July 29th 2017 Saturday
“Hands on Harvest to Distillation”
Come learn about the science and art of distilling aromatic plants into flower and plant waters better known as hydrosols with hands on harvest of grosso lavender, and other herbs for steam and hydro distillation.
Students will learn to distill using copper alembic stills of different sizes from home garden size for personal use to semi-industrial. Working in small teams that rotate. Learn about the many wonderful uses for hydrosols, their care, and storage.
At the end of class we will divide up the hydrosols we made so that everyone can take some home to enjoy.
Taught by Sequim herbalist, artisan distiller, and herbal educator Victoria Reddick who has been distilling hydrosols and small batch essential oils for nearly 2 decades. Victoria started her herbal education at age 17 while living in the 4 corners region of the US southwest where she began learning sacred plant medicine from her indigenous herbalist auntie Eleanor of the Dine and years later with renown herbalists from around the world. She started her own Flower Essence company Green Lynx Flower Essences and Bear Creek Apothecary in 1999.
Victoria has made flower essences for 30 years and researched and developed botanical and herbal products for 18 years . She has taught classes and apprenticeships on her farm, at herb conferences, herb fairs, skillshare fairs, and Universities. Victoria is currently the Pacific NW chapter coordinator of Herbalists Without Borders International.
We will be donating 10% of our class proceeds to Herbalists Without Borders International.
Class size 10 -12 students max
Cost $275 (non refundable)
includes picnic lunch, use of equipment, and all class materials
To make payment to hold your place go to my etsy store link
Victoria will offer another class in August for those interested in honing their craft on product making and formulating botanical products with hydrosols. date and cost TBA
April Fools Day Spring Tonics Class Saturday April 1st 2017 1-4 pm
In this fun and educational class you will learn to identify and forage for spring tonic herbs like nettles, chickweed, cleavers, and dandelions, and others that grow abundantly this time of year. Learn about their nutritional and medicinal herbal value and create hands on tasty ways to incorporate them into your diet.
We will make delicious herbal vinegars, tinctures, and learn to cook with some of them.
Each student will take home their creations.
Class max 8
Cost: $20 plus a $15 materials fee.
Call or email us to reserve your spot.
2016 Classes and Events
Friend and Master Permaculture Teacher”Skeeter”-Michael Pilarski is teaching an all day workshop in Port Angeles.
“Permaculture for Backyards and Small Homesteads” from 9 am -4pm
Medicinal Herb Growing And Marketing Conference
Where: Fort Warden Port Townsend WA
Victoria is presenting on the panel, Medicinal Herb Gardens In Public Spaces and The Essential Oils panel.
Victoria will be co teaching a workshop with Stephanie Syson partner, herbalist, permaculture goddess and lead grower at Dynamic Roots in Carbondale Colorado and Christine Borosh the lead gardener and supervisor of the medicinal and edible gardens at Bastyr University.
Victoria is a new member and chapter coordinator for
the Pacific Northwest (Herbalists Without Borders International )
Victoria will be calling for starting a grassroots movement at the conference titled “Medicinal Herb Gardens in Every Community” and doing A seperate demonstration on essential oil distillation of White Sage (Salvia apiana).
See conference poster and info site links below .
July 10th (Sunday) Herbalists Without Borders Annual Fundraising Event
As the new Pacific Northwest Chapter Coordinator of HWBI -I will be at the Lynwood Community Market on Bainbridge Island with my (herbal booth).
As part of Herbalists Without Borders Annual Fundraising event I am giving a medicinal plant walk from noon till 1 pm and a free herbal infused oils and salve making demo/class from 1-2pm just meet me at the market-(donations accepted for HWBI).
Come on down and find out about HWBI, sign up be a member, or donate toward this amazing grassroots herbal nonprofit organization helping people all over the globe. All sales proceeds that day of my artisan distilled lavender essential oil will go to HWBI.
Lynwood Community Market on Bainbridge Island
Throughout the 2016 summer season Victoria will be selling her gorgeous artisan botanicals.
Market HOURS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. It will continue as long as weather allows.
LOCATION: The parking lot at Lynwood Center Road and Point White Drive.
Bainbridge Island WA.
Lynwood Market Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lavender harvest, drying , distilling and crafting time for me here in Sequim WA (the lavender growing capitol of the USA).
Check out our handcrafted lavender products in the etsy store including artisan crafted essential oil (I distill myself), lavender balm, lavender bundles, lavender and cedar smudge sticks, lavender cream and more…also selling at the Lynwood Community Market on Bainbridge Island.
July Date TBA
Lavender Coil Basket Class
Join me as I teach this extremely popular class again in coil basketry with fresh lavender as our gorgeous basketry material. (I taught this class twice during the Sequim Lavender Festival a couple years ago -it fills up quickly.
You will learn the basic coiling technique that can also be used with other natural fiber materials. Take home a beautiful completed handmade basket.
Class max – 15 students
All materials included and you take home your complete basket and instruction kit.
contact (360) 477-5985