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Winter nourishment taught at Sou’wester

Lara Pacheco, Paige Common show how to use food and herbs Oct. 14

Published on October 12, 2017 7:40AM

Paige Common, left, and Lara Pacheco

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Paige Common, left, and Lara Pacheco


SEAVIEW — The Sou’wester Workshop Series presents “Nourishing Ourselves into Winter with Food and Herbs,” with instructors Lara Pacheco and Paige Common, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.

Common, chef and owner of Eatin’ Alive, and Pacheco, a clinical herbalist of Seed and Thistle, will lead participants through a hands-on workshop to learn how to prepare for the winter season.

Attendees will make elderberry syrups and fire cider to take home while learning the folklore and medicinal uses of this age-old medicine.

Paige will nourish participants with a hearty, warming lunch while they prepare broths to deepen the support for their immune systems in the coming cold and flu season.

Lara Pacheco is a Latina mamita, clinical herbalist and community organizer who runs Seed and Thistle Apothecary, an herbal company that provides education for youth and adults, health consultations and a monthly herbal CSH through homegrown medicine. She runs a full-year apprenticeship program and is starting a pop-up clinic to address access to plant medicine and bodywork in the Cully community of Portland.

Paige started preparing plant-based foods in her Portland kitchen giving life to Eatin’ Alive in 2010. She is available for one-on-one health coaching, recipe development, pre- and post-natal consultations, small-event catering, speaking engagements and classes.

The cost is $40. Please bring notebooks and pens to take notes. Hot tea and coffee provided. Common will provide lunch.

All workshops are open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome. RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542.



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