Wreath Making Workshop

Registration Required. Learn to build and decorate a beautiful holiday wreath from scratch!  We supply a 12 inch reusable metal frame, various greens and decorations like pine cones and ornaments, and will have a supply of dried and high quality artificial flowers to select from. Everyone will make their own wreath to take home or give as a gift!

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Bitters Workshop

Registration Required. Learn how to make your own medicinal bitters at home with common plants like angelica and burdock. Instructor Kelly McCarthy of Attic Apothecary will teach us about the medicinal properties of local and abundant herbs and the history of bitters. You’ll get guidelines for creating great tasting cocktail bitters, sip on a seltzer and bitters while we get hands-on making our own tincture to take home. Long used as a digestive and overall health tonic, bitters are said to help stabilize blood sugar, normalize high cholesterol, and alleviate headaches and tension.

Kelly McCarthy is a west Philly based clinical herbalist, medicine maker, and educator with a decade of experience to draw from. She enjoys teaching people about common plants and how to use them in cheap and effective ways without a lot of fancy equipment.

All materials provided. Everyone gets an 8 ounce jar of bitters to take home.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Succulent Container Design Workshop

Registration Required. Make your own succulent container with one of Greensgrow’s resident master gardener and horticulturists, Donna Zagrapan. At this DIY workshop, you’ll learn about what succulents are, how to select the right varieties, and get design tips for a beautiful indoor container. Everyone will create their own container to take home as Donna discusses best practices for succulent care and maintenance; soil, sun requirements, grooming, watering, propagation for healthy plants.

The workshop takes place during our popular Twilight Market, all are welcome to join us for food, drinks & live music. Plants, containers and supplies are included. Your container will make a great table centerpiece or green addition to your bed or bath décor, or even to give as the perfect homemade gift.

Donna Zagrapan is a seasoned master gardener and horticulturalist who has worked with Penn State Master Gardeners.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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DIY Natural Skin Care with Barefoot Botanicals

Registration Required. Learn to make your own natural lotions and masks from scratch. Join Linda Shanahan from Barefoot Botanicals as she shares simple, inexpensive and easy techniques for making spa-quality creams and lotions with only herbs, herbal waters and organic oils. Tired of being unable to understand the ingredients label on store-bought skincare products? Put in what you want and leave out what you don’t! We’ll be using herbs from Barefoot Botanicals’ farm and other natural ingredients like olive oil, and beeswax. Everyone will leave with a one-to-two ounce glass container of fresh calendula lotion and a bag of a personalized blend of mask powder.

Linda Shanahan and her husband Eric Vander Hyde operate Barefoot Botanicals, an organic farm in Doylestown, PA specializing in the production of fresh and dried medicinal and culinary herbs, aromatic plant distillations and herbal cocktail syrups. Linda has been studying and using medicinal plants for nearly two decades and feels lucky that she has figured out a way to spend most of her time growing, processing and making useful products with them.  She believes that plants can provide a connection through which we can heal our fractured relationship with our beautiful planet.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Flower Pressing Workshop

Registration Required. Make your own pressed flowers and simple reusable press with Martha O’Neill, from Tooth of the Lion Farm & Apothecary. This is a nice way to preserve memories from your garden or foraging for journals, greeting cards, artifacts or gifts. We’ll learn basic how to’s and get hands-on making a press and your first greeting card to take home. Flowers and supplies are included and participants are encouraged to bring their own flowers and leaves too.

Martha O’Neill is a farmer, herbalist, and naturalist. She grows most of the plants she makes into pressings and enjoys them as field notes, preserving memories of the natural world. Martha is inspired by antique mounted flower pressings that are both art and a fun and simple craft that anyone can enjoy. You know her Flowers | Squished from the Greensgrow Farms Holiday Bazaar.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Medicine Making Series

tinctures and salve

This is a two part series on March 24 & April 21. Attendance is required for both dates.

Herbal salves and tinctures can be used for a variety of things; learn how to relieve stress or a bug bite at our two part series. Participants will get hands on step-by-step experience making an herbal (alcohol based) tincture, and an infused oil, and use our oil to make a salve. We’ll troubleshoot some common issues that come up when practicing the art of medicine making and talk about the uses of tinctures. Everyone will go home with the tincture and a salve that we make together.

Participants can (but don’t have to) bring a 4–6 oz glass jar with a lid. All materials will be provided.

Kelly McCarthy of Attic Apothecary, is a west Philly based clinical herbalist, medicine maker, and educator with a decade of experience to draw from. She enjoys teaching people about common plants and how to use them in cheap and effective ways without a lot of fancy equipment.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Healing Herbal Tea Workshop

Herbal tea

Registration Required. This workshop is at Greensgrow West.

Learn about the traditional healing properties of herbal teas! Get out of your winter blahs and find out what you can do with all of those lovely herbs that are coming our way this season. Our instructor, Nicole Boice of Oma Herbal Teas will give you a brief history of herbal teas, demonstrate proper brewing and steeping techniques to get the most nutrition and medicinal benefit out of a cup of tea, and discuss the traditional medicinal properties of 5 different herbs.

You’ll get hands-on mixing your own custom tea blends to take home along with a handout that highlights terms discussed in the class. Greensgrow will have herb starts for sale for those interested in growing their own.

Nicole Boice is the owner of Oma Herbal Teas, a small herb farm in Schwenksville, PA. She grows, dries and packages herbs for unique tea blends and tinctures. She discovered herbs and their restorative properties through her time spent working as a vegetable farmer.  For years she explored and experimented with medicinal herbs–studying them, foraging them, growing them and tasting them to experience their effects and flavors. In 2015, she started Oma. She is passionate about sharing her extensive knowledge and carefully grown and mixed herbal blends with the local community.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Medicine Making Series

tinctures and salve

This is a two part series on March 24 & April 21. Attendance is required for both dates.

Herbal salves and tinctures can be used for a variety of things; learn how to relieve stress or a bug bite at our two part series. Participants will get hands on step-by-step experience making an herbal (alcohol based) tincture, and an infused oil, and use our oil to make a salve. We’ll troubleshoot some common issues that come up when practicing the art of medicine making and talk about the uses of tinctures. Everyone will go home with the tincture and a salve that we make together.

Participants can (but don’t have to) bring a 4–6 oz glass jar with a lid. All materials will be provided.

Kelly McCarthy of Attic Apothecary, is a west Philly based clinical herbalist, medicine maker, and educator with a decade of experience to draw from. She enjoys teaching people about common plants and how to use them in cheap and effective ways without a lot of fancy equipment.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Wreath Making Workshop

SOLD OUT. Learn to make beautiful holiday wreaths. Everyone will make and decorate a fragrant wreath to take home. We supply the frames, various greens and decorations like pods, pine cones, bows and ornaments. Fee includes your wreath frame, wire, greens, and decorations.

This workshop takes place at Greensgrow Farms. There is one more at more at:
Greensgrow West: December 6 • 6–8pm • Register

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Wreath Making Workshop

Registration Required. Learn to make beautiful holiday wreaths. Everyone will make and decorate a fragrant wreath to take home. We supply the frames, various greens and decorations like pods, pine cones, bows and ornaments. Fee includes your wreath frame, wire, greens, and decorations.

This workshop takes place at Greensgrow West. There is another if this one is sold out or is not a good day for you!
Greensgrow Farms: December 7 • 6–8pm • Register

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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