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Summer Talk series is back at Merryspring

May 15, 2020
Denise DeSpirito will speak at Merryspring about the medicine of trees June 2.

Camden — Gardener and herbalist Denise DeSpirito will lead the first part of her Backyard Herbalism talk series with a program called, Tree Medicine at Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden, Tuesday, June 2 at noon.

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 for Avena Botanicals in Rockport, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York and Farmacy Herbs in Rhode Island. DeSpirito is Merryspring’s Gardens Manager.

This event is part of the Summer Talk series. Due to the ongoing 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.

For more information, contact or call 236-2239.

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