Sun, Jan 19 | Columbines School Of Botanical Studies

All Of Pine, Expanding Our Apothecary

This class delves into herbal preparations of the aerial parts of pine, including tinctures, glycerites, acetums, and oxymels, along with general tips on alcohol intermediates and working with resins.
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Jan 19, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Columbines School Of Botanical Studies, Eugene, OR 97402, USA

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Columbines School of Botanicals Studies Visiting Herbalist Series In Eugene, Oregon

All of Pine - Expanding Our Herbal Apothecary

Join bio-regional herbalist, educator, desert ecologist Christina Sanchez of Every Leaf Speaks Botanical Studies from the Mojave Desert this Sunday, January 19, 12 - 2 PM $25 Call 541-687-7114 or email admin@botanicalstudies.net to register. 

Christina will bring her expertise of her personal favorite native pines from Southern California, Piñon Pine, Pinus monophylla, and Ponderosa Pine, P. ponderosa, and her work with resins, needles, cones, seeds, bark. This class delves into herbal preparations of the aerial parts of pine, including tinctures, glycerites, acetums, and oxymels, along with general tips on alcohol intermediates and working with resins.

We will explore the sweet culinary and medicinal world of Pine Syrup and ways to incorporate pine into your food. Christina will be sharing her gluten free Piñon Cake and surprise you with the ingredients!

Pine Tea Exploration - Christina will share two preparations of Pine in tea form, one made using bark from twigs in a decoction and another made using a short steep of the needles where we will compare and contrast, explore the physical and thermal energetics, and the five flavors. Please bring a cup to participate in the tea exploration.

Each participant will be taking home a 4 oz Piñon Pine syrup so please bring a small jar with you to the class.

Materials Needed: Cup Jar with lid (for the syrup)

Plate/fork (for the cake)

Christina Sanchez bio-regional herbalist, desert ecologist, and founder of Every Leaf Speaks has a special connection to the arid places. Raised in a rural town in Eastern Coachella Valley she grew up with plants such as Larrea tridentata. As an adult she left the desert for work in the big city only to return to the desert, she chose to settle in Joshua Tree and found herself drawn to Larrea, a plant her abuela (grandmother) worked with. She has been studying the flora of the southwest and the diverse desert ecosystems for years. In her community she offers herbal courses, ecology and plant ID hikes, plant surveys, herbal consultations, hosts a grassroots community clean-up of the wild desert spaces, and volunteers at Mojave Desert Land Trust and Friends of the Desert Mountains.

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