Events

Elderberry: Myth, Magic & Medicine

Saturday, February 8th 3-4 p.m.

It was said that if an Elderberry bush grew by the front door, it was the woman who ruled and protected the home. Most of us have heard the benefits of the Elderberry and this is your chance to grow your very own plant! 

In this interactive and fun workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn some of the folklore associated with this magical flower and berry, as well as the cultural and historical significance. We will also discuss the medicinal uses of the different parts of the plant and learn about some recent studies in using Elderberry to combat the flu. You’ll also be able to sample some delicious goodies made from the berries and flowers.  Each participant will be able to prepare a plant cutting to take home and plant in the spring, perhaps by your own front door!  Workshop is held at the Shop.

Cost is FREE but you need to register in advance – supplies are limited.

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9th Annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference: Living on Purpose

May 29-31 at Camp Helen Brachman, Almond, WI

Workshops:

“Salves and Tinctures with Sarah: A Beginner’s Guide to Herbal Medicine Making”

“Backyard Chicken Keeping Basics: An Introduction to Poultry”

3rd Annual Monarchs and Milkweed Festival

Sunday, June 28th from 12-3pm at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles.

Held in conjunction with National Pollinator Week 2020, to help raise awareness of native plants and pollinators. Educational exhibits, food trucks, art and craft vendors, insect and other pollinator exploration activities, crafts, games, and live music!

Save the Dates

Batavia Farmers Market Artisan Collective on the 3rd Saturdays, June – October, Downtown Batavia

Theosofest – Body, Mind, Spirit Festival, Theosophical Society, Saturday, Sept. 12, Wheaton, IL

Heritage Prairie Farm: Artisan Craft and Food Festival, November 14-15, Sugar Grove, IL

Available for speaking events, informational talks, and presentations:

  • Health and Wellness topics
  • Ethnobotany Walks & Presentations
  • Foraging & Plant ID Walks
  • Backyard Poultry Keeping
  • Forager’s Kitchen
  • Herbal Medicine Demonstrations

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