Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK)

Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK)

7PM TUES 12/6 PLANTS AS MEDICINE – MATTHEWS COMMUNITY CENTER: Discover the medicinal magic of herbs and essential oils. Learn how to use and incorporate them into your daily routine to optimize your health. We will discuss some common backyard plants to add to your medicine cabinet along some hands on medicine making. Farm wares including the 2017 farm calendar and botanical remedies will be available for purchase. Matthews Community...

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Salves – Weeds to Remedies Fall Harvest

Salves – Weeds to Remedies Fall Harvest

SALVES – WEEDS TO REMEDIES – A FALL HARVEST. 4pm Saturday October 29th. Fall is a time of harvest, including wild medicinal botanicals. Join Dr. Dave for a plant walk and wildcrafting demo. Harvest root medicine and make a salve of poke, calendula, burdock and other in season botanicals. $25 Register here. Class includes the medicine of the day to take with you to build your home apothecary. Given the ghoulish time of year, you will...

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Tinctures – Weeds to Remedies Fall Harvest

Tinctures – Weeds to Remedies Fall Harvest

TINCTURES – WEEDS TO REMEDIES – A FALL HARVEST. 2pm Saturday October 29th. Join Dr. Dave for a plant walk and basics on making wild medicinal tinctures at 2pm Saturday October 29th. Register here. The nature of the walk will be determined by the plants in season. Find a new appreciation for some of your common backyard ‘weeds’ – cultivated, invasive and native plants with medicinal value. Dr. Dave will guide us on...

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SEPT 17 – Cheese, Crackers… and Botanical Art!

SEPT 17 – Cheese, Crackers… and Botanical Art!

Cozy Homemade Crackers and Coloring with Botanical Artist Renee Garner Event Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm Cost: $15 – Children free with paying adult. All ages welcome. Location: Wish We Had Acres, 10715 Shopton Rd West, Charlotte, NC 28278 Register online to reserve your spot! Join Matthews-based artist Renee Garner for a botanical coloring workshop on the farm. We’ll make crackers from scratch,...

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3pm AUG 20 – DIY Elderberry Syrup

3pm AUG 20 – DIY Elderberry Syrup

August 20th at the farm. DIY ELDERBERRY SYRUP with Dr. Dave and Laura! Boil berries while they are bountiful. Make medicine in season to prepare for winter blues and bugs. Fight off colds, flu, coughs, and allergies with this age old remedy. Elderberries offer antioxidants, potassium, beta carotene, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin C. Local berries are provided by Boy and Girl Farm with raw wildflower honey from Haw Creek! Walk away with a...

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In the News!! – Small Business: Meet the natural medicine man

In the News!! – Small Business: Meet the natural medicine man

Small Business: Meet the natural medicine man Dr. Dave Hamilton, 33, and Laura Denyes, 36, are a husband and wife team that moved to Charlotte in 2014. Together they operate Of the Earth Wellness, a wellness clinic, and live on a five-acre farm, Wish We Had Acres, located 12 miles from uptown. Their goal is to educate the public about natural foods and natural medicines. Dr. Dave is a naturopathic physician with a focus on treating the whole...

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