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Summer Herbal Weekend
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Summer Herbal Weekend

A Close Up Of herbs growing in a garden

From Friday, July 15, 2022 to Sunday, July 17, 2022 July 15, 2022 July 17, 2022 The Lodge at Woodloch

Summer Herbal Weekend
July 15th-17th
This summer we want to take time to celebrate the tiny heroes in the plant world – herbs! Herbs have so many different uses, from oils and teas to skincare and health and wellbeing. With the expert help of our resident Herbalist, we’ve cultivated a weekend program that will give you the tools and knowledge you need to make the most of these natural wonders. 

Friday, July 15th
Salty Spice ($) 

Handmade herbal salts bring fresh flavor and nutrients into meals, and are a great way to preserve your favorite plants from the garden. They also tend to taste even better as they infuse over time! Come out to the farm and collect your own fresh herbs to make your own blend of herbal Himalayan and sea salts. Cost is $15 per person. *Blackmore Farm is a 5-10 minute walk from The Lodge at Woodloch main building.

Herbs to Support Well-Being 
With summer's abundant sun and warm weather, most of us are on-the-go. This increased activity surely enlivens us, but also requires extra support to maintain energy, keep stress in check, and ensure health. A particular class of herbs we call adaptogens can provide just the help we need no matter the season. In addition to helping us adapt to increased activity, these herbs provide a spectrum of beneficial effects such as lowering blood sugar, reducing blood pressure, promoting mental clarity, and strengthening the nervous system. Join Heather, our herbalist, in learning about these beneficial herbs.

Saturday, July 16th
Garden Harvest ($)
Learn to pick greens, herbs and vegetables the proper way to ensure healthy plants, and bountiful harvest. Weekly, different plants will be chosen, and guests will be able to take home a bag full of fresh organic produce as well as new skills as gardeners. Cost is $20 per person.

Sunday, July 17th
Botanical Hike 

Take a hike with our Certified Herbalist, on a nearby trail to meet the plants up close and personal. Many of these plants are edible and/or medicinal and can be found on your favorite trails, in your backyard, and even along urban sidewalks. While immersed in the beauty of the woods, learn helpful hints for identifying these plants and simple methods for using them yourself. There will be many stops along our path and the hike will be moderate in nature. Be sure to bring your camera and a notepad or smartphone for jotting down notes.

Embrace Your Inner Herbalist 
Take a look at nature through the eyes of a herbalist. We will begin with a stroll through a meadow filled with wildflowers and tall trees. Let the plants call to you! We’ll select some plants get to know better and to sketch and document in our nature journals. Get as creative as you like! Together we will learn about the many uses of your plants. Your nature journals are yours to keep to continue further nature exploration on your own.

Plant Connections 
Does a walk on a wooded trail make you feel calm or a stroll through a wildflower meadow lift your spirits? That’s your senses picking up on what we our minds are sometimes slow to grasp – the beneficial volatile oils they emit into the air, their nutrient-rich greens and roots, their fragrant aromas and pleasing symmetry. Plants are medicinal powerhouses but not just because of their medicinal constituents. Simply being in their presence can have positive effects. Join our herbalist for a meditative walk through our meadows and forests and explore the powerful connection between plants and humans.