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Make + Take: Herbal Electuary & Lozenges (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop)
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Seasonal changes can trigger uncomfortable allergies and lead to nasal and sinus congestion. Simple herbal remedies offer an effective way to help alleviate these symptoms. We will discuss medicinal herb profiles for chamomile, rosemary, meadow sweet, willow bark, peppermint, licorice, dandelion, marshmallow and elecampane and learn a process for preparing herbal lozenges! You’ll create an electuary of your own to take home with you, and you’ll also have the opportunity to sample other lozenges made in class.
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)