The Herbalist in the Field Workshop Series: Height of Summer
Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
The Herbalist in the Field: Discovering Plant Medicine in its Natural Habitat
Instructor: Maria Noël Groves
Saturday July 21, Height of Summer
Class Times: 10 am to 1 pm
Total fee: Total fee: $35 for one or $150 for series CSV Members, non-members $38.50 for one or $167.50 All classes All Levels
This in-the-field series will devote an hour to each plant, including time spent identifying, harvesting, and processing it into remedies or food. This unique opportunity to get to know common, useful medicinal plants takes advantage of the scenic gardens, fields, woodlands, and garden barn of the historic Canterbury Shaker Village. Be prepared to be outdoors as classes will be held rain or shine with a combination of outdoor and indoor (when necessary) activities. The workshops include samples of each herb, remedies, and extensive notes. Take one workshop or take them all! You are encouraged to create a herbarium and to take photographs of the plants we meet. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear; a notebook and camera are encouraged but not required.
July 21 - Height of Summer
Summer solstice brings the “sun plants” into full glory. You will visit St. John’s wort, various rose species, and blue vervain to make herbal oil, scented hydrosol, and flower essence.
When & Where
Canterbury Shaker Village
Canterbury Shaker Village, Inc., is an internationally-known non-profit museum dedicated to preserving the 200-year legacy of the Canterbury Shakers and to providing a place for learning, reflection, and renewal of the human spirit.
Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement.
Canterbury Shaker Village offers visitors a variety of engaging experiences in one of the most picturesque settings in northern New England. Find your inspiration in hands-on workshops, events, exhibits, tours, and demonstrations. Shop for regional handcrafts in the museum store and enjoy lunch at the Farm Stand Cafe. Visit us at www.shakers.org