Fund.