Please join us for a free talk at the Madison Area Permaculture Guild’s Education Herb Garden on Monday June 12th from 6:00-7:30pm
Herb talks are the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month thru September.
Summer Flowers as Medicine – Rose Petals and Elderberry Flowers
Our late spring and early summer flowers are some lovely sources of medicine making. Rose petal tincture is one of my go-to plants for grief and matters of the heart. Elderberry we all know about the berries and using elderberry syrup for our winter illnesses, but what about the flower? Interestingly, the fresh flower and dried flower have different properties and are used for different purposes. Learn some tips on how to make rose tincture as you go through the summer and how to gather and use your elderflowers. Herbalist, Jean Schneider will lead this free talk.
Please bring garden gloves and a small spade with you if you have them. Make sure your spade is clean before you come. We are planning on doing some planting of our new herb starts on Monday and would appreciate your help.
We will enjoy some lavender flower honey tea during the talk. If you have items you would like to share please bring them; weather its food, tea you have made or extra herbs to give to others.
Donations are not required but much appreciated to help us maintain the herb garden, add more plants and have project materials for our talks.
Garden location at 3919 Gray Road DeForest, just 2 miles outside of Madison. Take highway 51 north past the airport and interstate, exit onto Windsor Road east (right), go one mile, turn north (left) onto Portage Road then left onto Gray Road. Reply-all to this post if you want to carpool or email Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org