You-Pick Medicinal Herb Garden
February & March
I am fairly a-twitter here. It's almost time to gather bark!
The best time to gather bark is before the trees/shrubs leaf out or sap starts running, as this is when the energy of the plant is strongest in its bark.
This is especially important for oak trees to also avoid spreading oak wilt disease.
The following are dates that I will be available to gather barks with anyone needing assistance or advice. Plan on white oak, burr oak, prickly ash, and/or red osier dogwood. Let me know if there are other barks you need, also.
Saturday, February 1, 3:00-4:00
Monday, March 2, 1:00-2:00
Saturday, March 14, 11:00-12:00
If none of these times fit your schedule, let me know and we'll find another time.
Dress ready to tromp through snow, bring sharp hand pruner, dull paring knife, and jars for whatever you would like to collect to avoid over-gathering - no need to take more than one needs.
Please let me know if you plan on coming at any of those times so I'm sure to be ready for you. Thanks!