Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy as we welcome herbalist, Debra Roeder Shaw and her program, Backyard Herbal Allies.   


Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 PM  

(Rain date: Sunday, June 4)

Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave  


Debra will present a 2-hour+ hands-on presentation on wild plant (a.k.a. weed) identification, backyard herbal medicine, and instruction on preparation of salves, oils and tinctures.  Techniques for gathering, identifying and preparing our “Green Allies” (dandelion, violet, chickweed, garlic mustard, wood sorrel, etc.) will be discussed and demonstrated. 


We will spend time going over the properties of each plant and what they have been used for traditionally and then we will go out and gather (so wear your sneakers!). 


Each student will make their own tincture in a glass jar to take home.  Debra will also bring a number of books from her herbal library so students can see the abundance of herbals out there. The goal is to find alternatives to toxic lawn chemicals and eat our weeds!

Backyard Herbal Allies

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This program is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy.

Hanson Park Events

Registration is required for this event


Event is limited to 30 people, so please register early!


The cost is $20 for HPC Members and $25 for non-members.


Please complete the payment to register for this event. Be sure to include your name and email address with your payment.


Keep your receipt as your "ticket." 

HANSON PARK CONSERVANCY

Township of Cranford