Succession Plantings, Heat Waves, Miracles
July 22, 2020
Two Sundays ago we hosted our annual herb walk and medicine-making workshop, led by doctor/herbalists Ellen Kamhi and Eugene Zamperion. Participants started out with a walk through the gardens and fields, collecting various plants and “weeds” while learning about their medicinal values. Then they returned to the Tin House, where they processed the herbs into skin salves, cough tinctures, and smudge sticks. I’ve been a fully-engaged participant in past, but in recent years I enjoy fading into the background, ready to jump in should anyone need anything, but content to observe from a distance. Most times I catch up on weeding in the flower beds. With this season’s weed situation largely under control, however, I was able to follow through on a long-shot goal: a second planting of statice and snapdragons.
A flexible alternative to CSA