Learn the basics of herbal medicine using native plants, at the pilot plot for Sustainability Matters’ “Making Trash Bloom” project

Herbalism at a landfill?! Yes! Join conservation nonprofit Sustainability Matters at our “Making Trash Bloom” project at the Shenandoah County Landfill, and learn the basics of herbal medicine using native perennials. The workshop will be taught by professional herbalist and Sustainability Matters volunteer Danna Sharp.

The Herbal Medicine with Native Plants workshop is FREE, but space is very limited, and registration is required. Please note that there are TWO identical one-hour sessions, one from 8-9 am and one from 9-10 am. Register for only ONE.

Through June 30, we’re offering priority registration for healthcare workers only, in appreciation of everything they’ve done for our community over the past year! If there are spaces left after June 30, registration will then open to the general public.

Note that the event will be held entirely outdoors.

Making Trash Bloom is geared at planting trash cells with bee and butterfly friendly native wildflower meadows. When landfills seal 5-10 acre trash cells, that land can never be built on, used to grow crops, or planted with trees. Landfills currently seed trash cells with turfgrass, which has no environmental value. Sustainability Matters is partnering with the Shenandoah County Landfill to plant pollinator and wildlife habitat instead. The pilot plot/demonstration garden was planted 18 months ago, and became something of a pandemic destination last year. To learn more, check out the video below, made as part of the application for a Mountain Rose Herbs grant to fund this workshop.

When you register for this program, we’ll also sign you up for Sustainability Matters’ email list. We never sell your info, and you may unsubscribe at any time