WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS


PLANT WALK AT WHITELOCK COMMUNITY FARM

WHEN: July 28th from 11-12pm
WHERE: 922 Whitelock Street
COST: FREE (suggested donation $5)

Once you get to know the wide variety of plants growing in your backyard, your life will never be the same!  Join me for a plant walk around Whitelock Farm where we'll identify, discuss, and get to know local medicinal and edible plants.

 

SAVOR THE SUMMER:

An Herbal Cordial Making Workshop

WHEN: August 2nd from 6:30PM-8:00PM
WHERE: B.Willow 220 W 27th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
COST: $25
REGISTER: HERE

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!

 

FOR THE GREATER GOODS MARKET -

A monthly Market to benefit a local cause & promote small businesses

WHEN: August 4th from 11:00AM-4:00PM
WHERE: R HOUSE 301 W 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
COST: FREE
MORE INFO: HERE

Shop from over 50 vendors, ranging from hand-made clothing to body care. We prioritize vendors who are local, and offer handmade wares. Each month we pick a charitable cause to feature, offer them a free booth, donate a portion of booth fees directly to them, and the opportunity to spread the word to shoppers about their mission! 

Awarded 2017's Best Local Craft Market by Baltimore Magazine!

 

WILD SOLUTIONS FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY

WHEN: August 11th from 11:00AM-4:00PM
WHERE: Fox Haven Farm 3630 Poffenberger Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755
COST: $40
MORE INFO AND REGISTER: HERE

"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

 

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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 an event? I'm available for leading personalized workshops/classes for organizations, businesses, neighbors, or groups of friends and private parties. Classes could include plant walks, cordial making workshops, crafting homemade herbal body care products, basic medicine making workshops, or a topic of your choosing! Please email me at katelyn@heythanksherbalco.com for more info.

 

 

Image courtesy of B.Willow

(Image courtesy of B.Willow)

Past Events

 

COMMUNITY SEED SWAP!

WHEN: Saturday March 17th from 1-4 pm
WHERE: Baltimore Free Farm - 3510 Ash Street
COST: FREE

MORE INFO: Here!

Sharing seeds, garden stores, tips and ideas. Come hang out with other plant loving people.

 

 

HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING 101

A 6 WEEK SERIES AT WHITELOCK FARM!

WHEN: Every other Saturday April - June from 11-1pm
WHERE: 922 Whitelock Street
COST: Sliding scale $5-$15
MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION HERE

Have you ever wondered what useful plants might be growing in your neighborhood or in your own backyard? Would you like to learn how to utilize these plants to create effective herbal remedies for your friends and family? Then join community herbalist, Katelyn Jarkowiec, for the series – Herbal Medicine Making 101. In these hands-on classes, we’ll get to know the plants growing in and around Whitelock Farm, discuss the art and science behind each medicinal preparation, and then create an herbal remedy together. By the end of the series, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to create your own home apothecary using fresh, local, homegrown, and seasonal herbs.

CLASSES -----

April 7th – Herbal Infusions and Decoctions – Learn the art and science behind creating simple, effective medicine right in your kitchen with only one ingredient - water! Infusions and decoctions are some of the oldest and most accessible forms of plant medicine and

April 21st - Kitchen Medicine – Did you know that your spice cabinet is full of medicine!? In this class we’ll discuss how common spices can be used to create powerful healing dishes, medicinal broths, and more!

May 5th – Oils and Salves – Medicinal oils and salves are a great way to apply plant medicine topically. We’ll discuss plants remedies for common ailments such as rashes, cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites, and then make an herbal healing salve together! Want to take home your very own tin of herbal healing salve? Be sure to register ahead of time - space is limited!! ($5 materials fee required for the take home option)

May 19th - Tinctures - So what’s a tincture? Learn about these simple, alcohol based herbal extracts and how to create your own using fresh or dried plants. Tinctures are concentrated, easy to take, and effective!

June 2nd - Wild Foods - In this class you’ll discover a new meaning for the word “weeds” as you learn to confidently identify and harvest these wildy weedy plants and turn them into delicious pestos, beverages, and wild salads!

June 16th - Vinegars, Shrubs, and Oxymels – Sweet and sour alcohol-free herbal preparations that are delicious and versatile! Use your herbal extracts in beverages, salad dressings, cocktails, or take straight up! Want to make your own shrub or oxymel to take home?  Be sure to register ahead of time- space is limited!! ($5 materials fee required for the take home option)

Herbal Folk Remedies for Winter Wellness

WHEN: Thursday January 18th from 6-8pm
WHERE: B. Willow - 220 West 27th Street, Baltimore, MD
COST: $25

REGISTER: Here!

Back by popular demand! This is the third time I will be teaching this class at B. Willow - and it just keeps getting better! <3

Want to stay well this winter? Come 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 of use and then walk you through making your very own batch of fire cider! Please bring an 8 oz glass jar with lid if you can. Everyone will go home with the medicine they make as well as the knowledge to keep these herbal traditions alive for generations to come!

 

Healing Arts Open House at Asana Roots

WHEN: Sunday January 14th from 1-5PM
WHERE: Asana Roots - 1707 N. Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
COST: FREE

MORE INFO: Here!

Excited to be sharing tea and selling my wares at the Healing Arts Open House at AsanaRoots! If you've been curious about Thai bodywork, Reiki, cupping and other healing therapies, here's your chance to learn more!

Plus lots of local medicine for sale

LAST STOP HOPS AND SHOP!

WHEN: Thursday December 21st from 5-9pm
WHERE: Peabody Heights Brewery - Baltimore, MD
COST: FREE!!

A fun, beer filled shopping event by Charm City Craft Mafia. Join me and other local makers for this final holiday shopping experience!

More info Here!

 

Herbal Folk Remedies for Winter Wellness

WHEN: Monday December 11th from 6-8pm
WHERE: B. Willow - 220 West 27th Street, Baltimore, MD
COST: $25

REGISTER: Here!

Want to stay well this winter? Come 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 of use and then walk you through making your very own batch of fire cider! Please bring an 8 oz glass jar with lid if you can. Everyone will go home with the medicine they make as well as the knowledge to keep these herbal traditions alive for generations to come!

 

Greater Goods Holiday Market

WHEN: Saturday December 9th from 11-4pm
WHERE: R House - Baltimore, MD
COST: FREE

A December Holiday Market featuring a variety of local artists & businesses, selling jewelry, body care, fine art, ceramics, sweet treats, and so much more!

More info here.

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 Cordial Making at Paris Apothecary in Virginia

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

WHEN: Thursday August 31st 6:30pm-8:00pm
WHERE: B. Willow - 220 West 27th Street, Baltimore, MD
COST: $40

REGISTER: Here!

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!

 

For the Greater Goods Market

WHEN: Saturday September 2nd 11-4pm
WHERE: R House - 301 W 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

    "A market to benefit a local cause and promote small businesses & artists. Occurs three times a year: spring, fall + winter! This is the 6th Greater Goods! The last market had over 50 vendors, ranging from naturally dyed textiles to rum cakes.


    Grab some lunch at R. House and swing into the garage for a day of great local shopping. This market will also feature the The Intercultural Counseling Connection- a local nonprofit that provides culturally responsive therapeutic services for asylum seekers, asylees, and refugees in the greater Baltimore area. Access to trauma-informed mental health care can help them cope with the effects of pre-migration experiences as well as the challenges of cultural adjustment. Their network of dedicated clinicians includes native speakers of Nepali, Spanish, French, Tigrinya and Farsi. Counseling services provided through the Connection are provided at no cost to clients." -  B Willow

     

    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