Healing Herbs


Students get "hands-on" in this DIY class. Learn about the benefits of herbs and spices and how to infuse them into salves, tonics and tisanes, and an invigorating and delicious beverage called a shrub. Discuss the benefits of local honey and sample different delectable varieties. Find out which herbal remedies are known to positively impact your health.

Sample local honey, teas, tisanes, vinegar shrubs, and salves. Make your own vinegar shrub infusion and a infused salve that will soothe sore muscles, and take home recipes for all items discussed in class.

Instructor: Andrea Mattson of Edible Alchemy
Notes: Held indoors. Limit 45
Supplies: Bring a tea cup or mug, a washcloth or small towel, and a notebook and pen.

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Schedule and Location

Saturday, April 7, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Sycamore Room

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

Registration Information

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.