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June 14, 2021 | , ,

SWWAG Workshop: Harvesting and Post-Harvest Processing

We will explore the garden, identifying what stage to harvest different crops, go over proper harvest methods, post-harvest handling, and storage. By following these processes, you will ensure the highest quality produce with the longest shelf life. Skill level: Beginner Workshop leader: Carly Jade Freedman Location: The Garden at CHOP Karabots Pediatric Care Center, 4865 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. The garden is located at the back of the parking lot behind the building. The parking lot is accessible from 48th Street.

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June 17, 2021 | , ,

Summer Tree ID

Join master gardener Merissa MacDonald for a walk through the botanical gardens to observe and identify some special trees. Learn how to effectively utilize the Penn State Extension’s Summer Key for PA Trees along with the historical, cultural, medicinal, and horticultural uses of identified trees. FREE! Registration is required for either in-person or online (Zoom) attendance.

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June 26, 2021 | , , , , , , , , ,

Urban Medicine Cabinet: Lotion Bars

Think of a lotion bar as a lip balm for the body! Shaped like a bar of soap, it’s perfect for those really rough patches like knees, elbows, and feet. Learn how to use natural ingredients to create these fun and unique moisture delivery systems.   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,…

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Urban Medicine Cabinet: Herbal Honeys

Honey is an amazing wound healer. It keeps abrasions and burns moist, prevents infections, stimulates tissue regeneration … and tastes delicious! Learn how to combine this powerhouse with herbs for health and well-being.   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. Nyambi has lead national discussions…

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July 31, 2021 | , , , , , , , , ,

Urban Medicine Cabinet: Herbal Exfoliation

Exfoliating your skin is more important than you may think! As you age, cell regeneration slows down and old skin cells pile up, creating a dull and dry appearance. Stimulate healthy new skin cells using nutrient-rich fresh ingredients from the garden.   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…

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August 21, 2021 | , , , , , , , , ,

Urban Medicine Cabinet: Herbal Glycerites & Multivitamins

Herbs can be a valuable source of nutrition for children, and herbal glycerites are a nice alternative to alcohol based tinctures. Using nutritious herbs in liquid form is a great way to reap their benefits. Learn how to make a liquid multi-vitamin blend for children!   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,…

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August 28, 2021 | , , , , , , , , ,

Urban Medicine Cabinet: Facial Scrubs & Masks

Our skin is designed to naturally exfoliate but often due to diet, stress, and age, the process can slow down and be disrupted, causing a dull appearance. Be a Plant Based Cutie and learn how to use your garden for glowing, rejuvenated skin.   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…

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September 4, 2021 | , , , , , , , , ,

Urban Medicine Cabinet: Violet Infused Oil & Salve

Infused oils are great to use alone or can be used to create other herbal preparations like salves, balms, creams, and lotions. Learn which herbs and oils are well-suited to infuse with a focus on creating a cooling moisturizing violet salve.   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…

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September 18, 2021 | , , , , , , , , ,

Urban Medicine Cabinet: Healing The Gut

Over 100 trillion micro-organisms call the GI tract home. Prebiotics are living microorganisms that have a beneficial effect on intestinal health. Learn to create nutritional compounds that promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.   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. Nyambi has lead national…

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