March 24, 6-8pm, Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Ave Pgh, 15224
Here at Cutting Root Farm we grow over 120 different kinds of medicinal plants, from angelica to anise, and castor to comfrey. We have five seasons under our belts and want to help you plan your herb garden! We’ll talk about what plants grow well here in western PA, what plants you could grow in a container garden, what plants love shade versus sun, how you’ll harvest and process your herbs throughout the season, and how to take care of perennials year after year. Come with your dreams about what you’d like to grow and ideas about your garden space. We’ll have herb seeds that we’ve collected from our garden so you’ll go home with supplies and a plan.
$15 includes workshop, tea, and seeds to take home
sliding scale spots available for people of color and trans/non binary folks.
March 31, 6-8pm, Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Ave Pgh, 15224
Salves are made from oils, infused with fresh herbs, transferring the healing properties of the plants into the oil for topical use. Salves can be used to soothe sore muscles, combat inflammation, minimize scarring and so much more. In this workshop we’ll talk about different herbs to use in salves, we will infuse an oil and make a salve for participants to go home with.
We’ll also be making 100 salves for Prevention Point Pittsburgh, a harm reduction program and the only approved syringe exchange program in Southwestern PA. Prevention Point will have these salves available at their needle exchange sites. Learn more at Prevention Point’s website.
$15 includes workshop, tea, and a salve to take home
Sliding scale spots available for people of color and trans/non binary folks.
Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm, November 20, December 4 and December 11
Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Ave Pittsburgh Pa 15224
Wednesday November 20: Making Medicinal Oils
Wednesday December 4: Making Medicinal Tea Blends
Wednesday December 11: Making Medicinal Syrups
Learn about techniques to make medicinal oils, teas and syrups all infused with locally grown organic herbs. We’ll discuss, taste and use different recipes including calendula oil, elderberry syrup, rose petal tea and more! Every participant will participate in making new medicines and formulas and will bring home something hand made each class. Register for one or all the classes!
Winter Nature Walk and Mini Bio Blitz
Join us for a walk through Panther Hollow in Schenley Park to see how much nature we can find in the midst of winter. Can we still identify any trees or plants? Can we find any bugs or animals? If you use iNaturalist, bring your phone to record observations!
Meet at the shelter at Barlett Playground (on Bartlett Street).