Balsam Bud Harvest & Medicine Making






The sticky buds of the Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) are the Medicine of Springtime. They are used to seal up wounds, stop bleeding and relieve pain while preventing infection. In fact, the balsam bud is
Nature’s Bandage!

Come and learn to use the gifts of the Balsam Poplar tree. We will go from Harvest to the creation of a Take-Home Medicine Chest of balsam bud goodies!

Balsam Bud Harvest & Medicine Making Course (1 day) Saturday, Feb 25th 2017, 11am – 4pm


*Registration is closed! Thank you for attending this workshop. The 3rd Annual Balsam Bud Harvest will take place in February 2018.


In this 5 hour course we will:

– Learn to Harvest the buds of a Balsam tree safely and legally (and without getting all sticky!)

– Process our Buds into 2 unique medicines: Anti-inflammatory Balm and Liquid Bandage

– Learn Tips and Tricks for handling the messiest of Herbal substances: Resins!

– Take home your own Balsam medicine chest on the same day

What to Bring:

-Warm clothes, according to the weather (we will be outside for about 2 hours)

-a pair of inexpensive gloves (I get mine at the dollar store). * please note, they will get impossibly sticky!

– a notepad and pen/pencil

– a snack to eat at 1pm

– a travel mug or water bottle

See other 2017 courses here!

3 Replies to “Balsam Bud Harvest & Medicine Making”

  1. Good morning,
    I learned about your Balsam Bud Harvest class this morning. I realize it is full, but if you have a cancelation list you could add me to it.
    I can be reached at ##### if there becomes a spot open in Saturday’s class.
    Thank you!

  2. Hi!

    My friend and I signed up for this class and we’re so excited. We just realized though that we do not have an address for the course! Thank you for this opportunity!!!

    Love and light to you,

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