Public Events

Infuse Your Booze with Maryland Mead Champion Julie Biedrzycki

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10am-1pm

Learn to craft your own herbal infusions for medicine and pleasure with Maryland Champion mead-maker Julie Biedrzycki.

In this workshop, Julie will share her philosophy of celebratory connection and engaged collaboration with our plant relatives by demonstrating the creative process she uses to select flavor combinations for nourishing, healing, and uplifting infusions, along with abundant stories of growing, living, and learning with plants.

Touring The Green Farmacy Garden and surrounding grounds, Julie will introduce several wild and garden plants that can lend excellent foraged flavors to your own concoctions. Bring a jar of an alcohol or vinegar, and Julie will help you select herb combinations to infuse into your solvent, according to your personal goals.

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Magical Mead-Making with Maryland Mead Champion Julie Biedrzycki

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 2-5pm

Learn to craft your own herbal mead with Maryland State Champion mead-maker Julie Biedrzycki.

Champion Julie Biedrzycki will share her amassed knowledge and skill in this mead-making workshop hosted in the lushly herbaceous Green Farmacy Garden of esteemed ethnobotanist Jim Duke.

In addition to sampling one of Julie’s magnificent finished concoctions, we’ll learn about the time, materials, and ingredients that go into crafting award-winning homemade mead. Participants will take home materials to start their own one-gallon batch at home including an airlock stopper, a packet of champagne yeast, and their own selection of fresh herbs from the garden.

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October Volunteer Day

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 1-4pm

It’s time to remove our potted tropicals from their seasonal spots in the garden beds, and get them ready to spend the cold season indoors. Today’s work will entail digging and heavy lifting, some of which may involve working up close with a partner for short periods. Please come ready to burn some calories!

Perks of volunteering include access to the garden and our incredible stock of powerful plant allies, refreshing beverages made fresh, plant and knowledge shares, and community!

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October Community Day

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 1-8pm

Ticketed tour & workshop segment in the afternoon will be followed by community connection in the evening. Join us for both!

The ticketed instructional portion of the day, from 1-5pm, will comprise our annual Turmeric Harvest workshop, tours of the garden and grounds, and a fruit-leather demonstration using invasive autumn berries (aka autumn olives). Ticket-holders and members of the public are welcome to connect and commune in the evening around the fire with a potluck meal.


Ticketed Instructional Afternoon:

  • 12:30 Grounds Open to ticket-holders
  • 1:00 Tour of The Green Farmacy Garden
  • 2:00 Turmeric Harvest & Repot
  • 3:30 Edible Plant Walk incl. Autumn Berry Harvest & Fruit Leather

Communal Evening (Tickets not required):

  • 5:00 Potluck Meal (bring your own vessels & utensils, and a dish to share labelled with ingredients)
  • 6:00 Communal Fire, Music, & Story-Share
  • 8:00 Grounds Close

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Elderberry Syrup Workshop

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 11am-1pm

Learn about daily herbal nourishment to support the immune system, and how to make delicious elderberry syrup.

Join us as we have immune boosting tea on a short stroll through the Garden. We will then sample elderberry syrup, followed by a demonstration of the easy process to create your own. While our syrup is simmering, we will explore herbal teas, tinctures, and other infusions to help maintain whole body health through every season.

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