Autumn Local Herb Faire
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Autumn Local Herb Faire

Come one come all to the Autumn Local Herb Faire!

We're starting a tradition...

Come meet your local herbalists, learn new skills & perspectives from health experts, and meet other like-minded community members.  

Family Friendly event. Local organic food & tea will be vended onsite. 

Vendor & workshop application open until Oct 12th.  

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Harvesting Hawthorn!: Our Local Heart Remedy
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Harvesting Hawthorn!: Our Local Heart Remedy

Hawthorn is among the top 5 most clinically researched plants. For good reason — it is an effective and valuable medicine for the heart. From simple cardiac maintenance to high blood pressure & cholesterol, to coronary heart disease; the mighty Hawthorn has proven to be an effective remedy across the board.

Hawthorn is ripe with it’s signature red berries right now, and it’s perfect timing to identify and harvest these for the year!

In addition to identification, we will discuss what makes Hawthorn such a potent heart remedy, different ways in which to process or prepare it medicinally, as well as Hawthorn’s more supportive roles in other herbal formulas.

Please join us for another informative herbal journey! We will meet in the parking lot of the Cedar Grove area in Bidwell Park, next to the Nature Center at 5:30pm. Be prepared for a short stroll, with pen and notebook in tow.

As always, bring a container for a truly ‘heart warming’ cup of tea. All ages welcome. Donations kindly appreciated.

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Tea as Tonic Workshop
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Tea as Tonic Workshop

What is a Tonic?

That is probably one of the most commonly asked questions we hear as herbalists. For this workshop, we will delve into the meaning of the term 'Tonic'. Tone. Tonifying. It's use and practice in herbal medicine, and it's humble relation to the age old custom of making Tea.

We will dissect the differences between Teas & Tonics. Unpackage, and perhaps demystify the Herbal Tonic, and focus on it's practical uses as our premier and potent healing tool.

Please join us at 5 mile near the bathrooms and benches. We will provide light refreshments & tea. Bring a notebook, pen, and a glass for tea. Donations appreciated.

 

 

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Nature's Vitamin C ! Prepare Your Own Wild Herb Vit. C Blend
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Nature's Vitamin C ! Prepare Your Own Wild Herb Vit. C Blend

The end of summer lends itself to a hearty array of Nature's bounty to keep us fed and healthy during the often barren months of fall and winter. This is especially true of many of our immune boosting, Vitamin & mineral rich herbs....be it wild, or cultivated.

In this workshop we will focus on identifying a handful of powerful local wild herbs high in Vitamin C and flavinoids (as well as so many more nutrients!), what these terms mean and how they apply to us and the herbs, how to properly use and process them for preventative care, when staving off illness, or for support of our general body processes.

We will also share a bit about these wonderful plants, some immune boosting herbal recipes, and as always...while sipping a fresh herbal tea:)

Please join us at 5 mile (near the bathrooms & bridge) on Sept. 27 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Bring a container for tea, a notebook & pen. Family friendly, as always. Donations are kindly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Join Us at Weaving Women's Wisdom!
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Join Us at Weaving Women's Wisdom!

The Elderberry Apothecary will be stationed at The Wellness Tent during Butte County's premier Women's Gathering this year. We will have our products available, as well as our team there to answer any questions.

Weaving Women's Wisdom is put on by amazing local women each year at the Concow Campgrounds, and has many insightful, fun, and educational workshops and happenings going on for 3 days. Come check it! weavingwomenswisdom.com

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Wild Pestos Workshop!
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Wild Pestos Workshop!

Come and make pesto using local in season wild greens and garden greens! We will use everyday ingredients and kitchen tools and explore the vast world of grinding herbs with oil and garlic! This nutrient dense topping is great on almost anything and its a green food that even kids can dig. We will enjoy a green dish after its created.
Vegan~ Raw~Wild

Wednesday August 15th 6pm-8pm at Blackbird Cafe, Chico ~ $8-$15 sliding scale

 

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Introducing Herbs and Wild Foods to Your Meals for Nutrition, Strength, and Energy!
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Introducing Herbs and Wild Foods to Your Meals for Nutrition, Strength, and Energy!

 

The Elderberry Apothecary Presents!:

Learn to supplement your daily meals with nutrient dense plants growing in our community! Come Learn simple, delicious, creative ways to minimally process fresh herbs and have them on hand at any meal of the day.

For some, pill supplementation may be personally uncomfortable, unsustainable for long term use, have disagreeable side effects, or be ineffective due to quality or a questionable shelf life.

And poor farming practices in the conventional, mass produced Food & Ag business has led to alarming deficiencies in our soil, food, and lastly......our own bodies.

Not to mention overly cooked and processed foods!

We can easily counter these deficiencies by growing our own food or buying from organic farms that have ethical practices and food integrity. And also by adding nutritive herbs and wild plants to our diets!

Carefully cultivated and wild soils have not undergone the invasive practices that rob it of it's many life giving qualities imparted to the food and plants.

Wild plants and herbs hold an incredible store of micro-nutrients that most of us are simply not getting in our everyday meals. When eaten as a part of the meals in which we consume our macro-nutrients (protein, carbs, fats) -- we are in a greater position to meet our nutritional needs OPTIMALLY!

 

In this Workshop we will dive into these issues, and share practical recipes & kitchen protocols to supplement your meals with local, nutrient dense herbs!

We will have a couple of dishes to sample, and will prepare an herbal condiment together to take home.

All herbs are homegrown &/or ethically and safely harvested. All food is locally grown and organic. Sliding scale donation $9-$20, although no one will be turned away! Bring a notebook and pen.

When: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: The Chico Women's Club
Who: All are welcome, Family Friendly

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Wild Minerals! Make Your Own Electrolyte Drink!
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Wild Minerals! Make Your Own Electrolyte Drink!

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The Elderberry Apothecary Presents!

Wild Minerals Workshop! ~Make your own Electrolyte drinks at home

Come and join us in Bidwell park for an evening exploring simple yet rich Herbs that help us to get the minerals that are so lacking in our standard western diet. Let's not give in to plastic bottled, high sugar Gaterade type products! Adding in easy homemade mineral rich drinks and broths is easy and can help give you more energy, help with inflammation, Alkalizing, digestion, skin issues and just make you feel better! And they are great iced for these hot summer days. This is the season to identify and collect herbs that you can dry yourself that you can add to your daily teas and soups for the rest of the year. We will identify some common herbs, enjoy a herbal electrolyte drink and you will leave prepared to make your own. Bring a notebook and pencil and a cup! Suggested sliding scale donation $8-$20

When: 6:30-8pm Thursday July 12th
Where: 5 Mile at Bidwell Park
Who: All are welcome, Family Friendly

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Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

A Midsummer's Night Medicine Walk

Please join us for a special Midsummer's Night Medicine Walk in magical Verbena Fields this Thursday evening from 6:30-8:00pm in honor of Summer Solstice.

 

Our Guide will be Ali Meders-Knight; an amazing local Herbalist, Basket Weaver, Mechoopda tribal member, Mother, Activist for Human rights, ecological resources, and for Mechoopda Occupied Territory.....that is "Chico"!

 

I have been personally inspired many times over the years by Ali's presence and activism in our community on small and large scale, and over a wide range of issues affecting our people and land. Issues that are not pretty or light.

 

I am honored to have her host this walk, as she has a direct connection to Verbena Fields and the plants, trees, and herbs that grow there. Over a decade ago, Ali personally worked to restore Verbena Fields and the channel with native plants --working with children in a program she started called "Kids and Creeks".

 

A lot of these plants are useful medicinal herbs, and I feel a strong gratitude every time I walk through Verbena Fields....it is truly a powerful, and lovely place in our community, thanks to those efforts.

 

Come join us this Thursday evening for a truly amazing medicinal plant walk, and a history on Verbena Fields, our native plants and their medicinal and practical use.

 

We are asking any amount of monetary donation to offer to our Guide. Please bring a notebook, pen, water, and a snack if you'd like. We will meet at the entrance of Verbena Fields promptly at 6:20, and start the walk at 6:30. All are welcome.

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