Enjoy this update from Penns Valley’s lovely herbalist, Jennifer Tucker.
“Hello Herbal Friends!
Spring, summer, late summer I have enjoyed a bountiful harvest from the Penns Valley Community Learning Garden of medicinal plants…and the garden is still abundant! The Medicinal Learning Garden is a source of the plants used in teas, salves, oils, vinegars and tinctures.
Late spring harvests of Lemon Thyme, Sage, Lavender, Elder blossoms and Apothecary roses. Late summer the Elderberries gifted an abundance of large juicy berries; I dried the berries for winter tea combinations and froze berries to make anti-viral syrups in late fall. Late blooming self-seeded Calendula flowers are being harvested weekly until frost, dried or infused in olive oil for use in salves.
The work of the garden continues and I am very grateful for volunteer helpers that come and go throughout the growing season; Betsy, Sarajane, Katie, Evelyne, Fernanda and Lulu…Thank you!
Future workshops…here is a peek preview, save two dates in October!
Saturday, October 8th guest herbalist and midwife, Sarah DePasquale will join with me to co-teach a workshop on Herbal Support for Women’s Transitions.
Sunday, October 30th Beth Hornbein will return to share her herbal inventory and use of herbs in a workshop Preparing for Winter Season, I will share medicinal roots.
Both workshops will be held at the Breman Ballroom in Millheim. Description and registration information to follow in early September!
Enjoy the last of summer’s days and beginning of fall in the air, eat your weeds!”