Exploring Pine- A Medicinal and Edible Evergreen
Come explore the Majestic Pine! Did you know that pine trees are both edible and medicinal? The needles, bark, resin, seeds, and pollen can all be used and are available year round.
We'll be taking a closer look at this species, it's medicinal properties, and the many ways this beautiful tree can be enjoyed. The needles are extremely high in vitamin C, making them very useful in keeping winter illness at bay. The resin can be used externally as a chest rub for congestion, muscle pain, or drawing out splinters. We'll be tasting everything from Pine Tea to Pine Needle Cookies. You'll leave the class with homemade Pine Oil + plus the ingredients and recipe to make your own salve and Pine Seasoning Salt.
Bring your hands and an open mind. All materials will be provided. Most of the herbs and products will be organic, depending on availability.
About the Program Instructor
Kathryn Kausch is a current resident of Amherst. She is the owner of My Little Apothecary, an online herbal shop and educational resource, focusing mostly on medicinal teas, salves, and tinctures. Her mission is to spread herbal knowledge and encourage more people start their very own little apothecary.
When: Thursday, March 7th from 7-8:30 PM
Where: Amherst Makerspace Kitchen
Fee: $25 R, $30 NR
Fee Includes: all materials and recipes to take home