Intro to Plant Distillation: Learn to Make Tonics from Freshly-Grown Herbs!

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Intro to Plant Distillation: Learn to Make Tonics from Freshly-Grown Herbs!

hosted by AgTech X
instructed by Yemi Amu

Saturday, February 23, 2019
12:00pm-3:00pm

AgTech X Co-Lab @ Agritecture
40 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States

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In this 3-hour workshop, participants will learn how to distill the essences from fresh herbs grown using hydroponics at the AgTech X office. We will be water-distilling these essences using a copper alembic still, an ancient technology developed in the 1st century! Through the distilling process, the plant yields hydrosol – plant essence suspended in water.

Participants will learn about these many uses and benefits of hydrosols, understand more about the specific plants we will be distilling, and finally gain the knowledge for how to operate a copper still. Participants will also take home a 2 oz. bottle of the hydrosol we create during class plus additional resources for plant distillation.