During this workshop, participants will learn how to better utilize herbs in their daily lives. Dawn will walk us around Amber Waves Farm to study, identify and harvest the medicinal plants that grow wild in our area. We will discuss the benefits of backyard ‘weeds’ and how we can use them for homemade remedies. We will also explore the Amber Waves Farm herb garden to touch, see, smell, and taste over 30 varieties of herbs that can be used for food, medicine & fragrances. Dawn will demonstrate how to make an herbal tincture, an herb infused oil and a sun tea. Everyone will go home with their own herbal tincture and recipe cards for continued experimentation!
With a passion and vast knowledge of herbs and a prolific career in design, Dawn Petter is a clinical herbalist, healer and flower essence practitioner based in NYC.
Dawn leads herb walks and teaches classes at venues, including; the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Alchemist Kitchen, JCC Manhattan, 92Y, Brooklyn Grange, Brooklyn Brainery, Project Find, and the Just Food Conference.
Her classes are imaginative and accessible and are taught to encourage students to use herbal medicine in their daily lives. She incorporates her herbal training with her natural wit and creative flare for a unique learning experience.
As a clinical herbalist, Dawn works with clients by appointment to offer support on an individual basis. Her studies have included completing a 3 year program at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism, a 300 hour yoga teacher training, extensive studies in quantum healing and flower essence trainings with both Delta Gardens and Findhorn Essences.
Dawn is also the creator of online apothecary shop, Petalune Herbals, which makes hand crafted herbal products using sustainably harvested wild and organic plants and essential oils.