A Connecticut Medicinal Herb Garden: Growing and Using Plants for Health
This presentation will focus on gardening with plants that have medicinal uses. In Connecticut we can grow a large number of perennial herbs in small and large spaces, including pots. Using herbs for nutrition, illness prevention and intervention at home can be easy and is something families have done for generations. Debra will illustrate some of the safest and easiest ways to use the plants we grow and that also grow around us as “weeds”. Examples will be provided both through visual media, plants and products. Handouts will be available.
Debra Hultgren is a retired public school educator and administrator. She is a practicing community herbalist and a master gardener. She grows, harvests and prepares plant foods and medicines and teaches others how to include these healing traditions in their own lives.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.