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


Fredonia, New York

Beautiful Bitters: Reconnecting With a Lost Flavor

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Educational workshops are the bread and butter of Sweet Flag Herbs. In western New York, 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/cultivating, and making concoctions with these plants.

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

photo credit: Jessica Cunningham Photography 

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Beautiful Bitters: Reconnecting With a Lost Flavor

Orchard Park Community Education, Orchard Park High School

$18. Fee includes samples and handout. Click here for registration info.

Optional lab fee: $4 for a baggie of herbs for concocting at home.

Once upon a time, humans ate a diverse array of the plants surrounding us-- many of which tasted mildly (or seriously) bitter. The human gastrointestinal tract developed a complex relationship with bitterness, and our bodies greatly benefit from this flavor for healthy functioning.

In this class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will briefly discuss the disappearance of bitterness from American agriculture and diet. We will explore the range of effects that bitterness has on the body, including stimulation of digestive secretions, improved absorption of nutrients and fats, support of healthy blood glucose levels and weight, and more. Sarah will describe the specific properties of some of her favorite bitter herbs, focusing on those that can be cultivated or sustainably wild-harvested in New York State.

Earlier Event: November 13
Herb-Infused Gifts for the Holidays
Later Event: November 26
Herbal Tea Blends for Health