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Building Your Home Apothecary (2019)

People looking over seeds in a greenhouse

March 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bartram’s Garden
5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, 19143 United States

$800

Building Your Home Apothecary: an 8 month intro to herbalism course with clinical herbalist Kelly McCarthy and gardener herbalist Mandy Katz

This course will be taught through the lens of herbalism as a tool for social justice, empowerment, and liberation

All applications are received & reviewed by Attic Apothecary; accepted applicants will be contacted with further information. Applications due Jan. 31!

March – October 2019
one Sunday a month, 9am – 2:30pm // one Wednesday a month, 6:30 – 8:30pm

GROWING HERBS – we will plant and tend an apothecary garden through a full growing season

USING HERBS – medicinal actions, usage, dosages of 24 plants will be covered in depth with plenty of dabbling in other plants

MAKING MEDICINE – using plants from our garden, we will learn simple methods for making tincture, tea, infused oil, and salve. Everyone will go home with a share of medicine we grow and make together. Some medicine will go towards community projects to be decided by the students.

BODY SYSTEMS – overview of digestive, immune, nervous, respiratory, generative, urinary, and musculoskeletal systems, and which herbs can support these systems

HERBALISM IN CONTEXT – small group discussions of herbalism in a community context, today and historically.

Applications for this year’s session have closed. 

If you have questions, email Attic Apothecary or visit their website.

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the North Mile to 56th Street and beyond.

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.