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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Summer Flowers as Medicine – Talk on Monday June 12th

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
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