Spring Herb Walk
The season of wild foraging is here! On every roadside, path, and pasture an abundance of wild herbs are growing, what better way to discover them than to join friends for an afternoon herb walk? Let's search for these resilient, heathful botanicals along a footpath in downtown Pulaksi, TN. We'll take a shady, paved walk and learn how to identify, harvest, and preserve the herbal bounty of Spring we discover along the way, and end at a pavilion with iced herbal teas and fellowship. Let's go for an herbal wander together!
Multi-Purpose Salves April 2023
If someone is familiar with only one herbal remedy, it is likely an herbal salve. From a ordinary chap stick to a powerful healing salve, this basic preparation can be adapted, customized, and transformed into a remedy for many different ailments. In this workshop we will make a simple salve base and add infused oils, essential oils, butters, and whole herbs to create herbal salves unique to a variety of needs. Everyone will have their own custom salve and an instructional booklet to take home. We'll close with herb-infused tea and toast.
Making herbal remedies is an exciting adventure.
Join us to make a foundational herbal preparation - infused oils. This herbal medicine cabinet staple is the base of many remedies, and has countless uses. We'll discuss three oils made with wild harvested herbs, different preparation methods, and how to use the finished oils in both culinary and medicinal herbal blends.
We'll conclude with Q&A over herb infused tea and toast.
Spice Cabinet Herbs
It's exciting to learn about rare and obscure herbs and preparations, but it's even more exciting to discover the powerful herbal remedies that already reside in our kitchen cupboards... From salt and pepper, to cloves and cayenne, to garlic and ginger, we'll cover them all in this exciting two-hour workshop. We'll learn about the history, folklore, and uses of these herbal treasures that nearly everyone has on their shelves, and discover how to deliciously incorporate their healthful benefits into daily cooking. Each guest will select their choice of three different hardback recipe binders and matching recipe cards to begin a unique Spice Cabinet Herbal recipe book. All supplies and spice-infused refreshments provided.
Torchflower, Snapdragon, Candlewick Plant... Mullein, by any of its many names, is a marvelous summer herb! Join us for a two-hour herbal workshop to discover the fascinating history of this prolific wild botanical, and learn how to use its leaves and flowers in remedies for coughs, sore throats, earaches, sprains, and more! All supplies and herb-infused refreshments provided.
The darling buds of May are bursting into bloom! Join us for a 2- hour workshop for herbalists of all ages celebrating one of the most beautiful spring flowers, the rose. We'll discover the many medicinal uses for this herb, and venture outside on a rose herb walk to learn how to identify the best varieties to use. Then we'll turn freshly gathered rose petals into several healthful remedies and enjoy rose-infused refreshments. All supplies included.
Legends have been told, battles fought, and hearts won, all because of one unique herb, Aloe vera. This popular houseplant, known primarily for its ability to soothe burns, is the source of a host of medicinal properties and remains bright green and abundant on kitchen windowsills throughout the winter months. Join Master Herbalist, Julia Stowe, for a 2-hour class to discover the intriguing history and healthful benefits of aloe, create your own aloe-based face mask, and enjoy herb-infused refreshments.
Herbs in Your Pocket
Herbal First Aid Kit
Join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for an exciting, hands-on workshop and make your own miniature herbal first aid kit! In this two-hour class we will make five, multi-use herbal remedies, all small enough to fit in a purse, backpack, or even your pocket. Instructional booklet and all supplies included.
Even in these cold winter months, there is an herb that is bright green, full of healthful benefits, and simply delicious! Join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for this 2-hour, hands-on class, and discover the history and many uses of the 126 different species of pine tree. Come ready to enjoy a sampling of pine-infused herbal remedies, blend your own delicious, immune supporting evergreen tea, and make a unique pine aromatherapy locket during this wintery adventure into the art of herbalism.
Summer Herb Walk & Luncheon 2018
Don a good pair of walking shoes and join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for a trek over 50 acres of pasture, creek beds and woodlands as she hunts down nature's best summer wild herbs and edibles. Learn how to responsibly harvest these natural treasures then regroup back in the class room for a wild herb-infused luncheon. Reference materials will be included in this class as well as plenty of refreshing, healthful herbal teas provided by tea educator, Jennifer Stowe. Please bear in mind this hike is for the vigorous student as we will be hiking over uneven terrain and, since herbs grow in the sunshine, we will be looking for them in the direct sun! Appropriate attire, such as hiking shoes, comfortable outdoor clothes and sun hats, are recommended as we embrace the hands-on learning of this unique herbal experience!
Calling all 8-12 year old girls interested in beginning their herbal journey. This workshop is for just for YOU! Join us for a two-hour, completely hands-on workshop in which you will be introduced to the fundamentals of basic herbalism while making 6 herbal-infused products to take home; something to eat, something for the home and something just for you! Class taught by Master Herbalist, Julia Stowe. Workshop booklet and resource list provided for each student.
The Five Flavors of Herbs 2017
Interactive Herbal Workshop for the aspiring herbalist in all of us!
Before herbs were classified for their medicinal properties, they were classified by their taste.
Join certified master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for an introduction to the five herbal flavor groups-sweet~~salty~~sour~~bitter~~pungent
Learn how to grow, wild harvest and use herbs from each category. We’ll make a sampling of herbal health and beauty items, delicious herb-infused foods and beverages and even take home a bag full of herbal goodies along with an instruction booklet full of recipes and additional information.
You’ll be amazed at the herbal bounty growing in your own back yard!
Junior Herbalist Workshop 2016
We are excited to invite young girls, ages 10-15, to our first Junior Herbalist Workshop. In this 2 hour class, master herbalist, Julia Stowe, will address the many potential dangers of commercial health and beauty products commonly available on store shelves. Then she will teach students how to make their own healthy alternatives including body powder and deodorant, tinted lip balm, tooth paste, shampoo and nourishing body scrubs. Girls will make and take home each item and receive a workshop booklet with class notes, resource lists and recipes for all items made. Class will wrap up with an herbal-infused organic luncheon open to mothers and daughters which will allow for plenty of time for follow up questions and discussion.
Summer Skin Care Online Workshop
For the first time, BlossomArts is hosting an online herbal workshop! Designed to bring the art of herbalism into your home, this workshop will offer both lecture and hands-on participation. As summer approaches and we're spending more and more time out in the sunshine and gardens, skin care is often on our minds. In this one hour class we will look at the foundations of herbal skin care, consider how to replace harsh chemical products with natural herbal remedies, and even indulge in a luxurious herbal facial together that will leave all skin types feeling and looking beautiful. You're invited...join us from your home or from your herb garden!
Tinctures, Vinegars & Oxymels March 2023
Have you ever wondered... which herbal preparation has the longest shelf life? Or how to make unpalatable herbs taste delicious? Or how to make the oldest herbal remedy in the history of Western medicine? Then this is the class for you! In this workshop, through instruction and hands-on participation, we'll discover how to make tinctures, vinegars, and oxymels, three herbal preparations that are essential to the herbalist's medicine cabinet. We'll make both single herb preparations and herbal blends, and conclude with Q&A over herb infused tea and toast.
Summer begins with elderflower and ends with elderberry...
...so says an old children's rhyme. Now, as the elderberries are ripe and autumn is upon us, it's the perfect time to learn about this powerful immune-boosting herb! Join us for a two-hour workshop filled with the history, folklore, healing properties and delicious flavor of elderberry.
As the weather warms up, this herb will keep you cool...
Mint has been known to lower fevers, improve memory, aid digestion, soothe headaches, and much more! Join us for this two-hour workshop to discover this refreshing summer herb, blend several unique mint remedies, and enjoy mint-infused refreshments. All supplies included.
Don't let the mild weather fool you! Statistics show February as the month of greatest flu activity. Your best defense? A good diet, plenty of rest, minimal sugar intake and... Thieves' Oil. Join us for a 2-hour herbal workshop to discover the fascinating history and many varieties of this essential oil blend and learn why it is still considered so effective today. Then blend a bottle of your own Thieves' oil to take home!
The Flavors of Chai
There's an autumn chill in the air that brings to mind the flavors of chai. Join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, and learn all about this amazing beverage that is as healthful as it is delicious. Explore the many health properties of the common (and not so common) chai spices, and discover various methods of preparing chai, including the time-honored traditional Ayurvedic method. Each participant will blend a personalized chai spice mix to take home and enjoy chai-infused tea treats while you learn.
A rose by any other name...
... would still be full of medicinal benefits! Join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for a beautiful spring workshop and discover the many uses of this sweet-smelling herb, known as the "queen of flowers," that has inspired poets and delighted gardeners for centuries. In this two-hour class we will make a variety of rose-infused remedies, from delicious medicinal teas and syrups to luxurious skin care products, and end our time together with herbal refreshments. Instructional booklet and all supplies included.
Autumn Herb Walk and Luncheon 2018
Come explore the herbal bounty of early autumn with Master Herbalist, Julia Stowe, on a walk through woodlands, pasture, and creeks as we discover wild herbs and edibles of the autumn season. Learn how to identify and responsibly wildcraft ten herbs and then enjoy a wild herb-infused luncheon outside.
Herbal Introductions 2018
On Location in Mt. Pleasant
Join us at Jernigans on Main in Mt. Pleasant for an engaging, 1-hour introduction to three wild-harvested, medicinal herbs through lecture, hands-on projects, and Q&A. Learn about the medicinal properties of these herbs, how to harvest and use them, and make a multi-purpose healing salve customized to your preference. A sampling of specially blended herbal teas will conclude this journey into the world of medicinal herbs.
Winter's Herbal Medicine Chest 2018
Top Remedies to Prepare Your Family for Cold & Flu Season... learn to protect yourself and your family! Join us for this 2 1/2-hour workshop where you will learn how to prepare an herbal medicine chest to keep your family healthy and if illness does set in, to treat them using herbs instead of over-the-counter medications. You will learn to make a healthy, immune-boosting cough syrup, an alternative to vitamin C tablets, healing teas, steam inhalations, herbal body soaks, and much more through demonstrations and hands-on participation. Each student will receive a resource folder complete with book list, websites, ordering sites and step-by-step instructions for each of the products made in class, as well as prepackaged supplies to make the herbal remedies at home. All ingredients are 100% organic and health promoting. Herb-infused snacks and teas served. Class taught by Certified Master Herbalist, Julia Stowe.
Herbal Skin Care Session 2017
While one might view this class as a luxuriant spa-like indulgence which leaves the skin feeling and looking beautifully refreshed, the class is really an education on how to care for our skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body performing many very important functions in order to keep us healthy. Each day we can choose to nourish this vital organ or hinder it by overloading it with toxic topical applications. In this 2 hour class we will walk through a complete 5 step facial while learning which products to avoid and ways to substitute fresh, organic ingredients for pre-packaged, chemical-laden, store-bought options. Each student will also receive a booklet complete with educational information, instructions and recipes for masks, scrubs, and toners for all skin types.
Summer Herb Walk and Portfolio Monographing
Don a good pair of walking shoes and join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for a trek over 50 acres of pasture, creek beds and woodlands as she hunts down nature's best spring wild herbs and edibles. Learn how to responsibly harvest these natural treasures then cart them back to the class room for an herbal art lesson. As you start your own herbal portfolio, Julia will discuss herb uses and preparations. All portfolio and reference materials included in this class as well as plenty of refreshing herbal beverages. Just bring a bag lunch for yourself and embrace the hands-on learning of this unique herbal walk/art class!
All Day Herbal Seminar
If you are interested in learning more about herbs join us for this all day, interactive seminar. Certified Master Herbalist, Julia Stowe, will introduce you to the world of herbs through lecture, Q & A, and three hands-on activities designed to boost your general health. Activities include: herbal eye mask, customized herb-infused healing salve, and a selection of herbal pastilles. Following lunch, Certified Tea Professional, Jennifer Stowe, will discuss the many health benefits of herbal infusions and decoctions while you enjoy an herbal "tea" tasting. Afterwards, you'll choose an herbal tea recipe to blend yourself and take home for personal use. Handouts, recipes, instructions and resource list provided for each student.