Herbs in the Kitchen
Herbs a la Cocina

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme, and don’t forget Basil! Found in most kitchen cupboards and regularly found on casseroles, roasted meats and vegetables, and the base of every soup, kitchen spices have a long, long history of not only flavoring our food, but of healing the sick, calming the distressed, and curing every manner of ailments, including cancer.  In this class, we’ll learn of some long-known healing properties of these everyday herbs and how easy it is to apply them, medicine-free!  By embracing herbs into our daily diet and returning to specific herbs for immune system ‘balancing’, one can heal oneself before becoming very sick.  Along the way, one becomes versatile in ways of meeting healing needs for oneself as well as loved ones. Each spice-herb has a different effect and as such, with a little awareness, one can become quite effective in treating a small variety of physical or even mental ailment symptoms.  Those spices will never look the same again!

INSTRUCTOR: MARION WARFIELD
TUESDAY, 5:30-7:30PM • JAN 29 • $20
PLUS $20 MATERIALS FEE
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY

REGISTER HERE or call 541-996-6222

Native & Naturalized Herbs Familiar to the Oregon CoaST

Whether 10,000 years a ‘native’ or one of many ‘naturalized’ herbs we have grown up with, everywhere we look, herbs are proliferating, practically right under our feet. One only need appreciate the amazing healing properties freely given by one or two herbs to begin to know herbs as companion plants.  It turns out, herbs often have the highest amount of vitamins and trace minerals found in a food and have been part of our daily lives from the beginning of time.  The beauty of ‘wild’ herbs is that they are ‘free’ for scrupulous, reverent harvesting, right outside our door!

In this class we’ll meet ‘native’ and ‘naturalized’ herbs that love to grow in the Pacific Rainforest naturally, without a single bit of human intervention, and their healing properties.  With a little awareness, you too can enjoy the fruits of nature, and in the process, become more connected with your surroundings, cycles of the moon, the seasons of life, and most wonderfully, become more empowered to heal thyself!

INSTRUCTOR: MARION WARFIELD
TUESDAY, 4-6PM • FEB. 5 • $20
PLUS $20 MATERIALS FEE
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY

REGISTER HERE or call 541-996-6222

Herbs and Oils Combined: Salads, Saunas, Sublime!

With the addition of herbs to a variety of oils, a whole new world opens up.

Whether it’s the tongue’s palette or visual palette, inside or outside, our skin greatly benefits from the combination of botanical material and botanical oils. A secret as old as humanity itself! Just ask Cleopatra, the Queen of Roses, herself. From time immoral, humans have been dropping flower petals to scent and empower skin oils, for healing foot fungus, eroticising  male or female partners, curing whooping cough, as well as enhancing fresh and cooked greens. Herbal oils, whether in the food aisle or bath and beauty aisle, have ALWAYS fetched a nice price. In times past, the price was self-limiting to the very rich. However, herbs and oils are much more accessible today and learning to combine the two is easy to do. Not only good for oneself, they make great gifts too. In this class we are going to make an herbal salad oil and an oil-based, deeply moisturizing herbal skin crème.

INSTRUCTOR: MARION WARFIELD
TUESDAY, 4-6PM • FEB. 12 • $20
PLUS $20 MATERIALS FEE
NORTH COUNTY CENTER,  LINCOLN CITY

REGISTER HERE or call 541-996-6222

Topical Herbal Medicine Making

Herbal Oils and Gels are delightful balms for soothing skin irritation, wounds, dry skin, inflammation and myriad other challenges. Botanical infused oils and gels act to extract and preserve the medicinal properties of herbs, providing a convenient and pleasurable form of topical application. In this hands-on class, students will craft two herbal preparations, and will discuss various plants and their medicinal attributes. The class will be shown how to make herbal infused medicinal oils and gels with local wild plants. The resulting medicine can then be crafted into numerous herbal products. This session will transform a medicinal oil into a soothing + healing lip balm, and a medicinal gel into an all-natural herbal hand sanitizer. All participants will go home with one of our co-created topical remedies. Handouts and recipes are included.

Instructor: Frances O’Halloran
Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm • Feb. 20 • $20 + material fee $20
Central County Campus • Newport

REGISTER HERE or call 541-996-6222

Food as Medicine

Many medicinal herbs are tasty and can be prepared as food rather than what many typically think of as medicine. The herbs this class will cover are GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) and have been utilized traditionally as food plants or culinary herbs for centuries. This is a hands-on educational experience. Students will learn how to craft herbal medicinal foods + beverages and will discuss various plants and their medicinal properties. This group will craft a nutritive herbal oxymel with wild and/or organically grown herbs and foods, then move on to herbal elixirs and tinctures. Participants will go home with a sample of one of the herbal medicines and a handout with recipes.

Instructor: Frances O’Halloran
Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm • Jan. 9 • $20 + material fee $20
Central County Campus • Newport

REGISTER HERE or call 541-996-6222

 

Creating an Herbal First Aid Kit

Come see how Mother Nature can help heal your body + soul.  Learn how to make and assemble an Herbal First Aid Kit that can treat many of life’s little accidents and annoyances including scrapes, bites, burns, wounds, headaches, pain, rashes, nausea, acute stress + anxiety, sore throats, colds, toothaches and bleeding.  All participants will go home with detailed notes + recipes, and some of the remedies that we will co-create together.

INSTRUCTOR: FRANCES O’HALLORAN
THURSDAY, 5:30-7:30 PM • MARCH 13
$20   MATERIALS FEE $25
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT

REGISTER HERE or call 541-996-6222

Back to course listings.