Saturday, August 13, 8:30-12:30Medicinal Basics: Salves, Tinctures, and MoreMaking salves, tinctures, formulas and skin preparations. You will go home with a salve and a tincture in addition to lots of recipes to try at a later date.Mary O’Brien has been working with plants in some form for most of her adult life. She has taught herbal medicine, led edible and medicinal herb walks, built and maintained a medicinal garden for a local botanical park and made herbal products for local…See More
Intro to Preserving and Freezing Summer Produce Learn to extend the garden season by putting up the fresh produce of summer months to enjoy in the winter. Come join us to make the most of your garden and farmers market. Demonstration and hands on activities will prepare you to start canning and freezing at home. Chef Deb will demonstrate how to preserve chutney, jelly, and salsa. We will also cover freezing preparations for fresh garden herbs by making a variety of creative and tasty…See More
See how easy and inexpensive it is to make your own facial steams with herbs, cleansing grains and creams, wonderful masques, including alpha hydroxy, herbal toners and astringents, and a rich creamy moisturizer that contains far more nutrients and anti-oxidants for your skin than anything available commercially.You’ll also learn how to make a profoundly healing cream for damaged skin and premature wrinkling. Learn a few tricks for blemishes and how to make a creamy, healing lip balm.Take home…See More
Explore the treasure trove of wild herbs, medicinal plants and edible weeds common to every backyard with clinical herbalist Susan Evans. Learn how to make a blood cleansing tea from red clover, a tasty salad from lambs quarters, stop bleeding with yarrow and much more. Discover the amazing plants you ve been stepping on all these years!See More
Learn how you can use sustainable Permaculture gardening strategies to enjoy a longer harvest. The workshop is taught by Jeff Graef and will include instruction on year-round indoor salad & herb window-sill gardens, starting seeds inside, & selecting cold-tolerant plants. Learn about selecting effective garden locations, building soil in place using Permaculture techniques, and effective wildlife protection. Discover the power of season extension using row covers, and low-cost cold…See More
What to plant when, pests you may encounter and what to do about it, avoiding pesticides/herbicides/chemical fertilizers, cultivars we recommend, solutions to water conservation, how to mitigate wind, hail damage. What has worked for us. And, alas, what has not. Mimi Yanus, Niki Hayden, Tracey Parrish.
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Hello Paul - I will be offering a free presentation on Tuesday March 16 at the Longmont library at 6:30 PM:
How you can grow organic vegetables year round, even at altitude, with sustainable practices and renewable energy resources.
Spirited discussion to follow.