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Backyard Herbalism: Growing Chinese Medicinals in Maine with Denise DeSpirito – August 6
August 6th: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Merryspring gardener and herbalist Denise DeSpirito speaks about how to grow traditional Chinese medicinal plants in the home garden.
Part of the Summer Talk series, co-sponsored by The First National Bank and RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn Real Estate
Many common garden plants have roots in traditional Chinese herbal medicine. In this program, Denise will discuss a variety of plants that can be grown at home, including Astaralgus, ginseng, mugwort, and ginkgo, as well as easily-foraged plants such as Forsythia. In addition to growing methods, Denise will talk about harvesting techniques and uses for these plants.
This is an outdoor program. Guests should wear weather appropriate clothing.
Denise DeSpirito is gardener and herbalist. She has grown herbs all over the Northeast, including Avena Botanicals in Rockport, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York, and Farmacy Herbs in Rhode Island. She currently serves as Garden Manager at Merryspring.