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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Manage Inflammation with Diet & Essential Oils Workshop

Registration required. Join plant medicine practitioner and chef Jennifer Capozzi, owner of Barlume Apothecary,  to explore how to alleviate pain and inflammation through whole foods that incorporate medicinal herbs and plant essences that can restore balance and healing. We’ll get hands on making Jen’s medicinal and flavorful version of Golden Milk, a coconut milk based beverage infused with medicinal roots and herbs, immune boosting mushrooms and essential oils. Everyone will get some to take home as well as Jen’s recipe including a profile of each ingredient; the herbs and essential oils, their flavor and and how they work together to address pain, inflammation + repairing the body.

We’ll be discuss inflammation and what it does in the body. Learn about pain pathways and nerve support how plant medicine can address inflammation and pain through simple changes in food selection and by incorporating medicinal herbs. Jen will blend a traditional Golden Milk Paste recipe with Ayurvedic Kashaya and her favorite adaptogenic and anodyne herbs and oils to help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, wick away uric + oxalic acid, while healing nerve endings and over time repairing pain pathways.

Come enjoy the afternoon and learn how to heal your body from the inside out!

Jennifer Capozzi is a private plant medicine practitioner, plant-based chef, herbalist, and owner of Barlume Apothecary. She is a member of the Philadelphia Women’s Culinary Guild, and is a Wisdom of the Earth Certified Medicinal Plant Essence Practitioner.

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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Fire Cider Workshop

Registration required. Fire Cider is a tonic that is traditionally made in the fall season, most notably used as a cold & flu preventative. It’s an old folk medicine, a digestive tonic, aiding in proper digestion and to promote circulation. This vinegar based infusion gets it’s name from it’s wild combination of ingredients that includes ginger, horseradish, jalapenos balanced with lemons, rosemary, turmeric and honey. This is a great time of year to gather the spicy roots, fruit and hardy herbs for this preparation so you can use them throughout the winter and spring. Makes a great gift too!

Everyone will get hands-on preparing the ingredients while our instructor, Jen Capozzi will discuss the simplicity and benefits of vinegar infusions and variations for your herbal medicine cabinet. She’ll discuss what herbs do in our bodies and what happens when they are paired with vinegar.

You’ll make 2 quarts of fire cider to take home as well as a list of benefits and medicinal properties of each ingredient how they effect on our bodies systems. We’ll touch on harvesting & provide notes on additional uses for your cider.

Jennifer Capozzi is a private plant medicine practitioner, plant-based chef, herbalist, and owner of Barlume Apothecary. She weaves together plant medicine; seasonal foods, medicinal herbs and essential oils into a daily self-care practice tailored to the unique needs of her clients to bring them to a place of healing and restoration. Currently Jen is on a cross-country journey visiting farms that sustain the earth and their communities, while also sharing her own journey from sickness to health to healer. She is a member of the Philadelphia Women’s Culinary Guild, and is a Wisdom of the Earth Certified Medicinal Plant Essence Practitioner.

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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Food as Medicine with Jen Capozzi of Barlume Apothecary

foodasmedicineJoin Jen Capozzi, owner of Barlume Apothecary, for a cooking workshop exploring the lost wisdom of how seasonal foods and native herbs can easily be integrated together to promote healing and wellness. Sip on a hot cup of restorative herbal tea, supporting your lymphatic system, while you watch and chat with Jen as she prepares a nourishing Ramen Bowl. We will be preparing a simple immune broth consisting of root herbs and the ever powerful nutritive mushrooms, into a beautiful umami ramen broth, as well as hand made gluten free, sweet potato + chestnut flour ramen noodles. This offering is crafted to support the immune system, to flush out toxins and relieve inflammation throughout the body, while highlighting the simple preparations of each herb in their fresh, dried or powdered state. Explore how food is truly medicine, by understanding how each nourishing ingredient works together in the body.  Discover the natural synergies that exist between the whole plant and the whole body in their limitless preparations.

As we transition into each new season, it is important that we support our body and spirit, especially as we are experiencing intense fluctuations in weather, striving to find balance in our ever changing climate. Our immune and body systems respond to not only our external, but internal elements, during these seasonal transitions – colds, sinus infections, inflammation, joint aches and pains are indicators of change, as well as causing us to slow down and to bring our awareness back to our bodies. Reminding us that we need a little support and extra nourishment as we move into each new season.

For the past ten years, Jennifer Capozzi has been studying herbal medicine and the effects of diet on the overall health of the body.  She began this mission in an effort to manage her Rheumatoid Arthritis. And she’s learned, through years of practice, to successfully use a vegetarian and gluten-free diet of seasonal whole foods, herbs and essential oils to repair and nourish her system. Now she teaches wellness workshops and crafts healthy, restorative prepared foods in her shop, Barlume Apothecary.

*All offerings for this workshop are gluten-free and vegetarian.

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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