Homemade Herbal Gifts – Crafting Botanical Oils, Salves, and More (Sold Out)

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
9:00am – 1:30pm

$45 per person, ($40 for Friends of Pepperwood) 
Ages 12 and up welcome
Meet at the Dwight Center 

Have you ever wanted to make your own lip balm or herbal salve? Come learn how to make these and the herbal infused oils that form the basis for everything from bath oil, hand cream and muscle balm with local herbalist Autumn Summers. We will use plants that are easy to grow in your garden or have naturalized in Sonoma County including Calendula, Plantain, St John’s Wort, Douglas fir, and more. You will go home with the confidence, recipes and samples of the salve and cream we will make during our time together. To finish up class we will take a stroll outside the Dwight Center into looking at plants that can be used in these recipes. Autumn will cover how you can identify, properly harvest, dry and use herbs to make your own homemade holiday gifts for friends and family.

From her first herb class over 25 years ago, Autumn has been exploring the many facets of herbalism. An avid gardener and wild foods forager, she teaches on how to grow your own herbs and how to safely and sustainably gather and use abundant edible and medicinal plants, seaweeds and mushrooms in Northern California at the California School of Herbal Studies. She is passionate about sharing this empowering knowledge with others in a responsible and interactive way.


Please note: All events will follow current regional health safety guidelines. Please bring a mask – we will require masks to be worn indoors during this event (this includes in the bathrooms), regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required while outdoors. Please practice good hand washing hygiene, and physical distancing when possible. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

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For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Program Coordinator, at hgistelli@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

Friends of Pepperwood: Enter the code you received as a current Friend of Pepperwood to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your Friends of Pepperwood status or don’t know the code, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Associate, at sshinn@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 133. Click here to become a Friend of Pepperwood today!

Registration for Friends of Pepperwood opens Monday, July 19, 2021. Registration opens for the public on Friday, July 23, 2021.