WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
February 15, 2020
1 PM - 3 PM
We are excited to partner with Common Market, Frederick, MD to offer a series of workshops this year. Come and learn about herbs and foods that marry medicine with nutrition. During this workshop, we will discuss and eat foods from the rainbow and explain the unique phytochemistry for classes of foods and herbs that are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and more. We will touch on growing techniques as well as wild harvesting/foraging tips.
COOKING FOR IMMUNITY
February 29, 2020
9 AM - 4 PM
We are excited to be offering a workshop again this year at Rooting DC. We will be presenting a workshop at 9:45 AM on Cooking for Immunity. Come and taste some yummy mushrooms and learn about building your immunity! We will have a table all day so please stop by.
March 14, 2020
10 AM - 12 PM
Participants will learn how to use medicinal mushrooms. We will explore the unique phytochemistry of mushrooms and discover what makes them a superior food for your health specifically immune support and longevity. Students will understand specific uses for each mushroom; for example when supporting the immune system, use turkey tail during chemo while reishi should be used during times of stress. Hands on experience preparing fresh/dried mushrooms for use as medicine or food will cap off the class.
April 18, 2020
1 PM - 3 PM
Do you have a liniment here, maybe a salve or infused oil there? Have you started a home apothecary but need help building it out? Maybe it is time to get your home apothecary in order. Come and learn how to build your home apothecary so it can be useful and effective for maintaining your family’s health. From the garden to the shelf, this fun workshop will get your creative juices flowing as we talk about growing medicinal herbs, demonstrate ways to use dried herbs and teach you how to create simple salves, oils, liniments, teas and tinctures. For those who don’t have much of a green thumb, we will talk about safely purchasing organic, unadulterated herbs and gathering wild plants.
Students will leave with a list of “must haves” and “nice to haves” so they can finish their own apothecary with confidence.
HOW TO GROW, FIND, AND USE HERBS: WILD-CRAFTING AND CULTIVATING HERBS WORKSHOP
June 13, 2020
1 PM - 4 PM
Join us for an immersive experience at historic Edgegrove Farm in Purcellville, VA. Students will be guided on a tour of Nadarra Leigh’s Apothecary Garden and also taken on an exploratory plant walk around the farm to discover native medicinal plants. During the plant walks, students will learn how to identify, properly harvest, and use the herbs in their own home. Students will leave with a wild or cultivated medicinal plant of their own.
August 8, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us at the Red Wiggler Farm and learn how to use your culinary skills to whip up some nutritious foods right from your garden or CSA. We will explore the best ways to prepare, preserve and consume herbs, spices and vegetables to gain the most nutritional and medicinal benefits.