Learn about plant cultivation, preparation, and the practice of clinical herbalism.
Just Roots is now offering a new Herbal Medicine Program at the Greenfield Community Farm! This series will provide a foundation in Western Constitutional Herbalism and its impact on the specific needs in our community in Franklin County.
Season Extension, Cover Crops, and Preparing Gardens for Cold
Learn about various season extension techniques including variety selection, row covers, low tunnels and winter greenhouse growing. There are many different vegetables that are cold tolerant and will produce for an extra month or much more with a small amount of protection. We will also discuss cover crops and their various applications and management practices.
Most people know how to freeze food and some know how to can it. Daniel will review the basic pro’s and con’s of various different food preservation methods, including fermentation, pickling and root cellaring.
Using the framework of Chinese Five Element Theory as a guide, we will learn the flavors and foods, colors and sounds, herbs and daily practices associated with each season, and see the amazing unity and balance one can achieve by harmonizing with the earth and her seasonal rhythms.
This class will focus on medicinal herbs — growing locally or locally cultivated. We will identify wild woodland herbs, discuss ethical wildcrafting techniques, gather abundant weeds, and discuss and harvest medicinal herbs from our Herb Garden.
Learn how to conscientiously slaughter, skin, dress, quarter and further “process” hoofed animals – a sheep – into meat for humans. You will be shown how to preserve the meat in a number of ways. Also get introduced on how to make use of all the parts of the animal including hooves, fleece, etc. Get your hands dirty or sit back and watch.