Sat Sept 21st 2019

$225

The Art of Distillation – water as a solvent

  • Prepare a botanical infusion, study applications, herbs, and suitable aromatics.
  • Hydro-distillation of a seasonal plant, harvesting, applications, pH, and storage. Filtering and sterile distillations for hydrosol.
  • Steam distillation of a seasonal plant for essential oil, harvesting, and preparation, distillation technique, separation and storage, applications.
  • Discuss decoctions, sherbets and natural cordials. Prepare a botanical bitters using water as a solvent.
  • Walk in the garden, learn about plant identification, applications and uses.
  • Enjoy a botanical cocktail.

10.30am to 3.30pm Phytofarm Herbal Learning Centre, Okuiti Valley Road, Little River, Banks Penninsula

Photos by Peter Bay/Phytofarm NZ