4/10 – 7:00pm
The S’more the Merrier! DIY Marshmallows with Marsh Mallow Root
Today’s marshmallows are made with corn syrup, cornstarch, dextrose, and artificial flavorings. But, marshmallows are one of the oldest desserts, with accounts of ancient Egyptians making candies of marsh mallow root and honey. These delicacies were reserved for the gods and royalty.
The high mucilaginous content of marsh mallow root makes it a useful remedy for treating coughs and colds, and its antibacterial activity makes it effective in wound healing. In the past, it was called “mortification root” because of its ability to prevent gangrene.
Join us to learn about this complex herb that’s useful for a myriad of issues. Then, DIY your own pan of real marshmallows and gather ’round our firepit for S’mores!
$24 per participant, all materials included
5/15 – 2:00pm
You had me at aloe!
Summer means spending more time outdoors, which also increases your chances of getting bites, stings, rashes, and sunburns. We’ve rounded up three of our tried-and-true herbal remedies for summer problems.
These natural remedies use herbs and “weeds” that you might find in your own backyard. With these three make/takes, you’ll be able to relax and make the most of the season.
Learn the materia medica for a variety of herbs including: burdock, aloe, lavender, yarrow, and witch hazel.
$28 per participant, all materials included
6/19 – 6:00pm
Cooking with Connecticut Weeds
$32 per participant, all materials included