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3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755

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February 2018

Winter Study: Winter Herbal Learning Circle – Broths, Teas, and Spice Blends

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
$45.00 - $200.00

Winter Study: Winter Herbal Learning Circle  This winter we’ll delve into Fox Haven’s herbal stores and explore winter traditions and rituals that build phytonutrients into our lifestyle; whether you need restoration to recover from the year or stimulation to power you towards new goals. This hands-on collaborative study session will include winter plant ID and harvesting, kitchen experimentation and crafting, group research and formula making and many  opportunities to develop relationships with local plants. The group project topics serve as…

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March 2018

Food and Medicine Foragers (early bird)

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$240.00

Fermenting Black Walnuts, tincturing medicinal wild weeds, nibbling Autumn Olive, weaving Wild Grape, plucking ripe Paw Paw, frying up edible mushrooms and so much more will be explored this year! Join us for the third year of Fox Haven Foragers. We’ll visit some of our old favorites like Milkweed, Paw Paw, Goldenrod, Cattail, Jewelweed and Motherwort and we’ll introduce some new species to our forage like Witch Hazel, Japanese Barberry, Sassafras, and Blueberries. Each Foragers class will include plant ID,…

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Field Trip – Tonic Herb Shop / Winter Study: Herbal Learning Circle

March 3 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
$45.00

Field Trip – Tonic Herb Shop and Sacred Root – March 3rd 1-5pm  Just over the bridge into West Virginia is a trove of herbal goodies. We’ll visit Tonic Herb shop for a class with Amanda Adkins on Winter Herbs for Youth. Then we’ll explore the waking garden of Sacred Roots and learn from Hillary Banachowski how to choose herbs for winter and daily ritual. Winter Study: Winter Herbal Learning Circle This winter we’ll delve into Fox Haven’s herbal stores…

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Landscape for Life

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$120.00

Transform your home, school and public landscapes into healthy refuges that benefit birds, pollinators, wildlife, the community and waterways. Learn how nature provides “ecosystem services” and how you can foster, rather than impede, nature’s ability to do this by undertaking small changes in your landscaping practices. Transform your home and public landscapes into healthy refuges that benefit wildlife, pollinators, the community and waterways. This three week course will teach you how to build soil, harvest rainwater, encourage diverse and abundant…

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Fox Haven Food and Medicine Foragers

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$280.00

Fermenting Black Walnuts, tincturing medicinal wild weeds, nibbling Autumn Olive, weaving Wild Grape, plucking ripe Paw Paw, frying up edible mushrooms and so much more will be explored this year! Join us for the third year of Fox Haven Foragers. We’ll visit some of our old favorites like Milkweed, Paw Paw, Goldenrod, Cattail, Jewelweed and Motherwort and we’ll introduce some new species to our forage like Witch Hazel, Japanese Barberry, Sassafras, and Blueberries. Each Foragers class will include plant ID,…

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Lozenges and Syrups and Apothecary Experimentation: Winter Herbal Series

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
$45.00

Lozenges and Syrups and Apothecary Experimentation - ‪March 17th 1-4pm‬ Elderberries, Spicebush Berries, Rose Hips and Cranberry lay tucked away in wait for when we need them most. We’ll explore lozenges - both sweet and bitter and syrups made from nutritive plants gathered on our farm and spend some time together tasting herbs and classifying them by their actions.   Next Class ! Winter Roots, Edibles and Tonics Foraging and Project Presentations - ‪March 31st 1-4pm‬ Fresh Pine and Spruce…

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Winter Roots, Edibles and Tonics Foraging and Project Presentations

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$45.00

    Fresh Pine and Spruce Tips, Burdock Roots, Sunchokes, tender late-winter greens and many more flavors will be explored. Which flavors stimulate the liver? Which soothe throats? Which plants have a tradition of healing deep winter infections? Which herbs fall into your group’s herbal action study? We’ll walk, talk, gather and taste.   Presentation of projects. How did you group define and exemplify the given action? What herb feature prominently in your formula and what have you learned about…

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