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.
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.
Join us at the farm the last Sunday of summer for a multi-course tasting menu served in the field. Utilizing a wide-selection of produce from the Greenfield Community Farm and other local growers, the (mostly) vegetarian-friendly meal will highlight the local bounty as summer gives way to fall. Proceeds to support Just Roots.
Many more people would benefit from the magic of home seed saving if they knew how easy, fun and accessible it can be. This workshop will kickstart your home seed saving efforts by zeroing in on the “easy” seeds, the ones you can save each year with little planning, effort, or expertise.
Any dirt farmer can grow salad greens in the spring and tomatoes in August. However, if you can keep food alive through the winter, in chilly New England, you’re bound to be healthy, happy and a popular host.
In this afternoon workshop we’ll cover some common and not so common herbal remedies to boost our immune systems, support us through the winter months and help keep ourselves and our families and communities healthy.