WINTER SEMINAR SERIES 2019
Another year of interesting presentations is on tap!
Find more information about our FREE Monday and Wednesday classes directly below.
At the very bottom of the list you will find our Workshop offerings: opportunities to delve deeper into a subject and to take home a finished product.
Please note: All Workshops are held at our Northeast store, EXCEPT Kokedama Plant and a Pint, which is held at Sociable Cider Werks!
CREATING MEDICINE FROM HERBS AND NATIVE PLANTS with Nancy Graden* Monday 3/25/19 | 7pm - 8:30pm @ Riverview Wine Bar (3745 42nd Ave S - across from Longfellow store) - SIGN UP!
Wednesday 3/27/19 | 7pm - 8:30pm @ Northeast Store - SIGN UP!
In this FREE class, Instructor Nancy Graden will discuss the care and harvest of common garden herbs and native plants, how to turn your harvest into medicine and how to use the medicine to support your own health and well-being. The plants Nancy will review are lemon balm, chamomile, skullcap, elecampane, hyssop, butterfly weed, holy basil (also known as tulsi), and oats. All of these will be available (in seed or plant form) at Mother Earth come springtime!
*Nancy Graden runs Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm in Amery, Wisconsin, a certified organic haven for over 60 different kinds of medicinal and culinary herbs. Nancy grew up surrounded by woods, plants, animals and water, but her interest in plants as medicine was sparked while living deep in the Ozark Mountains where she was gifted her very first book on herbs from 100-year old Mamaw Calhoon. While pursuing an associates degree in Western Clinical Herbalism, a deep reverence for the intelligence of plants and the part their gifts play in our health and well-being evolved. Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm was born out of this understanding and is now on its 7th year.
Note: All Workshops take place at our Northeast Minneapolis location, 2318 NE Lowry Ave, EXCEPT Kokedama Plant and a Pint which takes place at Sociable Cider Werks!
ULTIMATE VEGGIE GARDEN: TWO PART SATURDAY SERIES ($30) | 3/16 & 3/23, 10:30am - 12:30pm @ Northeast Store
Ultimate Veggie Garden, Saturdays 3/16/19 & 3/23/19 | 10:30am - 12:30pm @ Northeast Store (2318 NE Lowry Ave) - SIGN UP!
Part 1 (Saturday, March 16) of this two-part workshop will focus on vegetable garden planning and design.
Part 2, one week later (Saturday, March 23), will take on garden construction and maintenance. Participants will draft a planting plan after the first class that instructor Matt will review during the second class. Homework required!
$30 for the two-part series. Signing up requires a commitment to attend both sessions.
*Matt Smaus is a gardener and farm manager who grows organic vegetables for retail establishments and tribal members of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. He also keeps a big front-yard veggie and perennial garden at his home in South Minneapolis.
KOKEDAMA PLANT AND A PINT AT SOCIABLE CIDER WERKS ($45) | Sunday 3/24/19, 3:00pm - 5:00 pm
Kokedama Plant and a Pint 3/24/19 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm @ Sociable Cider Werks (1500 Fillmore Street NE, Mpls) - SIGN UP!
Join Mother Earth Gardens at Sociable Cider Werks on Sunday, March 24th from 3-5pm for Kokedama Plant and a Pint! Kokedama is a Japanese bonsai technique where a plant's roots are wrapped in a ball of sphagnum moss and bound with a string. It transforms a typical planting into a decorative natural sculpture that can be set on a table or hung from the ceiling, a shelf or light fixture to make your space instantly Instagram-worthy so all your friends can swoon!
Mother Earth Gardens staff will be on-hand in the taproom to provide expert guidance and $45 gets you all the supplies you need to create 1 large or 2 small kokedama to take home. Plus, Sociable is tossing in a FREE PINT of whatever you fancy: Road Rash spring seasonal will be encouraging spring blooms and all your other fav ciders will be on tap!
GROW YOUR OWN MUSHROOMS ($40) with Jeremy McAdams | Saturday 3/30/19, 10:00am - 12:00pm @ Northeast Store
Grow Your Own Mushrooms, Saturday 3/30/19 | 10:00am-12:00pm @ Northeast Store (2318 NE Lowry Ave) - SIGN UP! Growing your own gourmet mushrooms can be easy and nearly maintenance free - perfect for backyards and community garden plots. Learn what mycelium is and how to start and care for garden mushrooms and large-diameter mushroom logs. You will also get a peek at how we grow mushrooms at Cherry Tree House Mushrooms.
Each participant will inoculate his or her own oyster mushroom log to take home – which should fruit mushrooms in a matter of months! Ready-to-fruit shiitake logs will also be available for purchase.
**Jeremy McAdams runs Northwood Mushrooms, a farm that provides log-grown shiitake and other culinary and medicinal mushrooms and log kits to Twin Cities markets, restaurants, vegetable CSAs, and stores.