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Plant Wisdom Wednesday :: Growing Medicinal Herbs for Joy and Pollinators

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:::: Plant Wisdom Wednesday :::: For Wise Women & Wise Guys

Join us for this monthly community herbal healing circle. Learn about new plants or herbal healing subjects each month and gain a better understanding of how to incorporate their healing remedies into your life.

Exited to start a garden, and want to make sure you are including pollinator friendly plants? Gardening already, but want to incorporate more medicinal and culinary herbs? This workshop is designed for you! We will cover topic such: as cold stratification of seeds, harvesting techniques for herbal medicine making, creating successful habitat for pollinators, choosing multifunctionality in plants, ensuring successional planting, thinking beyond the honeybee and more. We will also explore what plants might bring us joy, and highlight some favorite friends for developing your own home apothecary. Finally, we will cover additional educational resources, and participants will go home with a small selection of medicinal herb seeds.

Melody is the founder of Pleasant Valley Botanicals, a "farmlet" in Northwest CT committed to growing vibrant medicinal and culinary herbs for the local community. She is committed to growing, sharing and educating about medicinal herbs because of her belief in medicinal herbs as integral parts of affordable and holistic health care and agricultural systems. Melody is currently working on a USDA-funded research grant looking at crop yield and disease resistance of crops planted with soil fungal inoculants. Pleasant Valley Botanicals' goal is to work toward sustainable food and health care systems, and a holistic approach to health and wellness of people, plants and planet.  Find out more at:

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Please email Bekah Sutter at for any questions or concerns. 

Visit Twin Star Community Apothecary at 57 Bank Street, New Milford, CT 06776 to sign up in person and browse our new store front location!

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