Children’s Herbal Workshop
June 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Bring your child on a green adventure of discovery! We will explore a variety of medicinal herbs, and learn why, and how, we would use them. For example, if you were having a hard time getting to sleep because you caught a cold and a maybe had a headache , you might call on our herbal ally “catnip” and make a nice hot cup of tea to help fight the cold and ease the headache so you could get some sleep. If you had a tummy ache with a lot of gas or stomach cramps, you might sip on some “peppermint” and “fennel” tea.
Your child will use their sense of taste, and smell, to identify several fresh herbs…blindfolded! That’s right. Using senses other than just sight or touch will better help your child remember them.
We’ll pick fresh herbs to add to our lunch, and talk about planting a fragrant herb garden at home. (We will give each participant a potted herb to take home to grow.)
After a delicious, organic buffet lunch, we will all settle in for a game of “Wildcraft–An Herbal Adventure Game”, a cooperative board game where the kids will learn about medicinal and edible herbs. Twenty-seven plants are featured on 54 cards. Plants included: Burdock, Calendula, Chamomile, Chickweed, Comfrey, Cottonwood, Dandelion, Echinacea, Elder, Field Mint, Herb Robert, Huckleberry, Jewelweed, Lemon Balm, Marshmallow, Wild Mustard, Nettle, Oregon Grape, Pine, Plantain, Wild Rose, St. John’s Wort, Valerian, Violet, White Willow, Yarrow, Yellow Dock.
Ticket price admits one child, and one accompanying adult.(All children must be accompanied by parent or adult.)
Cost includes all activities, handouts, instruction, garden plants, organic lunch and refreshments.
Children can cool off in the pool during break, only if accompanied by adult. Bring swimwear. Please bring only water based sunscreen, to protect our pool.
Herbal Med Rx Apothecary will be open for business during lunch break. Feel free to peruse available product online and make your wish list prior to event, to save time.
For more information you can call 209-296-2120.
We’re looking forward to having you visit us here at Ranch Runamuck!