June Meeting – Herbs for the Appalachian Garden

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our June 2022 Meeting – via Zoom

Tuesday, June 14th at 9:30 

Program: Herbs for the Appalachian Garden


We live in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. The climate and soil here allow for a wide variety of herbs that can be grown in our gardens easily. Join Abby Artemisia as she shares 5 of her favorite herbs to grow, included in her book The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders. You’ll see pictures of each during the slideshow, along with learning a bit about their botany, and more about their medicine and benefits for you, your family, and community.

Botanist, Herbalist, and Professional Forager, Abby Artemisia, was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she spent her free time climbing trees and creek wandering. This is where her love of nature began. Her love of plants had a diverse foundation from apprenticeships on organic farms on the west coast and in the Midwest, to a bachelor’s degree in Botany from Miami University and an apprenticeship in herbalism, along with owning and operating her own tea business. After visiting Pisgah National Forest, she fell in love with the biodiversity of the southeast. Abby then founded the WANDER School, the Wild Artemisia Nature Discovery, Empowerment, and Reconnection School. Through the school, Abby offers the Wildcrafted Herb School Program, customizable workshops, and botanical property surveys. The WANDER School became a nonprofit in 2020 to provide botanical education, herbs, and herbal medicine to underserved communities, and practice Acknowledgement and Reciprocity for Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Abby is also the author of the Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders and The Wild Foraged Life, along with the host of the podcast Wander, Forage, & Wildcraft. Find out more about her offerings at www.thewanderschool.com or contact her at abby@thewanderschool.com

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.