Medicinal Herbs in the Garden
Saturday June 29
9am – Noon
Spending time in a medicinal herb garden is healing by its very existence. The scent of flowers wafting in the air, bees happily buzzing from plant to plant, the feel of the soil under the feet and on the hands helps us to commune with nature and breathe deeply. Prattling around in the garden is one way I let go of stress that wants to keep me from being my best self. Planting and tending an herb garden is a mediation practice!
Common herbs like sage, rosemary, oregano, peppermint, and thyme not only bring beauty and pollinators to your garden, but are antimicrobial and antifungal to boot! Care to know more?
We’ll explore the folklore, medicine, care, and feeding of these herbs plus chives, monarda, fennel, horseradish, chamomile, catmint, lavender, oats, ashwagandha, lovage, and more medicinal plants that can be easily added to your garden to build your herbal apothecary.
Make and take: Each student will harvest plants to make a medicinal vinegar and herb infused honey.
What to bring:
2 half pint jars
Half pint each of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar and honey
Cutting board and chopping knife
Pad or blanket to sit on
Location: My pea patch at 21 Acres Farm in Woodinville. Directions to my garden will be in the confirmation email.
Dress for the weather, and come prepared to have a relaxing, fun, and information filled morning in the garden!