November 16, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join herbalist Allison Austin for this in-depth class about all things Chaga!
Did you know, growing on our local birch trees is one of the most potent medicinal mushrooms in the world? Chaga has been highly studied for its incredibly high nutrient content, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, it’s positive effects on cancer cells, ability to increase the body’s defense against stress, and a multitude of other benefits.
In this class, we will learn how to ethically harvest chaga mushroom in order to promote more chaga growth, while helping to protect our birch forests.
This class will be lecture and hands-on. Students will have the chance to taste chaga extracts, and we will be serving a chaga tea during class. We will pass around a variety of different chaga pieces and hands-on examples of chaga and birch to feel and study for identification. Each student will make their own tincture in class to take home with them to care for, harvest, and use. Students will also take home a chaga manual to that includes everything we go over in class- how to identify, harvest, dry, and prepare chaga, and numerous creative chaga recipes.
We will make taste and prepare some chaga remedies in class, and students will each go home with their own chaga extract, and an informational chaga guide which includes a recipe booklet with numerous, creative ways to use one of Minnesota’s most treasured fungi.
You should bring…
Bring a notepad and a pen for note taking, and mug or cup from which to drink some chaga tea!
No special skill or training is required
Best for Ages…
13 and older
Additional Purchases Available
Allison will have additional supplies and tinctures available for purchase after class
Venue: Duluth Folk School Library
The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.
Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.