"Curious About Cannabis: What You Need to Know," Thursday, June 20, 6 - 8pm.
The health benefits of medical marijuana and other Cannabis products are being discussed everywhere, and this ancient plant has the potential to be a natural home-grown remedy. But what are the facts, and what is hype? Our expert from the Rossmoor Medical Marijuana Club will provide an overview of the health benefits of cannabis products, THC vs. CBD, various delivery systems, legalities, purchase options, and resources. Cost: $25
Instructor Renee Lee has an MA in Clinical Psychology and has worked as a therapist and social worker for over 30 years. She is a cannabis educator and provides behavioral and creative arts therapies for seniors experiencing cognitive decline.
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The Succulent Garden Club had guest speaker Ann DuMont at their meeting today. Ms. DuMont is a master gardener, graphic designer, amateur photographer, scrap-booker, and seamstress. She described her process of growing succulents in her garden and then photographing, designing, printing, and hand sewing the images onto luxury textiles. To learn more about her business or to purchase items, go to msdumont.com.
Photos by Alison Clary
This is not your typical plant sale! Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm Celebrates its 7th Annual Expo and Plant Sale on Saturday, April 13, 10-4. Includes plant sales (seedlings, herbs, succulents, flowers, rare fruit trees, berries, pelargoniums and unusual plants), BBQ, craft beer, olive oils and vinegars, hand made pasta, pottery, lathe-carved bowls while you watch, and pet farm animals. Free gardening, composting and foraging classes. Come spend the day with the whole family -- it's supposed to be a beautiful day!
For more information: www.facebook.com/events/366074300655255/
We had a good attendance yesterday at the "Growing and Using Herbs" workshop. Our instructor, Anna Marie Beauchemin, is extremely knowledgeable and gave a lovely Power Point presentation on the medicinal and culinary uses of herbs, as well as advice on which herbs are pollinator friendly. We made a super easy vinegar with fresh herbs, and everyone got to take home a jar. To check out Anna's website for her apothecary in Martinez, visit https://www.eastbayherbals.com
Photos by Alison Clary
Saturday, April 13, 10am - 4pm.
For more information, go to www.rodgersranchurbanfarm.org
Up next, RRHC and Sustainable Contra Costa (SCOCO) co-present a workshop on herbal medicine, the basics of planning a pollinator-friendly herb garden, properties and uses of popular kitchen medicinals, and preserving herbs from the summer. This workshop includes a demo on making herbal infused vinegar, and each participant will go home with a bottle of medicinal and culinary vinegar. Spots are filling up fast. To register, click on this: www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-and-using-herbs-tickets-54737757105?aff=erelexpmlt
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