Doug Fir Distillation & Lotion Making with Talia Hammond
Teacher: Talia Hammond
Powerful and abundant: Douglas Fir dominates much of the PNW landscape, shaping the ecosystem, culture and economy. Herbalist, Talia Hammond, invites students to explore and celebrate this icon of PNW from her mountaintop farm, Jean Marie’s Garden. Together, the group will create an anti-inflammatory hydrosol from this giving tree, using a large-scale copper alembic still. Talia will guide students through the process of distillation, with hands-on demos and practice. The group will make a lotion using Doug Fir essence, as well as essential oils gathered from other aromatic trees of the PNW. This class pairs introductory herbal body-care recipes and techniques, with a deep focus on an important and defining tree of our landscape.
No previous experience necessary. Open to students 16 & up.