Urban Herb School Workshops: THIS WEEKEND


Hey folk! I’m on the road, but just got this email regarding Urban Herb School workshops this weekend and next. I’ve never taken one of Garliq’s workshops, but have only heard good things about him. I would highly recommend all three of these on that basis (and also because this is the super-useful stuff of herbalism and fermenting as far as I’m concerned – I really would love to learn about mustard plasters at this time of year!) There are a few spaces left in these workshop – and also if I have enough interested friends in one of these I would also love to host something in January maybe (see below, if I can get 6-12 people together we can put on a workshop).

Anyhow – onto the Urban Herb School email:

Creams, Salves & Oils
Sat. Nov. 27
12pm – 4pm

It’s sorta funny that our skin often dries out during the wettest season. Buying commercial creams, salves and body oils can get quite pricey.
So, this class is going to teach the simplicity and ease of making our own creams, salves and body oils. We’re going to make a …

  • Calendula Cream – moisten and nourish dry, chapped or red skin
  • Heal All Salve – a potent all-purpose salve for scrapes, burns and “owies”
  • Warming Massage Oil – a soothing blend of infused oils that will take the ache out!

In this 4 hour class, we’ll go from start of finish on 3 recipes that you’ll get to take home with you. We’ll also sample a few different creams and salves and talk about the healing properties of the herbs we’re using.

Cost – $60 (includes samples in pretty containers)
Location – East Van – Urban Ashram

**In order to support both the practice of D.I.Y. Gifting and to increase the likelihood of people applying what they’ve learned, each workshop has a Kit for sale.

Kit – Creams, Salves & Massage Oil – with curvy bottles and nice glass jars!

Warming Up for Cold & Flu Season
Sun. Nov. 28
12pm – 4pm

This is a really fun class! We’ll make medicines and practise using them. We make a really good Home Remedy Kit to help with Prevention, Immune Support, Symptom Relief and Recovery. Things like Fire Cider, Licorice Cough Syrup, Garlic Honey and Cedar Baths can provide a tremendous support to keep us healthy. We’ll also make an excellent Fever Remedy that’s fantastic for children!

All the remedies made will have some teaching and discussion about how, when and why to use them safely and effectively.

We’ll practice working with some of the tools to deepen our learning for example, we’ll mix & apply mustard plasters and maybe we’ll have time to play with a Vapor Rub or steam.

Everyone will be able to take home some of everything we make.

Cost – $60 (includes samples in pretty containers)
Location – East Van – Urban Ashram

**In order to support both the practice of D.I.Y. Gifting and to increase the likelihood of people applying what they’ve learned, each workshop has a Kit for sale.

Kit – Home Flu Kit – (still being worked out)

Herbal Fermentation
Sat. Dec. 4th
12pm – 4pm

Herbal Ferments make it really Fun to take herbs! (Both as medicine and as food). It’s a great activity with friends or family to create a culture of health and nutrition. It can be really simple and easy! In this 4 hr class, we’ll make 3 different herbal ferments and everyone will take home a jar of each.

  • Herbal Kombucha
  • Herbal Root Beer with ginger “bug”
  • Wild Krout

We’ll play with recipes for nutritive and medicinal herb blends. We’ll talk about health and safety around home fermenting. And most importantly, we’ll roll up our sleeves, put on our aprons and work with the yeast and bacteria that we want in our bodies.

Cost – $60 (includes samples in pretty containers)
Location – East Van – Urban Ashram

**In order to support both the practice of D.I.Y. Gifting and to increase the likelihood of people applying what they’ve learned, each workshop has a Kit for sale.

Kit: Herbal Kombucha Kit – herbs, jar, mother, sugar

Check out Garliq’s bio & qualifications.

How to Register

  • Space is limited, please register early to ensure your spot.
  • Please email Garliq at LivingMedicine@riseup.net
  • In the Subject please include the Name of the Workshop you’d like to attend.
  • Information specific to the event will be forwarded to registrants.

How to Attend for Free

  • The Urban Herb School has been primarily an outdoor school so far. It’s time to move indoors! And specifically, into YOUR kitchens!
  • Host a Workshop or arrange a Private Party for 6-12 friends + Attend for Free!
  • **All workshop have a 2 hr version**
  • Contact Garliq for details – LivingMedicine@riseup.net

One thought on “Urban Herb School Workshops: THIS WEEKEND

  1. having just completed garliq’s extensive 7 month course, i can attest to the quality of his classes. let me know if you will be hosting, depending on the topic, i’d love to join. from his list above, i’d still like to learn about:
    herbal root beer w ginger bug
    mustard plaster
    vapour rub
    warming massage oil

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