Palcho's Products

Art, Botanicals, Fermentation

Palcho's Products- Classes in Fermentation and Botanical Bodycare Products

Welcome. Please find information about my fermentation classes including vegetable fermentation, hard cider brewing, fermented Worcestershire sauce, Miso and condiments. Also, find classes in making herbal lotions, potions, healing salves, balms and oils, weed walks, foraging, and more.

Products for sale include handmade ceramic vegetable fermentation crocks, bread making bowls, pottery, Bearfat Hidefood Salve (a premium skin and leather conditioner) and Oregano Shield Oil (anti-viral, anti-bacterial).

This is home to my historical and contemporary art, ceramic sculpture, and pottery and to the roots of Karen’s Botanicals Natural Skincare business.

Summer Fermented Foods
Painted by Michele Byrne, 2018.
Painted by Michele Byrne, 2018.

Meet Karen

Karen Palcho is an artist, traveler, teacher and former owner of Karen's Botanicals-Natural Skin and Body Care Products. She is also co-owner of Nu-Art Graphics-Industrial Screen Printing and Die Cutting, located in West Chester, PA.

In 2011, she sold Karen's Botanicals to a wonderful couple, Pam and Edward Mitchell from Taylorsville, Georgia. With new found time, she now transforms the alchemy of making lotions and potions into the alchemy of making organic goat cheese, wild yeasted beer, fermented foods, and ceramic fermenters, along with music and art. Karen's interests remain rooted in a fascination of transforming earth-based, raw materials into useful, tasty, and beautiful things.

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Articles, News & Information

Edible Weeds: Learn about Chickweed

Edible Weeds: Learn about Chickweed

Chickweed (Stellaria media) is one of our most common, useful…

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Harvesting Wild Greens on the Equinox

Harvesting Wild Greens on the Equinox

Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta and Cardamine pensylvanica) is one of the…

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Nettle Weed Walk Video Class with Karen

Nettle Weed Walk Video Class with Karen

Urtica dioica, Stinging Nettle, is one of the most nutritious,…

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Dandelion Weed Walk Video and Recipe for Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Weed Walk Video and Recipe for Dandelion Wine

I have begun to make videos of my frequent Weed…

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kpalcho@gmail.com | (610) 389-8316 | Fleetwood, PA
Serving the greater Philadelphia and Reading, PA regions

All photos courtesy of Karen

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