Greetings Plant Lovers,
Tuesday May 29th, 7 – 9 pm “Out and about” the farm for an evening Herb Walk! This will be our last herb course meeting for the summer! The summer break will be spent by putting our knowledge from the school year into practice in our own gardens.
We will be meeting at Dogwood & Brambles Farm, our quaint little family farm. We have a great night planned! As always guests are welcome (guest fee $25) Please note: herb course is the last Tuesday of every month (September – May).
We will open classes with a ceremonial blessing of our teachers and students. The ritual of smudging can be defined as “spiritual house cleaning.” Thanks to our friend from the Chippewa’s of Georgina, Laurie Hoeg, who will perform the ceremony.
This Month’s Class
Herb Walk – With the beauty of spring upon us, we absolutely have to be outside on an herb walk enjoying the medicinal and edible plants that surround us. Now we can see how the plants look in immaturity and witness how they change along with the seasons. It can be difficult to identify plants at the various stages of their growth. Just liken the plants to people, imagine trying to envision what a baby would look like as an old man. We have to become familiar with herbs in all their stages of growth to properly identify for picking. We will also be in The Ginkgo Tree Botanical Sanctuary learning about “at Risk” and “at Watch” medicinal plants.
Sanctuary Plant and Share – We are hoping you will participate! Simply bring either an “at risk”, “at
watch” or any native species to plant in the sanctuary. Before we all plant, we would like each of you to share the plant you brought and its medicinal value or importance to you. Please bring your own supplies for planting and don’t forget to bring a drink of water for your plant and you Some amazing plants can be purchased at Richter’s Herbs in Goodwood, it’s great to support our long-time growers. Some plants we really need added in sanctuary; May Apples, Goldenseal, Bloodroot, Lady’s slipper, Butterfly weed, Maidenhair fern, and Ostrich fern. Perhaps some of you would like to work together to choose a plant, share why you choose and plant together
Plant Exchange – We are encouraging everyone to participate in our spring plant exchange. Please bring mature clumps of herbs to share with one another. We would also really appreciate you planting a mature clump in our herb walk area. Many thanks for sharing your plants 🙂
Year End Closing – We will have a special time in nature, around the fire, to bring this year’s class to a
close. Do you love treats? Good thing! Everyone will go home will a special treat prepared by
Faunus Herbs! Many Thanks to Faunus!
We will see one another next at our class opening, September 8th held at Back To Your Roots Herbal Retreat.
Please RSVP, include whether you will be participating in Sanctuary Plant and Share.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon,