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September 2022

Fresh Plant Body Oil using Herbal Energetics

September 10, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Claire Clift for this introductory level class on infused oils with an emphasis on herbal energetics. Claire will cover: 1) Introduction to infused oils 2) Harvesting mugwort & making positive plant IDs 3) Mugwort monograph review 4) Why create & use topical oils 5) Mugwort preparations 6) Energetics & Fresh Plant Oil checklist 7) Scavenger hunt! Finding & collecting Mugwort/other appropriate herbs on the farm 8) DIY- create mugwort oil together to take home. REGISTER HERE Claire Clift is…

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Anti-inflammatory Oxymels for Marginal-Bodied People

September 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This class is focused on creating an oxymel for turbulent times. a workshop especially for liminal and marginalized bodies & people. We will use herbs, for example: monarda fistulosa, thyme, chamomile, calendula, oregano, etc. to infuse a vinegar and honey mixture (oxymel) with plant material that will be calming and be anti-inflammatory fighting for the days to come.  Life on the margins takes a toll on all our bodies; racism, classism, sexism, homophobia among other structures all negatively impact our…

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The Spirit of Tobacco: Remembering The Legacy of Tobacco Through An Ancestral Lens

September 14, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this class led by Yahna Tullis. Tobacco has long been held in high regard and considered to be sacred amongst Indigenous communities. It was a gift to humanity from the Great Creator and the ancestors used tobacco to connect and communicate with spirits. In today’s world, cigarettes and tobacco are amongst the leading causes of health issues in individuals. The commercial use of tobacco has contributed to the abuse of tobacco. Capitalism has devalued a once sacred…

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The Power of Seeds

September 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join herbalist Laura Torraco for this class on the Power of Seeds. When we hold a seed in our hand, we are connecting to an ancestral practice that has been held throughout time. With climate change rapidly shifting the environment around us the seemingly small act of working with seeds can connect us to our past, present and future. In this class we will discuss the importance of collecting seeds, seed medicines, and the ancestral genius that lives on through…

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Growing Medicinal Herbs

September 24, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for this workshop led by Sawmill Herb Farm farmer Susan Pincus. Susan will walk us through growing requirements for medicinal herbs, perennials vs annuals, transplanting, harvesting, fertility, seed saving and propagation techniques.  This workshop is aimed at the beginner to intermediate gardener or farmer. Please pre-register for this class.  We will orient the class topics depending on attendee's interest and skill levels. REGISTER HERE This workshop  takes place at the Florence farm: 140 Meadow St, Florence, MA. Go…

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October 2022

Somatic Herbalism

October 1, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  Are you looking to develop a deeper relationship to yourself, your body and the earth?  Are you moving quickly through your day and seeking an opportunity to slow down and connect with your surroundings? This workshop weaves together earth based healing with body centered practices. In this workshop we will use the body as an instrument to know more about ourselves, each other and the plants.  This workshop is interactive; participants can expect to spend time getting to know…

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Sacred Smoke: Botanical Blends for Work-Life Stress Relief

October 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sacred Smoke: Botanical Blends for Work-life Stress Together we will explore the spiritual and medicinal aspects of smokable herbs, roots and barks. We will learn about how this form of plant medicine can aid us in stress management. Each participant will be able to reflect on a personal work-life stressor, formulate their own understanding of a smoking practice(s) and create a smoke blend of their choosing. This class is part of a two part series on October 15 and will…

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Fire Cider for Whole Family Wellness

October 15, 2022 @ 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Fire Cider is a traditional folk herbal remedy that is popular among seasoned herbalists and those just starting their herbal practice. Made with simple ingredients found around the kitchen this herbal elixir is sweet, vinegary and hot packed with powerful herbs to keep the body healthy during the winter months. In this workshop you will learn how to make fire cider and make your own jar to take home. This class is the second of the day on October 15. The first…

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Fermentation and Preservation for Uncertain Times

October 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this class led by Corrina Wainwright. There are many benefits to consuming fermented foods. In time for the fall and winter, we’ll learn simple and ancestral ways of preserving food. Rising food prices and the unsustainability of our current food system have many falling on either end of the spectrum of uncertainty or paranoia. Learn basic food preservation techniques to enhance tool kit and confidence and resiliency Focus: preparing for winter, tapping back into ancestral practices to…

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November 2022

Bathing, Relaxation and Care

November 6, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Kerrita Mayfield for this hands on workshop. How do we sink into the long days of a new england winter while still honoring the gift of our bodies? how do we harness the power of plants and water to provide comfort, joy and connection? wanna simply make a body care gift? we will be making body/bathcare products using organic herbs and flowers for a relaxing and healing product. Participants will make and take home 2 products. REGISTER HERE About…

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