Tours & Classes
Medicinal Plants Foraging Tour
July 21st 2019
Join herbalist Allison Austin on this foraging tour through the Northwoods as we learn to identify, harvest, and prepare some of the most common medicinal plants of our area. Students will gain an in-depth understanding on foraging and basic herbal preparation, as well as plant identification of our most common and medicinal plants of Northern MN. Students will each receive a foraging manual to use at home which includes information on identification, harvesting, drying, preparing, and storing herbs.
This class will be in-depth, hands-on, and fun! Bring pen and notebook, water, and bug repellent~
Location: We will be meeting a the Laurentian Divide Hiking Trails off of HWY 169 in Virginia.
Cost $40- includes foraging manual for students to take home~
**Please register for class! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will be attending class, or send us a message on facbook at www.facebook.com/birchbotanicals!
Chaga Mushroom: Minnesota's Medicinal Treasure
August 8th 2019 @ Natural Harvest Co-op- Virginia, MN
August 27th 2019 @ Ely Folk School- Ely, MN
Join herbalist Allie Austin for this in depth class about all things Chaga!
Did you know, growing on our birch trees is one of the most powerfully medicinal mushrooms in the world? Chaga has been highly studied and is proven to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors, increase the body's ability to respond and adapt to stress, and has a multitude of other benefits. In this class, we will learn how to identify, harvest, and utilize this medicinal powerhouse for both internal and external use. We will make some chaga remedies in class, learn to make a chaga tincture, and students will each go home with their own informational chaga guide, including a recipe booklet with numerous, creative ways to use Minnesota's most treasured fungi.
Register for August 8th class at www.naturalharvest.coop
or call the co-op at 218-741-4663
Resiter for August 27th class at www.ElyFolkSchool.org
Medicinal Plants Foraging Tours
Join Herbalist Allison Austin on a 2 hour foraging tour through the Northwoods! In this tour you will learn local medicinal plant identification, proper harvesting, drying, and storing techniques for optimal shelf life, and how to turn your harvest into herbal remedies that you can make in your own home. Classes are tailored to the group, area, and harvesting season. Students may request to learn specific preparation techniques including:
-herbal teas and infusions
-oil preparations for topical or internal use
Each student will receive a foraging manual to help them forage at home, and some harvested plants from the tour.
Cost: $75 for one person, $50 each for 2-3 people
Discounts for group rates of 4 or more
To schedule a tour/class, contact