Leafy, Luscious, and Lots to Harvest
Want to learn how to make your winter garden flourish? Come join Jeremy as he spills his secrets to a bountiful harvest of winter greens and other cool season veggies!
MGCEU: Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery, Waller
Rain gardens are a beautiful addition to any garden. But they are more than just a pretty face. Rain gardens help to reduce storm water runoff, recharge our groundwater system, and support songbirds & pollinators. They can be designed using a wide variety of plants including natives and our favorite adapted plants. Rain gardens can be any size and shape and can utilize sculptures, rockery and garden art. Once they are established, they are very low maintenance. A rain garden can become a place of serenity and reflection – a place you will look forward to visiting often.
East Meets West in the Practice of Qi Gong
$100 for 7-week course.
$20 per week for walk-ins.
Minimum of 5 sign-ups for full course to start.
Everyone is always nagging about exercise to be healthy. What if you feel so much pain or exhaustion the thought of exercise overwhelms you. Qigong incorporates herbal remedies, acupressure, meditation/prayer and simple breathing techniques with slow fluid movement that can be adapted to meet your needs at the moment and move into the future with you. I speak from experience. I have been gifted with 3 autoimmune dis-eases and complications. I understand the difficulty of trying to find a way to be as healthy as I possibly can. In this workshop, we won’t just be doing exercises. I will be explaining the benefits from the Eastern and Western perspectives. I have come to understand health is a continuum, a scale with personal value. If I feel and move better today than yesterday, that has value and gives me hope. Come play Qigong. If you can sit in a chair (even a wheel chair) you can play Qigong.
Liver Lingo of Plants
Our livers cleanse the blood. They are the filtering factories of our bodies. Plants can supply the nutrients to keep the liver clean, clear and healthy. When the liver is working properly the blood moves nutrients, hormones are flushed, recycled and balanced. Weight can be better regulated when fat, drugs and other toxins can be removed from the abdomen. Come learn the plants involved in Liver Lingo. Maybe this year the holiday 5 – 20 lbs. gain will miss you.
Teas, Tinctures, and Toddies
Your Great Grandmother, maybe even your Grandmother may have made remedies at home in the kitchen for colds, flu, cramps, headaches and other ailments. My favorites are Swedish Hot Toddy and Irish Hot Toddy, relief for just about anything and that’s how my Grandma used them. Revisit the early kitchens and these timeless treasures that helped restore health. But before you will be able to make the remedies, you will need to learn the plants behind the healing. Taste testing is an option.
Come see what all the buzz is about. If you’re a new beekeeper, come talk about what needs to be done to prepare your hives for winter. If you’re starting hives next year, come talk about hive types, equipment, and timelines for ordering your bees. Our Beekeepers will cover both Langstroth and Top Bar hive types. If you’re not interested in keeping bees, but want pollinators in your garden, we’ll also talk about plant selections and pesticide use. We’ll also have an observation hive, so bring the kids!
MGCEU: Fort Bend, Montgomery, Waller
Hypertufa Workshop – CLASS IS FULL
(There is a $15 materials fee for these class sessions)
Henry Flowers, Festival Hill Gardens
Hypertufa is an ancient material used for making a variety of containers for the farm or garden. It is still useful today if you would like to make your own garden containers and it can be used to make other garden ornaments as well. In this workshop you will learn how to make a hypertufa mix and will create a hypertufa container and an ornamental mushroom. Once you know the basics you can start creating at home with the only limitation being your imagination.
The method for making “draped” hypertufa containers will also be discussed and demonstrated.
All materials for the projects will be supplied. Please wear work clothes as hypertufa can stain some materials. You will also need to bring a pair of sturdy rubber gloves (dishwashing types are good, disposable types are not) to protect your hands.