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Why is tincture making an important skill for homesteading, independent living, and preservation? 🍂 Tinctures are a highly effective form of herbal medicine. Made by soaking herbs in alcohol (or vinegar), tinctures are shelf-stable and easy to use once made. Tinctures are an excellent way of “preserving the herbal harvest” and capturing the medicinal qualities of fresh herbs while they’re fresh. Once you make a tincture, it can last for 1-2 years. 🍂 Tinctures are simple to make, but if you haven’t done it before it can be helpful to have a guide to answer your questions, which is why it’s nice to do in a classroom setting. It’s also good to get info about dosing and how to take tincture so that they’re most readily absorbed. 🍂 Finally, making your own tincture is much less costly than buying them. If you use herbal medicine a lot, making tinctures can be very cost effective, and you get to customize them! 🍂 If you want to learn how to make tinctures, we have three opportunities: 🍂 -- Tincture Making Workshop: Sat, Oct. 6th, 2:00, on the farm 🍂 — Herbs for Cold & Flu Season: Thurs, Sept 27th, 7-9, Hunterdon County Polytech 🍂 — Herbs for Brain Health, Mon, Oct. 15th, 7-9, on the farm 🍂 Follow the link in our bio for info on classes. Register online for all classes.