Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join Jamie Samowitz, educator and herbalist, for a hands- on exploration of the world of herbal extractions. Home herbalism straddles the line between food and medicine. By extracting herbs into oil, vinegar, and alcohol, we gain access to the herb’s nutritional and medicinal qualities. And by making our own nourishing and delicious products with aromatic, tonic, and bitter herbs, we become empowered to take our health into our own hands. We will learn to make three categories of herbal extractions: infused oils (including culinary, fragrance, and medicinal oils), infused vinegars, and tinctures. As a class we will make a spiced bitters tincture that will serve as both a health-supporting digestive aid and a warming remedy for a cold winter’s day.
Jamie Samowitz is Co-Director of Roots Rising at Alchemy Initiative. She is a home herbalist and currently in training as a clinical herbalist through David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies. She enjoys foraging for wild food and medicine and sharing her love of the natural world with her students and community.
Kitchen classes are sponsored by Guido’s Fresh Marketplace.
Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.
Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration from a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event, we will refund you less an administrative fee equaling 25% of the program cost.
Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.