2009 Herban Living Environmental Education Center
Programs and Events  

  
Some young Farm visitors enjoy one our baby goats.

The mission of Herban Living Environmental Education Center is to nurture greater connections to self, others, community and earth through programs on the environment, art, farming, traditional skills and self discovery such weaving together of these connections fosters gentler treading on the tapestry of our earth home.

See brochure of all upcoming events

To register for any of these events, scroll to registration form below.

MAY
Dance Yoga
TR, May 7, 9:00am, Certified instructor Laurie Boyle!  $10
May Day Celebration
Sat., May 9, 11:00-4:00pm, Come dance around the May Pole infusing the gardens with fertility and share a potluck meal.  An overview of the Gardening for Peace program will be presented.  Donations accepted.
Gardening for Peace
Tues., May 12, 8am-noon, Tuesdays all season, come for an hour or longer
Making Herbal Prep’s
Tues., May 12, 6:30-8:30pm, Teas, Tinctures and Decoctions-What does it all mean?  Learn how to use and make herbal medicines.  Dee Slingerland $15/class, pre-register
Landscape Photography
Looking at the Natural World through the Lens. 
TR, May 14, 7-9pm, Nationally recognized filmmaker and photographer Richard Kahn will lead participants through a technical workshop with an emphasis on thinking about ‘seeing’ and the translation into images.  Call to pre-register.  $25/person
Foraging and Wild Harvesting
Sun., May 17, 2-6pm, Tim Keating, Nothing connects us more to Earth and our Nature than the act of eating. Our culture has changed our relationship to the world, having assumed control of Nature. In the first of three day-long seasonal journeys, the participant will learn to identify wild edible plants that grow in this region. The day will include a slide show of common edible plants. Discussion of the psychology, ecology and spiritual aspects of foraging for food and a co-operative potluck meal and celebration of the food we've gathered that day.  Sundays, June 28, and July 26.  $30/session, $50/bring a friend.  Minimum 10 registrants, pre-register today!
Local Food Potluck
Sun., May 17, 6:00pm, RSVP preferred, Sundays, June 28, July 26, August 23, October 11
Open Meditation
TR, May 21, 8-10am, lead by Wendell Smith, 3rd Thursdays all season, free, outdoors, June 18, July 16, August 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15.


JUNE
Dance Yoga
Thur., June 4, 9:00am. Laurie Boyle, $10
Introduction to Soap Making
Tues., June 16, 6:30-8:30pm. Learn the basics of saponification and how you can make your own soap! Dee Slingerland $15/class, pre-register
Open Meditation,
Thur., June 18, 8-10am. Wendell Smith, free, outdoors
Gardening for Peace
Tuesdays, 8am-noon
Solstice Celebration
Sat., June 20, 5pm-dark. Come celebrate the fire of an ever loving earth! Potluck, music, games and a few fireworks. RSVP preferred
Shamanic Healing with the Spirits of Plants
Thur., June 25, 7-9pm. Chris Griffin, For millenia, humans have had special relationships with the spirits of nature-mountains, rivers, oceans, animals and plants. These relationships are the source of blessings and healing, and enable humans to live in balance with our planet. Western society has largely forgotten these relationships, yet people are reestablishing this connection to the natural world. Plant Spirit Medicine believes the spirit of a plant provides powerful medicine for the spirit of a person. Donations accepted.
Foraging and Wild Harvesting,
Sun., June 28, 2-6pm. Tim Keating. Summer plants, see May description, Pre-Register, $30/person, $50/bring a friend. Minimum 10 registrants
Local Food Potluck
Sun., June 28, 6:00pm. RSVP preferred, Sundays, July 26, August 23, October 11
Dandelions Summer Camp
June 29-July 3. Children ages 6-11 years. In a nurturing setting your child will explore and experience the interconnected web of life. Half day ($100), full day ($200) Call for a brochure or visit
www.herbanlivingbandb.com


JULY
Dance Yoga
Thur., July 2, 9:00am. Laurie Boyle, $10
Dandelions Summer Camp
July 6-10. Children ages 6-11 years. In a nurturing setting your child will explore and experience the interconnected web of life. Half day ($100) and full day ($200) Call for a brochure or visit
www.herbanlivingbandb.com
Dandelions Summer Camp
July 13-17, Children ages 6-11 years.
Building Immunity with Herbs and Foods,
Tues., July 14, 6:30-8:30pm. Dee Slingerland $15/class, pre-register
Open Meditation
Thur., July 16, 8-10am. Wendell Smith, free, outdoors
Shamanic Healing with the Spirits of Plants
Thur., July 16, 7-9pm. see June 25, Chris Griffin, donations accepted
Dreaming with the Spirits of Plants
Sat., July 18, 2-6pm. Chris Griffin. Our lives are completely intertwined with the lives of plants. We rely on plants for food, clothing, shelter and many other needs. However, most of us really don’t know plants beyond the material exploitation of them. Plants are as generous in their spiritual gifts as they are with their physical gifts. When we reconnect with the plants that we share this world with, we come into greater alignment with ourselves, with the spirits of the place in which we live, and with all of life. This experiential workshop explores the profound connection that humans share with the plant people, and provides an opportunity to experience relating to plant spirits through a shamanic dream-journey. $30/person
Preparing the Harvest
Tues., July 21, 6:00pm. Make real, traditional Pickles by lacto-fermenting, $5/person, RSVP preferred
Flower Pressing with Children
Sat., July 25, noon-2pm. RSVP preferred, donations accepted
Foraging and Wild Harvesting
Sun., July 26, 2-6 pm. Tim Keating, late summer plants, see May description. Pre-register, $30/person, $50/bring a friend
Local Food Potluck
Sun., July 26, 6:00pm. RSVP preferred, by donation, Sundays, August 23, October 11


AUGUST
Gardening for Peace
Tuesdays, 8am-noon
Dance Yoga
Thur., August 6, 9:00am. Laurie Boyle, $10
Preparing the Harvest. What to do with it all?
Tues., August 18, 6:00pm. Pickling, freezing, drying-traditional and simple steps to store your food. $5, RSVP preferred.
Open Meditation
Thur., August 20, 8-10am. Wendell Smith, free, outdoors
Local Food Potluck
Sun., August 23, 6:00pm. RSVP preferred, donations accepted

SEPTEMBER
Gardening for Peace
Tuesdays, 8am-noon
Dance Yoga
Thur., Sept. 3, 9:00am. Laurie Boyle, $10
Lacto-Fermentation and Gut Health
Tues., Sept. 15, 6:30-8:30pm. Learn how fermented foods, like old fashioned pickles, aid in digestion, absorption of nutrients and improve your overall health. $15/class, Dee Slingerland, pre-register
Open Meditation
Thur., Sept.17, 8-10am. Wendell Smith, free, outdoors
Out Standing in their Field
September 20. A fall harvest celebration of great local food, community and the bounty of a loving earth featuring chef Mike Webb and farmer Lisa Beaudoin with music by FolkSoul. A fundraising event not to be missed! 3-8pm, $60/person.
Preparing the Harvest
September 22, 6;00pm. What to do with it all? Pickling, freezing, drying-traditional and simple steps to store your food, $5, RSVP preferred


OCTOBER
Gardening for Peace
Tuesdays, 8am-noon
Dance Yoga
Thur., Oct. 1, 9:00am. Laurie Boyle, $10
Making Fairy Houses
Sat., Oct. 3, 10:00-noon. Help them get ready for winter, Bring your lunch, RSVP preferred, donations accepted
Local Food Potluck
Sun., October 11, 6:00pm. RSVP preferred, by donation
Making Herbal Spa Gifts
Tues., Oct. 13, 6:30-8:30pm. Learn to make facial toner, powder, cream and masks-fun! $15/class, Dee Slingerland, pre-register
Open Meditation
Thur., Oct. 15, 8-10am. Wendell Smith, free, outdoors
Landscape Photography
Looking at the Natural World through the Lens
Thur., Oct., 15, 7-9pm. Nationally recognized filmmaker and photographer Richard Kahn will lead participants through a technical workshop with an emphasis on thinking about ‘seeing’ and the translation into images. Call or pre-register. $25/person
Out Standing in their Field
Sun., Oct. 18. A fall harvest celebration of great local food, community and the bounty of a loving earth featuring chef Mike Webb and farmer Lisa Beaudoin with great local dance music. A fundraising event not to be missed! 3-8pm, $60/person.
Preparing the Harvest
Tues., Oct. 22, 6:00pm. What to do with it all? Pickling, freezing, drying-traditional and simple steps to store your food, $5, RSVP preferred

See brochure for  upcoming events in  June - October

Vegetable Garden Consultation and Installation Services
Consultations include site review and selection; suggestions for plant varieties, recommendations for organic fertilizers and soil fertility; guidance on how to integrate, manage and plan for getting results.
Installations include rototilling, soil preparation, raised bed preparation, seeding and transplanting.
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Please make check out to “Herban Living,”
Mail to 242 General Miller Highway, Temple, NH  03084.  Or call 603-878-0459
Pre-registration is required for Wild Harvesting and Foraging, minimum 10 participants.  Except where noted, children are welcome



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