Herb & Garden Day 2017 Workshops
Saturday, June 17,2017
McLane Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH
Includes entry to the event, workshops and vendor fair. Also featuring 3 Plant ID walks and a Mushroom ID walk. Breakfast and Lunch sold separately.
A Garlic Garden: From Planning to Harvest
Katharen will provide an overview of a year, planting and using garlic through the seasons and beyond.
Creating a Medicinal Wheel Garden
Wendy Snow Fogg – Herbalist
A medicine wheel means different things to different people. Today we’ll explore the medicine wheel as a healing garden. We’ll discuss plants used to honor the four directions, North, East, South and West as we’ve learned from our Native American ancestors. We’ll also look at a medicine wheel garden plan that honors the Wheel of the Year through the seasons, focusing on plants that are helpful as food and medicine during each. Includes a Power Point presentation which will be available by email after the conference. You are encouraged to take notes.
Discovering Mushrooms Through the Seasons
Ann-Marie Jackson – Herbalist/Massage Therapist LMT/MMT
A fun and informative talk about the mushrooms that grow in the Northeast. From medicine, to food, some lesser known uses (such as in skin cream), and even some mushroom essences!
Eat Your Dandelions! – Using Dandelions Throughout the Seasons
Mimi Alberu – Herbalist/Owner, Langford Homestead Farm
Regarded in modern times as a noxious weed, the much maligned dandelion is both a pharmacy in a plant and a nutrient powerhouse. All parts are edible and used as medicine. Learn how to harvest and prepare this humble plant ally throughout the growing season.
Herbal Skin Care
Susan Daniel – Owner, Sea Glass Yoga and Wellness
A hands-on, interactive workshop on Herbal Skin Care. In this workshop, we will focus on teachings for the liver, endocrine & circulatory systems of the body to: => Improve Immunity and liver functioning => Reduce Allergies => Recommend herbal detox regiments. During the workshop, I will inquire into each person’s Ayervedic dosha, provide a face reading/wellness consultation & application of herbal exfoliant. The facial reading is based on the work of Master Herbalist Margi Flint’s book, The Practicing Herbalist Meeting With Clients ~ Reading the Body as well as my own intuitive guidance. There will be skin care kits available to purchase for $5 donation.
Native Plants of New England & Their Medicinal Uses
Sara Woods Kender – Herbalist
Join me for this informative and thoughtful workshop where we will discuss a few of our real native plants (not the aliens that we typically associate with ‘native’) and talk about their current and traditional uses. Many of these plants were used by the native Americans in this region; these uses will also be discussed.
Nourishing and Delicious Bone Broths
Debbie Larrimore – Farmer, Teacher, Herbalist
We will discuss the nutritional value of eating gelatinized bone broths, the difference between bone broths and soup stock, and methods for making gelatinized bone broths from chicken, beef, and oxtail. We will talk about how to source ingredients, variations on the basic recipe, and storage.
Root Awakening: Fall Root Harvest for Medicine & Food
Maria Noel Groves – Herbalist & Author
Dig into the deep medicine of autumn as we explore some of the most important and common herbal roots in the garden and wild. Maria will teach you harvesting and processing techniques, how to turn them into remedies, and the uses and safety concerns for various roots including burdock, dandelion, yellow dock, valerian, and ashwagandha.
Roots, Leaves, Flowers and Fruits
Lior Sadeh, Herbalist & Biodynamic Gardener
Herbalism is a branch of holistic medicine. As such it strives to nourish and heal the entire human being and not just the symptoms. In this workshop, we will observe human anatomy and morphology and the way in which different parts of the human body relate to different part of the plant. We will use these observations to formulate herbal remedies. The ideas in this workshop derive from the work of Rudolf Steiner (Biodynamic agriculture, Waldorf education)
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – Holistic approaches to getting through the darker months
Donna Poirier, RN
Explore herbs, essential oils, flower essences and other alternative ways to lighten the winter blues.
Spring Cleaning for our Bodies
Daryl Hoitt – Owner, Red Fox Farm
We will review basic spring cleaning for our bodies. Review different cleanses including whole body cleansing, Intestinal cleansing, Kidney/Bladder cleansing. Help us get that spring back in our step.
Working with Natural Dyes
Jane Woodhouse – Owner, Brigid’s Farm
Power point presentation with hands on information for dyeing natural fibers (animal, and plant) with natural dye materials. We will discuss dyes processes, sourcing and growing dye plants.
Plant ID Walks
Amanda Stanley, Jupiter’s Labyrinth
Jenna Kulp, Misty Meadows Herbal Center
Maria Noel Groves, Wintergreen Botanicals
Mushroom ID Walk
Led by: Ann-Marie Jackson, Ann’s Ginger House