May 27, 2012

Take Pleasure in an HerbFest Afternoon

If you like to rest in on Saturdays, and afternoons are more your weekend speed, then head on over to Holcomb Farm on Saturday, June 2, to enjoy the second half of our HerbFest Country Fair!

Be sure to arrive by noon though, so you can enjoy the lunchtime entertainment with the The Farmer Rick Band. You'll have some time to browse the grounds and peruse the vendors before the afternoon workshops begin, and after they end!

What workshops, you ask? 

At 1:00 pm you can join Alicia North for Fermenting Wellness. You'll sample traditional condiments, beverages and other live cultures that enhance our digestion and overall well-being. Alicia will discuss fermented foods, their history, their place in modern society and how you can prepare your own in the comfort of your own home. If you'd prefer to explore the nutritive aspect of herbs, join Rosemari Roast for Nutritional Herbs. Here you'll learn about and revisit some common botanicals, wild and cultivated, that can support you in nourishing and toning your body and being. Rosemari will share with you several "green powerhouses" that you can easily enjoy as simple, inexpensive, and highly absorbable nutrition in your everyday food and drink.

At 2:00 pm you can learn about Making Simple Herbal Extracts at Home with  Debra Hultgren. Debra will demonstrate how to make herbal tinctures/extracts and cover everything you'll need to get started making your own simple and safe extracts to use at home. If you're hungering for a more clinical workshop, then join Marlene McKenzie for Diabetes: What's eating you? Marlene will guide you through the nutrition and botanical uses for this statistically sky-rocketing disease. And if you're ready for some relaxing self-care, then you'll want to join P.J. Harder for a Qi Gong Demonstration.
There will be guided weed walks throughout the day as well, so you'll always have something fun and informative to choose from.

Admission is $5 with a non-perishable food item, and/or pet food, pet toys, blankets, towels, paper towels. And once you're in, every workshop, lecture, weed walk is free! 

So we sure hope to see you, your family and friends at the HerbFest Country Fair on June 2, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Holcomb Farm in West Granby, CT! 

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