Medicinal Plants in Yard and Garden Workshop

Medicinal Plants of the Home and Garden Workshop – Aug. 21

Spend the morning at the homestead of Guilford herbalist, Julie Beet. We’ll sip tea from the garden while strolling through the gardens and land. Learn to identify some of the medicinal plants that grow all around us and discover
Spend the morning at the homestead of Guilford herbalist, Julie Beet. We’ll sip tea from the garden while strolling through the gardens and land. Learn to identify some of the medicinal plants that grow all around us and discover some easy ones to grow yourself. Return home with a renewed connection to the plants as well as a small potted medicinal plant for your own garden. 

Julie Beet has been developing her relationship with the plant world since reading “The Secret Garden” as a child. She has studied western herbalism at the California School of Herbal Studies, various forms of plant spirit medicine with healer Eliot Cowan and South African sangoma John Lockley, and alchemical herbalism at the School for Evolutionary Herbalism. Julie enjoys making potions in her kitchen and daydreaming in the garden. 

Medicinal Plants of the Home and Garden
Date
: August 21, 2021 (rain date August 22nd)
Time: 10am – noon
Location: 179 Bluebird Dr., Guilford, VT
Cost: Suggested donation $15-$25 (less or more is okay too!)
Register by August 19thhttps://forms.gle/FVcqC3wXsrwbteV56

If you have any questions, please email julie@neighborhoodroots.org.

This is a fundraiser for Neighborhood Roots Food Collective – learn more at www.neighborhoodroots.org


Food Nutrient Cycle - Rich Earth Institute

‘Urine My Garden’ Workshop

‘Urine My Garden’ Workshop
When: Sunday, July 11th at 3pm (Raindate July 25th)
Where: Comfrey Commons, 1917 E. Mountain Rd. Guilford, VT
Suggested Donation: $5 – $20

Urine is a sustainable, local alternative to commonly-used synthetic fertilizers. The urine one person produces annually contains enough fertilizer to grow nearly a whole year’s supply of food! At this workshop, led by the Rich Earth Institute, we’ll learn how fertilizing with urine can promote healthy gardens and watersheds. With this DIY eco-gardening practice, you can reclaim the nutrients from your body to grow a bounty! At the event, Rich Earth will also provide home use guides and introduce a community science program for peecycling gardeners.

The Rich Earth Institute, located in Brattleboro, engages in research, education and technological innovation to advance the use of human waste as a resource. Find out more about them here: http://richearthinstitute.org/

Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EM4RU-br2SzgAyTR3iyJ40Aq033msYRg/

This event is organized by the Neighborhood Roots Food Collective. Donations are welcome to support our work. To find out more, visit https://neighborhoodroots.org/


companion plants

The Science of Companion Planting Workshop

When: Sunday, June 27th at 3pm
Where: Comfrey Commons, 1917 E. Mountain Rd. Guilford, VT
Suggested Donation: $5 – $20

Companion planting has long lived in the lore of home gardeners. Perhaps you’ve always wondered whether those spots you reserved for marigolds were really doing any good. Or, you’ve watched hornworms decimate your tomatoes yet again and have asked the heavens whether there was anything else you could have done. This workshop will share some of the most recent science about companion planting for pollination, pests, nutrition, and more followed by an open discussion to share questions, ideas, and experiences among fellow gardeners.

The workshop will be led by Emma Schneider. Emma is a home gardener in Brattleboro and has volunteered in various capacities related to plants and public education (gleaning, community and school gardens, K-12 school env. education classes, the Retreat Farm). She has worked as a professor of Environmental Studies (Humanities) at Gettysburg College and as a high school Humanities instructor at Compass School in Westminster. Emma has been interested in companion planting for many years and is always playing with new combinations. She trained as a UVM Master Gardener in the spring of 2020 and enjoys opportunities to share garden science with fellow enthusiasts.


These events are organized by the Neighborhood Roots Food Collective. All events are free, but donations are welcome to support our work in the community. To find out more, visit https://neighborhoodroots.org/


Seeds

Winter Plant Dreams

Last year we started planning for opening day only one month in advance. It was spontaneous and messy, but Comfrey Commons happened, at least. This year we have the advantage of time – lots of it – in mid-winter pandemic lockdown and with many of the usual homestead tasks on ice for the season.

Drooling over seed catalogs and dreaming about someday having a greenhouse, we might’ve gone a bit overboard… But, you can check out the tentative Plant List for what we’re hoping to have here in 2021!

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