Michael Pilarski, the Yard and Garden lecture series speaker scheduled for Saturday, January 20th, has been called away to a family emergency. The Master Gardeners are very happy to welcome Kateen Fitzgerald who will speak in his stead on Herbalscaping: Landscaping with Medicinal Plants.
Please see her bio here.
The 2018 Master Gardener Yard and Garden Lectures will be held Saturday mornings from 10:00am to12:15pm, January 13-February 17, 2018, at the Port Townsend Community Center on Tyler Street Uptown. Series tickets are $55 and can be purchased at Henery’s Garden Center or brownpapertickets.com. On January 20, Michael Pilarski will discuss medicinal herbs.
Medicinal Herbs-How to Grow and Use Them
Herbalscaping is landscaping with a medicinal plant emphasis. The main object of herbalscaping (at the family level) is to provide herbal medicines specific to the family’s needs. Medicinal plants can serve multiple functions, as well as producing medicines and food. Medicinal plants can be used for stunning ornamental landscaping. Medicinal plants can provide hedgerows for visual and/or animal barriers and/or windbreak protection. It can include long-term planting of medicinal trees for botanicals, shade trees, specialty wood products, timber, fruits, etc. They can also function to feed pollinators and provide wildlife food and habitat.
Michael Pilarski is a plant enthusiast whose farming career started in 2nd grade. He has been commercially farming and wildcrafting medicinal herbs for the last 22 years. He has worked with over 1,000 plant species during his years of experience with farming, horticulture, wildcrafting, seed collecting, tree planting, nursery sales, permaculture, forestry, agroforestry, and ethnobotany. Michael blogs at www.friendsofthetrees.net