Learn how to grow a garden of historic plants that can be used to care for yourself and your family. Emily Springer of Meeting House Herb Farm in Scarborough, Maine, presents a lecture on how American Colonists used plants for their home apothecaries, and offers tips on how you can establish your own apothecary garden.
Emily Springer founded Meeting House Herb Farm, an herb growers collaborative, in 2017, following a successful 20-year career in financial services. She also leads Infusion Herb Company, an artisan apothecary focused on a plants-first approach to self-care, and empowering women with herbal products and wisdom. Emily holds a degree from The College of William & Mary, and is a life-long student of plants. She shares her knowledge of their many benefits through her herbs, herbal products, workshops, and consulting. The farm and apothecary are located on an historic property that was once a 1730s outpost, Pony Express stop, and garrison. The Springer family makes their home in an old Meeting House built in 1731, largely still in original condition. Discover more about Emily on Instagram @meetinghousefarm and @infusionherb.
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Optional soup supper to go:
$10 per person. Enjoy a bowl of homemade Vegetable and Herb Gypsy Soup (vegan), accompanied by bread from When Pigs Fly. Local pick-up only.
Contactless pick up between 3 and 5pm on March 31 at the Old York Museum Center, 3 Lindsay Road. Your meal will be packaged, labeled with your name, and available for pick up outside at the side door (by the bluestone patio). You will need to heat your meal at home.