Herb Talk – Burdock Monday Sept 26th

Monday September 26th 6:00:-7:30pm: Our last scheduled Herb Night of the year.  Burdock is the topic tonight.  We will dig up burdock roots and then go inside to work with the root and have our talk (with handout).  Kate McFeeley of Prairie Pearls Greenhouse will be leading the talk.  It gets dark so early now we won’t have a lot of time outside, and since we have had all this rain its a big buggy.  Bring some bug spray, gloves and a shovel if you have them.  If you have burdock you have dug up, please bring it along.  Want to make a tincture?   Please bring a small jar and some high proof alcohol (Everclear type, or 100 proof vodka) or a bag to take some roots home with you.  Optional: bring any garden bounty you want to share or food or something you have made to share.

More info:  http://madisonareapermacultureguild.org/herb-collective/

The Madison Area Permaculture Guild education herb garden is located at 3919 Gray Road, DeForest WI 53532 (Token Creek) just 2 miles north of Madison,

Carpooling – post to the MAPG Google Group, or contact Jean Schneider at 608-513-0016. If you want to carpool please plan ahead and try to let us know  your need several days in advance.

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No September Meeting Tomorrow, Thursday, September 15th

Due to conflicts and program collapse (nothing serious) we will NOT be meeting tomorrow.  We will be meeting in October for our 3rd Thursday meeting and I will post that info asap.  We also hope to have a Design Charette out at the Bernstein and others Farm in Verona some time in early October when the mosquitoes have died off.  🙂  I guess they are pretty bad out there, and here for that matter, in the evenings.

Thanks Folks,

Kate

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Plant Giveaway! Monday Sept 12 6:00-7:30pm

Monday September 12th 6:00:-7:30pm: Its a PLANT GIVEAWAY!  We have so many extra plants in the herb garden this year it has turned into part jungle.  Bring your gloves, shovels, buckets and pots and take some plants home with you.  There will also be plants that can be harvested instead of dug up, like several varieties of mints, lemon balm and mugwort  and maybe even some stray rose hips and aronia berries to harvest.  My grapes will be ready then and I can share some out too.  Here are the plants we know we have a lot to give away, its not all inclusive, there are more:  rosa rugosa (very large rose hips), anise hyssop, chamomile – a variety used for dye (spectacular plant!), globe thistle (decorative, for the humming birds), lemon balm, peppermint, chocolate mint, mugwort (3 varieties, use for smudging and for sleep), bee balm (monarda), yarrow and more.  If you don’t need plants, please come for the herbal community, help others fill their pots if you are able or just relax and chat.  As usual we will have some herbal tea to share, and Ginny mentioned she will bring homemade raspberry ice cream.  Bring your garden bounty to share too.  We welcome monetary donations for the plants – donations will be used to purchase more plant varieties for the herb garden. If you can’t come but would like to donate, please make check out to MAPG and send to the address below.  Please join us!

More info:  http://madisonareapermacultureguild.org/herb-collective/

We have one more Free Herb Talk on Sept. 26th – Burdock will be the topic.

The Madison Area Permaculture Guild education herb garden is located at 3919 Gray Road, DeForest WI 53532 (Token Creek) just 2 miles north of Madison,

Carpooling – post to the MAPG Google Group, or contact Jean Schneider at 608-513-0016. If you want to carpool please plan ahead and try to let us know  your need several days in advance.

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