Grocery Store Herbalism

The practice of herbalism should be low-cost and accessible for all. An often-overlooked source of herbal medicine is our local markets and grocery stores. Common produce, herbs and other fresh ingredients can be utilized to make healing remedies, healthy recipes and cosmetics. Learn how to harness the medicinal properties of these ingredients by making fun, delicious and effective remedies.


Price: $33, $28 member

Instructor: Blake Burger


Blake's passion for plants began at a young age gardening in Illinois and only grew stronger once he moved to Colorado in 2000 and began hiking in the wilderness areas of Colorado. There, he began to cultivate a great curiosity and appreciation for the diverse flora found along the hiking trails. In 2007, he left his career as a food scientist and worked as a seasonal gardener for Denver Botanic Gardens. Throughout his years at the Gardens, he has worked with tropical plants, native plants, vegetables and herbs. After receiving his Herbalist Certification here in Denver, Blake immediately began working with the vast array of medicinal plants growing in the Gardens. As a certified yoga instructor, Blake has led more than 1,000 yoga classes over six years and created a nationally recognized yoga program here at the Gardens. Blake believes in a multifaceted approach to health and wellness: eat well, move your body, never stop learning, get outside and connect.


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