We have Wild Herb Days planned for Sunday, June 3, 12:30-4:30 and Wednesday, July 25, 11:30-3:30.
We’ll begin each day with a plant walk, and we’ll harvest plants to use while we walk. Exactly what we make depends on what’s “out there,” but chances are that we’ll focus on nettle on June 3, which will probably mean making a very special kind of frittata known as a “leetata,” or perhaps a soup, and likely also a nettle vinegar. Or maybe we’ll sauté milkweed blossoms. We may also make a wild spring salad, or a pesto, or a tincture, or a medicinal oil…. It all depends on what’s abundant, but we will definitely make a few marvelous preparations with the wild plants we find, because that’s the best way to learn about the plants.
On July 25, we’ll probably find yarrow, hypericum (a.k.a. St. John’s wort, a.k.a. St. Joan’s wort), and catnip. We’ll probably make catnip infusion (yum!) and tincture something, or make a medicinal oil, and we may even make stuffed grape leaves and milkweed pods….
Where: Littleton, MA (exact address on registration)
How Much: $45 per family or household for each Wild Herb Day. This assumes that families and households make herbal products together and share them.