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8th annual Herb & Garden Day

When: Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: McLane Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord
Cost: $35 general admission, includes participation in all workshops and walks; $5 admission just to shop from vendors
Visit: nhherbalnetwork.wordpress.com/herbday




Go natural
Herb & Garden Day returns to Audubon Center

06/15/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 Herbalists, farmers and permaculturists sharing an enthusiasm of natural remedies and holistic healing practices will convene to present Herb & Garden Day Saturday, June 17, at the McLane Audubon Center in Concord.

It’s the New Hampshire Herbal Network’s signature annual event, with dozens of local vendors and artisans, a full schedule of workshops and classes, a plant sale and more.
“A lot of what we present is geared toward people who want to learn more about using natural medicines as opposed to chemical interventions,” said Sara Woods Kender, president of the New Hampshire Herbal Network. “It’s really all about empowering ourselves with our own health and expanding your tool sets for that.”
This year’s theme is Cycles of Nature, with each of the classes focusing on harvesting through the four seasons, according to Woods Kender.
Workshops will include a class on how to create your own medicine wheel garden, a class on how to plant and use garlic, and a class on using oils with flowers and plants to create unique skin care products, among others. Woods Kender said practices of Native American herbalism are also integrated into the classes.
“Some other classes that go along with what we’ve learned from western herbalists are on why we make bone broth and what maladies can help from its nutritional value,” she said. “One of the other core classes is also on how to grow plants that specifically help you deal with stress and seasonal depression and things like that.”
There will be opportunities for four different plant identification walks along several of the trails surrounding the Audubon Center. Participants will walk with one of the herbalists from the New Hampshire Herbal Network and learn about the plants found outside and the natural medicine within them. The walks will be held rain or shine, she said.
Also included for the second consecutive year will be a reiki tent outside the center, where several reiki practitioners will provide an overview of the different types of techniques.
“Reiki is a hands-on healing technique that has been passed down for generations from Tibet,” Woods Kender said. “It’s been shown to speed healing, and it’s great for relieving stress and past trauma, so our practitioners will be talking all about that under the tent.”
Visitors who don’t participate in any of the hands-on workshops or the walks can shop from more than 30 local vendors who will be selling original products throughout the day. Each of the vendors donates an item to be raffled off, and raffle tickets are available for purchase during the event. Several participating farms will also be there for a small plant sale.
“The vendors really run the gamut … of people running their own healing products,” Woods Kender said. “The Herbal Network was started by people who were enthusiastic about the Earth and using organic products whenever possible … and [Herb & Garden Day] is the crux of that.”
Vendors include Wintergreen Botanicals of Allenstown selling herbal greeting cards and tea ware, the Concord-based Local Harvest CSA selling seedlings and vegetables, Misty Meadows Herbal Center of Lee selling skin, hair and home care products, and Sacred Tree Herbals of Meredith offering everything from syrups to soaps. A catered lunch of sandwiches, salads, herbal tea and more will be provided by The Crust & Crumb Baking Co. in Concord.





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