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Beating the “Winter Blahs” with Herbs & Nutrition
Wednesday February 21, 6:30-8:30 pm (New Date)Mid-Winter is often a time when we start to feel “under the weather.” Dark days, cold weather, and assaults on our immune system can leave us feeling depleted. In this fun, hands-on class, we will discuss herbal protocols for ramping up immunity, tasty treats and delicious foods for inspiring vitality, and even throw in some goodies for nurturing ourselves and others (hint: chocolate + herbs). Bring some light to your mid-Winter doldrums! $25
Saturday March 10th 2 pmLet’s plant up a magical fairy garden using miniature tropical plants and adorable accessories! These gardens are meant for indoors, or outdoors in summer only. Class is appropriate for adults and accompanied children over 5. $40
Pruning & Fertilizing your Shrubs & Trees
Saturday March 24th, 2pm NEW DATE!Mid-Winter is often a time when we start to feel “under the weather.” Dark days, cold weather, and assaults on our immune system can leave us feeling Protect your investments! Learn about keeping your foundation planting or specimen tree in top shape with Brad MacKenn, licensed landscape architect and planting specialist. Free
Farming on a Small Scale
Saturday March 24th, 10:30 amThe farmers at Two Pond Farm, have been successfully growing and selling organic vegetables, pork, lamb and wool, turkeys, chicken and eggs for over 30 years. Allison will be here to give you insight into how they do this with minimal help. Free
The Basics of Composting
Saturday March 31st 11amIf you’ve ever thought you want to start composting, but it seemed overwhelming, come in for a basic how-to. Learn what can be composted and what can’t. Are wild animals a problem or not? Different composter styles will be discussed. You can start today! Free
Saturday March 31st, 2 pmRich Imlay of Jonathan Green lawn Care Products will show you how to get the best lawn on the block with an organic based program with the use of IPM, or Integrated Pest Management. This is a very popular class as Rich is really knows his stuff! Feel free to talk to Rich about your own lawn issues after class. Bring a soil sample so we can test the pH of your soil- at least a 1 quart sample. Free
Living in Harmony with the Seasons: Spring Edition
Saturday, April 7th, 12-2 pmSpring is the classic time of the year for cleansing, rejuvenation, and revitalization. We will learn how to adjust our daily rituals and diets to live in harmony with this seasonal change. Medicinal herbs and local foods provide us with much of what we need to maximize our health and vitality moving into the warmer, more active months of the year. We will discuss protocols for Spring cleansing, seasonal allergies, and much more. $25
Bio: Morrie Shafer is an herbalist, writer, historian, and holistic health coach living in West Milford, NJ. She has studied at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and the School of Herbal Therapeutics. Her business is Herbal Arts Apothecary
Hiking in Bear Country and Circuit Hikes in Harriman Book Talk
Saturday April 14th, 10:00 amJoin author and hike leader Don Weise for the presentation, “Hiking in Bear Country: Safety Tips & Great Local Hikes”. Copies of Don’s latest guidebook, Circuit Hikes in Harriman, will be available for purchase and signing. With more than 20 years’ experience as a hike leader, runner and environmental advocate, Weise will share tips for identifying extraordinary local hikes, hiking safely in bear country, and other hike preparation tips. His organization, the NY-NJ Trail Conference, builds, maintains and protects a network of more than 2,150 miles of trails, and engages nearly 1,900 volunteers in trail work throughout northern New Jersey and lower upstate New York.
After the talk and weather permitting, Don will lead an optional, moderately strenuous local hike in Norvin Green State Forest. This is free, however seating is limited, so please pre-register.
Using Coast of Maine Products in your Vegetable & Perennial Gardens
Monday April 16th, 6:30 pmGardener & Cook Anita Dafonte is returning once again to talk about using Coast of Maine products in your garden. We LOVE these products! Penobscot Blend Compost & Peat, Lobster Compost, Earth Worm Castings, Potting Soils and more. She will talk about how to build rich organic soil with these amendments, making a perfect bed for your vegetables, annuals, perennials and shrubs. She will also share her preferred fertilizers, harvesting tips and recipes. Plus, she will again share her tips on how she saves her garden from wildlife foraging. This class is free, but please register ahead if you can.
Anita works for Coast of Maine Organic Products and is a graduate of the Maine Compost School. Anita lives and gardens on three acres in Connecticut and frequently speaks on vegetable gardening and creating simple and delicious meals from the garden.