Learn how to use food as medicine like our ancestors did and create a plant-powered warming ginger muscle relief ointment to take home with you. This soft herbal ointment works wonderfully for all types of muscle aches, pains, arthritis, bruises and even nerve pain! We will discuss topical uses of ginger, cayenne and turmeric and learn plant specific energetics, origin, beneficial properties. You’ll learn two herbal infusion methods to create oils of herbs, use a “makeshift double boiler” method to melt butter, waxes and oils and learn the “ice bath” method for cooling oil mixtures. Start building your own home apothecary today!
This event will take place in a space that is accessible via wheelchair. ADA accessible bathrooms will be available nearby, as well. We’re happy to make accommodations for guests with mobility limitations. Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our paths should be used at your own discretion. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out ahead of the event.
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 of food sovereignty and social justice initiatives. Her career is characterized by her passion for reconnecting others to the earth as a sustainable source of health and healing.
She manages an acre organic fruit orchard and medicinal herb farm in North Philadelphia at the Lighthouse Field. There she offers various levels of gardening classes, health & wellness workshops and wild foraging.
She is also the Artisan of Nyambi Naturals LLC., an herbal inspired bath & body care company located in Philadelphia. Creams, soaps, butters and soaking tea blends are prepared in small handmade batches (non-animal tested) with a select variety of herbs and botanicals including calendula, rosemary and mints grown organically at the farm.
Nyambi continues to teach Urban Health Courses, Agroecology Workshops and Cooperative Development Classes both local and Nationally and maintains affiliation with Penn State Extension, Soil Generation and Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance.
$20 General Admission / $15 BG Members / $2 Southwest Philly Residents or ACCESS Card Holders (click here to determine eligibility)