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Make + Take: Tinctures & Tonics (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop)
You can start building your own home apothecary by creating a basic herbal tincture that you can take home and use to treat symptoms of seasonal allergies and other ailments. We’ll discuss the specific energetics, origin, beneficial properties and uses of both nettle and dandelion. You will learn maceration techniques to create safe grain alcohol-based preparations with vodka and brandy. We’ll also discuss ways to incorporate tinctures and tonics into busy lifestyles.
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)