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Olive's Workshops

Herbal Tincture Making for Beginners

Regular price $40.00
Regular price Sale price $40.00

Instructor: Bonnie Lenneman

Day & Date: Thursday, May 9

Time:  5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tuition: $40.00

Ages: Adults (18 and up)

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Students Please Bring:

  • Note taking materials.
  • Apron or work clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • (Optional) A snack and/or water bottle. Filtered water is available in the classroom.


Learn how to craft your own herbal tinctures! In this introductory workshop, participants will create alcohol-based extractions of medicine herbs and leave with the know-how to create their own preparations at home. We'll cover the difference between using fresh and dried plants, using the folk method vs. precise measurements, and types of alcohol to use.


All materials are included with a $15-20 FEE PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. Material fees are subject to change depending on the number of participants and price of materials at the time of the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

About the Instructor: Bonnie Lenneman (she/they) is an herbalist and community educator residing on traditional ᏣᎳᎩ or Tsalagi (Cherokee) land near what's now known as Brasstown, NC (Itseyi), where she explores mountains and creeks, forages, makes medicine, and learns from plant and fungal teachers.  She is passionate about good (and wild) food, the intersection between food and medicine, ancestral skills, ecology, community resilience, and the healing properties of plants. Bonnie shares her enthusiasm with her community through plant walks, food and medicine workshops, an herbal CSA, and wellness consultations through her small business Hearth & Hedge.  She also curates education offerings in ancestral and traditional skills for The Firefly Gathering.  A former Folk School work study student, student host, and Olive's Porch Artist in Residence, Bonnie has been teaching and assisting Folk School classes since 2015.