It is straightforward to make your own lip balm and salve from high-quality ingredients available right in the Brattleboro Food Coop. Herbalist Susan Stanton of the Wellness Department and Rambunctious Botanicals will guide up to ten students in making comfrey and calendula-infused lip balm and salve. These fuss-free recipes make great gift ideas. They keep your skin comfortable year-round while avoiding the cost, plastic waste, and additives associated with many commercial lotions. All participants will leave with one tin each of lip balm and salve, recipes for both, and the confidence to do it on their own next time. Make sure to register early for this free class! Registration closes December 8th. Susan Stanton is a clinical herbalist, gardener, and […]
Nourishing Cream is a real treat for the skin, and it takes kind of a knack to pull it off. Luckily for us, shareholder Debora Tramposh has been making it for years, and she is going to share her techniques with us on Saturday, December 10th from 3-4:15! Deb says, “My interest in plant medicine lead me to the discovery of this recipe, created and freely shared by Rosemary Gladstar. I have adapted it over the years, in an effort to help heal the scars from past burn injuries, and to come up with the perfect food for the skin. In this class, we will learn the simple process of making this cream, and you will come away with the […]
Join us for a group volunteer opportunity! Shareholders looking to earn work hours are invited to share their creativity by filling the co-op with handmade snowflakes. Let's get crafty and beautify our shared space as we usher in the winter season. Co-op staff members Pamela and Lisa will demonstrate basic paper folding and cutting techniques for achieving that classic six-pointed magic; the rest is up to you. After we finish crafting in the community room, cider and treats will be provided to keep up our strength as we deck the cafe windows with our handiwork. All attendees will earn 2 shareholder volunteer hours and 3 credits of fun. Free event! Register by December 9th.