Organic Emily

Events and Classes

Herbal collage

Emily teaching an herb class

 

2019

Please read before choosing and paying for your class. This page is subject to change anytime. There is a Paypal button available to pay for the class(es) of your choice or you can send me a message through my contact tab to get my Venmo info and pay that way. I also accept check or cash.   However, in order to save a place in the class I must receive payment first. Note that classes fill up quickly.  Seating is limited to 30. Classes are held in West Jordan Utah.  Once I receive payment I will confirm your place in the class and get you all the information you need to attend.

August 3rd – Fermentation Class – 1 P.M.

Come and learn about the significance of the gut microbiome and how to care for it with the skill of preserving through fermentation of veggies, salsa, fruit and bread. The workshop is $10. You’ll get to taste lots of delicious fermented foods and take home your own sourdough starter.  Deadline to sign up is July 27th.

Did you know that what you eat and how you live directly impacts your health and how you feel? For every cell we have in our body there are 10x more bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa that are all talking to our mitochondria, coordinating repair and growth. We are only 1% human… the rest of us is an ecosystem that works harmoniously with our body if we are treating them right. Those little critters are the control center of the body, regulating hormones, inflammation, brain chemistry and what we do or don’t absorb. We know that 70% of our immune system is in the gut, where health begins. Our gut health even impacts our brain activity because more gaba and serotonin are produced in the gut than the brain. For every 1 message our brain sends to our gut, our gut sends 9. These messages include the activation of our immune system, the growth of new brain cells and the adaptability of these new cells to learn. More science is finding that our gut microbiome is critical to whether or not we experience chronic illness and impacts the health of our future.

Come and learn what foods trigger inflammation and which foods to eat more of. We will learn the simple skill of fermenting vegetables like kimchi and salsa, fruit chutneys and even fermented bread which lowers the gluten content significantly. Contact me for more info.

Class – $10


 

 

September 7th – First Aid Herbal Workshop

This herbal workshop will be focused on caring for your family when it comes to first aid needs. We will begin at 12 pm as we walk through my yard to identify specific plants that can have helpful benefits in emergency situations.  Afterward we will go inside and learn to make medicine with the herbs for situations like excessive bleeding, poultices for mending wounds; including how to close a wound without sutures. We will make salve to help draw out infections and poison, make liniment for bruises and sprains and finally make important life saving tinctures to have on hand.  Deadline to sign up is August 31st.

Class – $40


 

October 12th – Family Cold Season Herbal Workshop

This herbal workshop is on combating common illness; with an emphasis on keeping your family healthy during the colder months. We  will begin at 12 pm to walk around my yard and identify simple herbs that are easy to grow and useful for common ailments. We will then learn how to turn herbs into medicine.  We will discuss important infusions to combat the cold/flu, what to do for earaches instead of using antibiotics. We will make bath tea bags for fevers while talking about the importance of fevers.  We will learn how to make an oxymel for deep coughs, make a cough and congestion balm with infused oil, make natural hand sanitizer and finally make helpful tinctures and glycerites for when we do get sick. I will also share my favorite supplements to boost the immune system throughout the season.  Deadline to sign up is October 5th.

Class – $40


November 9th – Homemade Gifts for the Holidays Class

This fun and engaging class will go over 10 homemade gift ideas to give to friends and family for the holidays. You will go home with all the recipes and a sample of everything! These items include Garlic Herb Oil Infusion, Holiday Aromatic Room or Car Sprays,  Herbal Tea Blends, Homemade Hand Soap, Peppermint Lip Balm, Chocolate Peppermint Body Butter, Lavender Citrus Lotion Bars, Herbal Bath Salts, Homemade Spice Blends, and Herbal Muscle Rub. Class begins at 1 pm. Deadline to sign up is November 2nd.

Class – $50