Fire Cider For the People!
This workshop explores the dynamic history and folklore of the beloved and time honored oxymel, Fire Cider. From cultures all over the world sharing recipes, to a company trademarking the name and claiming it as their own, this tonic has proven powerful and necessary. Through tasting and making our own Fire Cider, we'll learn different recipes and herbs included, and highlight variations based on individual constitutions. We'll go over how to incorporate this tonic into your pantries, first aid kits and cauldrons. We'll also spend time talking about the active boycott of the company Shire City Herbals, in regards to the ongoing lawsuit fighting their trademarking of this age old tradition, and how we can uphold access to herbal medicine as it continues to face being commodified.