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Ayurveda in the Garden
August 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|This class will cover the fundamentals of the 5,000-year-old Indian tradition of Ayurveda (ayur=life; veda=wisdom), which includes using herbs, nutrition, cleansing, bodywork, and more to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Join us on this cultural exploration that will help you to become a better herb gardener. Sign up for Part 1, Part 2, or both!
Youth ages: 9 and up
Instructor: Sonya Sankaran, Kosa Spa; Erin Presley, Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Part 1: Together, we will go a multi-sensory exploration of the healing properties of Indian seasonal herbs and spice. We will learn about ayurvedic plants and harvest from Olbrich’s collection to make a digestive tea. You will learn the beneftis of and how to craft your own Ayurvedic beverages.
Part 2: We will learn about vegetables commonly used in Ayurvedic cuisine, their benefits, characteristics, and cultivation. The class will tour Olbrich’s Herb Garden to harvest vegetables and herbs for use in a cooking demo.