Nurture with Nature: Edible Weeds & Infused Honey



Laurel Hill West
Nature's Sanctuary

Working with the healing power of plants can help to decrease stress and anxiety, process grief, and improve overall well-being. Through activities that combine plant materials with eco-mindfulness and creative tools, the workshops in this therapeutic horticulture series explore the five senses to support connection with ourselves, one another, and the natural environment of Nature’s Sanctuary, Laurel Hill’s native plant garden and green burial area. Sessions are led by Kate Irvine, a trained horticulturist and mixed media artist with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy, joined by guest speakers. Participants are invited to attend one, some, or all of the sessions. 

July Session: Edible Weeds & Infused Honey
This workshop dives into the benefits of edible weeds like chickweed, cleaver, plantain, and dandelion, and how to use them. While nibbling, we’ll infuse honey with aromatic herbs, sample other tastes of nature such as aronia syrup, teas and candied flowers, and learn more about the science of taste.