SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH 9:30a.m.-11am, University of Vermont The Untapped Resource on Your Homestead: Weed Medicine for Your Community! Join community herbalists Katherine Elmer and Kara Buchanan, of Spoonful Herbals, to learn about common weeds or easy to grow medicinal plants on your farm and homestead, and basic herbal preparations that can be added to a general farm CSA or woven into an Herbal CSA. Katherine and Kara have offered an Herbal CSA program for the past 3 years in the Burlington community and will share examples and samples of delicious, simple and useful preparations emphasizing weeds and invasive plants. This course is offered through the NOFA Winter Conference. Preregistration required. Please click here to view the slides from this presentation!
TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH 6-7:30p.m., Railyard Apothecary Planning and Planting Your Herb Garden We’ll discuss Kara’s favorite suggested plants to include, welcoming in the volunteering native weeds, and understanding the growing habits of some of the plant species and families you are sure to want to invite into your garden home. We’ll also cover seed starting and plant propagation techniques as well as harvesting considerations. You'll also go home with a seedling or two of your own! $15 in advance, $17 day-of. To sign up, please click here.
THURSDAY, MAY 24TH 5-7p.m., Shelburne Farms Spring Tonic Medicine Making and Herb Walk Join Katherine Elmer and Guido Mase for an evening of learning about herbs and tonics! Details will be posted closer to event date.