Field Hydrosol Distillation
and Harvest Intensive
Saturday, May 23rd
Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Heather Bruno and Suzanne Tabert
Location: Ellensburg, WA – see below for more info
Discover the myriad uses for using hydrosols for health and wellness and acquire an understanding of the considerations that go into crafting a fresh high quality hydrosol, including living water, fresh plants and the intention and magic that YOU bring to crafting this transformative medicine. An ethical and accessible alternative to essential oils for aromatherapy, hydrosols are a safe and gentle natural plant remedy that are a useful addition to your herbal toolbox!
Explore pine, willow, and sage – their medicine, magic, and constituents, while we dive into the alchemy of the ancient distillation process using a traditional copper alembic still, which is a beautiful work of art in itself! Heather is a master at distilling plants and her passion shows her intimate knowledge of both the plants and distillation process.
Students will wild harvest and prepare the plants for distillation as well as sampling a variety of hydrosols that Heather will bring. Students will take home hydrosols made during the workshop!
We are working with the company we get our copper alembic stills from to have them on hand to sell after the workshop! No figuring out what company has the best quality, no paying shipping costs, that’s all on us! You will be able to reap the benefits, take home your copper still, and start making your own hydrosols right after the workshop!
What to Bring:
1. 2 sterilized 4 ounce jars. Simply boil your jars for 10 minutes after washing. Heather will have some available for purchase as well.
3. Clippers, scissors, and scraping knife
4. Camp Chair
5. Gathering basket or bag
6. Lunch and beverage
Location: Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park in Ellensburg, WA. Address will be provided in the registration notification email. Please note that we will meet at the park and then carpool to our harvest sites. Do not be late and miss out on the harvesting. This is a most important part of the workshop! We will return to the park for the distillation process.
Heather Bruno is the owner of Field and Forest Botanicals, a passionate wildcrafter and medicine maker who focuses on ecologically harvested local plants to create products that nurture, heal and sustain us physically, spiritually, and emotionally. She is a member of the American Herbalist Guild and Associate Faculty at Edmonds Community College where she teaches classes in Early Childhood Education. Heather apprenticed with Suzanne Tabert of the Cedar Mountain Herb School and has been a student of herbalism since 1992. Heather supports students to feel empowered to discover and embrace their own wisdom of plants as they open themselves to all the plants wish to teach.
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