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October 2, 2021 | , , ,

Know Your Self, Heal Thy Self: The Journey (SWWAG Workshop)

Our bodies have a unique way of communicating with us. It starts with one pain, which comes from a deeper underlying issue that has to be identified, warning us before our health challenge develops, telling us when something is wrong internally. Western medicine covers up the illness. Herbs heal. Through this powerful, eye-opening workshop you will learn the secret knowledge of healing remedies using flowers, roots, leaves, powders, barks, and essential oils to heal yourself — then you can be…

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October 9, 2021 | , , ,

Fruit Growing for your Home Garden (SWWAG Workshop)

Learn about the different types of perennial fruit crops that can be grown in your home garden. In this workshop you will learn about requirements for soil, sunlight, and space, and consider what types of perennial plants would work well in your space and in this climate. Led by Phil Forsyth and Alkebu-Lan Marcus Level: BEGINNER Registration is required (FREE)

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October 16, 2021 | , , ,

Food Fermentation & Preservation (SWWAG Workshop)

Make kimchi or sauerkraut to ferment at home and learn about all the ways to preserve the harvest for the winter! Class will be held in the pavilion at the back of the parking lot accessible from 48th street. Masks and social distancing required. Led by Carly Jade Freedman Level: BEGINNER Registration is required (FREE)

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October 23, 2021 | , , ,

Compost Tea & Biochar (SWWAG Workshop)

Learn about the making and use of biochar and compost tea to improve garden and orchard soils. In this workshop we’ll be going over the history, usage, properties and how they improve the life of the soil. We’ll have live demonstrations of making biochar and brewing compost tea and talk about their application. Led by Alkebu-Lan Marcus and Corrie Spellman-Lopez Level: BEGINNER to INTERMEDIATE Registration is required (FREE)

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October 30, 2021 | , , , , , , , , ,

Urban Medicine Cabinet: Muscle Relief Ointment

Learn how to use food as medicine like our Ancestors did with this plant-powered Warming Ginger Muscle Relief Ointment. This soft herbal ointment works wonderfully for all types of muscle aches, pains, arthritis, bruises, and even nerve pain!   About the instructor, Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals: A Medicinal Herb Farmer and Herbalist for over 15 years has taught Urban Health Courses and Agroecology Workshops at national institutes of learning including  Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania and LaSalle University. Ms.…

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November 3, 2021 | , , ,

Prepare Your Winter Garden (SWWAG Workshop)

It is almost time to put your garden to bed. Come learn the best ways to get your garden ready for a restful winter sleep, including cover crops, overwintering greens, and more. Led by Ty Holmberg and high school interns Level: BEGINNER Registration is required (FREE)

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November 13, 2021 | , , , , , , , , ,

Urban Medicine Cabinet: Elderberry Syrup

This herbal syrup can help with cold and flu symptoms including irritation, coughs, and itchy throats. This remedy is high in vitamin C and offers an effective way to help alleviate these symptoms and support a healthy immune system.   About the instructor, Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals: A Medicinal Herb Farmer and Herbalist for over 15 years has taught Urban Health Courses and Agroecology Workshops at national institutes of learning including  Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania and LaSalle University.…

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November 20, 2021 | , , , , , , , , ,

Urban Medicine Cabinet: Herbal Bath Bombs

Despite the name, bath bombs can be relaxing, detoxifying, help relieve inflammation, relieve itching and soothe skin! Explore using natural plant-based colorants, aromatic essential oils, and simple ingredients from your pantry to create a variety of self-care soaking aids.   About the instructor, Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals: A Medicinal Herb Farmer and Herbalist for over 15 years has taught Urban Health Courses and Agroecology Workshops at national institutes of learning including  Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania and LaSalle University.…

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