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New Meetup: Herbal Medicine Making: beyond 101

Sent on: Monday, November 8, 2010 3:14 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New York Permaculture Meetup Group!

What: Herbal Medicine Making: beyond 101

When: Saturday, November 20,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $40.00 per person

Where: The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

This hands-on workshop will provide you with the skills you need to make high-quality infusions, decoctions, and liquid extracts (tinctures) at home, that go far beyond common folk methods for herbal preparation. Students will learn how to assure that they are using high quality herbs and other ingredients, and then participate in tincture making that takes into account: fresh versus dry plant material, optimal alcohol percentage for various medicinal plants, and an introduction to basic phytochemistry as it relates to medicine making. Included in the class tuition is a small jar of tincture that each student will make during class and be able to bring home; a small materials fee will be charged if students wish to make additional extracts.

Richard Mandelbaum RH(AHG)
Richard has been an avid student of plants for over twenty years, He is a clinical herbalist with a private practice in Brooklyn and in Sullivan County, NY, in which he gives personalized holistic health recommendations, and is the former director of the Clinical Herbalist Diploma Program at the Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching on a diverse range of clinical subjects, he often leads workshops on field botany, wild edible plants and mushrooms. Richard is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG).

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