Herb Farming A to Z
||Nancy Graden, Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm
||Saturday, February 15, 2020
||10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
||WEI's Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN
Herb Farming A to Z
This is an in-depth class on growing your own medicinal herbs that will follow the whole process through from germination to harvest, storing and using for your own well-being. Sample herbal teas and take home seeds you will stratify in class to get a heads up on the planting season.
Nancy Graden will teach a workshop on growing medicinal herbs. She will track this whole process through from seeding in the greenhouse, transplanting out, tending to, harvesting and storing. The class will include specifics of planting different herbs, need for stratification and scarification, days to germinate, when/how to up-pot, days to transplant, sun/soil preferences, companion planting tips, soil building, harvesting, storing, seed saving, and medicinal benefits and uses.
Nancy grew up on a small homestead farm surrounded by woods, plants, animals and water. This created a lifelong strong foundation with the natural world. After immersing herself in the study of 'Western Clinical Herbalism' a deep reverence for the intelligence of plants and the part their gifts play in our health and well-being evolved. Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm was born out of this understanding, now going on its 7th year. Red Clover Herbal is certified organic through MOSA, growing and wild-harvesting over 60 different kinds of medicinal and culinary herbs. We see the whole process through from beginning to end - from seed saving, germination, to planting out, tending to with love, building soil (before-after-during planting), organic pest management, harvesting, drying, garbling, making herbal tea blends, extracts, oils and elixirs, taking to market and providing local communities with native medicinal starter plants and high quality handcrafted herbal products. We also offer common sense seasonal CSA herbal shares that contribute to our health and well-being for each season. You can find out more about Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm at redcloverapothecary.com.
*For those with allergies, this class may take place in WEI's Eco-Retreat Center, which is home to two cats.