Introduction to herbalism and tropical medicinal plants with Gabi and Katia of Mother Earth Miami
Join Little River Cooperative and farmers & herbalists Katia Bechara and Gabriela Serra of Mother Earth Miami herb farm for an introduction to medicinal plants and herbalism workshop. Gabi and Katia tend a 2,500 square foot plot at the Little River Coop Farm in North Miami that they have packed full of tropical medicinal flowers, roots and herbs and want to share their bounty and knowledge with you. The workshop will include an introduction to all the different ways to use plants as medicine (infusions, decoctions, tinctures, poultices, powders, etc.) and a farm tour with overview of the most common medicinal plants found in subtropical Miami. Use your newfound knowledge about the different beneficial uses of plants to harvest fresh plant material from the farm to make an oil infusion and a number of tinctures for you to take home as a start to your own herbal apothecary. Then watch a demonstration as Gabriela makes a salve with calendula infused oil and local beeswax, so you can try your hand at solid salves at home. Finish off the day of learning at the farm sitting around our lakeside fire pit sipping a glass of herbal tea you've harvested yourself while reflecting on your new knowledge set and setting intentions for future healing and exploration. Each participant will go home with a printed handout to use as reference material, 2 jars of infused oil, 4 jars of tincture, a small pot of homemade salve, and a newfound skill set you can use to continue learning and making tinctures at home!
This workshop is designed for beginners who are interested in starting to learn about the basics of medicinal plants. While there are many books and online resources about making tinctures and using plants as medicine South Florida is a unique subtropical growing environment with many native or cultivated plants available that don't grow in most other areas of the country, and we think its important to focus on learning about plant species from your area instead of relying on purchased materials grown elsewhere. Tour the farm and learn about all the culinary herbs, medicinal plants, and weeds we can grow here for our benefit and health.
What: Introduction to Herbalism & Tropical Medicinal Plants Workshop
When: Choose from two dates:
Saturday March 31st, 4 - 8pm
Saturday April 7th, 4 - 8pm
Where: Little River Coop Farm, in Biscayne Gardens/ North Miami
(we will send you the address before the workshop)
Due to limited capacity we do not offer refunds for workshops. If you need to cancel let us know ahead of time and we will offer your spot to someone on the waitlist. Only if we can replace you can we offer a full refund.