In the Fair's Herb Tent, herbalists explain how to grow, prepare, preserve and use herbs. Some of the presenters provide informational handouts, while some offer hands-on learning experiences from which participants leave with a finished herbal product. Presentations and workshops are scheduled throughout the weekend.
Good news from the herb tent this year. We now have our own medicial herb garden. The Herbs were donated by Avena Botanicals of Rockport, Mountain Mamma of Anson, Alchemellia Herbal Apothecary of Dexter, and Lord's Healthy Herbs of Cambridge.As of this writing there are 26 different herbs in the garden. It is a work in progress, so there may be more by fair time.
In the herb tent we are also happy to say we have a full schedule of speakers on such subjects as colonial herbs, enhancing your immune system, calendula easy to grow and use, herbs for menopause, the marvels of plantain, adaptogens for health and stress, and much much more. We are also happy to say we have three new speakers this year. So come join us and see our herbal products and plant display, or hear our speakers, or take a class on how to make personal poppets. See you at the fair!
Carol Gardener, Herb Tent Coordinator