Monday June 27th 6:00:-7:30: Lavender is in full bloom now. Come learn how to use lavender in your life! We will be harvesting lavender, learning how to make a tincture or infused honey from it. Please cut and bring any lavender flower stalks you have at home too. Kate McFeeley, Herbalist and owner of Prairie Pearls, will be leading the talk about Lavender. There will be a handout to take home with you. There are lots of other plants ready to harvest and dry or to transplant and take home with you (chocolate mint, catnip, white sage for smudge sticks, hyssop and more). Ginny is bringing some really lovely food to share with everyone: Lavender-Marinated Chicken and Mizuna Salad with Kiwi-Lavender Vinaigrette and Lavender Honey Ice Cream. Come join us for some herbal community of sharing of plants, knowledge and food.
More info here: http://madisonareapermacultureguild.org/herb-collective/
Carpooling – please post to the MAPG Google group or call Jean at 608-513-0016
Herb Garden is at 3919 Gray Road, DeForest (Token Creek) 2 miles north of Madison
Please join us on Tuesday, June 21st from 9am-1pm for an Herb Garden work party! We will be removing some unruly plants in the garden and adding more medicine herb plants. I have a bunch of plants I’m tending in pots that are ready for the garden! There is always a lot of fun to be had in the garden learning together about using and growing medicine plants. We also have lots of plants to share with people who come – either to dig up and take home with you or harvest for medicine making (comfrey, yarrow, rosa rugosa, mints, yellow balm, mugwort, wormwood, rue and more!) Depending on flowering there may be other plants ready to harvest too (anise, lavender…) There is rhubarb I can share. We really appreciate the help!Ginny and I will be providing a home-made lunch for everyone too. Please let us know if you are thinking of joining us so we can make sure there is enough for everyone. Ginny has been providing treats at all of our free herb talks and is a fabulous cook!
The garden is at 3919 Gray Road (DeForest) in Token Creek just 2 miles north of Madison. Let us know if you need help finding a ride – or post your need or offer of a ride to the Group.
Hope you can join us!
We are having our monthly meeting for June at Sean Gere’s home at 2107 Waunona Way on the east side of Madison a short ways off Broadway. Take Hoboken off of Broadway (only goes one way) and head down to Waunona Way, turn left on Waunona and Sean’s home is the second house on the left. Please park along the street and come on back. He will be giving a tour of his gardens and we will be having a potluck and good times. If the weather is bad (rain or lightning) we will meet up at the Shelter down Waunona Way at Esther Beach. It’s about 7 blocks down and on the right.
6:30 Meet up and potluck
7:15 Tour by Sean of property
Discussion and hanging out will happen after the tour. Very casual meeting. We’ll be breaking up around sunset.
Where: 2107 Waunona Way
Park: On the street
When: 6:30 or whenever you show up
This is open to the public.
Questions? Call Kate at 213-2230