Herb Growing Intensive
Learn all about growing medicinal herbs in our mild coastal environment. We will discuss a variety of growing topics including everything from propagation, to harvesting, to overwintering. This is an engaging and practical skill-building workshop where you get to get your hands dirty!
In this hands-on intensive we will be exploring the magic, wholeness, and connection that growing your own herb garden can impart, and the useful techniques that will help your garden to flourish.
We will look at not only the ‘hows’, but also the ‘whys’ and ‘whats’, as we discuss the richness that growing our own herbs can bring to our lives and to our practice of herbalism. During the intensive we will be spending time in the beautiful herb garden at Fireweed practicing hands-on techniques in herb growing including propagation, transplanting, observing soil & exposure, and seed-saving.
Areas of exploration:
- Why grow your own herbs?
- Producing potent medicinal plants
- The garden as a healer
- The depth of plant connection
- Growing from seed to seed
- Herbs as wild plants
- 8 herbs for the West Coast garden
*This intensive will also be offered at the 2017 Vancouver Island Herb Gathering in the Comox Valley.