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.

 

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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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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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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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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Herbal Medicine for Body Type (Orchard Park Community Ed)
Oct
19
to Nov 16

Herbal Medicine for Body Type (Orchard Park Community Ed)

Five Thursdays, Oct 19 - Nov 16
     7pm - 8:30pm    $68.    Orchard Park High School

 

It is easy to fall into matching herbs to diseases: “Ginkgo for memory,” or “St. John’s Wort for depression.” However, holistic herbalism acknowledges that herbs successfully support health when we match their properties to one’s body type—not just a symptom.

In this five week class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will borrow from traditional western herbalism, Indian Ayurvedic medicine, and Chinese Medicine to teach how to match herbs to body type.

Week 1: Use traditional constitutional medicine to discern our bodies' tendencies and “type.”
Week 2: Learn to use your senses to determine an herb's effects on the body.
Weeks 3-5: Discuss 4-6 specific herbs in detail each week, learning which body types/states they are most appropriate for. Sarah will focus on herbs that can be easily grown or sustainably wild-harvested in western NY.

Each participant will sample herbal preparations and take home materials to make your own herbal tincture or tea.

For Orchard Park registration, click here

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World on Your Plate
Oct
6
to Oct 7

World on Your Plate

This year's forum will once again be hosted by Daemen College. We look forward to an eventful weekend exploring many food-related issues from soil quality to the impact of food on our individual bodies as well as the entire earth.

  • Friday evening will feature the documentary “Cesar Chavez,” followed by Q&A with Arturo Rodriguez, current president of the Farm Workers Union and the son-in-law of Cesar Chavez. Saturday will  feature two speakers: Arturo Rodriguez in the morning and Linda Black Elk, ethnobotanist and restoration ecologist, in the afternoon, as well as multiple workshops, vendors, informational tables and entertainment.

Daemen's Hallmark Executive Chef Robert Ruiz will prepare a locally grown, organic, vegetarian lunch. Produce is donated by our local organic farmers and each year Chef Ruiz and staff create a culinary delight! Recipes are downloadable from our web site.

The event culminates with a celebration of music by Sol Y Sombra, cider and social activity. A great time to relax with friends, network, and check out vendors and informational tables, raffle baskets, seed exchange and door prize.

Ticket prices are: $10 - $35 (students pre-registered & with ID are free). Includes all meals. Financial assistance is available.

For more information: http://worldonyourplate.org/ or 716-741-8815. Written correspondence and checks can be sent to WOYP, in care of Riverside-Salem UCC, POB 207, Grand Island, NY 14072.

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Herbal Medicine for Body Type (Hamburg Continuing Ed)
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Herbal Medicine for Body Type (Hamburg Continuing Ed)

Five Tuesdays, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, & Nov 7.  7pm - 8:30pm   $68.  Hamburg Middle School.

It is easy to fall into matching herbs to diseases: “Ginkgo for memory,” or “St. John’s Wort for depression.” However, holistic herbalism acknowledges that herbs successfully support health when we match their properties to one’s body type—not just a symptom.

In this five week class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will borrow from traditional western herbalism, Indian Ayurvedic medicine, and Chinese Medicine to teach how to match herbs to body type.

Week 1: Use traditional constitutional medicine to discern our bodies' tendencies and “type.”
Week 2: Learn to use your senses to determine an herb's effects on the body.
Weeks 3-5: Discuss 4-6 specific herbs in detail each week, learning which body types/states they are most appropriate for. Sarah will focus on herbs that can be easily grown or sustainably wild-harvested in western NY.

Each participant will sample herbal preparations and take home materials to make your own herbal tincture or tea.

For Hamburg Continuing Ed registration, click here. 

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Backyard Remedies: free talk
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Backyard Remedies: free talk

Schofield Care. 3333 Elmwood Ave, Kenmore  14217

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, red clover, and yarrow. We will discuss safe and sustainable harvesting, and what to do with these common "weeds."

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Cold and Flu Care with WNY Plants
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Cold and Flu Care with WNY Plants

Cold and flu season is upon us. Luckily, western NY lawns, roadsides and gardens offer an abundance of local plants that can help. Studies have shown that herbs like elderberry, echinacea, boneset, thyme and more can help with prevention and/or reduce the severity and duration of sickness. Learn to identify and/or cultivate these plants, as well as how to safely and effectively use them for a healthy winter season. Many samples will be offered!

Cost: $12

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Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk: Frontier Community Ed
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk: Frontier Community Ed

Cloverbank School, 2761 Cloverbank Rd, Hamburg, New York 14075

Monday, September 25 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs will lead this leisurely walk on the grounds of Cloverbank 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 near the playground.

$8 for residents; $10 for non-residents.

Pre-registration required: please visit the ticketing website above.

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The Basics of Herbal Tincture Making
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Basics of Herbal Tincture Making

Greystone Nature Preserve
8531 Bear Lake Rd
Fredonia, NY 14063

$10 includes herbs and handouts to take home

Alcohol-based tinctures are a convenient way to extract and preserve medicinal herbs. Using basic ratios and principles, we can easily make quality herbal remedies at home.

In this workshop, Community herbalist Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs will share several methods for tincture making. Participants will sample tinctures made with plants abundant in WNY. Each participant will select an organic dried herb to take home for crafting their own tincture. 

To sign up, contact Sarah Sorci at 716-997-2007 or Sarah@sweetflagherbs.com.   

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Lockwoods Fall Festival 2017
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Lockwoods Fall Festival 2017

4484 Clark St, Hamburg
Rain or shine
Find complete details on the Lockwoods website soon.

Lockwood's Fall Festival is even better this season with the return of craft vendors (including a Sweet Flag Herbs info table!). Busted Stuff is back with fantastic music from 12-3 while you enjoy Weidner's Barbecue on the front lawn. Classes, a terrarium workshop, and plant specials will keep our festival as educational and entertaining as always!  

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Arden Farm Retreat
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Arden Farm Retreat

Arden Farm, 1840 Billington Rd, East Aurora. 

Led by Rishi Bruke and Sarah Sorci

Creative Wellness and Arden Farms are collaborating to offer this magical event to the community: Farm Yoga to celebrate abundance. Through a Yoga Asana practice, Herbal Medicinal Plant Walk, and a Guided Plant Meditation we will engage the flow of abundance through us. Acknowledging abundance (aparigraha), we recognize the blessings in everything and gain insight on our existence. 

Cost: $40. Registration required. Please visit www.creativewellnessgroup.com to sign up.

Richard Jason Bruke or "Rishi" is a leader, healer and seer, yoga teacher and reiki master. Grounded through his work with plants and the landscape he holds a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture. He is a 500hr registered yoga teacher and practices an integrated science of Hatha Tantra and Ayurveda. He has studied yoga at the Omega Institute, ISHTA Yoga in NYC and at Shri Kali Ashram in India. Click here to learn more about Sarah.

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Medicinal Properties of Culinary Herbs + Spices
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Medicinal Properties of Culinary Herbs + Spices

Williams Sonoma, Walden Galleria, Buffalo
Please call to register: (716) 651-0057

Even the most basic spice cabinet is a treasure trove of digestion supporters, circulation and memory boosters, cold/flu teas, congestion relief and more. Holistic Herbalist Sarah Sorci will introduce us to the unique medicinal properties of common herbs and spices, including rosemary, thyme, mustard, cinnamon, parsley, ginger and more. Sample unique herbal preparations and take home recipes.

Suggested donation: $10 - $15
All proceeds will go to Greystone Nature Preserve's Native Medicinal Plant Trail, located in Fredonia, NY. 

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Wild America Festival
Jul
29
to Jul 30

Wild America Festival

Hosted by Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Saturday, July 29th  10am - 7pm
Sunday, July 30th  10am - 5pm


Panama Rocks Scenic Park
11 Rock Hill Road, Panama NY 14767
716-782-2845

I am excited to take part in the first Wild America Nature Festival in Chautauqua County! Check out an Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk on Saturday (3pm - 5pm), or Sunday (10:30am - 12:30pm). We will discuss a range of local, native and non-native species. Learn to identify, sustainably harvest, and safely use those that grow abundantly; learn to cultivate or substitute for those that do not. All ages welcome, though info will be presented for adults.

Cost for the walk is $6/person over age 14. Children are free. Payments can made at the start of the walk.

Weekend workshops will include Native Plants with author Doug Tallamy; Biological Alchemy with Michael Phillips; Live Animals with Wild Spirit Education and much more. Click here for a complete weekend schedule. 

Online Pre-Sale Discount Weekend Pass
Discount Offered Through July 23rd
Or Until Discount Tickets Run Out!
Age 13+: $10.30
Age 6-12: $5.15
Age 5 & Under: Free

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Herbs for the Cardiovascular System & Emotional Heart
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Herbs for the Cardiovascular System & Emotional Heart

Frontier Middle School, Rm. 131.   2751 Amsdell Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075

Studies confirm the beneficial effects of local hawthorn & motherwort on the cardiovascular system. Interestingly, these plants have traditionally 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." 

Participants will sample herbal concoctions and take home dried herbs, with instructions for making a tincture or tea at home. Each herb discussed can easily be grown in Western N.Y. Learn how to grow them, and take home motherwort seeds to plant in a pot, garden or ditch!

Advance registration required. Click here for registration information. 

Fee: $15*   Non-resident: $20
Lab Fee: $5*

*The lab fee covers supplies, educational materials, samples and seeds.
*No Golden Pass discount given.

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Cardinal Retreat
Jul
21
to Jul 23

Cardinal Retreat

Resolve to Evolve

Arrival: Friday, July 21st between 4-6pm.
Departure: Sunday, July 23rd after 2pm.
6045 Old Lake Shore Rd, Lake View, NY 

Join Eliza Schneider of Resolve to Evolve for a weekend-long retreat by the lake. Enjoy yoga, time at the beach, guided meditation, energy healing and dance, bonfire, music and much more. On Saturday, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will lead a guided nature walk and edible/medicinal plant identification.  All meals are local, organic, and vegan/gluten-free options are available.

Click here for a complete schedule of Cardinal Retreat Weekend and registration information. $250 value includes a bed, sheet, towels, all goodies, food & drink for the weekend!

Make a deposit to hold your space (limited to 7 guests) or Pay in Full.

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Summertime Herbal Remedies
Jul
12
to Jul 19

Summertime Herbal Remedies

beHealthy Institute
40 Main St, Hamburg 14075

Wednesdays, July 12th & July 19th

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Cost:  $35/class (samples, supplies, handouts and recipes included)

Each season offers a new array of local medicinal plants that can support wellness. In this two-part class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will introduce you to local medicinal plants that can be harvested in summertime. We will discuss identification, safe use, recipes, and sustainable harvest for each species. We will even sample an herbal cocktail!

Week 1: We will focus on wild chickweed, self-heal, red clover, plantain, St. John’s Wort and jewelweed, learning how to safely use these plants for salads, antiviral support, supporting menopause and a healthy menstrual cycle, poison ivy first aid, balanced mood, and more. Participants will sample preparations made with these herbs, and take home recipes.

Week 2: Learn to support the respiratory system and prepare for cold and flu season with local mullein, boneset, bee balm, yarrow, lemon balm, and elder. Some of these plants make safe and delicious teas and foods (or even herbal cocktails!). Others should be used short-term. Learn to incorporate these abundant plants into a healthy lifestyle. 

Participants will take home herbs, supplies and directions to prepare their own herbal tincture. All are welcome.

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Heron Day Retreat
Jul
8
9:00 AM09:00

Heron Day Retreat

Resolve to Evolve
Saturday, July 8th   9am - 9pm
6045 Old Lake Shore Rd, Lake View, NY 

Join Eliza Schneider of Resolve to Evolve for a day of retreat by the lake. All meals are local, organic, and vegan/gluten-free options are available.

9:00 Arrival/tea/breakfast snacks/settle in
9:30 Opening Circle
10:00 Yoga & Meditation
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Beach walk/swim/water movement workshop
2:00 Guided woods plant walk & talk with Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs
3:00 Siesta -- take some time to journal/rest/snack
4:00 Dancing Freedom Ceremony & Energy Healing
6:00 Grill & Enjoy Dinner
8:00 Bonfire & Music

Click here to register, and here for more information about Eliza and Resolve to Evolve. $100 value includes all meals & drinks, and gifts for you to take with you. All meals are local, organic, and vegan/gluten-free options are available.

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Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Greystone Native Medicinal Plant Trail: talk and walk

Greystone Nature Preserve, 8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia NY. Join Sarah of Sweet Flag Herbs on a tour of edible and medicinal plants on Greystone's property. Our leisurely walk will pass through a sunny field and onto a shady trail, covering both native and non-native plants. Sarah will incorporate basic concepts of plant medicine and sustainable harvest.  If you would like to harvest plant material to take home, feel free to bring a shopping bag with you (preferably paper or cloth).  

If you attended this event last year, some of the plants will be new, and some will be a review. Be sure to dress for the weather, and bring notepad and writing utensil if you wish.

Cost: $5.

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Wild Wellness (JCC North)
May
31
to Jun 21

Wild Wellness (JCC North)

Jamestown Community College, North Campus (Dunkirk).   4 Wednesdays.

For as long as humans have existed, we have relied on plants for remedies and food. Sarah will introduce you to a range of common local plants and how they can be used medicinally. This class will cover the basics of herbal medicine and medicine making; explore the science behind the effects of various herbs; and introduce the plants “in person” as participants learn to identify them. Participants will prepare and take home an herb-infused vinegar and oil, as well as the supplies to prepare their own herbal tincture. Many samples and handouts are included. No experience necessary.

Cost is $69, which includes all supplies, handouts and samples.
Visit https://www.sunyjcc.edu/ceto reserve your spot.

Week 1: Wild edible and medicinal greens (nettles, chickweed, dandelion, clover). Prepare a mineral-rich, herb infused vinegar using local/seasonal greens.

Week 2: Immune system/cold and flu supportive herbs (lemon balm, elderberry, boneset, mullein). Discuss tincture-making, and take home supplies to make your own herbal tincture.

Week 3: Liver and digestive support (burdock, yellow dock, dandelion root, chicory). Discuss appropriate tea preparations for roots and barks vs. leaves and flowers. Sample several herbal teas.

Week 4: Herbs for the skin (plantain, violet, yarrow, witch hazel). Prepare an herb-infused oil for topical use.

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Backyard Remedies (two part class)
May
23
to May 30

Backyard Remedies (two part class)

Creative Wellness, 726 Main St, East Aurora.      Tuesdays, 5/23 and 5/30, 7-8:30pm.


In these hands-on workshops, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will introduce you to twelve locally-abundant plants we can use for food and medicine. Many of these herbs may already live in your backyard. Sarah will share detailed information about their properties, identification, and safe, easy ways to use these herbs this spring.

Wonderful Wild Greens (5/23): Learn to identify and harvest cleavers, chickweed, self-heal, violet and more. Learn about the support these plants offer our digestion, skin, lymphatic and immune systems, in addition to their tasty contribution to meals. Each participant will craft an herb-infused oil for topical use.

Rich Roots (5/30): A number of weedy roots offer unique support to our liver, digestion and skin. Learn the special properties of plants like burdock, chicory, dandelion root and yellow dock. Each participant will craft an herb-infused vinegar to take home. 
 

Cost: $30 for one class / $50 for both classes. Click here to register. 

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Herbs for the Cardiovascular System & Emotional Heart
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Herbs for the Cardiovascular System & Emotional Heart

Dawnfire Sanctuary. 5655 Main St, Williamsville.

Studies confirm that local hawthorne & motherwort herbs have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. Interestingly, these plants have traditionally been used for emotional healing, and support in times of change or grief. 

Using science and traditional knowledge, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will discuss this connection between the physical and emotional "heart." Participants will sample herbal concoctions and take home dried herbs, with instructions for making a tincture or tea at home.

Each herb discussed can easily be grown in western NY. Learn how to grow them, and take home motherwort seeds to plant in a pot, garden, or ditch! 

$25 per person
Includes supplies, educational materials, samples + seeds

*Please register by May 17th:
716-997-2007 or sarah@sweetflagherbs.com

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Springtime Herbal Remedies
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Springtime Herbal Remedies

 

beHealthy Institute (40 Main St, Village of Hamburg)

Two Mondays, May 15th &  22nd

 Spring offers an abundance of local medicinal plants in western NY. In this two-part class, Sarah will introduce a variety of wild species that can support wellness– many of which may be in your backyard. Learn identification, sustainable harvesting techniques, and how to safely utilize each plant. Each participant will prepare an herb-infused oil and vinegar to take home.
Cost:  $64 for two classes (samples, supplies, handouts and recipes included).
Click here to register.

Wonderful Wild Greens (5/23): Learn to identify and harvest cleavers, chickweed, self-heal, violet and more. Learn about the support these plants offer our digestion, skin, lymphatic and immune systems, in addition to their tasty contribution to meals. Each participant will craft an herb-infused oil for topical use.

Rich Roots (5/30): A number of weedy roots offer unique support to our liver, digestion and skin. Learn the special properties of plants like burdock, chicory, dandelion root and yellow dock. Each participant will craft an herb-infused vinegar to take home. 

 

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Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

Herman Park, 72 Mill St. Angola

Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will lead a leisurely walk at Herman Park in Angola. 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. All ages. Cost is $7/person. Contact Lake Shore Community Education to register.

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Herbal Teas
May
7
11:00 AM11:00

Herbal Teas

Lockwoods Garden Center
4484 Clark St, Hamburg 

Herbal Teas
 are a delicious and fun way to support wellness. In this workshop, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs (and Lockwoods) will explore the unique properties and growing requirements of holy basil, lemon balm, peppermint, ginger and more. Participants will prepare their own tea blend, sample herbal concoctions, and take home recipes. Mary Trifunovic will complement the teas with herb flavored scones.

Class is $20. Click here to register.

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Free! Living Local: Intro to Herbal Medicine
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Free! Living Local: Intro to Herbal Medicine

Creative Wellness Group, 726 Main St, East Aurora.

Both science and tradition confirm the medicinal value of plants growing abundantly outside our back doors. In this talk, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will explain the Local Medicine philosophy behind her herbal medicine practice. In addition to connecting herbal medicine to the local food movement, Sarah will discuss the benefits of crafting our own remedies, getting to know our local ecosystem in the process. Enjoy sampling herbal concoctions, and receive recipes to try at home. Click here to register. 

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