September 17th ~ Fall Medicine Making for Good Health
In this class, we will learn the basics of making herbal medicine and learn about some of the beneficial plants that are a must have for wellness throughout cold and flu season. Together we will make an echinacea tincture, elderberry syrup, fire cider oxymel, adaptogen balls and a calendula hand salve for everyone to take home. No prior herbal experience necessary. Register via paypal using firstname.lastname@example.org , or by check to Hillary Banachowski / Sacred Roots 1799 Persimmon Lane Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Pre-registration is required ! 1-4 pm / $ 65 includes materials
October 22nd ~ Permaculture Practicum:Food Forest Design & Water Harvesting with Permaculture and edible landscape designer Michael Judd
Explore two essential permaculture concepts in one afternoon!
Discover how to plant a “food forest” and grow delicious organic food in your own backyard (with hardly any maintenance), then learn how to capture, store, and utilize rainwater (which will enhance your property and save you money). A food forest (or “edible forest garden”) is a low-maintenance gardening technique that mimics a woodland ecosystem but substitutes woodland species with edible trees, shrubs, perennial vegetables, herbs, vines, and annuals. This class will give you hands-on practice designing and setting up a food forest with easy-to-grow fruits so you can establish a food forest in your own backyard. Water harvesting involves a variety of strategies to manage and enhance the water resources on your land–leading to healthier plants and lower water bills. Learn which designs best fit your land, how they are created, and how to make them look good. Permaculture and edible landscape designer Michael Judd will provide a clear and simplified approach to food forestry and water harvesting in this workshop, which will be a combination of theory and hands-on practice. Whether you have a little patch of backyard or a huge property to work with, the principles you learn in this class will help make your land more diverse, productive, and ecologically friendly than ever before. 1-4 pm. Sliding scale $45-$65. Pre-registration required -contact email@example.com .
PLEASE NOTE ** We do not turn anyone away due to inability to pay. We believe that EVERYONE deserves access to herbal medicine and teachings. Please talk with us via email about a work trade if you are in need . firstname.lastname@example.org