Free Medicinal Plant Walk
Celebrate Earth Day with a calm amble to meet the medicinal weeds of spring in Brattleboro. We will discuss how to find them, medicinal uses, and safety concerns. Children are welcome.
Saturday, May 12, 4-4:30 PM, Brattleboro location TBA
Although this event is free, RSVP is required.
Medicinal Herbs in the Vegetable Garden Intensive
Just in time to plan your gardens! This all-day intensive provides an in-depth discussion of growing medicinal plants in the home garden. We will focus particularly on using medicinals as companion plants in the vegetable garden, as well as creating microclimates for optimal cultural conditions and on spring and fall maintenance of perennials. Other relevant topics will also be covered. Sign up period for this class closes March 30.
April 7, 11 AM-3 PM, $80
This all-day class offers an in-depth look at making great herbal tinctures. We will focus on important concepts such as solubility and energetics to make reliably effective tinctures at home. Basic principles of formulation will also be discussed. Participants make and take home a tincture.
November TBD, 11 AM-4 PM, $80
Bark Harvest Intensive
This all-day class provides a rare opportunity to experience educational wildcrafting. We will learn to identify and harvest a selection of the following trees: willow, prickly ash, witch hazel, birch, and/or cherry, based on seasonal availability. Wildcrafting methods and ethics will be discussed, as well as bark processing techniques and medicinal uses for your family’s health. Participants taken home plenty of processed bark. Please sign up early as this class tends to fill up! Sign up period for this class closes October 14.
October 13, 11 AM-4 PM, $80. Raindate October 22. This class is not appropriate for young children as we use knives and handsaws.