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Harvesting Herbs for Winter Health

A lot of herbs go to waste when autumn frost comes. Learn how to harvest Herbs simple and easy ways. This doesn’t have to be difficult and it can be fun. It can also involve the whole family.
The organic herbs from your own garden will have twice the food value, scent and taste as store bought herbs do and they are soooo much cheaper.
You will learn different methods to dry herbs and how to store them to use throughout the winter months.
You will hands on harvest and prepare herbs for drying during the workshop.
Date: Aug 26, 2023
Time: 9:30 – 11 (best to harvest after the dew and before the heat of the day)
Place: Groundswell Community Gardens
Cost: Regular and Premium Members $20. Non members $25. Closed OUt
What to bring: Your Garden Journal, Your garden gloves, pruners (if you need to you can borrow), your water bottle.
Facilitator: Laura MacKinnon

Garnishing Your Meals Gourmet Style

Fresh herbs add so much flavor and nutrition to your meals.
You will learn about the nutrition, flavors and uses of over 15 herbs.
You will build your own attractive herb pot for your patio or balcony – close by for quick harvesting for dinner or beverage refreshment time.
You will learn how to care for your herb garden throughout the summer.
You will share ideas and recipes of your own that use herbs.
You will make herb tea to enjoy and have leftovers to take home.
garnishing your meal
Date: May 27, 2023
Time: 9:30 – 11:30
Place: Groundswell Community Greenhouse
Cost: Regular and Premium Members $45. Non Members $50. This price includes all materials – pot, soil, amendments, herbs all ready to plant and take home. And jar for tea.
Things to bring: Your Garden Journal, gardening gloves, trowel (if you don’t have one you can borrow one), water bottle
Facilitator: Laura MacKinnon

Postponed/cancelled due to lack of dandelions – stand by for new date – Spring Fling – using spring herbs to cleanse your body and reignite our immune system

Time to feel lighter, brighter and breezy. Push the heaviness of winter away as you come out of hibernation to enjoy the new beginnings of spring.
Understand why we need to cleanse our bodies and ignite our brains. Explore the impact of seasonal diet changes. Take your favorite recipes and add herb goodness.
dandelionsThis workshop will include a dandelion walk and then time in the kitchen to make some healthy goodness to take home: buds for a dandelion stir fry, salad dressing to add to your new greens, a spring tonic/cleanser, and a dandelion root tincture.
Date: April 26, 2023
Time: 6 to 9
Location: Groundswell Community Greenhouse (the walk will start from there)
Cost: Members (Regular and Premium) $35, Non members $45 (you will take home your own freshly made salad dressing, tonic, buds, and tincture)
Facilitator: Heather Fischbuch
What to bring: gardening gloves, trowel, water bottle, your garden journal (if you don’t have one you can purchase it at the session for $10.)

Culinary & Medicinal Benefits of Herbs – 2 Part Program

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Culinary & Medicinal Benefits of Herbs – 2 Part Program

Dates: Fresh Herbs Wed. 2022 Aug 24 — Dried Herbs Wed. 2022 Aug 31
Correction Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Facilitator: Heather Fischbuch, Herbalist
Cost: One Session: members: $50, non members $55
Two Sessions: members $90 non members $100
For more info and to Register contact us at: events@groundswellnetwork.ca