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New MAKE + TAKE Series: Urban Medicine Cabinet

As we segue into cooler months, our minds may turn to thoughts of sniffles, coughs, and sore throats galore. Winter does tend to be the time when many of us finally succumb to whatever bug we’d evaded the rest of the year.

It all seems so inevitable. But it doesn’t have to be! You have the power to create your own preventatives and remedies, and to that end we’re thrilled to present our Urban Medicine Cabinet Make + Take series at the Garden! Click below for more information and registration:

11/3/2019 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Learn how to use food as medicine like our Ancestors did with this plant-powered balm. This soft herbal ointment works wonderfully for all types of muscle aches, pains, arthritis, bruises and even nerve pain!

11/13/2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
This Plant-Powered Remedy Workshop is an essential guide to using natural ingredients to support and maintain health and well-being. Learn how to make a cough-soothing decoction from elderberry and other herbs.

11/21/2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Seasonal changes can lead to uncomfortable allergies including nasal & sinus congestion and scratchy throats. In this workshop you will learn some simple herbal remedies that offer an effective way to help alleviate symptoms.

11/24/2019 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
It is always a good time to make Calendula Ointment! No first aid kit should be without this amazing all purpose ointment. Learn about the benefits of Calendula and how to make your own high-quality ointment for yourself.

12/5/2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tincture-making is an effective way to extract and administer the healthful qualities of various medicinal plants. Learn to create tonics of nettle and dandelion, and how to incorporate tinctures & tonics into busy lifestyles.

These workshops will be led by Nyambi Royster. Ms. Nyambi has been a medicinal herb farmer and herbalist for over fifteen years. She manages an organic fruit orchard and medicinal herb farm in North Philadelphia at the Lighthouse Field, and runs an herbal-inspired bath & body care company called Nyambi Naturals.