Discover nature’s apothecary in the fields and woods of Historic New England’s Hamilton House at Outdoor Apothecary, a four-part, seasonal series on plant identification and edible species walks beginning Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-noon.
From natural bug repellent to winter cold remedies, learn how you can create healthful solutions for every season of the year.
The series will be led by wild foods educator Jenna Rozelle-Darcy. A Maine native, Rozelle-Darcy offers classes for individuals or groups who want to learn how to safely and ethically incorporate wild foods into their lives. Her focus is not only on food, but on fostering relationships between people and their local landscapes. Jenna currently homesteads in south western Maine and teaches throughout New England.
Saturday, May 18, make a sample salve of your own to take home. Cost of materials included. Bring comfortable shoes and a notebook to get the most out of this walk.
“Each of the four seasons at Hamilton House has its own beauty and sense of wonder,” said Marilyn Keith Daly, Historic New England South Berwick Site Manager. “This is a meaningful way to experience this special landscape.”
Upcoming Outdoor Apothecary sessions:
July 20: Medicinal and Edible Plants
October 12: Wild Foods of Fall
December 7: Winter Remedies and Edibles
$20 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers, $5 children 6-17.
Saturday, July 20, Premium Members, stay for a special VIP tea with the instructor from noon to 2 p.m. Get more information and share your questions.
Hamilton House is located at 40 Vaughan’s Lane, South Berwick.
Hamilton House is one of more than three dozen historic sites owned and operated by Historic New England, the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. Historic New England shares the region’s history through vast collections, publications, programs, museum properties, and family stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England.
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