The Hawthorne Tree: Heart Medicine, Folklore, & Community Healing

The Hawthorne Tree: Heart Medicine, Folklore, & Community Healing

The Hawthorne Tree: Heart Medicine, Folklore, & Community Healing

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    Join the Philly Herb Hub in processing Hawthorne berries into medicinal honey.

    Learn about the medicinal benefits, identification and folklore that surrounds the Hawthorn tree. This thorny Guardian is a heart health hero with a sweetness that tastes like an autumn day. Using folk herbalism practices, we will process this powerful cardioprotective into a ruby medicinal syrup that provides support for long-lasting heart health.


    All honey made at the workshop will be donated to the Philly Herb Hub - a free community apothecary, currently available to Black folks in Philly. Through a growing mutual aid network of  local growers, medicine makers, and herb enthusiasts, Philly Herb Hub is able to provide herbs and workshops free of charge. 


    Yaya Vallis (they/them) is a Philly Herb Hub herbalist and educator who is committed to building and imagining a future that centers food/medicine sovereignty, autonomous self-liberation, and deep ancestral healing. They are a generational herbalist who specializes in medicinal honey and skincare. 




    • Pick Berries: Pick and rinse berries

    • Decoct Berries: Simmer Berries in water for 30 mins. 

    • Sieve Berries: Wearing gloves, volunteers will hand puree—mush the berries gently through the sieves. This is a time consuming process as you do not want to break the seeds.

    • Combine with Honey: 1 part honey to 4 parts berry purée 

    If time allows

    • Bottle Honey: Pour into jars

    • Label Bottles: Sticker honey with dosage info

    *Volunteers can start at any of the different stages. Yaya will prep one batch of berries in advance at the various stages.





    October 15th, 2022 from  1:00 PM to  4:00 PM
    811 Poplar St
    FNC Learning Farm @ 8th & Poplar
    811 Poplar St
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    United States
    Phone: 267-971-0563
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