Saturday, March 4, 2017

2017 Hedge Medicine Workshop

West Hedge at RavenCroft Garden

March 18-19, 2017
Saturday-Sunday 10am - 4pm
$150.  includes: all instruction, 2 local foods lunches, Hedges of the World slideshow, hands-on practicum using traditional hedge crafting tools.
Payment options:
Send $150. check or money order to:

EagleSong E Gardener
PO Box 837, Monroe, WA 98272
or
PayPal $150. to EagleSong E Gardener


What is a hedge? What benefits do hedges bring to landscapes, large and small. Is this ancient tradtition applicable in our modern world? Whether you are a farmer, gardener or forager; an herbalist or ethnobotanist or aspire to be...this weekend course is for you. Feel the tools in your own hands while crafting hedges, fedges & podges. Walk hedges at a 1 acre site and a 10 acre site and see your own possibilities. Hear how hedges improve diversity and habitat for everything from birds & mammals to cattle & salmon. Practicing herballist, EagleSong Gardener and land steward, Mel Denham will be your guides through the weekend looking at hedge medicine, planted hedges, tools and tending, magic and medicine of the hedge... 
This is an experiential weekend engaging the whole person whilst listening to the the language of the land!


Hedge row management,...resources transforming!
The biomass created in hedgerow management, pruning of fruit trees and berry bushes, normal deadfall are all part of an integrated land use practice, I call social gardening or integrated earth medicine.

When living elements of a place move in a cyclic manner with nourishment as the prime objective, a sense of abundance begins to pervade the landscape.


Many hands...
In this fun engaging weekend you will learn how microbes and fungi transform wood and debris into nourishment for land and plants, when and how to use what kind of mulch, which plants, shrubs and trees will help you achieve your goal with the most efficient use of your effort...You'll see the "lazy bed" method of gardening at work, stacking functions and funneling your activity into an abundant, verdant garden for your health and pleasure. 

Gardens, like life, are in a constant state of emergence when allowed to move through the natural rhythm of succession. Creating property boundaries that define edges while remaining permeable and productive is the province of great hedges.
Here in that odd place "between", fruits, berries, perennial herbs and the great weeds take up residence!  

Visit the Facebook Event Page to learn more...
Mulch for garden beds this season! 

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