Special Saturday Class January 11 from 11AM to 1 PM with Kathleen Maier of Sacred Plant Traditions: Got Stress? We’ve Got Herbs For That!

Our next big milestone takes place Saturday January 11, 11 – 1 when internationally known herbalist Kathleen Maier of Sacred Plant Traditions presents a workshop on stress and the herbs she loves to use to help one deal with it’s effects. The cost is only $25.00 per person and will include tastings of several herbs. Give us a call at …

Bone Broth is Ready!

  “Good broth can resurrect the dead.”   South African proverb We just made some WONDERFULLY savory and nourishing chicken bone broth on Tuesday.   This time we used stewing chickens which are older, tastier and usually the ones past their egg laying prime vs. just the bones, necks, backs, etc.   Our poultry came from Forrest Green Farm (http://www.forrestgreenfarm.com/) …

Herbal Tasting Saturday December 21, 11:00 – 2:00

Join us for a free “Herb Tasting” this Saturday December 21 at The Elderberry from 11 – 2!   Sample a variety of herbal concoctions and ferments traditionally used to lend support in Winter.   The selection will include herbal teas, bonbons, syrup, oxymels, bone broth and selected fermented foods. In   Traditional Chinese Medicine each season oversees a specific …

Winter Wellness Class ~ Saturday, December 14

   Winter Wellness with Heather Wetzel Want to know how to boost your energy and strengthen your immune system this Winter using medicinal herbs? Join us to sample and learn how to prepare teas and pastes to help take care of you and yours during the season of cold days and long nights.   In this one hour class …

UPs Fundraiser Herb Walk was a success!

Despite rainy weather, we had a great turnout for this magical expedition and raised $60 for United Plant Savers . Our fearless guide Shirlea led us through an informative   trek. Participants were knowlageable and enthusiastic and contributed to some great discussions.   Among our guests were a botanist and local land owners who generously shared some of the history …

A Walk in The Woods

Please join us for a fun and educational experience! Our guide for this entertaining and informative stroll will be Shirlea Pemberton. Shirlea has formerly worked for the U.S. Forest Service and is completing the three year Community Herbalist Training Program at Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville. We will meet at the first parking lot in the park. Bring walking shoes, …

Heritage Harvest Festival

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Garden Spider

This beautiful and menacing creature appeared in my garden late last summer and visited with me until the first frost. Â  I’ve seen it so many times but never bothered to explore further. Â  However, this time it really caught my interest. Â  Maybe it was because the morning dew traced the yarns so intricately. Maybe I was impressed with …

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New Location!!!

It’s official, we’ve found a home for our community apothecary! 1917 Commonwealth Drive Charlottesville, VA 22901