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Join us on Saturday, November 18th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for an afternoon discovering the benefits of teas and tonics to benefit our overall health and wellness with herbalist Sandy Gaunt.

During this workshop, you will learn what you can do to prepare for the upcoming cold and flu season by fortifying your immune system.

There is a $25 fee for this class. Participants are asked to bring a lidded quart jar, a lidded pint jar and a container to take home about a cup of dried herbal tea.

This class is open to the public and advance registration is requested. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Colds and various influenzas are caused by a wide variety of viruses. Our first line of defense is to do all we can to keep our immune systems operating at peak performance in hopes of helping our bodies fend off viruses before we get sick. It’s important to understand the reason you catch a virus is not an inevitable event based on exposure alone!

This is a hands-on workshop in which we will be making three different mixtures. We will blend our own ‘Immune Booster’ tea, using ingredients such as rose hips, goldenseal and chamomile. The ‘Super Tonic’ will include garlic and ginger. We will also concoct a powerful Echinacea tincture.

About our presenter, Sandy Gaunt:

Sandy Gaunt is a retired special education teacher and currently a yoga instructor. She has always had a strong interest in plants and gardening but healing herbs became a passion of hers after a series of health issues struck family members for which there didn’t seem to be good solutions from the medical community. This led her on a search for natural remedies, in particular herbs and their healing powers.

Sandy received her Family Herbalist certificate from the School of Natural Healing based in Utah and follows the teachings of the late, great herbalist Dr. John Christopher. She now buys, grows and gathers a variety of herbs to blend them into teas for specific ailments from osteoporosis to stomach ailments and more. Sandy creates new formulas as the needs of friends and family arise. She also sells teas out of her home in Cadillac.

Venue Information

1490 Red Drive
Traverse City, MI
(231) 935-4077
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The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park


1490 Red Dr
Traverse City, MI,
(231) 935-4077

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