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Historic Plant Medicine Workshop and Picnic
June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm$5 – $15
Join Freeport Historical Society for a workshop and picnic featuring guest lecturer Hannah Peterson at their Pettengill Farmhouse property. They will be discussing the use of local medicinal plants in the Colonial period and how they can be used in our lives today. Ms. Peterson’s workshop will cover the variety of ways plants were used here in Maine — as food, as medicine, as dye, for personal hygiene — and how they were prepared. She will provide hands-on examples of plants, dyed fabrics, and tools. In addition, attendees will prepare a small historical meal over an open fire, and the c. 1800 National Register Pettengill Farmhouse will be open for viewing. Guests are welcome to bring picnic essentials such as blankets and bug spray and are encouraged to explore the 140 acres of fields, woods, apple orchards, and salt marsh. All ages welcome.