outdoor lecture with chairs set a safe distance apart

‘Tree Medicine’ begins Backyard Herbalism series at Merryspring

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Gardener and herbalist Denise DeSpirito will lead the first part of her Backyard Herbalism talk series with a program called, “Tree Medicine,” Tuesday, June 2, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center. 

In this program DeSpirito will speak about some of the most accessible herbal medicine available – the medicine of trees. This talk will cover the medicinal properties of some native and non-native trees that grow in the midcoast area and how to harvest ethically and responsibly from them. Guests will learn which species grow in Merryspring's Kitty Todd Arboretum so that they may search for them on their next walk in in the woods. Tree species discussed will include linden, white pine, willow, hawthorn, and more.

DeSpirito is a 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, and is Merryspring’s Gardens Manager.


This event is part of the Summer Talk series, sponsored by First National Bank. Please note that due to the on-going pandemic, guests must take safety seriously during this program, and are advised to wear face masks. Seating for this event will be outdoors in chairs set-up a safe distance apart. This event is subject to change due to state and local regulations.


The cost of this program is $5, with free admission for Merryspring members. Guests are encouraged to bring exact change to minimize cash transactions.


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 info@merryspring.org or call 207-236-2239.


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Event Date: 

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Merryspring Nature Center


Merryspring Nature Center
Camden  Maine
United States