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Minnesota Medicinal Foraging

$50

with Allie Austin

Calendar Aug 10, 2021 at 1 pm

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $25  Materials: $25

Join us as we learn the basics of identifying, harvesting, and utilizing some of the most common medicinal herbs in Northern Minnesota. In this hands-on class, students will learn how to identify, harvest, dry, store, and use some of the most common medicinal herbs native to Northern Minnesota. This will be an in-classroom discussion as well as hands-on class- students will work with some freshly harvested herbs and will also learn to prepare some common remedies with them such as tincturing, teas, and infusions. Each student will take home their own herbal remedy made in class, and a Minnesota Medicinals handbook with photos, step-by-step instructions, and recipes!

About the Instructor: Allison Austin has been practicing herbalism for over 13 years. Her passion for plants and herbal medicine began in middle school, and has continued to play a central role in her life ever since. She has studied under herbalists in Minnesota, California, Texas, and with Mayan elders in Guatemala.

Allison is passionate about bringing the traditional practices of herbalism to people in a practical and accessible way, encouraging people to utilize herbs in their local area in order to become more self-sustainable, taking charge of their own health.

Elevate Your At-Home Cooking

$65

with Hudson Ledeen

Calendar Aug 11, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuition: $35  Materials: $30

The materials fee covers ingredients you will use to learn best practices and take home to craft a master meal!

Calling all at-home cooks! Learn how to maximize your home kitchen possibilities with this entry-level fundamentals and tricks-of-the-trade cooking class. Students will get hands-on experience practicing simple, professional kitchen skills in order to elevate their home-cooked meals.

Topics learned will include knife skills, temperature control, timing, mise en place, proper use of fats and acids, working with a variety of herbs, spices, and seasonings, and how using seasonal ingredients contributes to your best meals! 

Class participants will use these skills to prep for an outstanding dish they will prepare in their home kitchen. Everything learned can be carried forward into all your everyday cooking. 

Students should bring: a sharpened kitchen knife you are comfortable working with; kitchen towel; apron; food-safe containers to bring your prepped ingredients home; questions! Please note that this class will involve handling meat products; however, many of the skills learned are applicable to vegan and vegetarian cooking, as well. 

About the Instructor: Hudson Ledeen left a celebrated career of twelve years in the culinary world, where he excelled in creating menus and recipes using locally sourced products, as well as teaching and mentoring fellow cooks and chefs new to the field. Passionate about conservation, public lands and natural resources, he went back to school and earned his Applied Science Degree in Natural-Resources Technology. Hudson has a vast background when it comes to outdoor experiences. He’s removed beaver dams, trapped and relocated bears, tagged migrating birds, worked as a fishing guide, canoe outfitter, fishery technician in Alaska, and is an avid hunter and angler. 

He is now working as the Community Coordinator for the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness based out of Ely. At the heart of the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness mission is the belief that the economic health and prosperity of the BWCA gateway communities are deeply connected with the future of clean water and the wilderness. Building partnerships and growing relationships throughout these communities is the focus of Hudson’s work.

Today, Hudson uses his culinary skills to prepare creative and inventive meals for friends, family and community.

Mushroom Cultivation: Three Ways to Grow Gourmet Mushrooms at Home

$25

with Nik Prenevost

Calendar Sep 11, 2021 at 11 am

Saturday, September 11, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $25

Mushroom growing is gaining in popularity as people are better understanding the health benefits as well as the culinary value. Various mushrooms have peaked peoples interest for home cultivation. Growing shiitakes, lion's mane, wine caps and oyster mushrooms are an excellent way to easily grow mushrooms for your own consumption.

The class will cover three different methods to grow mushrooms year round. These three methods range from beginner to intermediate so anyone could participate, even kids! Mushroom growing is a unique experience that brings learning opportunities for growing your own food.

Grow your food. Eat your mushrooms.

About the Instructor: Nik Prenevost cultivated mushrooms at Mississippi Mushrooms LLC for seven years from 2012-2019 and is currently a consultant for growing mushrooms in the Twin Cities. 

"I believe in supplementing your diet with locally sourced food that you have grown yourself. It is the ultimate way to know what it is in your food and what inputs it took to grow it. Cultivating mushrooms is one of the most satisfying forms of growing food I have experienced, especially since the turn around is so quick in comparison to tradition garden growing plants. Fungal farming is an exciting adventure that keeps me learning new techniques to cultivate but also insights into how our own biome works. When I grow mushrooms, I feel so connected to the food source and the final dish tastes that much better. I want to help people learn through easy techniques to grow mushrooms and be apart of this growing trend."

 

Glowing Skin and Hair for Ages 11 and under

$60

with Jaime Brennan and Megan Olson

Calendar Sep 15, 2021 at 3 pm

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $35   Materials: $25

Registration closes on September 8th. 

This class is specifically tailored for kids. 

Learn how to care for and maintain healthy glowing skin with products you can make at home. Knowing how to care for your skin can be overwhelming, but it truly is simple. We'll cover topics experienced as your skin matures (pimples, acne, dryness). During this time you'll also experience an herbal facial which could be a great tool for maintaining your skin at home. 

Also learn new fun ways to style your hair! After nourishing your skin we'll teach you ways to create fun hairstyles that can be easy to do daily. There are styling options for any length of hair and thickness. Styles will be age appropriate.  

*Note: if you have known allergies please notify us prior to class. 

About the Instructors: Jaime Brennan had a love for plants and wanted to know what they were all called starting at age 5. In college she found a program focused on flowers and plants and graduated with a Bachelors in Horticulture. It was a natural progression for Jaime to want to know more about the power of plants and followed that interest to studying Herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar. 

Wanting to support those that sought her help she studied with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a certified Health Coach. Her business, Tranquility by Jaime inspires transformation by  helping others create a body in balance, a mind at ease, and a satisfied soul. 

Megan Olson lives in Ely and has a passion for hair, nature, her two dogs and husband Jesse! She attended Cosmetology school in New Hope, MN and fell in love with working on hair and helping others feels their best. You can find her at Roots Salon.

Glowing Skin and Hair for Ages 12-15

$85

with Jaime Brennan and Megan Olson

Calendar Sep 22, 2021 at 3 pm

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $35   Materials: $50

Registration closes on September 15th. 

The class is specifically tailored for folks aged 12-15.

Learn how to care for and maintain healthy glowing skin with products you can make at home. Knowing how to care for your skin can be overwhelming, but it truly is simple. We'll cover topics experienced as your skin matures (pimples, acne, dryness). During this time, you'll also experience an herbal facial which could be a great tool for maintaining your skin at home. 

Also learn fun new ways to style your hair! After nourishing your skin we'll teach you ways to create fun hairstyles that can be easy to do daily. There are styling options for any length of hair and thickness. Styles will be age appropriate.  

*Note: if you have known allergies please notify us prior to class. 

About the Instructors: Jaime Brennan had a love for plants and wanted to know what they were all called starting at age 5. In college she found a program focused on flowers and plants and graduated with a Bachelors in Horticulture. It was a natural progression for Jaime to want to know more about the power of plants and followed that interest to studying Herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar. 

Wanting to support those that sought her help she studied with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a certified Health Coach. Her business, Tranquility by Jaime inspires transformation by helping others create a body in balance, a mind at ease, and a satisfied soul. 

Megan Olson lives in Ely and has a passion for hair, nature, her two dogs and husband Jesse! She attended Cosmetology school in New Hope, MN and fell in love with working on hair and helping others feels their best. You can find her at Roots Salon.

Glowing Skin and Hair for Ages 15-18

$85

with Jaime Brennan and Megan Olson

Calendar Sep 29, 2021 at 3 pm

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $35   Materials: $50

Registration closes on September 22nd. 

The class is specifically tailored for folks aged 15-18.

Learn how to care for and maintain healthy glowing skin with products you can make at home. Knowing how to care for your skin can be overwhelming, but it truly is simple. We'll cover topics experienced as your skin matures (pimples, acne, dryness). During this time, you'll also experience an herbal facial which could be a great tool for maintaining your skin at home. 

You will also learn new, fun ways to style your hair! After nourishing your skin we'll teach you ways to create fun hairstyles that can be easy to do daily. There are styling options for any length of hair and thickness. Styles will be age appropriate.  

*Note: if you have known allergies please notify us prior to class. 

About the Instructors: Jaime Brennan had a love for plants and wanted to know what they were all called starting at age 5. In college she found a program focused on flowers and plants and graduated with a Bachelors in Horticulture. It was a natural progression for Jaime to want to know more about the power of plants and followed that interest to studying Herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar. 

Wanting to support those that sought her help she studied with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a certified Health Coach. Her business, Tranquility by Jaime inspires transformation by helping others create a body in balance, a mind at ease, and a satisfied soul. 

Megan Olson lives in Ely and has a passion for hair, nature, her two dogs and husband Jesse! She attended Cosmetology school in New Hope, MN and fell in love with working on hair and helping others feels their best. You can find her at Roots Salon.

Glowing Skin and Hair for Ages 19-40

$85

with Jaime Brennan and Megan Olson

Calendar Oct 6, 2021 at 3 pm

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $35   Materials: $50

Registration closes on September 29th. 

The class is specifically tailored for folks aged 19-40.

Learn how to care for and maintain healthy glowing skin with products you can make at home. Knowing how to care for your skin can be overwhelming, but it truly is simple. We'll cover topics experienced as your skin matures (pimples, acne, dryness, wrinkles). During this time, you'll also experience an herbal facial which could be a great tool for maintaining your skin at home. 

Also learn fun, new ways to style your hair! After nourishing your skin we'll teach you ways to create fun hairstyles that can be easy to do daily. There are styling options for any length of hair and thickness. Styles will be age appropriate.  

*Note: if you have known allergies please notify us prior to class. 

About the Instructors: Jaime Brennan had a love for plants and wanted to know what they were all called starting at age 5. In college she found a program focused on flowers and plants and graduated with a Bachelors in Horticulture. It was a natural progression for Jaime to want to know more about the power of plants and followed that interest to studying Herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar. 

Wanting to support those that sought her help she studied with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a certified Health Coach. Her business, Tranquility by Jaime inspires transformation by helping others create a body in balance, a mind at ease, and a satisfied soul. 

Megan Olson lives in Ely and has a passion for hair, nature, her two dogs and husband Jesse! She attended Cosmetology school in New Hope, MN and fell in love with working on hair and helping others feels their best. You can find her at Roots Salon.

Glowing Skin and Hair for Ages 41+

$85

with Jaime Brennan and Megan Olson

Calendar Oct 13, 2021 at 3 pm

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $35   Materials: $50

Registration closes on October 6th. 

The class is specifically tailored for folks aged 41 and older.

Learn how to care for and maintain healthy glowing skin with products you can make at home. Knowing how to care for your skin can be overwhelming, but it truly is simple. We'll cover topics experienced as your skin matures (pimples, acne, dryness, wrinkles). During this time, you'll also experience an herbal facial which could be a great tool for maintaining your skin at home. 

You will also learn fun, new ways to style your hair. After nourishing your skin we'll teach you ways to create fun hairstyles that can be easy to do daily. There are styling options for any length of hair and thickness. Styles will be age appropriate.  

*Note: if you have known allergies please notify us prior to class. 

About the Instructors: Jaime Brennan had a love for plants and wanted to know what they were all called starting at age 5. In college she found a program focused on flowers and plants and graduated with a Bachelors in Horticulture. It was a natural progression for Jaime to want to know more about the power of plants and followed that interest to studying Herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar. 

Wanting to support those that sought her help she studied with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a certified Health Coach. Her business, Tranquility by Jaime inspires transformation by helping others create a body in balance, a mind at ease, and a satisfied soul. 

Megan Olson lives in Ely and has a passion for hair, nature, her two dogs and husband Jesse! She attended Cosmetology school in New Hope, MN and fell in love with working on hair and helping others feels their best. You can find her at Roots Salon.





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