The retail store is open Tuesday through Saturday 9-5 and on Sunday
Wednesday, May 15, 2019,10:30, Herb Cooking Class - Linda Franzo
Summer in Provence - 10:30 - Class is approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours
Lets savor summer flavors of France! Herbs de Provence and Olive Bread, Tarragon Chicken, Ratatouille, French Frits, Herb Puff Pastry twists, Chocolate Molten Cakes with Blackberries
Fee: $25 Advanced registration and payment required.
Saturday, May 25, 2019, The Wonder of Herb: Growing and Using Herbs in Everyday Life - Debbie Boutelier
10:00 - 12:00 Morning Session: The Wonder of Herbs: Growing and Using Herbs in Everyday Life
Growing your own herbs and making your own herbal products is very rewarding on a number of levels. Incorporating herbs into your lifestyle is easy, cost effective and environmentally friendly. The participant will learn how to grow a healthy and productive herb garden. You will be introduced to a number of herbs – some very common herbs and some that may be new to you. For most people, their interest in herbs begins with using them in the kitchen adding lots of flavor to recipes. But herbs offer so much more than enhancements to our culinary masterpieces. We will explore the hidden benefits of using herbs in a variety of methods incorporating them into our everyday lives. Some of the herbal pathways that will be discussed are culinary herbs, herbs for tea, medicinal herbs, herbs for beauty products, herbs for cleaning products and herbs for ornamental products. We’ll also give you hints on how to preserve your herbal harvest so that you may enjoy herbs year round. (2 hours)
12:30 - Lunch - $12 (Optional) Advanced registration and payment required. You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us for $12. If you would like to order a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by May 23 to place your order.
1:00 - 3:30 Afternoon Workshop: Natural & Herbal Solutions to Say Good-bye to Stress & Anxiety Fee $25. Advanced registration and payment required. Space is limited. The fee is for the afternoon session only.
You’re anxious, worried, stressed about (pick one): money, health, work, family, love. Your heart is beating fast, your breathing is shallow and rapid, your mind is imagining doom and you wish you could just relax …NOW!
There are many safe, non-prescription remedies and mind-body techniques to combat anxiety and stress without the adverse side-effects caused by many anti-anxiety medications. These natural remedies for anxiety and stress will address the root of the problem instead of putting a Band-Aid on your symptoms.
Join Debbie Boutelier, Community Herbalist and Master Gardener, as we discover ways to make your current herb garden provide not only aesthetic and culinary benefits, but medicinal benefits as well. This will be an introductory class exploring the reasons for incorporating herbs into a more healthful lifestyle, using herbs you may already have to create medicines, and some of the delivery systems used for medicinal purposes. We will learn how to make several useful herbal remedies primarily to address stress and anxiety. The participant will also get a popular herbal stress remedy to take home as well as handouts explaining several of the procedures. (2.5 hour)
A life-long lover of all aspects of gardening and nature, Debbie Boutelier’s interest in herbs and other edibles began in the early 80’s when she planted her first edible garden with vegetables and culinary herbs. Her interest rapidly grew into a vocation spanning the many different aspects of using herbs in everyday life and incorporating organic techniques in everything she grows. As an Air Force wife, she has lived in different areas of the country and broadened her gardening knowledge with each new assignment. Upon moving to Alabama in 1994, Debbie pursued her interest in herbs and gardening on a full-time basis, taking the Alabama Master Gardener course in 1995. She has given over 8,500 hours of volunteer service to the Master Gardener program and received the Advanced Master Gardener designation in 2018. Her involvement with the Master Gardener program led her into a new career as a County Extension Agent in Autauga County for 8 years. Debbie now teaches nationally and presents seminars and workshops on the many aspects of herbs, organic gardening, nutrition, and other garden related topics. She has studied the medicinal uses of herbs for over 15 years and completed a three year intensive study of the medicinal aspect of herbs at the Appalachian Center of Natural Health. Debbie is a long-time member and past president of the Herb Society of America. She has appeared on “The Time of Your Life” (local NBC affiliate) and on Troy Public Radio.
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00 Black and Blue Berry Walking Tour Fee $5.00
Join Dr. Arlie Powell for a walking tour of our blackberry and blueberry fields.
Saturday, June 8, 2019, Black and Blue Berry Festival - 9:00am to 3:00pm
BERRY FIELDS OPEN AT 9:00 A.M.
Blackberries or Blueberries - $5 per pint – LIMIT 20 pints per FAMILY
PONY RIDES ($6) AND PETTING ZOO 9:30—1:30 Cash Only for the Pony Ride
Old Town Eatery Catering – BARN
Berry Desserts & Savories Tasting – 10:00 – 1:00 - $8
HAMBURGERS AND HOT DOGS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE GARDENS
Live Music by JQ’s One Man Band - 10:00—2:00
INFORMATIONAL TALK ON GROWING BLACKBERRIES AND BLUEBERRIES
10:00 – DR. ARLIE POWELL Fee $3
LOCATED IN THE TENT BESIDE THE LAKE
Honey Bee Q & A—10:00—2:00
HEALTH REGULATIONS DO NOT PERMIT ANIMALS IN THE FRUIT HARVESTING AREA
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 7:00am to 2:00pm Greenhouse Sale
Everything in our Greenhouse growing area is sold at wholesale prices 50% off. Come early for the best selection. If a landscape project is in future this is the sale for you.