Guild Sponsored Gleaning Tour July 13th

Join urban forager Steve Nystrand on July 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to identify what is edible on campus and beyond.  Steve is UW-Madison Arboretum’s horticulturalist for Longenecker Garden and has spent years as a landscaper on the UW campus. He loves wild and ornamental edibles, and has been gathering them most of his life. We will meet at Allen Centennial Gardens. Cancelled if there is rain.

There is free parking near the Gardens after 4:30 pm.

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Monday July 10th from 6:00-7:30pm, Making an Herbal First Aid Kit

Making an Herbal First Aid Kit 

What goes into making an herbal first aid kit?  Something portable, you can take on your hike or in your car or maybe a larger, more elaborate one for at home.  Learn about some must-have’s and options for other additions to your kit.  Day Host-Jablonski will lead this talk.

Join us Monday July 10th from 6:00-7:30pm for this talk and some time in the Herb Garden.  Bring garden gloves with you if you have them.  Reply-all to this message for carpooling, or contact Jean at nativamedica at

Free Herb Talks the 2nd and 4th Mondays, 

May 8th thru the end of September

We meet rain or shine!  There is an indoor space for the talk if the weather won’t allow us to be outside. We announce topics for each date as the plants come into harvest for our take-home DIY projects or in some cases it may be show and tell only.  

Donations are not required but are much appreciated to help us maintain the herb garden, add plants and to have materials for our herb talks.

Garden location at 3919 Gray Road DeForest, just 2 miles north of Madison.

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Herb Day Volunteers Needed for MAPG Table

Madison Area Permaculture Guild will have a table at Herb Day and I am recruiting volunteers to staff it with me from 10 am – 3 pm, and with Kate H-C from approx. 3 – 4:30 pm to help with packing/take down. We will be selling books and t-shirts, plus handing out guild brochures and herb garden flyers. I can show you how to use the Square credit card reader if you would like, but all we really need is a few smiling faces to answer questions and be helpful. You can volunteer for a 2 or 3 hour shift.

About the event:
Herb Day
Sunday, June 25th, 10:00-4:00
Bring your kids, friends and family and come celebrate medicinal herbs and plants with us! Free classes indoors and herb walks in the garden are featured all day. Shop the Herbal Marketplace between your chosen events for herbal teas, tinctures, salves, soaps, plants and books. Free admission for everyone! Rain or Shine!
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave., Madison
608/246-4550 or for details.

Thank you and please let me know what time you would like to volunteer!


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