Folk Astrology
Oct
29
6:15 PM18:15

Folk Astrology

Ever wondered why you are an Aquarius but just don’t feel like you are an air sign? Wonder no more! Come learn the basics of folk astrology as we read and interpret your rising, sun and moon signs. Learn some helpful info to guide you in your quest to better understand your cosmic self!

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Momma Herbal Care
Oct
20
1:30 PM13:30

Momma Herbal Care

Going to have a baby at some point…maybe someone you know is pregnant and your looking for the perfect gift. Come for this 2 hour long DIY presentation on how to create amazing products for yourself or the momma in your life during and after baby. We’ll go over help for vaginal and c-section births along with making bum and nipple butters as well as nutritive postnatal food, snacks and tea.

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Herbal Cold + Flu Prep
Sep
29
1:30 PM13:30

Herbal Cold + Flu Prep

Come to learn 4 basic home remedies for the colds and flu. How to’s in making Elderberry Tincture, Garlic Infused Honey, Fire Cider and Herbal Vicks Salve we’ll spend the morning learning how you can get your family’s herbal medicine chest primed for the sniffles, fevers and goodness knows what else.

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CBD Oil
Sep
17
6:15 PM18:15

CBD Oil

The hottest new trend in the herbal world is CBD Oil. Come learn its history and uses from things like sleep issues to chronic pain. We’ll also go over legitimate companies to purchase from and answer any questions you might have.

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PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM: Mama Support Session
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM: Mama Support Session

If you are expecting, thinking about becoming pregnant or already are a mama and interested in learning more, join us for an afternoon of mama nourishment! We've gathered a triad of mama helpers: doulas Kateri Kormann and Sundee Kuechle will discuss doulas and their role in helping mama, chiropractor Dr. Brittany Koch will discuss various methods for helping mama through chiropractic adjustments, while herbalist Katharine Ostrowski will speak about the importance of caring for mama postpartum using herbs.

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An Elderberry Shrub of My Very Own
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

An Elderberry Shrub of My Very Own

After this flu season everyone should have an elderberry in their yard. Come join Katharine from Urban Nettle for an afternoon and make that a reality. Leave with a shrub or two and the knowledge of how to use this amazing plant. You’ll also learn how to make more plants from cuttings of your new elder plant after it has a few growing seasons under its belt. 

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PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM: Mama Support Session
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM: Mama Support Session

If you are expecting, thinking about becoming pregnant or already are a mama and interested in learning more, join us for an afternoon of mama nourishment! We've gathered a triad of mama helpers: doulas Kateri Kormann and Sundee Kuechle will discuss doulas and their role in helping mama, chiropractor Dr. Brittany Koch will discuss various methods for helping mama through chiropractic adjustments, while herbalist Katharine Ostrowski will speak about the importance of caring for mama postpartum using herbs.

Teas and light snacks provided.

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Herbal Flu & Cold Immunity
Jan
27
10:30 AM10:30

Herbal Flu & Cold Immunity

Come learn everything from herbal remedies to nutrient rich food ideas to make when you are under the weather. On the docket will be how-tos making immune boosting elderberry syrup and tincture, fire cider, garlic infused honey as well as several nutrient rich bone-broth based soups power-packed with nettle, calendula and more! Nourishing soup for lunch afterwards included!
 

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The Lotion Alternative: DIY Hand Salves
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

The Lotion Alternative: DIY Hand Salves

Sick of buying lotions that you keep having to reapply or that don’t keep you moisturized? Make your own hand salves instead! Super hydrating, inexpensive and customizable to your needs. At the end of class participants will leave with their own 1/2oz hand salve, knowledge and handouts to make salves of their very own. Herbs to add to your salves helping with eczema, diaper rash and cracked feet to name a few will be covered.

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Lemonade, The Wild Foraged Way
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Lemonade, The Wild Foraged Way

With the warm season upon us come learn how to make some refreshing lemonades and cold drinks that don’t involve Country Time Lemonade. From wild foraged Sumac to garden-grown Lemon Balm you’re sure to go home with some delicious alternatives for summer thirst quenchers. During the class we will cover how to make simple syrups for your drink’s base and will also learn how to make a vinegar and berry based beverage called a shrub. Come ready to wet your whistle! 

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Tincture Making 101
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Tincture Making 101

Interested in making your own herbal medicine chest to help with scrapes, coughs, pains and more? Come spend the evening learning the how-tos of making your own herbal tinctures. During the class we will explore how plantain, yarrow, nettles and more can help with some of the most persnickety ailments that are plaguing you or your loved ones. At the end of class each participant will have made their own tincture to take home. If weather permits we’ll do an herb walk. Open to those of all ability levels!

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Slow Food: Where the Wild Things Are Dinner
May
21
11:00 AM11:00

Slow Food: Where the Wild Things Are Dinner

Join Slow Food Minnesota at York Farm in Hutchinson* on Sunday, May 21 to celebrate the season’s first wild offerings.

You'll experience a Slow foraged meal complete with kitchen stories, a wood-fired oven, playful Gloucestershire piglets, ripening heirloom strawberries, nettle patches, a glorious rustic barn, beehives and fruit orchards.

The 10th annual Wild Things farm dinner will be a true fusion of global and local cuisine. Up-and-coming chef Yia Vang of Union Kitchen will cook a Hmong-inspired meal built around Minnesota foraged foods. Foraging was a way of life for the Hmong in Southeast Asia, and when they came to Minnesota, they adapted the dishes of their homeland to the wild plants they found here.

Andy and Irene of York Farm will be giving 2 farm tours during the event and Katharine will be doing 2 wild foods tours. The tours are included with the price of admission. It will be a wonderful day. Rain or shine!

Come share and celebrate Minnesota’s bounty of early spring foraged foods with Slow Food Minnesota!

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Wild Foraging + Herbal 101
May
13
1:00 PM13:00

Wild Foraging + Herbal 101

Finally the spring greens are growing and we can forage! Waterleaf, cattails, ramps…maybe we’ll even see some morels. We’ll start the class learning the in and outs of basic foraging. Then we’ll hike out on some trails to identify various plants, shrubs and trees that we can use as wild foods and herbal medicinals. Open to all ability levels. We will be walking so plan accordingly. Muck boots or hiking shoes recommended.

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Herbal Clean-up Series Part 2- Alteratives
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Herbal Clean-up Series Part 2- Alteratives

In Part 2 of our Herbal Clean-Up Series we will learn how alterative herbs can be used as tonics to help gently ease our systems back to a state of effective functioning. Alteratives are often used for longer periods of time and gently remove our bodies metabolic waste. Come for the evening to learn effective ways you can fit these gentle herbs into your life everyday.

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Herbal Clean-up Series Part 1- Lymphatics
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Herbal Clean-up Series Part 1- Lymphatics

Come join us for an evening in Part 1 of our Herbal Clean-Up Series. Here we will learn about the wonderful world of lymphatic herbs and how they can stimulate our body’s own internal cleaners in the lymph system. Learn how you can use gentle herbs to help eliminate waste and toxins in our bodies that help stimulate our bodies natural clean-up crew.

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Cooking with Local Herbs & Plants
Mar
20
5:45 PM17:45

Cooking with Local Herbs & Plants

Join local forager and herb wrangler Katharine Ostrowski on the first day of spring for an evening to discuss various herbs and plants you may have walked by countless times and how they can be transformed into food to feed your family. Weeds, flowers, fruits and mushrooms…there’s a whole culinary world out there waiting to be explored!

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DIY Local Teas
Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

DIY Local Teas

Join local forager and herb wrangler Katharine Ostrowski for an evening sampling local plants that can be transformed into tasty teas. No need to buy those packaged teas…learn which plants to harvest for the upcoming summer and you will be set with an arsenal of delicious and medicinally helpful teas to satisfy both taste and any ailments. 

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Handsalve Making 101
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Handsalve Making 101

Forgo reading the endless lines of ingredients for those all-natural lotions. Create a hydrating salve/lotion with organic sunflower oil, beeswax and a few herbs instead! Low cost and it will hydrate up those chapped and jack frost nipped hands. Great gifts for the holidays and a much needed self-care item for yourself! 

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Minnesota Herbal Festival
Sep
18
8:30 AM08:30

Minnesota Herbal Festival

Tincturing 101 @ The Minnesota herbal Festival in Belle Plaine Minnesota

Open to those of all abilities come spend this session learning all about the in’s and outs of tincture making. We will start with a little history and then progress to the how-tos and seasonality of tincture making. At the end finish with a mini herb walk where each participant will select an herb to go about making their own tincture to take home.

Wild Foraged Cocktails @ The Minnesota Herbal Festival in Belle Plaine Minnesota

We all need a little self-care so pull up your lawn chair and wind down the day with a sampling of some tasty beverages. Join Urban Nettle forager and herbalist Katharine as she guides you on your way toward rejuvenating yourself with some delicious wild foraged cocktails. Pickled dandelion buds for your martini and cattail shoots in your next Pimm’s Cup. Infused simple syrup using spruce tips or why not make a vinegar shrub from any of our plentifully available northern berries? Bring a glass for sampling, any alcohol you wish to add a little zip to our bases and take home a whole host of ideas and recipes for ensuring you give yourself a little TLC at the end of everyday. And don’t forget breakfast…Monarda Bloody Mary w/ Pickled Fiddleheads anyone?

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Mad Hatter Tea Party @ York Farm
May
8
11:30 AM11:30

Mad Hatter Tea Party @ York Farm

Collaborating with York Farm, join guests for a delightfully catered meal of tasty bites and delicious drinks inspired by the Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Party. Katharine will give a quick plant walk of the local flora and fauna on the farm while the luncheon will be serving a wildcrafted spruce tip tea.

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