April Herbal Classes

dandelion flower

Don’t miss our April 23 class on dandelion’s many uses.

Time’s running out to sign up for these April classes.
Get detailed class information here.

Herb of the Month – Dandelion: our Springtime ally.
April 23, 2013  6:30-8:00 PM

Full Moon Celebration
April 25, 2013  6:30-8:00 PM

How to construct a raised bed: grow more in less space.
April 27, 10:00-11:30 AM

It’s Seed Starting Time!

mexican sunflower seedlings
Our webmaster Chuck Landrey started these Mexican Sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifolia, two weeks ago.  Notice the seed husk still on the leaf tip at left.

With only six weeks until the last frost date here in southern Connecticut, seed-starting is in full swing. If you have any seed-starting questions, just ask! Cheryl most likely has the answer.

By the way, in the post below this, you can see Maia standing in front of, yes, Mexican Sunflowers.

Free 21-Day Daily Detox

Maia Toll, professor of botanical medicine

Respected herbalist Maia Toll (and one of Karen’s teachers) is offering a free 21-day daily detox.  Each day you will get an email with a super simple suggestion to Detox your Life: body, mind and spirit. Just follow along!

Want to see how easy it will be?

Suggestions will look like this:

This week: add water.

How much?

Take your weight in pounds and divide by 2. That is the number of ounces of water you need per day. Then add a little lemon, or apple cider vinegar, or a pinch of mineral salt to increase your absorption.

This is a great way to start your Spring. But you need to sign up by March 25.

Sept 29 Class: Staying Healthy with the Changing Seasons

Learn what foods and herbs help keep our immune systems strong for the upcoming fall and winter months. The day will include an explanation of traditional foods and their health benefits, cooking instructions, and a luncheon of all the recipes you will be taking home!

When: Saturday, September 29, 10am – 2pm
Where:122 Whippoorwill Road, Old Lyme, CT 06475 (map)
Cost: $85, including lunch
To register: call Karen at 860-434-4058.

Snoozing Bees

bumble bee asleep on flower
Not all honeybees go back the hive at night, nor all bumblebees back to their nest. I often find them sleeping on the mints, sunflowers and other plants.  In the morning you can see them waking up with the dew covering them, spreading their wings to dry off, and then continuing on with the work they left off the day before.This bumblebee is snuggled down in a bed of Cosmos pollen.

Sept 19 class: Herbal Sore Throat Remedies

Sore throats can be painful and stressful. We get many signals when they are on the way. Learn what to pay attention to and how to treat a sore throat at the very first warning. We will discuss remedies for both children and adults. Pre-registration required.

Registration details here.
September 19, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
122 Whippoorwill Road, Old Lyme, CT
Cost: $25.