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Intro to Medicinal Herb Gardening in YEG
Sat, May 6, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM MDT
Get hands-on & get your hands in the dirt! Learn how easy it is to grow medicinal herbs here in Edmonton. We can grow so much more than "parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme" as the song goes.
If you’re one of those people that have been like “Oh, I’ve always wanted to grow some herbs” but didn't know where or when to start, now is the season!
In this fun & exploratory class, learn the basics of starting a herb garden—from choosing the site, to prepping the bed, to starting seeds indoors. We will discuss the needs & conditions of most medicinal (& culinary) herbs, (soil & sun) what we can grow here (a lot more than you think) as well as how to actually get them into the garden & grow them successfully. We will explore planting, spacing, & dividing plants in my Highlands Herb Garden, as well as how to successfully overwinter new plants.
We will also discuss some easy & common ways to use herbs as medicine regarding the plants we are working with so you actually know what to do with them once you’ve planted them!
Come home inspired to start your own backyard herb garden, with a seed starter (planted by you!) that can be transplanted after May long weekend, as well as a medicinal herb plant.
-an extensive list of medicinal herbs that we can grow here in our zone
-a list of sources for organic seeds & medicinal herb plants
-a seed start (planted by you!)
-hands-on instruction from medicinal herb gardener & Community Herbalist, Dionne Jennings
-an opportunity to play out in the sun with other plant geeks & get your hands in the dirt!
This is a hands-on class—we are definitely going to get our hands a little dirty (& possibly our feet). Gardening is like that (but we're not getting too crazy physical!) Dress for the outdoors in comfortable clothes. Bring gardening gloves if you have them & shoes/boots you don’t mind getting a bit wet (& possibly a bit mucky if we get into the soil).
I will e-mail my adress a few days before the class-I am located just outside of the city centre on the Northeast side near the river.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
I'm one bus connection from the Coliseum LRT. Lots of free street parking.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please e-mail me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the refund policy?
We will go ahead rain or shine (unless it's torrential!). No cancellations/refunds after April 21st.