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Fall is coming! But in addition to crisp days, football games, changing leaves, and apple and pumpkin-flavored everything, comes the likelihood of catching a cold due to dropping temps affecting the amount of time we spend inside (inside is where germs breed!). This year, get in-the-know and be prepared by learning how to create your own cold and flu remedies at ifarm LLC in Boxford.

Cold and flu herbs are so abundant and easy to cultivate. In this two-hour class on September 10, herbalist Hannah Sparks will introduce various herbs and the ways to use them, including hyssop, echinacea, thyme, astragalus, elder berry, and elecampane. She will discuss common issues surrounding colds and flus, such as sinus congestion, coughs and sore throats, and effective and safe preparations you can use. Participants can expect to touch, smell, and taste herbs from ifarm’s permaculture garden, get tips and tricks from an experienced herbalist, and go home with thorough notes for creating their own remedies.

Tickets are $30.