Free Herb Garden Talk – Chickweed!

Monday April 25th 6:00-7:30 Chickweed is our herb of the night at the MAPG Herb Garden! This common yard and pasture plant is a delicious foraged food as well as a medicine. Come learn more about how you can use this plant for common ailments. Ginny Borman, herbalist, will lead our discussion and foraging session. If you want to do the DIY, please bring a 1/2 pint jar (or whatever size you have) and your choice of oil (olive, sunflower etc.) or alcohol. If you want to make a tincture bring the alcohol, high proof vodka works well, or if you want to make salve/infused oil bring the oil.
 
If you have any chickweed in your chemical free yard, pick some and bring it with you! Ginny is bringing some goodies for us to try again – last week she brought a delicious dandelion pie and made some cooked dandelion greens for us to try. We all make tinctures to take home too. See the website for the recipes.
 
More info: http://madisonareapermacultureguild.org/herb-collective/ Our regular meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of the month. Check our website for updates on what herb we will be talking about that week. The herb garden is located 2 miles north of Madison.
 
Please forward on this notice to anyone who may be interested. I have someone who wants to car pool either from Fitchburg where she is at or from downtown or east side. Please send me a note to carpool. There is almost always carpooling to our meetings, so send me a note if you are interested. Last week there were people who came from Mt. Horeb, downtown Madison, east side of Madison and North Bristol.
Jean Schneider
608-513-0016
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Saturday April 16th Free Herb Talk and take-home DIY project

This Saturday is our first MAPG Herb Garden meet – with free talk and take-home DIY project on Dandelion.  Learn how to use as a medicine and a food and take a tincture home with you!  Join us!!

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

April 16th 1:00-4:00 Spring wake-up the garden with herb talk and DIY project.  We will be talking about dandelion, how to cook with as a foraged food, use as a spring tonic and make a tincture to use year-round.  Recipes and a handout will be provided.  If you want to do the take-away DIY project please bring a pint mason jar with lid and high proof alcohol (like Everclear) or high proof vodka to tincture the leaf.  Also, since dandelion is just starting to come up, if you have the opportunity to pick leaves and bring them with you that would be appreciated.  We expect to make a tasty saute to enjoy together.   Wear work clothes and if you have them bring gloves and pruning sheers/clippers.  Or just come as you are!  3919 Gray Road, DeForest.  Carpooling contact:  Jean 608-513-0016.

Regular herb talks start April 25th – end of September we meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 6:00-7:30pm.  Check the website for what to bring for the take-home DIY project.  Generally this will be for making tinctures and infused oils.

Jean Schneider,  608-513-0016

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April 21st Guild Meeting – Grazing is Permaculture

Grazing is permaculture.

Join Julie Engel, Grazing Ambassdor, on Thursday, April 21 at the MAPG meeting.  Julie will discuss how grazing is permaculture, how you can identify good grazing practices, and how your purchases of grass-fed meat and milk can help change agriculture, plus a list of recommended local farms to patronize.  She will also discuss the environmental and economic impact of grazing animals for the farmer, and she will briefly describe how she grazes rabbits on a small scale.  Join us!

6:30 – 7:00 pm: Potluck or conversation time. Please bring something to share and your own utensils as we will not have our usually stash of utensils available.

7:00 – 8:00 Presentation and discussion

First Congregational Church: 1609 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726

We will be meeting at the First Congregational Church at the corner of Breeze Terrace & Old University in the Fellowship Hall in the basement. Please park in the back. There is a parking lot immediately behind the church and also across the street diagonally. There is an elevator at that door so it is accessible to all.  WE WILL BE IN AN UPSTAIRS ROOM THIS TIME, THE LRC (LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER).  Take the stairs or elevator upstairs.

These meetings are open to the public and kids are always welcome.

For more info on grazing:  grassworks.org/?110140
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