First Sunday Nature Tour: Backyard Medicinal Plants with Melissa Calhoun
June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$6 – $12
$10 members (become a member here) / $12 non-members / $6 children age 6-12 / Free ages 5 & under
Registration required by 5pm the day before the tour. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Every first Sunday of the month, join JSP staff and guest professionals for a nature-themed tour.
Discover what’s growing in your backyard! Tour includes an introduction to common wild, garden and lawn plant species that you can safely use for food forage and homemade 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 and see what’s growing!
Melissa Louise Calhoun is a permaculture 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 (connect with us on Facebook!), which connects folks in the herbal medicine community for meetups, classes, and business opportunities in the herb trade. Beginners welcome!
Health & Safety: Masks are encouraged. Please maintain a safe social distance from participants not from your household.
Accessibility: Our paths are mowed and traverse the landscape to be as accessible as possible by motorized wheelchair. However, some paths are not accessible. Please contact us prior to your visit if you would like to reserve our golf cart for the tour.
Weather Policy: Our tours occur in light rain or shine. If there is heavy rain or other inclement weather, we will notify you of cancellation via email (from eventbrite) by 9:30am the day of your tour. Rescheduling may be available for select tours.
Registration & Cancellation Policy: Registration is required by 5pm the day before the tour. If registration numbers are too low by 5pm the day before the tour, we will notify you of cancellation via email (from eventbrite) that evening and issue you a full refund to your original payment method.
Español: Algunos tours pueden estar disponibles en español. Por favor, contáctenos si está interesado en este servicio.