Growing an Herbal Medicine Chest for the Family

Event Date: 

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Event Type: 

During this workshop, Brian Basor, co-owner and manager of Fern Hill Nursery and Botanical Sanctuary, will share an outline of his strategies for growing and harvesting medicinal plants to have on hand for family illnesses and discomforts, as well as those that help support optimum health.  We will cover a list of common ailments and remedies, plus explore how to grow and preserve the useful herbs that are most important to have fresh from the garden instead of purchased from far away.

With an abundance of information about medicinal herbs, it's easy to get distracted by plants that are hard to grow or that you won't ever actually use.  In this workshop, we will focus directly on the essential medicinal herbs to grow in your garden.  We will use all of our senses to explore how these herbs taste and smell, how to help them thrive in the garden, and how to prepare these plants to support the health of you and your family.  When you learn how to care for these plants, they will help take care of you!

The cost for the workshop is $40 per person, $75 per couple.

Pre-registration is required, with a $25 deposit.  Please contact Devon at 541-942-3118 or

Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing, a water bottle, and a lunch.