Use the form to the right to email Sarah Sorci,                                                  Sweet Flag Community Herbalist.

Or contact Sarah by phone or mail:

PO Box 261, Fredonia, NY  14063

716-997-2007


Fredonia, New York
USA

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Classes & Events

Educational workshops are the bread and butter of Sweet Flag Herbs. In western New York, as in nearly every community, there is an abundance of medicinal and edible plants growing in every lawn, sidewalk crack, and wooded area. Sarah offers workshops about identifying, sustainably harvesting, and using these plants.

Sarah has experience offering plant-based workshops for individuals of all ages and ability levels, including differently-abled individuals. If you are interested in scheduling a workshop or would like more info, visit the Contact Page to get in touch.

 

Making Herbal Tinctures: Frontier Community Ed
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Making Herbal Tinctures: Frontier Community Ed

Cost: $16 + $6 lab fee

Alcohol-based tinctures are a convenient way to extract and preserve the constituents of medicinal plants. Using basic ratios and principles, we can easily make high quality herbal remedies at home.
In this workshop, Community herbalist Sarah Sorci will share standard rules for tincture making, as well as suggested variations for different herbs. Participants will see a demonstration, and sample several tinctures. Sarah will discuss the properties and safe uses of several herbs in depth; these will be offered to take home.

Lab Fee: Each participant will select a 2 oz bag of dried herbs to craft their own tincture at home. Lab fee also covers handouts and samples.

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Free! Garden Guest Q & A
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Free! Garden Guest Q & A

SOLE Giving Garden, Union Pleasant School Field; 150 Pleasant Ave, Hamburg, NY 14075

We welcome great garden experts into the Giving Garden for an hour of Q & A! This is free and open to the community. Garden Club kids will be serving light garden refreshments!
7/26 - Great Garden Speaker and Plant Guru David Clark
8/2 - Garden Expert and Seed Saving Whiz Remy Orlowski of The Sample Seed Shop
8/9 - Garden Herbs and Medicinal Herb Expert, Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs
Please bring a lawn chair and come enjoy an evening in the garden sharing and learning!

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Sustainable Self-Care
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainable Self-Care

Greystone Nature Preserve, 8531 Bear Lake Rd, Fredonia

Cost: $12 includes making your own tea blend to take home

Holistic herbalist Sarah Sorci believes that "In order for something to be truly healthy, it must also be good for the environment." In this indoor workshop, participants will explore sustainable ways to use locally wild and cultivated plants for wellness. We will focus on plants that support emotional well-being, stress management, and energy levels. Learn about medicinal properties and safe uses of plants like nettle, ashwagandha, tulsi, lemon balm, hawthorn, peppermint, garden Solomon's Seal and more. Sarah will also offer information about sustainable harvesting techniques, and cultivation tips for garden plants. 

Participants will sample numerous herbal concoctions, and create their own tea blend to take home.
 

Space is limited; please register by contacting Sarah@sweetflagherbs.com or 716-997-2007.

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Hamlin Park Plant Walk
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Hamlin Park Plant Walk

Hamlin Park, 166 South Grove St., East Aurora

In western NY, our backyards are teeming with wild plants that are nutritious, safe, and even medicinal. Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will lead this leisurely walk on the grounds of Hamlin Park in East Aurora (166 S Grove St). We will learn to identify a range of wild local plants that are safely edible and/ or medicinal. We will discuss the properties they contain, and ways each plant has traditionally been used. We will also discuss safety considerations when harvesting wild plants.

Meet at the Roycroft Pavilion at the north end of the park. Rain or shine, except in the case of thunderstorms. Thunderstorm alternate date: Tuesday, July 17th.

Pre-registration through Creative Wellness is required. Sarah will not have the ability to take payment or registrations on site. Please visit Creativewellnessgroup.com/workshop-registration or call 716-714-9347 to register.

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Sensory Plant Walk: Fredonia
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Sensory Plant Walk: Fredonia

Greystone Nature Preserve, 8531 Bear Lake Rd, Fredonia, New York 14063

Rain or Shine (If thunderstorms, there will be a talk indoors)

Suggested donation $7 - All proceeds go to Greystone

Herbalists know that the taste and smell of a medicinal plant may reveal a lot about its effects. When should we cook a spicy dish, or drink a moistening tea? Which herbs can support the immune system, or digestion? In this plant walk, holistic herbalist Sarah Sorci will guide participants through the differences between aromatic, bitter, mucilaginous, sweet, sour, and nutritive flavors. We will smell and taste plants along the way, and sample herbal concoctions. Learn how these principles are relevant to the herbs and spices in your pantry, and the weeds in your backyard.

Contact Sarah Sorci to register for this event: Sarah@sweetflagherbs.com or 716-997-2007

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Village Plant Walk
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Village Plant Walk

Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will guide us on a Herbal Walk in the Village of Hamburg. Sarah will help demonstrate how to identify and harvest many of the medicinal and edible plants growing right in our backyards and neighborhoods. Sarah will share thoughts about which types of locations are safe for harvesting, and which may be too contaminated. 

We will begin and wrap up at beHealthy, with most of our time spent out in the neighborhood. We will pass by beHealthy halfway, offering an opportunity to use the restroom if needed.
Bring comfy walking shoes and a notebook/camera if desired. 
Walk will be slow/moderate. We may go down a set of stairs on Main St. to the 18 mile creek.

Cost: $16 per person.

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Natural Support for Menopause and Perimenopause
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Natural Support for Menopause and Perimenopause

Blue Sky Wellness, Main St, Springville.

Menopause is a time when a woman's experience and wisdom should be celebrated. However, menopause may come with symptoms that can negatively impact daily life. In this class, Holistic Herbalist Sarah Sorci will discuss lifestyle changes and herbs that can support hot flashes; anxiety, irritability and depression; constitutional dryness and more. This class will touch on interesting research, as well as the importance of tradition in honoring our experience as women. Samples will be provided.

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Medicinal & Edible Plant Walk: Orchard Park
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Medicinal & Edible Plant Walk: Orchard Park

Orchard Park High School
Cost: $10.00

Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs will lead this leisurely walk on the grounds of Orchard Park High School. We will learn to identify a range of local plants that are safely edible and/ or medicinal. We will discuss the properties they contain and ways each plant has traditionally been used. Meet in the parking lot off of Baker Rd, on the sidewalk by the high school.

Pre-registration required. Visit the Orchard Park Community Education website to sign up. 

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Edible & Medicinal Series at Lockwood's
May
17
to May 31

Edible & Medicinal Series at Lockwood's

Lockwoods Garden Center
4484 Clark St, Hamburg

3 class series (6pm - 7:30pm): attend one for $10, or all three for $25.

Lockwood's customers might expect to find edible plants exclusively in the vegetable and fruit tree sections. However, there are edible and medicinal uses for a range of "ornamentals," allowing us to enjoy our garden in creative ways while not detracting from its beauty.
In this 3-part series, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will highlight edible and medicinal plants in 3 departments at Lockwoods. She will discuss safe cultivars; proper plant parts for use and time of harvest; delicious recipes and more.

May 17: Perennials. Learn about delicious bee balm tea, relaxing blue vervain,  sweet flag root for digestion, lemony wood sorrel, wild geranium, hostas, yarrow and more.

May 24: Herbs. Though we are familiar with culinary uses of herbs, many of us are unaware of the potent medicinal properties of these plants. Learn the medicinal uses of lemon balm, holy basil, rosemary, thyme, mint, sage and more.

May 31: Trees and Shrubs. A number of native and non-native trees and shrubs have tasty flowers, vitamin-rich hips, and medicinal bark and leaves. Learn how to make your own witch hazel and use rose plants, sweet shrub, elder, raspberry leaves and more.

To register, contact Lockwoods at 716-649-4684 or visit their workshop page.

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Edible + Medicinal Plant Walk at Pinehurst Elementary
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Edible + Medicinal Plant Walk at Pinehurst Elementary

Pinehurst Elementary School, 6050 Fairway Court Lakeview, NY 14085

Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will lead this leisurely walk on the grounds of Pinehurst Elementary School. We will learn to identify a range of local plants that are safely edible and/ or medicinal. We will discuss the properties they contain and ways each plant has traditionally been used. Meet in the parking lot at the north end of the building. 

$10 for residents; $12 for non-residents. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). 

Thunderstorm alternate date: Tues, May 22nd. 

Pre-registration required: please visit the Frontier Community Education website to register, or call 716-926-1744.

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Making Herbal Tinctures 101
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Making Herbal Tinctures 101

beHealthy Institute, Main St, Hamburg
Cost: $34 Includes choice of 2 oz dried herbs for tincture-making at home.

Alcohol-based tinctures are a convenient way to extract and preserve medicinal herbs. Buying them at the store can be expensive, but we can easily make high quality herbal remedies at home. In this workshop, Community herbalist Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs will share standard rules and ratios for tincture making, and give a brief history of the process. Samples and demonstrations will illustrate the differences between using fresh and dried plant material, as well as other variations. Participants will leave with the confidence to prepare herbal tinctures independently.

Pre-registration required. Visit the beHealthy workshop webpage to sign up.

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Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk: Hamburg
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk: Hamburg

Hamburg Middle School
Tuesday, May 8th (rain or shine)
6pm - 7:30pm
Cost: $10

Take a leisurely walk on the grounds of Hamburg Middle School. Learn to identify a range of local plants that are safely edible and/or medicinal. We will discuss the properties they contain and ways each plant has traditionally been used. Meet in the Middle School parking lot close to the lot entrance. Pre-registration required; deadline May 1st. Visit the Hamburg Continuing Education website to sign up. 

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Intro to Herbal Tincture Making
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Herbal Tincture Making

Windsor Village, 43 Stevens St, Lockport , New York 14094

Alcohol-based tinctures are a convenient way to extract and preserve medicinal herbs. Using basic ratios and principles, we can easily make high quality herbal remedies at home.
In this workshop, Community herbalist Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs will share standard rules for tincture making, and give a brief history of the process. Participants will see a demonstration, and sample herbal tinctures.

Each participant will select from several organic dried herbs to craft their own tincture at home. Dropper bottles will be available for sale (cash only), though a teaspoon can also be used for measuring out "doses" at home.

Cost: $25 includes choice of dried herb for tincture-making at home.

Pre-registration REQUIRED. Call Windsor Village at (716) 201-1489 or email windsorvillageshops@gmail.com to sign up.

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Edibles and Medicinals for the Home Garden
May
2
to May 23

Edibles and Medicinals for the Home Garden

Jamestown Community College, North Campus, Dunkirk
4 week series: starts Wednesday, May 2nd
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $68. Includes all samples, garden seeds and handouts.

Whether you have a spacious backyard or a stoop for a few containers, you can enjoy beautiful, easy-to-grow plants at home that are edible or medicinal. Sarah will introduce you to a range of common edible and medicinal plants, including tips for cultivation and use after harvest. You may be surprised by which garden plants you can cook up for dinner or make into tea! 

Each class includes recipes and instructions for harvesting and using these plants. Participants will sample a range of herbal preparations, and take home a seed packet of choice. No experience necessary.

Week 1: Houseplants and Garlic.  Aloe, rosemary, catnip, thyme. Intro to plant-based medicine. Demo: Making Infused Vinegar/Honey.

Week 2: Full/Part Sun Outdoors. Discuss edibles (Daylilies, Jerusalem artichoke, groundnut, rose, nasturtium) and medicinals (Calendula, Cayenne, St. John’s Wort, Comfrey, and rose). Demo: Making Infused Oil.

Week 3: Full/Part Sun Outdoors Part 2. Discuss medicinals (Bee Balm, Echinacea, Holy Basil, Ashwagandha, Marshmallow root, Motherwort, Feverfew). Tea Activity: Infusion vs. Decoction.

Week 4: Shade Outdoors. Discuss edibles (Ramps, Hostas) and native woodland medicinals (Bloodroot, Goldenseal, Black Cohosh, Solomon’s Seal, Wild Geranium.) Demo: Making Herbal Tinctures.

Pre-registration required. Visit the JCC Continuing Education website to sign up.

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Medicinal Plants for the Home Garden
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Medicinal Plants for the Home Garden

EMPact America of NY, 7615 Seneca Street, East Aurora

Whether you have a spacious backyard or a stoop for a few containers, you can enjoy beautiful, easy-to-grow plants with useful medicinal properties. In this class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will introduce you the medicinal properties and safe uses of a few common ornamentals (bee balm, echinacea, catnip, Solomon's Seal, etc.), and share some easy-to-grow medicinal plants you may not have heard of (holy basil, ashwagandha, etc.). Sarah will include tips for cultivation, and preparation after harvest. Each participant will take home their choice of an herb seed packet.

Cost: $10 includes herb seed packet of choice.
Pre-registration required: call 716-435-7873 or visit Empactnewyork.org

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Medicinal Plants for the Home Garden
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Medicinal Plants for the Home Garden

Barker Library, 7 Day St, Fredonia.

Whether you have a spacious backyard or a stoop for a few containers, you can enjoy beautiful, easy-to-grow plants with useful medicinal properties. In this class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs will introduce you the medicinal properties and safe uses of a few common garden plants (bee balm, echinacea, yarrow, lemon balm), and introduce a few plants you may not have heard of. Sarah will include tips for cultivation and preparation after harvest. 

Each participant will have the opportunity to blend their own tea blend, or select an herb seed packet to take home.

Call Barker Library to Register: 716-672-8051

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Intro to Holistic Herbalism
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Holistic Herbalism

Lockport Wellness, 5862 S Transit Rd, Lockport
$10 includes samples & recipes

Both science and tradition confirm the medicinal value of plants growing abundantly outside our back doors. In this talk, Holistic Herbalist Sarah Sorci will explore the importance of holistic and local herbal medicine. Sarah will draw connections to the local food movement, and explore what a "holistic" approach involves. She will introduce medicinal uses of herbs & spices you may already have in your pantry or backyard. Sample herbal concoctions, and receive recipes to try at home.  
Stair access only. 
Registration required; visit this web page to sign up.

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Herbal Tincture Making 101
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Herbal Tincture Making 101

Creative Wellness, 726 Main St, 3rd Floor. East Aurora

Alcohol-based tinctures are a convenient way to extract and preserve medicinal herbs. Using basic ratios and principles, we can easily make high quality herbal remedies at home.
In this workshop, Community herbalist Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs will share standard rules for tincture making, and give a brief history of the process. Samples will illustrate the differences between using fresh and dried plant material, as well as other variations.

Each participant will select from several organic dried herbs to craft their own tincture at home. Dropper bottles will be available for sale (cash only), though a teaspoon can also be used for measuring out "doses" at home.

Cost: $18 includes choice of 2 oz dried herbs for tincture-making at home.

Pre-registration REQUIRED. Visit this page to sign up.

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Equinox Awakening
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Equinox Awakening

The Bird's Nest
64 Filmore Ave, Buffalo

I'm looking forward to offering an educational, herb-filled table. Come smell, taste and chat about some fabulous plants!

Be sure to grab a free herb seed packet at my table, as I clear out my seed stash and prep for gardening this season.

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Plantasia
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Plantasia

Erie County Fairgrounds

Look for Sarah's talks on Medicinal Plants for the Home Garden on
March 22 and 23 at 11am:

Whether you have a spacious backyard or a stoop for a few containers, you can enjoy beautiful, easy-to-grow plants with useful medicinal properties. In this class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs will introduce you the medicinal properties and safe uses of a few common ornamentals (bee balm, echinacea, catnip, etc.), and introduce a few plants you may not have heard of (holy basil, ashwagandha). Sarah will include tips for cultivation and preparation after harvest. 

For event details, visit the Plantasia website.

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Backyard Remedies of WNY: Free class
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Backyard Remedies of WNY: Free class

Holistic Lecture Series at Audubon Library. 350 John James Audubon Pkwy, Buffalo 14228

Wild medicinal plants abound in western NY. In this class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will focus on those that are easily found in lawns and gardens. Learn about identification and unique properties of plants like self-heal, burdock, dandelion, galinsoga, cleavers and yarrow. We will discuss safe and sustainable harvesting, and what to do with these common "weeds."

Free class; all are welcome.

 

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Plant-Based Potions and Elixers
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Plant-Based Potions and Elixers

Creative Wellness, 726 Main St, East Aurora.

Led by Richard Bruke and Sarah Sorci

In this Plant Based Community gathering we will integrate the healing nourishing properties of creating Potions & Elixirs with the highest intentions.
We will consciously co-create:
• Golden Turmeric Coconut Milk
• Astragalus & Licorice Root Decoction
• Maple Tulsi Syrup
Explore how humanity is connecting with plants to add more magic to our lives, and learn the historical and medicinal uses of these plants.
Facilitated by Richard Jason Bruke and Sarah Sorci.
Richard Jason Bruke is a 500 hr. registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Ayurvedic practitioner and holds a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture. Richard leads the community with heart to move deeper into sustainable wellness practices.
Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci studied holistic herbalism at Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine, and is currently completing a Clinical Herbalism program through the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. She offers consultations and classes focusing on local sustainable plant medicine.

Cost: $30. Pre-registration required; click here to sign up.

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Plant Based Potions and Elixers
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Plant Based Potions and Elixers

beHealthy Institute, 40 Main St, Hamburg.  Led by Richard Bruke and Sarah Sorci.

In this Plant Based Community gathering we will integrate the healing nourishing properties of creating Potions & Elixirs with the highest intentions.
We will consciously co-create:
• Golden Turmeric Coconut Milk
• Astragalus & Licorice Root Decoction
• Maple Tulsi Syrup
Explore how humanity is connecting with plants to add more magic to our lives, and learn the historical and medicinal uses of these plants.
Facilitated by Richard Jason Bruke and Sarah Sorci.
Richard Jason Bruke is a 500 hr. registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Ayurvedic practitioner and holds a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture. Richard leads the community with heart to move deeper into sustainable wellness practices.
Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci studied holistic herbalism at Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine, and is currently completing a Clinical Herbalism program through the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. She offers consultations and classes focusing on local sustainable plant medicine.

Cost: $36. Pre-registration required; click here to sign up.

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Herbs for the Heart
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Herbs for the Heart

Creative Wellness Group, 726 Main St 3rd floor, East Aurora

Studies confirm that gentle local herbs like hawthorne & motherwort offer significant benefits on the cardiovascular system. Interestingly, these plants have also been used for emotional healing, and support in times of change or grief.


Using science and traditional knowledge, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will discuss how these herbs affect the body, exploring the connection between the physical and emotional “heart." Learn safe identification and effective use of each plant.

Participants will sample herbal concoctions and take home motherwort seeds to plant at home. Each herb discussed can easily be grown in Western N.Y.

Cost: $14

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Plant Based Potions and Elixers
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

Plant Based Potions and Elixers

Orchard Park Community Education, Orchard Park High School. 

In this Plant Based Community gathering we will integrate the healing nourishing properties of creating Potions & Elixirs with the highest intentions.
We will consciously co-create:
• Golden Turmeric Coconut Milk
• Astragalus & Licorice Root Decoction
• Maple Tulsi Syrup
Explore how humanity is connecting with plants to add more magic to our lives, and learn the historical and medicinal uses of these plants.
Facilitated by Richard Jason Bruke and Sarah Sorci.
Richard Jason Bruke is a 500 hr. registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Ayurvedic practitioner and holds a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture. Richard leads the community with heart to move deeper into sustainable wellness practices.
Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci studied holistic herbalism at Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine, and is currently completing a Clinical Herbalism program through the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. She offers consultations and classes focusing on local sustainable plant medicine.

Cost: $30. Pre-registration required; call Laureen Cislo at (716) 209-6295 or visit the OP Community Education website to sign up.

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Herbs to Support Stress and Energy Levels
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Herbs to Support Stress and Energy Levels

Orchard Park Community Education: High School. 

 $16.00. Pre-registration required: visit www.opschools.org/Page/107

Adaptogens are a category of herbs used to support vitality, energy, and long life. Modern research demonstrates their ability to modulate the stress response in the body, helping to support a range of body systems. Herbs like ashwagandha, eleuthero, holy basil and reishi mushroom each have unique properties. Which adaptogens are right for you?
In this class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will explain what qualifies an herb as an adaptogen, and cover several herbs in detail. We will discuss properties that support immunity, mental clarity, digestion, sleep, and more. We will also discuss safe (and tasty!) uses of each plant.

Sarah will offer tips for easily cultivating these herbs at home. Participants will sample formulations, and Sarah will offer holy basil seeds to every participant.

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Cold and Flu Care with WNY Plants
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Cold and Flu Care with WNY Plants

EMPact America, East Aurora

Cold and flu season is upon us. Luckily, Western NY lawns, creeks and gardens offer an abundance of local plants that can help. Studies and tradition have shown that herbs like elderberry, echinacea, boneset, thyme and more can help with cold and flu prevention, and/or reduce the severity and duration of sickness. Learn to identify or cultivate these plants, and how to safely and effectively use them for a healthy winter season. Samples will be offered, and each participant will take home 2 oz of dried elderberries for preparing their own tea or elderberry syrup at home.

Cost: $10 includes all supplies and handouts. 

Registration is required: visit http://empactnewyork.org/herbal-secret-remedies-for-cold-and-flu-season/

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Free class: Backyard Edibles and Medicinals
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Free class: Backyard Edibles and Medicinals

EMPact America, 7615 Seneca Street, East Aurora. 

Wild edible and medicinal plants abound in western NY. In this class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will discuss plants commonly found in our backyards. Learn how to safely identify and use herbs like self-heal, burdock, dandelion, red clover, yarrow, bee balm and more. We will discuss safe and sustainable harvesting, as well as sample herbal preparations.

Free. Click here to sign up.

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Small Business Saturday at Creative Wellness
Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

Small Business Saturday at Creative Wellness

Creative Wellness Group, 726 Main Street 3rd floor, East Aurora.

I look forward to hosting an herbal table from 11am - 2pm with concoctions to taste, smell, and apply to skin. Pick up some new herbal recipes and a $20 off coupon for an initial herbal medicine consultation.

Check out these events:
9:30-10:45am FREE Yoga class
11:00-1:00pm Snacks and Live Music
11:00-3:00pm Meet the Therapists!
    FREE Mini Therapies
3:00-3:30pm Guided Meditation

Choose a 30 minute therapy session for $20 (Small Business Saturday only!): Massage, reiki, reflexology, acupressure, yoga therapy. 

Gift Certificates and baskets also available. Baskets feature herbal teas prepared by Sarah.

Click here for more info.

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Herb-Infused Gifts for the Holidays
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Herb-Infused Gifts for the Holidays

Be Healthy Institute, 40 Main St, Hamburg, New York 14075

Healing herbs make outstanding and easy holiday gifts! In this class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will guide you through the preparation of simple herb-infused vinegars, culinary oils and herbal honey. Learn which tasty herbs to choose for your intended purpose (digestion support, mood-lifting, memory boosting, etc.).

Each participant will prepare their own rosemary+thyme infused vinegar to take home, as well as sample a number of herbal concoctions.

Cost: $36.  Includes all vinegar-making supplies, handouts and samples. Register ahead at the beHealthy Institute's website or Main St. location.
 

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Free class: Natural Support for Brain Health
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Free class: Natural Support for Brain Health

Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St, Williamsville, New York 14221

There are a number of foods, lifestyle habits, and herbs that have been shown to support memory and brain health as we age. In this class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will outline some of these healthy choices, focusing on brain-supportive herbs. We will discuss plants such as rosemary, gotu kola, ginkgo biloba and turmeric. Sarah will offer information to help participants decide if any of these herbs might be right for them, with approval of a primary care practitioner.

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Herbs to to Support Energy Levels
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Herbs to to Support Energy Levels

Creative Wellness
726 Main Street 3rd floor, East Aurora

Adaptogens are a category of herbs traditionally used to support vitality, energy, and long life. Modern research demonstrates their ability to modulate the stress response in the body, helping to support a range of body systems. Herbs like ginseng, ashwagandha, eleuthero, holy basil and reishi mushroom each have unique properties. Which adaptogens are right for you?

In this class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will explain what qualifies an herb as an adaptogen, and cover several herbs in detail. We will discuss properties that support immunity, mental clarity, digestion, sleep, and more. We will also discuss safe (and tasty!) uses of each plant. Sarah will offer tips for easily cultivating these herbs at home. Participants will sample formulations, and Sarah will offer holy basil seeds to every participant.

Cost: $12. Preregistration required; sign up online or at Creative Wellness.

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Fredonia Farmers Market: free demo, vendor table
Nov
11
3:30 PM15:30

Fredonia Farmers Market: free demo, vendor table

Masonic Forest Lodge, 329 E Main St, Fredonia. 9am - 1pm. 

Healing herbs make outstanding and easy holiday gifts! Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will be at the Fredonia Farmers Market offering affordable herbal ingredients and simple recipes to make your own infused vinegars, honeys, syrups, and more for the holiday season.

At 10:30am, Sarah will guide you through the preparation of delicious herb-infused vinegars.

 

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