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Plant Walk at Buttermilk Hill Farm

We will be combining forces with the folks who run the CSA at Buttermilk Hill Farm in Belgrade, ME! This walk will focus on the wild edible and medicinal plants that grow in and around the farm. Discussion will be around how some of these plants can be utilized and even propagated to potentially be used as part of the CSA. This valuable information can be taken home with you and used in your own backyards. For example:

• "how can we increase the amount of delicious (for us and the monarchs) Milkweed plants growing in our fields?" 

• "what are a few plants that can be used as medicinal, edible, AND really good for building soil and mulching in the garden?" 

• "How can we incorporate thousand year old techniques to change our way of thinking about gardening, so that the entire landscape can produce food/medicine instead of just a ploughed plot of rows?"

The foundation for answering these questions lies in an intimate knowledge of our own backyards and wilderness surrounding it. Learning the uses of the wild plants growing in these places is only the beginning. 

This meetup will be open to CSA members as well. Suggested donation is $5-$10. Thank you. 

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  • Erick

    Awesome sums it up very well. Thank you all.

    July 29, 2014

  • Erick

    Awesome sums it up very well. Thank you all.

    July 29, 2014

  • laura m.

    Sorry I missed this. I intended to go, but life got in The way.... next time for sure!!!

    July 29, 2014

  • Rosa J.

    Fantastic! Very informative and practical

    July 29, 2014

  • Rosa J.

    I will be leaving Portland @ 4:30 and I will have to stop for gas but I will get there as quick as I can but that looks like I may be 20 or 30 minutes late... sorry!

    July 28, 2014

  • Joan

    Can I get directions from Augusta? Thanks!

    July 4, 2014

  • Rosa J.

    Sounds great! I will be coming from Portland but I will do my best to get there on time.

    July 3, 2014

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