Fire Cider Workshop

Fire Cider Workshop

Fire Cider Workshop


Corrie Spellman-Lopez


Urban Tree Connection


Sep 22 2023


Raindate: September 29th
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Fire Cider Workshop

Fire Cider is an immune tonic that has been used for generations as a support during cold and flu season. In this workshop, you will learn to work with plants from Pearl St. Orchard, common kitchen herbs, and fire-y peppers to create an adaptable medicine that will warm us up (and support our immune system) in the winter months. You will also learn about the history and benefits of fire cider and walk away with medicine and recipes to take home for you and your family. We’re excited to see you there!

Teacher bio: Ona McGovern (he/they) is the Food Sovereignty Organizer at Urban Tree Connection where he supports community food distribution & political education process in the Haddington neighborhood. They are also a 3rd year herbal apprentice with the Sacred Vibes Apprenticeship. They love to make medicine that acts as a preventative resource and supports people’s overall response to stress. In addition, they love to facilitate spaces for people to become the ones in control of their well-being.

Masks are required for this event. Drinking water, bug spray, masks, and seating will be provided. There is a porta-potty available on site.

Workshop hosted by UTC: The Urban Tree Connection (UTC) works to build a neighborhood rooted food and land system through community leadership development and land based strategies in West Philadelphia. Founded in 1989 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1997, UTC works with residents of West Philadelphia’s Haddington neighborhood to develop community-driven greening and gardening projects on vacant land. Our aim is to cultivate community leadership, to improve community health and to develop a local, sustainable, and equitable food system (from UTC’s website).