Uncommon Herbs and Edible Flowers Workshop


Certainly, we all know about using parsley, basil, and oregano in our cuisine, but have you ever tried incorporating some more unusual herbs into your food and drink? Have you ever tried calendula pesto, anise hyssop tea, sweet cicely leaf in a fruit salad or borage flowers on a green salad? Join us for a workshop and expand your culinary knowledge to include the bounty of herbs and flowers that you can find locally in the wild. During the workshop, we will identify and harvest fresh herbs, then sample herb-infused honey and vinegar. We will learn interesting and unusual ways of brewing tea, make a delicious tea to share, and discuss how best to preserve local herbs for year round use.

This beginner level workshop will cover the following:

  • Identification of lesser known cooking herbs and edible flower species
  • Sourcing knowledge and seasonal availability of local wild varieties
  • Preservation methods of local herbs for year round use
  • Sampling a variety of herbs used in honey, vinegar, salads, and teas to learn their flavours

Participants will also bring home handouts as take away references and recipes.

This workshop is the first of two, as a course on herbs, that we are hosting with the instructor – Sarah Orlowski. If you take both workshops as a course, we are able to offer registration at a 20% discount. Click here to read more about the second workshop in this course.

About the Instructor

Sarah Orlowski has been a Master Herbalist for decades with a private clinical practice, giving health consultations and treatments. She graduated from the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing and has also been fortunate to have trained in First Nations herbal traditions. She has her Permaculture Design Certificate and believes that growing in accordance with Nature will be the sustainable way of the future. Sarah has taught at many institutions, including SFU, the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, the Canadian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Douglas College and Van Dusen Gardens. Currently, Sarah helps to run her family’s organic fruit & nut orchard and medicinal herb farm in the interior of BC.

Date and Time

Saturday, August 19 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours)


$39 ($32 student pricing) + GST

Click here to register for this workshop