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The Art of Decoctions

  • Five Flavors Herbs 344 40th St Oakland, CA 94609 (map)

The Art Of Decoctions

Homegirls Meghan Elizabeth and Lazzuly Mello are pairing up to offer a casual class for People of Color on slow cooking herbs to keep your bodies warm and strong this winter.

Join us for a bowl of soup and an introduction to the process of cooking herbs for broth and strong teas! We will cover the materia medica of our favorite 10 plants to slow cook, while we create a yummy tea for you to take home, so make sure you bring your best travel mug. Students will also leave with a healing broth recipe and herbal broth kits will be available for purchase.

**This class is open to those who identify as People of Color only. Please support us in creating a safe and welcoming space.**

About the Instructors:

Meghan is a Black queer mom and the founder of FemmeScience Herbals, a small apothecary and organizing project for getting herbal and monetary support to People of Color. She is the instructor of Oakland's ‘Medicine Making for Black Power’ and has a long history of facilitating natural healing in Black queer organizing communities across the country.

Lazzuly is a latinX 3rd year Herbal Student and community mental health specialist. Her work centers on bridging the gap between institutional mental health services and plant- based self care. Lazzully is a lover of reishi and is known in her community for her connection with roses.

Suggested donation: $0-30, nobody turned away for lack of funds