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Deep Nutrition and Health from Your Garden Herbs: Making Herbal Infusions

  • Nov 3, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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Deep Nutrition & Health from Your Garden Herbs: Making Herbal Infusions with Amy Antonucci

Do you want to get the most nutrition and health from some of those tough, mineral-rich, perennial herbs you are growing?  Here is the best and easiest way that I have found to do that...

Make Herbal Infusions from your Garden Herbs! Featuring stinging nettle (urtica dioica), comfrey (symphytum uplandica), red clover (trifolium pratense) and oatstraw (avena sativa).  Nourishing herbal infusions, pioneered by herbalists Juliette de Bairacli Levy and Susun Weed, are very long-brewed teas using dried herbs high in vitamins and minerals. This Wise Woman Way tradition gives our bodies the building blocks they need to keep us healthy and well, and is a technique that helps us get the most nutrition we can from these plants. These are herbs that we can grow ourselves or easily obtain.

Along with information and discussion, our time together will be hands on - we will make infusions, taste some already brewed, smell the herbs, etc.

This class especially helps us to practice Permaculture Principle #3 to Obtain a Yield (herbs we can grow or find ourselves if we wish), Permaculture Principle #8 to Integrate Rather Than Segregate (using plants rather than vitamin pills), and Permaculture Principle #9 to Use Small and Slow Solutions (again, plants vs pills).

Amy has been studying herbs and the health they can bring us for 15 years with numerous herbalists including Susun Weed, Rosemary Gladstar and Deb Soule. The plants themselves are often her best teachers.

We are charging for this on a sliding scale of $10-20.  You can pay at the class - there are some materials costs so PLEASE take your rsvp seriously!  THANKS!

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  • Sara

    Amy, which infusion would you recommend for the treatment/ improvement of migraines?

    November 4, 2013

    • Amy A

      It would depend on what triggers them... we'll talk more in depth soon, ok?

      November 9, 2013

    • Sara

      Sounds good. Thank you!

      November 11, 2013

  • Rob B.

    Here's one of the recipes for Four Thieves vinegar that I based mine on. Basically any of the herbs with antibiotic properties should work. Use what you have. I first used it last winter and it really seemed to shorten the duration of the colds I got. Add a little oil and you've got a pretty good salad dressing, as well. :) http://nourishedkitchen.com/four-thieves-vinegar-recipe/

    3 · November 4, 2013

    • Beth B.

      Thanks, Rob. All herbs I have in my garden already! And it looks like a very interesting webiste.....

      November 11, 2013

  • Amy A

    It was great to have you all over on Sunday to play with herbs!
    I wanted to share this link with you - it's about using linden flower for inflammatory problems. It's the transcript of an interview with Susun Weed... the first question she gets is about anti-inflammatory herbs so although it's a long doc, you will find the info about linden early on: http://www.learningherbs.com/support-files/susun_weed_transcript.pdf . There's other great info if you keep reading - though there are some odd typos and it reads a little strangely in places since it was a live interview that was transcribed!

    1 · November 9, 2013

    • Beth B.

      This is wonderful, Amy, thank you for sharing!

      November 11, 2013

  • Megan H.

    I get news letters from Susun Weed and always wanted to take a class. I hope I can go .

    August 31, 2013

    • Amy A

      I could do another one during the winter, if there's enough interest... maybe a Saturday instead.

      November 9, 2013

    • Debbie

      That would be great !!

      November 9, 2013

  • Deb C.

    Thanks for a great class Amy. The hands on infusing showed how easy it is to do. I am inspired and bought a bunch of herbs on line and will be trying the 2 month regiment. Hope it works. Deb

    November 4, 2013

  • Beth B.

    Awesome workshop, as usual, Amy! Thanks a million. I'd love to attend more herbal meetups - it seems you have a wide body of knowledge and willingness to share...........now as for time.......:)

    2 · November 4, 2013

    • Sara

      I would love to attend more meetups to discuss nutrition/ herbs as well!

      1 · November 4, 2013

    • Lori C.

      Me Too!!!

      November 4, 2013

  • Rob B.

    Here's the link to the Juliette of the Herbs documentary we talked about today. http://vimeo.com/18952969

    3 · November 3, 2013

    • Amy A

      Thanks, Rob! This is a wonderful program about an amazing woman - highly recommended!!

      1 · November 4, 2013

  • Sara

    From what I learned yesterday afternoon, I feel like the course of my health will be forever altered! On my drive home my body kept telling me it wanted more of what I tried at Amy's! Thank you! I am excited to feel the benefits of adding this practice to my life.

    November 4, 2013

  • Dr. Jackie D.

    I really didn't know what I what an herbal infusion was, but I'm very glad I now know. Per the usual Amy was full of great info and disseminated it clearly for us all.

    November 4, 2013

  • Lori C.

    I was truly inspired thank you so much Amy! I can't wait to join you again, you are a wealth of information Thanks

    November 3, 2013

  • Rob B.

    Very informative meetup. Can't wait to try making my own infusions!

    November 3, 2013

  • Pam

    Great info

    November 3, 2013

  • Deb C.

    Hope a spot opens. If not; I sure have lots of work in the garden to do!

    November 2, 2013

    • Samantha G.

      Well it maybe be your lucky day. I have to change my RSVP. A friend is coming up from out of town tomorrow. We haven't seen him in a year. So I guess we should hang out with him. ;)

      November 2, 2013

    • Samantha G.

      BUT next year I am all over this. I am pretty bummed. (But don't tell my friend that lol)

      November 2, 2013

  • Samantha G.

    Ohhhh, I will be waiting by my email in case a spot opens up. So exciting!!!
    I realized emails where being sent to my spam, so I added the email address to my contacts. Now, I might actually be able to catch stuff in time! LOL

    October 28, 2013

  • Pam

    What do we bring?

    September 7, 2013

    • Amy A

      Just seeing this question, Pam... no need to bring anything, really! I'll have everything set up here.

      September 23, 2013

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