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Growing and Harvesting Herbs with Lacey Walker

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

There is nothing better than the flavor and aroma of herbs harvested fresh from the garden, but unfortunately, fresh herbs don’t last forever. In this class, we’ll explore Fox Haven’s methods of harvesting and drying fresh herbs to preserve their essential oils for the greatest flavor intensity and nourishment. You’ll experience a day in the life of an herb farmer through a tour of the garden, and drying facilities. In class, you’ll receive a compost-making lesson, learn harvesting techniques and practice organoleptic taste tests to see if you dried correctly.

About the Speaker

Lacey Walker: Fox Haven Learning Center Herb Farm, CSA & Herb Internship Manager

Lacey is an educator whose passion for herbs led to becoming Fox Haven’s herb farmer, herbalist, forager, and plant educator. While teaching English to non-native speakers in DC, Lacey began facilitating peer to peer learning, a style of group learning. As Director of the Learning Center Farm, she created the Fresh Herbal CSA in 2017 and established Fox Haven’s Herbal Internship Program in 2018. A lifelong learner, Lacey studies with noted experts and has completed two years of apprenticeship at the Wild Ginger Herbal Center (formerly Centro Ashe), as well as two study trips to Costa Rica and training on the body, with Tammi Sweet of Heartstone Herbal School. In 2017, she completed coursework on fermentation with Sandor Katz in Tennessee, and in 2019, completed an apprenticeship with Susquehanna Apothecary, where she honed medicine making skills.

Venue

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center
3630 Poffenberger Rd.
Jefferson, MD 21755 United States

 

About LandBack Tax
Beginning in 2022, Fox Haven will pay $2 from every ticket sale to the Piscataway Land Trust as a LandBack tax for the land Fox Haven inhabits. Land taxes to indigenous nations function similarly to paying rent or a home mortgage. Payments such as a mortgage provide access to living space, whereas LandBack taxes recognize our access to stolen Indigenous land.

The Piscataway Land Trust is a long-term Indigenous-led effort led by the 501(c)(3) Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians Inc. to restore and rematriate ancestral land and sovereignty in the Chesapeake region to Piscataway and other Chesapeake Indigenous people. To learn more or pay land tax, visit: https://www.piscatawayindians.com/projects

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