WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS


Chesapeake Herb Gathering

September 21st-22nd

The Chesapeake Herb Gathering is an annual event organized by Wild Ginger Herbal Center bringing together inter-generational herbal, land-based, and healing communities to ​celebrate our stories, our knowledge, our culture and traditions. Enjoy a weekend of workshops, plant walks, youth activities, community artwork, social justice, artisans market, campfire, and community connections with local herbalists, teachers, clinicians, healers, botanists, farmers, birthkeepers, medicine makers, rootworkers, artists, homesteaders, community organizations and much more!  
Hey Thanks! Herbal Co. will be popping up all weekend in the artisan market - offering tinctures, herbal body care, seeds, live plants and other herbal goodies! 

This is a family friendly event . . . bring the youth and elders!

Location: Fox Haven Learning Center

3630 Poffenberger Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755

 

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Here's what one class participant had to say:

"Herbal spirit medicine brought to life by an authentic wise woman. Don’t let her youth-filled laughter fool you. She is a powerhouse of knowledge and inner-standing of the nature of herbs."  - Irmina Tutu

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Want to host a workshop?
 Are you having an event where we could table our products? 
Send an email to Katelyn@heythanksherbalco.com
or send us a message through our contact page
 
Image courtesy of B.Willow
(Image courtesy of B.Willow)

Past Events

Fox Haven Foragers: Herbal First Aid
Saturday May 11th

Join Katelyn of Hey Thanks! Herbal Co as she forages for her favorite spring Herbal First Aid Kit components. There will be lots of plant ID, harvesting, nibbling and creating. You’ll go home with ideas for your own First Aid Kit and a salve to go in it!

Plants may include: chickweed, plantain, yarrow, comfrey, burdock, yellowdock, barberry and some tasty edibles along the way.

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Spring's Healing Herbs
Saturday March 30th At Mend Acupuncture

Spring is here! Days are getting longer, the sun is getting brighter, and tender medicine is popping up all around us. After a slow and stagnant winter, these spring-time herbs can help us gently detoxify, give us much needed nutrients, and renew our organs as well as our spirits. In this workshop you’ll touch, smell, and taste a variety of herbs, and learn how to create simple medicinal preparations that you can easily incorporate into your daily life this spring.

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Friday February 8th
Heart Space: An After Hours Workshop with Hey Thanks! Herbal Co., Odette Press, and B. Willow!

Join me, Kelly Laughlin of Odette Press, and B. Willow for a night of connection and creating. Tap into your heart space and make your own marbled cards and herbal tea. In a month concentrated on love, take a moment to appreciate and reconnect to yourself through the meditative practice of paper marbling with Kelly. Meanwhile, I'll help you discover herbs that foster self love, connection, and personal empowerment to create a custom herbal tea blend to take home.

So slow down, have a sip, have a snack and enjoy the night! Complimentary champagne cocktails and sweets will be provided.

This will be a closed event, so buy your tickets now for this intimate evening! Attendees will also receive 15% off plants from B. Willow, Hey Thanks! Herbal Co.'s Happy Heart Elixir, and journals from Odette Press.

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Last Stop Hops & Shop

Thursday December 20th 

Organized by Charm City Craft Mafia, this is the 5th annual "Last Stop Hops & Shop" holiday market - a last minute, curated market place, where folks can shop local vendors, drink great locally made beer, and enjoy delicious grub, in a fun festive atmosphere. I'll have all your last minute herbal gifts - cocktail kits, bitters, winter wellness tinctures, home goods and more. Stop by and grab the perfect gift for your friends, family or yourself!
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Herbal Folk Remedies for Winter Wellness at B.Willow

Thursday November 8th

Want to stay well this winter? Join me for a two hour class where you’ll learn about common herbs that can keep you healthy throughout the long, cold winter months. We’ll focus on inexpensive, accessible, and traditional herbal folk remedies such as fire cider, elderberry syrup, and cold care teas. I’ll discuss their history and tradition as well as guidelines for herbal medicine use. Everyone will go home with ingredients to craft their own batch of elderberry syrup at home, as well as the knowledge to keep these herbal traditions alive for generations to come!
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Fire Cider For All! at Whitelock Farm

Saturday November 10th

Fire Cider is an traditional folk remedy that uses simple, accessible, kitchen ingredients to create a powerful winter wellness remedy! Fire cider can relieve sinus congestion, keep our immune system strong, ward off colds and flus, and increase digestion and circulation. Learn how to create your own version of this popular herbal folk remedy to keep you and your family healthy all winter long!
This is a FREE event!

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Saturday November 17th

Herbal Vinegars and Oxymels at Oherbals 

This class is devoted to teaching you the art of making herbal vinegar & oxymels. Vinegar and honey are wonderful bases for making alcohol-free herbal extracts. Join me as I share my secrets to making sweet & sour medicine. Participants will go home with there own creation as this class is part instruction and part hands-on herbal play time. Material & handout costs included in course fee. Full class descriptions at oherbals.com.
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SAVOR THE SUMMER:

An Herbal Cordial Making Workshop

Celebrate and bottle up some summertime magic by creating your own cordial in this hands on workshop. Cordials are a delicious, seasonal, and versatile way to incorporate herbal goodness into your everyday life. They can be sipped neat, added to cakes, pies, syrups and other desserts, added to marinades and glazes, and of course, used in delicious herbal cocktails and digestifs!
Instruction, herbs, and fruit needed to make your summertime cordial will be provided- just bring a 16 ounce wide mouth jar and a spirit of your choosing (750ml or enough to fill your jar). For your spirit, I recommend either brandy or vodka, but gin, whiskey, tequila, and port can also be delicious
Attendees also receive 15% plants at B. Willow. This event is BYOB!
  

WILD SOLUTIONS FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY

"The height of summer offers us many medicinally potent botanicals and is the perfect time to gather and prepare them for the fallow months and the hectic times of life. Join Katelyn in a search for plants that ease stress, strengthen the immune system and calm the nerves. Together you’ll craft an infused cordial or tincture.
Part of the Fox Haven Foragers Series. Each Foragers class will include plant ID, foraging and processing the season’s bounty with local guides from diverse backgrounds and skill-sets. Class runs from 11am to 3 pm. For the first 2-3 hours class will be held in the field, gathering plants and learning botany skills. After a quick picnic lunch the last hour is spent processing and cooking or preparing the harvest into a tasty meal or a take-home medicinal."  -Lacey Walker
 
Herbal Cordial Making at B.Willow
In this hands on workshop, you’ll learn how to make herbal cordials- a delicious, seasonal, and versatile way to incorporate herbal goodness into your everyday life. Cordials can be sipped neat, added to cakes, pies, syrups and other desserts, added to marinades and glazes, and of course, used in delicious herbal cocktails and digestifs!
Info and tickets here!
 
Herbal Allies for Stress and Anxiety
Stress is a part of life. When we can confront what is causing us stress, notice patterns of behavior, and discover how stress manifests itself in the body, we can be more prepared to manage stress on a daily basis.

In this a two hour class, we’ll discuss some of the more common physical manifestations of stress, such as insomnia, headaches, skin conditions, anxiety and fatigue. You’ll learn how to build and maintain a healthy nervous system with the help of herbs and other stress relieving practices, and at the end of class, you’ll use your new found knowledge, along with your own intuition, to create a custom tea or tincture to take home!
 
Create Your Own Magic Cloth
WHEN: Saturday September 9th 1:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE: Wax & Wane Fiber Headquarters, Baltimore, MD
COST: $50
REGISTER: Here!
"We are so excited to offer this magical class with Katelyn Jarkowiec of @heythanksherbalco. Come and spend an afternoon of wildcrafting, intention setting, and magic cloth making. We will meet at the Wax & Wane Fiber Headquarters at 1, then head right into Druid Hill Park, where Katelyn will offer lessons on local urban medicine plants. We'll harvest some magic plants and then head back into the studio.
In the studio we'll bundle up the plants, cast our intentions into the fabric, and then steam the bundles away. You can either unravel your bundle the day of or wait to see how it develops over time!
Bring a little lunch and/or snacks to share. We'll provide some refreshments, too!" - Wax & Wane Fiber