First Sunday Guided Nature Tour: Wild Medicinal Plants with Melissa Calhoun
$5 per person suggested donation
Discover what’s growing in our backyards! Introduction to common wild, garden and lawn plant species that can be safely utilized for food forage and home-made herbal remedies for simple everyday ailments. Learn practical identification, harvest and preparation techniques. We will explore by sight, touch and taste as we walk around the fields at JSP to see what’s growing.
Melissa Louise Calhoun is a permacultural grower and processor of herbs in northern Franklin County, with an unorthodox view of so-called invasive plants and a love of sharing herbal traditions. She co-founded and organizes the Kentucky Herbalism Alliance
, which connects folks in the herbal medicine community for meetups, classes, and business opportunities in the herb trade. Beginners welcome! *If you can’t make the walk and want to connect, email melissalouisecalhoun at gmail and/or hit up the Kentucky Herbalism Alliance FB page
**Accessibility: Our paths are mowed and traverse the landscape to be as accessible as possible by motorized wheel chair. However, some paths are not accessible. Please contact us prior to your visit if you would like to reserve our golf cart.**