Look around and you’ll see people dropping like flies with the flu, the common cold or winter allergies. Nobody wants to go through that—you miss work, you feel like junk, nothing tastes good, and the post-nasal drip is nothing to sneeze at. Of course, you could down all the Emergen-C you can get your hands on and hope for the best. But if you want to take a more natural approach, Soil Born Farms has got you covered. On Jan. 10, Soil Born Farms is teaming up with renowned holistic herbalist Candis Cantin to offer a three-hour class on how to use herbs to increase strength and immunity. This class will look to traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic sciences of healing, which put greater focus on preserving and restoring innate vitality. Students in this class will get to build tonics from a range of herbs and spices, and will learn how to use these formulas in their daily life to improve general health. The class will also cover how to make herbal honeys, tinctures, pastes and tea blends. Skeptics can relax; this class will translate these Eastern practices for a modern Western audience. Plus, even if you don’t believe in the power of dandelion leaf to cleanse your liver (Western science backs this one up, though), will it really hurt to ingest a little more green plant matter? For more information about this class and Soil Born Farms, see here.
What: Using Herbs to Build Strength and Vitality
When: Saturday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where: Soil Born Farms American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova
Cost: General $35, co-op owners $30