Summer Talk series at Merryspring

Growing Chinese medicinal herbs in Maine

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CAMDEN — Gardener Denise DeSpirito will lead a presentation on growing Chinese medicinal herbs in Maine at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, August 6, at 12 p.m.

Many common garden plants have roots in traditional Chinese herbal medicine. In this program, DeSpirito will discuss a variety of plants that can be grown at home, including Astaralgus, ginseng, mugwort, and ginkgo, as well as easily-foraged plants such as Forsythia. In addition to growing methods, DeSpirito will talk about harvesting techniques and uses for these plants.

This is an outdoor program. Guests should wear weather appropriate clothing.

Denise DeSpirito is gardener and herbalist. She has grown herbs all over the Northeast, including Avena Botanicals in Rockport, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York, and Farmacy Herbs in Rhode Island. She currently serves as garden manager at Merryspring.

This program is part of the Summer Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by The First National Bank and Jaret & Cohn Real Estate.

Merryspring is a community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round.

The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza.

For more information on this program, contact or call 207-236-2239.


Event Date: 

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:00pm


Merryspring Nature Center
Camden  Maine
United States