2017 Herb Fair Workshop Details

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Seed Saving by Owen Bridge Learn seed saving from the master!! Owen Bridge annapolisseeds.com Annapolis Seeds has been my project for the last 8 years, having started it in 2008 as a high school aged seed saver. We grow all of our own seeds (either here at our farm in Nictaux or collaborating with a few other awesome growers around Nova Scotia), so you know they’re locally adapted to our place and climate (and to similar climates). We’re all about growing and maintaining as many rare varieties as possible, and we hope you can do the same! I’d love to see every gardener and farmer also become a seed saver, that’s how community seed self-reliance will happen. All our seeds are open-pollinated, non-GMO, untreated, regionally adapted and grown with love.
Plant Spirit Medicine by Megan Tardif-Woolgar Plants have an amazing ability to teach us. Their wisdom can help us learn different ways to show up in the world. They can show us different perspectives. They can help bring us to a balanced state of stillness and mindfulness. During this workshop and meditation, we will spend time connecting with and meditating on some powerful herbal plant allies. We will share and experience their different personalities, tastes, and properties. Megan Tardif-Woolgar is a registered Medical Herbalist with the American Herbalist`s Guild. She offers private herbal consultations out of her clinic and dispensary located in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Megan formulates personalized tinctures, teas, capsules and creams using organic and wild-crafted herbal medicines and flower essences. Megan has a special interest in treating hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, and using herbs for mental and emotional healing. Megan teaches a variety of workshops on different herbal topics, and leads several herb walks throughout the year.
Magikal Medicinal Plant Walk by Gaelle McNeil Join herbalist Gaëlle McNeil for a magikal medicinal tour of Heartseed Farm. We will identify some green allies in both the wild and tame gardens, and meander along the forest path to meet some green denizens of the woods..
Secret Messages of Plants by Michelle Greenwell Have you ever wondered about the message that herbs are sharing with us? Join Michelle Greenwell for a special session on the secret messages of the plants. She will be sharing the Music of the Plants through a synthesizer specially created to bring the energy of the plant into music, exploring the affirmations that link with the plants, and an overview of how the 5 Element Theory from Chinese Medicine transfers to our Western Herbs. Michelle Greenwell has been a Touch for Health instructor for over a decade, is currently a Master’s student at Akamai University in Hawaii working towards her Thesis for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She enjoys playing with any tool that brings health and vitality to the body, and is a specialist in how to use movement to heal the body. Her desire to present for the association is a result of her passion for the messages of the plants and the healing that surrounds us at all times. Her knowledge and excitement for what she does will transform how you think about your own tools and your own power to heal.
Seed Medicine by John Cummings, Greenman Botanicals An overview of common seed medicines (milk thistle seed, nettle seed, etc.), their actions, and how to use them. Full description to follow.
Demos: Making Your Own Medicine by Valerie Wilson This workshop will demonstrate the step-by-step process of how to make several of the most common medicinal herbal products.  We’re going to keep things simple and straight forward so you will be able to take notes and ask questions.
  • teas
  • tinctures
  • vinegars
  • oils
  • room sprays
To wrap things up, we will also talk about a few peripheral or secondary products that you can make using what we learn to create as a base.