Holcomb Farm
113 Simsbury Rd
West Granby, CT 06090

Kitchen Medicine - Remembering Our Roots

Once upon a time, every household used traditional remedies to cure simple ailments and discomforts, many with remarkable success. We have forgotten many of these time-tested recipes, and hunger to “remember” those simple traditions to pass down to our future generations.

 

Using cultivated and foraged foods and herbs, students learn simple traditional remedies as part of a sustainable lifestyle that enhances health and helps prevent illness.

Some of what you will learn:

  • The foods and herbs that grow in our region and how they are connected to our seasonal needs.

  • Simple methods to make kitchen medicine using food and herbs: sooth sore throats, coughs, fevers, stomachaches, earaches and more.

  • How to make teas, tonics, bitters, and brews.

  • How to make medicinal honey.

  • How to make an herbal first aid kit.

  • How to ID and sustainably harvest from the wild.

  • Identifying, harvesting, and using invasive species

  • Methods to grow, store and extend the season of foods and herbs to use throughout the year.

  • How to extract medicinal properties from plants, both cultivated and wild.

  • How to make clean body care products.

  • How to make clean cleaning products.

  • How to make immune-enhancing, delicious soups with wild and cultivated foods and herbs.

  • How to view food as medicine and make it sustainable for generations to come.

  • And so much more!

“Once upon a time, every household used traditional remedies to cure simple ailments and discomforts, many with remarkable success. We have forgotten many of these time-tested recipes, and hunger to "remember" those simple traditions to pass down to our future generations."