Public Events

June Volunteer Day: Tropical Plant-Out

Sunday, June 6, 2021, 1-4pm

It’s time for our 100+ tropical plants to take their places in the garden – this day is all about getting them safely to their summer homes.

Planting out our tropical specimens is a huge annual undertaking. Volunteers will work with garden staff to identify the appropriate location for each plant, dig out its seasonal planting hole, and safely tuck it in place.

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June Public Tour

Saturday, June 12, 2021, 11am-1pm

Visit with whomever’s still around from Brood X, the newly settled tropicals, and edible and medicinal species readily found in our area.

Located in Fulton, Maryland, The Green Farmacy Garden is a sanctuary for approximately 300 native and non-native species of plants that have been used traditionally and/or researched for medicinal purposes. USDA botanist James A. Duke, PhD. and his wife Peggy collected medicinal plants for over sixty years. In 1997, they transformed part of their pasture land into a teaching garden highlighting the plants that are featured in Jim’s book, The Green Pharmacy.

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Awaken Your Inner Herbalist: The 5 Flavors and Senses

Sunday, June 20, 2021, 11am-1pm

Learn to use your senses and the western herbal flavor wheel to intuit medicinal applications of new plants.

Although many of our species have strayed from our roots of gathering herbal medicine and wild foods, humans still hold the keys to herbal mastery and companionship with plants, not through memorization, but through our senses! The tastes, smells, and sights of the plant world communicate with us in thousands of ways, if only we remember how to listen.

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June Herbal Medicine Making Workshop

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 11am-1pm

Learn how to make and use different kinds of herbal infused medicines in this introductory workshop.

Join Annie-Sophie to learn about making effective, safe, and powerfully healing medicinal preparations incorporating fresh and dried plants straight from the garden. We will discuss how to make and work with the following preparations: tinctures, teas, oils, vinegars, oxymels, and glycerites. We will craft a few distinct blends from our gorgeous living library of 300+ medicinal plant species from around the world, as well as sample some herbal medicines from our apothecary. We will also discuss how to incorporate these herbal infusions as supplements for a healthier lifestyle for mind, body, and spirit.

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