Edibles & Medicinals series at Lockwood’s

Date(s) - Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:00 pm

Lockwood's Greenhouses


A three-part series on edible and medicinal plants will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 24 and 31 at Lockwood’s Greenhouse,

You might expect to find edible plants exclusively in the vegetable and fruit tree sections of Lockwood’s, but there are edible and medicinal uses for a range of “ornamentals,” allowing us to enjoy our garden in creative ways while not detracting from its beauty.

Community herbalist Sarah Sorci will highlight edible and medicinal plants in three departments at Lockwoods. She will discuss safe cultivars, proper plant parts for use and time of harvest, delicious recipes and more.

Attend any one class for $10 or all three for $25. Please register in advance.

Thursday, May 17 at 6 pm: Perennials. Learn about delicious bee balm tea, relaxing blue vervain,  sweet flag root for digestion, lemony wood sorrel, wild geranium, hostas, yarrow and more.

Thursday, May 24 at 6 pm: Herbs. Though we are familiar with culinary uses of herbs, many of us are unaware of the potent medicinal properties of these plants. Learn the medicinal uses of lemon balm, holy basil, rosemary, thyme, mint, sage and more.

Thursday, May 31 at 6 pm: Trees and Shrubs. A number of native and non-native trees and shrubs have tasty flowers, vitamin-rich hips, and medicinal bark and leaves. Learn how to make your own witch hazel and use rose plants, sweet shrub, elder, raspberry leaves and more.