Summer 2013 Herb Walks

The everlasting winter and the recent cold, rainy days make it hard to believe we will ever  be out there in the fields and forests, learning and playing, but surely some summer weather is coming our way!

The Herbalist’s Garden–Thursday, June 20th

Stroll around the herbalist’s garden.   We will identify many, many plants  including European garden herbs, native wildflowers and of course, the wonderful weeds that are used for medicine. We will discuss folklore, common uses in herbal medicine, edibility, toxicity and folklore.

Some of the plants you’ll encounter:
Wood Betony
Agrimony
Black Cohosh
Elderberry
Cramp Bark
Hops
Solomon’s Seal
Valerian
Calendula
Lemon Balm
Sage
Borage
Lady’s Mantle
Chamomile
Lavender

And  all of our local useful weedy friends: Mullein, Motherwort, Plantain, Chickweed, Burdock, Prickly Lettuce and more.

Thursday, June 20th
6-8 pm.
$15

To register  email me at epiorier@mninter.net. Include your name, phone number and email address and the class(es) you plan to attend.

Payment: you can pay securely online using  the paypal button below.

Or send a check to Erin Piorier, 851 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul MN 55104.

Confirmation of registration will be emailed to you along with directions.

Como Park Herbal Walk–Thursday, July 25th

St. Paul’s own Como Lake is a treasure trove of edible and medicinal plants.  We will walk around the lake and look at both the restored prairie gardens and the common city “weeds” and explore the folklore, medicinal and culinary uses of many local plants.  Plants we may encounter include:

Blue Vervain

White Lettuce

Elderberry (Red and Black)

Cramp Bark

Rosehips

Linden

Solomon’s Seal

Rattkesnake Master

Cup Plant

Joe Pye Weed

and many more, plus all the medicinal plants that are generally considered weeds like Motherwort, Mullein, Chickweed, Violet and more.

Thursday, July 25th

6-8 pm

$15

To register email me at epiorier@mninter.net. Include your name, phone number and email address and the class(es) you plan to attend.

Payment: you can pay securely online using  the paypal button below.

Or send a check to Erin Piorier, 851 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul MN 55104.

Confirmation of registration will be emailed to you along with directions.

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