Sunday February 23, 12-4pm or Sunday March 15, 12-4pm
The sticky buds of the Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) are the Nature’s First Aid.
Used by indigenous peoples all around the Northern hemisphere, the balsam tree has been revered and befriended by humans for millennia. Come discover the magic of the balsam tree, which has furnished Northern cultures with food, medicine, tools, art, forage, warmth & shelter.
Starting from Harvest, we will create a Take-Home Medicine Chest of balsam bud goodies you can use with friends and family. We like to sing while we make medicine, feel free to bring your drum! See photos from previous Balsam Harvests.
This Festival of Poplars is part herb-walk, part traditional apothecary experience. We will harvest our medicines and make them over a fire, with fresh bannock and herbal tea. Kids of all ages are welcome with their parent or guardian, ages 12 and under are free.
This workshop take place in Calgary, exact location will be determined in January 2020. There is space for about 12 participants. Minors are permitted, but please be aware that we may be working with a hot stove while making our recipes. All minors must be accompanied and supervised by their parent or guardian.
Registered participants receive an email to their PayPal address 1 week before the workshop. You do NOT need a PayPal account to register, you can choose to check-out as a guest with a credit card instead. Kodiak Herbal never receives access to your private payment information.
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