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Sticks and Stones Farm

Building Your Home Apothecary with Kelly Pietro

Learn how to turn plants into helpful at-home remedies!

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Building Your Home Apothecary with Kelly Pietro
Building Your Home Apothecary with Kelly Pietro

Time & Location

Apr 25, 2023, 7:00 PM – Apr 26, 2023, 7:00 PM

Sticks and Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, CT 06470, USA

About the event

We are pleased to welcome The Mindful Herbalist to the barn next month! Community Herbalist & Energy Worker Kelly Pietro will be offering an herbal remedy making series called "Building Your Home Apothecary". This is a hands-on experience of turning plants into helpful at-home remedies. This series is designed to connect people to plants with two key goals in mind:

-Remedy making skills: Learn various ways to turn plants into useful home remedies. Each class students will receive in-depth instruction and have the opportunity to make their own herbal remedies, thus building their own home apothecary over the series duration.

-Building your materia medica: In each class we will cover three medicinal herbs in depth including traditional uses, actions, energetics and affinities within the human body, and methods of administration. By the end of the series you will have a deep understanding of 18 plant allies to begin working with. Students will receive a write-up on each plant that they can add to their home library of herbal monographs.

This series is great for anyone new to herbalism, anyone who has dabbled in self-study, and anyone looking to learn how to prepare herbal remedies at home. There's nothing more empowering than supporting your health and wellness with what Mother Nature has provided! Choose a few dates or attend them all. 

Class time will vary from 1 ½-2 hours depending on the topic, attendee engagement and overall attendance numbers. Advanced registration is required by indicated registration deadline. Sorry, no walk-ins.

Cost: $45 per person per class (includes all materials)

Time: 7PM-9:00PM

Location: Sticks & Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Road, Newtown, CT 06470

Cancellation Policy:   Due to the upfront costs required to hold these classes, only a partial refund of $25 can be issued for participant cancellation with 24 hours of class start time.  All other student cancellations will be charged in full.  If for some unlikely reason instructor needs to cancel, a full refund will be issued.  Thank you for your understanding.

Building Note: There are cats that roam the building.  Please take notice if you have allergies.

Dates: 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings, April 18 - May 23 (Choose one or choose them all!)

Class 1 April 18: Aqueous Extractions plus the basics on harvesting, drying and storing wild and cultivated herbs  Class 2 April 25: Herbal tinctures, glycerites & liniments plus dual extractions  Class 3 May 2: Herbal infused oils for culinary and medicinal uses  Class 4 May 9: Herbals salves plus the safe use of essential oils  Class 5 May 16: Herbal vinegars, honeys & oxymels  Class 6 May 23: Herbal syrups & elixirs

Registration Deadline: Thursday prior to class date

Please note: Classes will be video and audio recorded for future instructional purposes.

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