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JP Holiday Flea!
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

JP Holiday Flea!

The JP Flea is a semi-annual marketplace in Boston's beautiful Jamaica Plain neighborhood, featuring local and Latin American artists, crafters, zine distros/publishers, vintage and antique dealers, local small businesses, community non-profits, artisans of all kinds and now highlighting some the best and most affordable local repair services in the Jamaica Plain area via Mendi's Boston. We’ll be there with our trusty array of holiday herbcraft, such as homegrown wreaths & arrangements, salves, shrubs, bitters, infused honeys, teas, and more! See you there for a wonderful celebration of community.

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Indoor Holiday Market
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Indoor Holiday Market

Check off your holiday shopping lists at the Melrose Farmers' Market Indoor Harvest and Holiday Markets. Pick up locally produced/sourced fresh produce, breads, pasta, fish, meat, eggs, cheese, wine, cider, treats, handmade gifts, soaps, jewelry, and more. This is a popular market and our December market is back by popular demand! We'll have live music and kids activities as well! And, of course, we’ll be there with all of our herbal goodies, from cocktail mixes to salves. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Alternative Christmas Fair
Dec
9
12:15 PM12:15

Alternative Christmas Fair

 At this event every gift that you buy benefits local, national, and international groups that bring good and justice to the world. Among the many organizations present at this event are Heifer International, A Thread of Hope (which benefits female artisans from Guatemala), and Folk Art Mavens (which supports Palestinian refugee women). We will be donating 10% of our proceeds to the United Plant Savers, a wonderful non-profit that works to protect threatened and endangered populations of wild medicinal herbs throughout the United States and Canada. We hope that you can join us!

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Wintergreen Herbal Market
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Wintergreen Herbal Market

Join us for an HERBSTALK holiday event on Saturday, November 25th from 11am - 5pm at The Armory in Somerville, MA.

The Wintergreen Market features handcrafted herbal products and gifts, music, and educational demonstrations on herbal projects.

SHOP for botanical crafts, winter teas, herbal products, and natural body care items.

LEARN how to make useful and fun herbal projects at home when you stop in to one of our educational demonstrations.

This event is FREE and all are welcome! Kick off the holiday season with us during one of our most beloved markets of the year. 

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Indoor Harvest Market
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Indoor Harvest Market

Check off your holiday shopping lists at the Melrose Farmers' Market Indoor Harvest and Holiday Markets. Pick up locally produced/sourced fresh produce, breads, pasta, fish, meat, eggs, cheese, wine, cider, treats, handmade gifts, soaps, jewelry, and more. This is a popular market and our December market is back by popular demand! We'll have live music and kids activities as well.

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CSA Member Tour & Potluck
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

CSA Member Tour & Potluck

Come meet your fellow CSA members at our 2018 CSA tour and potluck! We will take you for a stroll through the field and introduce you to the herbs that have been filling your shares all season. Then we'll celebrate the harvest with a hearty potluck with lots of delicious herbal delights. If you’d like you can also stay and help us put our fourth season to rest by planting garlic and daffodils. We look forward to making merry with you!

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Farm to Table Dinner at Forage!
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

Farm to Table Dinner at Forage!

We are thrilled to announce our FIRST farm-to-table dinner in collaboration with Chef Eric Cooper, bartender Joe Choiniere, and the rest of the exceptional crew at our favorite Cambridge restaurant, Forage. We’ll do the harvesting, they’ll do the mixing, shaking, slicing, and dicing, and all you’ll have to do is luxuriate in the pure magic offered up before you. This meal will be paired delectably with four wines, though we know from experience that the non-alcoholic drinks dreamed up at Joe’s bar are just as imaginative as the hard ones. Book your table today and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

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The Countway Garden Harvest Celebration
Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

The Countway Garden Harvest Celebration

Join us at Harvard's Countway Library of Medicine as we celebrate the end of their community garden's growing season. We'll be selling lots of goodies from the farm including tea blends, salves, and freshly harvested goodness.This event is a great way to connect with Boston's herb-loving community during the richest time of the year. See you there!

From the gardeners:

In 2017, the Countway Community Garden hosted a bigger event that featured local businesses and alternative/integrative medicine practitioners, massage, herbal medicine and urban farming vendors, including interest and attendance by; Bootstrap Compost, Harvard Center for Wellness & Health Promotion, Muddy Rivers Herbals, Harvard Sustainability, Whole-istic Living (Reiki), HMS Nutrition Department, Lavandoula Birth Support, Bodyscapes Fitness at the NRB, Harvard Food Literacy Project, Harvest Co-op, and the Urban Farming Institute. There is food and drink available for everyone and live music.

The Harvest Celebration opens the garden up to connect a much larger community and we hope to meet more of you at the 2018 event!

This celebration marks the end of our growing season. While a few plants may still give effort, most of the other beds will be preparing to over-winter by those volunteers that tend them. 

Join us on September 20th, 4pm, in the Countway Community Garden! 
The entrance is just underneath the entrance to Countway Library. Learn more and rsvp here!

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melrose pop-up market!
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

melrose pop-up market!

Melrose's second pop-up market of the season is in partnership with the Melrose Family YMCA on March 24th in their gymnasium. We are so lucky to have these generous partners so we can continue to bring sustainable produce and healthy products to the community over the winter months. This is a much bigger venue and we’ll have live music  from the Bohemian’s, plus a kid craft table.

Check out all our vendors! We have two farms,  Oakdale Farm and  Farmer Dave’s. Other amazing food and prepared food vendors are The Bread Shop, Pure Pastry, Muddy River Herbals, Laszlo Family Farm, Seven Hills Pasta Co., Roberto’s Seafood, Foxboro Cheese, Shady Pine Farm, , La Qchara, Jitter’s Cafe, Williams Family Baking Co., Wild Tree, Jennifer Lee’s, Deano’s Pasta, Hannah’s Herbals, The Popover Lady, and the Roasted Granola.


You'll also find these artisanal, handmade, ,and personal care businesses: Brooklyn James, Greek Girl Soap, Castle Corner Creations, The Vintage Vault & Company, Rosegold & Rainbows, My Sunday Afternoon, Sarah’s Originals, Fire Garden Pottery, and Clothes For A Cause Inc (where you can buy your 02176 knitted hats to support Housing Families). City Compost will be joining us to speak with people about their composting services.

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Bird Park Series: Deliciously Healing Cocktails and Mocktails
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Bird Park Series: Deliciously Healing Cocktails and Mocktails

Herbs, including those that grow at Bird Park, can be used to make delicious medicinal drinks. If you enjoy a good mixed drink (with or without alcohol) but could use some inspiration and new ingredients, then this is the class for you! With Jenny Hauf, owner of Muddy River Herbals, learn how to use delectable herbs to make infused spirits and bitters. Get a grasp on how to make classic drinks like shrubs and sodas, and different ways of sweetening drinks without white sugar, such as honey-sweetened lemonade. 

This class is the last in a series on herbal medicine. The other classes are An Introduction to the Medicinal Herbs of New England (January 27), Creating a Beautiful, Aromatic, and Practical Herb Garden (February 10), and Your Own Herbal Apothecary (February 24).

This class will be held at the Bird Park Office. Registration required. Limited seating available. Register online to pay in advance and secure your spot. Member $15; Nonmember $25. Please contact Maura (mogara@thetrustees.org; 617-750-4329) with questions or to check for cancellation in case of inclement weather.

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Bird Park Series: Your Own Herbal Apothecary
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Bird Park Series: Your Own Herbal Apothecary

Craft and grow your own herbal apothecary! Join Jenny Hauf, owner of Muddy River Herbals, as we learn how to make botanical medicine from plants you can grow in your garden. Jenny explains the basics of herbal medicine making while demonstrating how to make tinctures, salves, infused vinegars and honeys, and tea blends. Participants will create and take home their own tea blend.

This class is the second to last in a series on herbal medicine. The other classes include An Introduction to the Medicinal Herbs of New England (January 27), Creating a Beautiful, Aromatic, and Practical Herb Garden (February 10), and Deliciously Healing Mocktails and Cocktails (March 3). 

This class will be held at the Bird Park Office. Registration required. Limited seating available. Register online to pay in advance and secure your spot. Member $15; Nonmember $25. Please contact Maura (mogara@thetrustees.org; 617-750-4329) with questions or to check for cancellation in case of inclement weather.

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Bird Park Series: Creating a Beautiful, Aromatic, & Practical Herb Garden
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Bird Park Series: Creating a Beautiful, Aromatic, & Practical Herb Garden

Looking for a beautiful, aromatic, and most practical herb garden? No matter what space you have, whether it's a backyard, windowsill, or fire escape, this class gives you the tools you need to have an herb garden gorgeously suited to your space. Join Jenny Hauf, owner of Muddy River Herbals, as we discuss garden planning and design, taking inspiration from the ancient monastic gardens of Europe to the clever urban jungles that bring joy and herbs to nooks throughout our ever-growing cities. 

This class is part of a series on herbal medicine. The other classes include An Introduction to the Medicinal Herbs of New England (January 27), Your Own Herbal Apothecary (February 24) and Deliciously Healing Mocktails and Cocktails (March 3).

This class will be held at the Bird Park Office. Registration required. Limited seating available. Register online to pay in advance and secure your spot. Member $15; Nonmember $25. Please contact Maura (mogara@thetrustees.org; 617-750-4329) with questions or to check for cancellation in case of inclement weather.

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Bird Park Series: An Introduction to the Medicinal Herbs of New England
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Bird Park Series: An Introduction to the Medicinal Herbs of New England

Join Jenny, owner of Muddy River Herbals, for an introduction to the world of New England's medicinal herbs. Learn about the many healing plants found wild in our fields, forests, and lawns, as well as the abundance of herbs that thrive in our gardens. Come on out to one of Walpole’s best kept secrets for an afternoon of botanical lore and an armful of practical know-how for your medicine cabinet. 

This class is the first in a series on herbal medicine. Future classes include Creating a Beautiful, Aromatic, and Practical Herb Garden (February 10), Your Own Herbal Apothecary (February 24), and Deliciously Healing Mocktails and Cocktails (March 3). 

Register online to pay in advance and secure your spot. Payment accepted on the day of program, if space available. Member $15; Nonmember $25. Please contact Maura (mogara@thetrustees.org; 617-750-4329) with questions or to check for cancellation in case of inclement weather.

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Flowerfolk Open House
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Flowerfolk Open House

This annual event is put on by Herbstalk's founder Steph Zabel. We are delighted that she invited us to join her for an evening of herbal teas and mulled wine! Steph will be selling her handmade products, such as her elderberry syrup, root chai tea, rose empress elixir, and mugwort-infused body oil, and we'll be there with our arrangements, tinctures, scrubs, steams, and more. We would love to have you!

Because this event is at a private home please contact us for directions. 

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Fall Harvest Market
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Fall Harvest Market

We'll be slinging our herbal goods in the company of other farmers, makers, bakers, fisherfolk, and more! Come here for all your local produce, sustainably raised meat, eggs, and cheese, fresh fish, pasta, dips and spreads, maple syrup, honey, preserves, teas, spice blends, wine, cider, bread, pastries, and more! There will also be a wonderful selection of artisan vendors offering soaps, hand crafted jewelry, terrariums and other curiosities. See you there!

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HERBSTALK!
Jun
3
to Jun 4

HERBSTALK!

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Join us at our favorite herbal event of the year! We'll be at the Armory in Somerville, selling plants for your garden, signing folks up for the CSA, and talking about herbs until we're blue in the face (and then talking some more). Our booth will be in the marketplace which is FREE to all, so come by and say hi! 

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