Saturday, June 25
11:00 am-History, culinary and medical uses of house plants
Vanessa Smith will forage for beautiful plants among the weeds of Chicago, and bring them into the project space incremently to become house plants. She will give a tour of them to the visitors, touching on their history, culinary and medical uses.
1:00 pm- Southern folk medicine/herbal candies workshop
James Kubie will lead a workshop on how to make herbal candies used in traditional southern folk medicine. Starting with whole ginger roots and bunches of horehound, we will process botanicals to produce candies used to soothe the stomach and the lungs. All participants will be able to take a portion of the candies home for their use.