Unlock the secrets of nature’s pharmacy and embark on a journey to cultivate your own herb garden with the guidance of our expert herbalist. In this immersive course, you will learn the art and science of growing a diverse array of herbs that can not only enhance the flavors of your culinary creations but also serve as potent allies in promoting health and well-being.
Who Should Attend
- Enthusiastic home cooks seeking to elevate their culinary creations.
- Individuals interested in harnessing the medicinal properties of herbs for personal well-being.
- Gardeners aspiring to cultivate a diverse and thriving herb garden.
Class Format This course blends hands-on gardening experience, interactive demonstrations, and insightful lectures to provide a holistic understanding of growing herbs for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge through practical exercises and take home a wealth of skills to enhance their daily lives.
Key Learning Objectives
Herbal Plant Selection:
- Explore a curated selection of versatile herbs suitable for home cultivation.
- Understand the unique growing requirements and characteristics of each herb.
- Master the fundamentals of soil preparation, planting, and maintaining your herb garden.
- Learn regenerative and organic gardening practices to ensure a thriving, chemical-free harvest.
Harvesting and Drying:
- Discover optimal harvesting times to maximize the potency of your herbs.
- Acquire proper drying and storage techniques to preserve the medicinal properties of your bounty.
- Explore the culinary applications of herbs, transforming your kitchen into a flavorful haven.
- Learn to balance and pair herbs to create delectable and healthful meals.
Home Apothecary Essentials:
- Delve into the medicinal properties of select herbs and their historical uses.
- Create your home apothecary, learning to prepare herbal remedies for common ailments.
Herbal Infusions and Teas:
- Explore the art of crafting herbal infusions and teas for both pleasure and healing.
- Understand the therapeutic benefits of various herbal blends.
Instructor: Kellan Mackay, Owner, Khela Herbs
Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Must give notice at least 2 business days prior to class to receive a credit.