Tropical Herbs to Aide Digestion with herbalist Justine Hazelcorn, Saturday February 25th
Join us on Saturday February 25th to learn about the wide world of herbal digestive aids with South Florida native herbalist Justine Hazelcorn. Justine joined our farm team for the 2016 season and since then she has been traveling the country working on herb farms, studying & practicing herbalism and learning all she can about the magical practice of healing with herbs. Her journey started with a coveted season long internship at Herb Pharm in Oregon, followed by an apprenticeship at Flower Power (one of Manhattans oldest apothecaries), and then went on to graduate from the North East School of Botanical Medicine in 2019. Currently Justine is studying medicine as a pre-PA student which she hopes to later use in conjunction with her herbal teachings; bridging the gap between Western and herbal medicine. We are thrilled to have her back in Miami and back in our nursery space to share her wealth of knowledge with you all.
Many cultures have been using herbs to soothe or stimulate the digestive system for thousands of years, since its such a powerful, large and important part of our bodies. In the 1800s bitters were introduced to the world as a medicinal and digestive tonic before they became popular in cocktail making, as bitter herbs work in the body to stimulate the stomach, produce digestive enzymes and activate the pancreas. Alternatively, soothing herbs like calendula and marshmallow are used in tea preparations & elixirs to calm digestive fires and soothe the system when its under stress or experiencing trauma.
Join in our digestive herbalism class as we learn about the medicinal properties of some of our favorite tropical herbs and veggies like fennel, ginger, sage, ginger, peppermint and bitter plants like dandelion & bidens alba and how to use them for their stimulating or soothing effects in the body.
As a group we will be making a digestive bitter (alcohol free, made with apple cider vinegar) and a dry tea blend for digestive health made from plants we harvest from the garden. Participants will also get to take home a zine made by Justine with lots of info about the herbs we will be discussing, the recipes we make, and more!
To end the class we will share a light lunch of moringa & bidens alba pesto on pasta with farm vegetables.
What: Tropical Herbs to Aide Digestion with herbalist Justine Hazelcorn
When: Saturday February 25th, 1-3pm
Where: Little River Coop Nursery at AgriTrace Institute, 22305 sw 157th avenue in the Redland, FL 33170
Due to the small class sizes we do not offer refunds on workshops, however with advanced notice we can attempt to replace you and if we can successfully do so, a refund will be given.