PHOENIXVILLE, PA — Gardening know-how is only one reason to join sessions of Gardening Around the Village. Some classes are now in person and the series offers unexpected information about plants and their uses.
A handy online class Thursday will demonstrate how to plant seeds for growing fall vegetables.
Martha Napolitan Cownap, head herbalist at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, shared stories and information on Monday about the “weed” Burdock, as part of the “Wild Plant Walk” in Phoenixville Public Library’s Adult Series. Burdock is the plant that inspired the invention of Velcro. Burdock root is helpful for a number of symptoms, Napolitan Cownap told attendees.
She also kept the group fascinated with amazing factws about plantain, elderberry, sycamore, wineberry, mugwort, and willow, among many other wild plants.
Monday’s class was the first in-person session in the Gardening Around the Village series, started in October 2020 and produced by Communities That Care and Phoenixville Area Transition.
Another online session is happening Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. with Ryan McCaughan of Chester County Food Bank. He will demonstrate how to sow seeds for seedlings of fall vegetables.
Register here for Thursday’s program.
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