Passionflower – Samuel Greenberg via Facebook
For July, the Pickens Herbalist Guild celebrates the beautiful and very medicinal passiflora incarnata. We’ll have a day outing on Sunday, July 29 to Twelve Stone Farm in Talking Rock to harvest and celebrate it!
Arrive in the morning at your preferred time. Start time is marked for 8 am to avoid the heat with an early start, but you can join in whenever you like.
We’ll walk to the edge of the field and down to the stream/creek and see what we find along the way. BRING YOUR PLANT ID BOOKS!
Sometime along the way in/out we will harvest passionflower that grows at the farm. Jerilyn and Elaine have verified that it is not sprayed.
We can have lunch together either at the creek or by the lake – open for suggestions. If we do it by the creek, bringing food would mean a sack lunch type deal. Lunch will be around 11:00 – leaving us time to play, explore, harvest at our leisure before leaving for the day. Just to note that we will be harvesting mindfully and ethically – more on that on Sunday.
Do we want to make medicine there? If so, we need to bring alcohol and bottles.
This is a wonderful opportunity to explore Twelve Stone Farm. The farm is at 576 Bunch Court in Talking Rock – get directions by clicking here.
They are excited to learn about the plants on their property that is medicinal and how to harvest. As a thank-you, we will make some passionflower tincture as a gift. We’ll discuss the hows and wheres and whens on that day.
Other things to bring:
Plant ID books
Harvesting Tools (passionflower is easy to harvest by hand, but scissors/snips/clippers/trowels may come in handy)
Food for lunch
good shoes (no flipflops, use your judgement, we’ll be walking thru pasture and woods and by water)
notebook/pencil (for notes and perhaps sketching if you are inclined)
camera (if you want)
something to sit on (lightweight! cloth, towel, even a garbage bag)
alcohol and mason jars with lids (if making medicine on site)