Past Events – 2022

Finding quiet space in place - A making meditation
Time: Saturday, September 17 from 9-11am
Place: At The Garden Project on the Transfer Station Rd.

Description: Join artist Susie Wren for a workshop on expressing ourselves with nature’s magnificent materials. Susie is a Georgetown, Maine artist interested in naturalizing and recovering herself, and the land, to recreate habitat, energy and vibration in places where it has receded or been taken. She uses native wildflowers, grasses and weeds to make studies in color, form, and function. She rejoices in sharing this observation and work with others. RSVP. Cost by donation.

Woman stands with a basket full of monarch butterflies ready to be released
young boy grabs monarch butterfly to release
kids look up and watch as a monarch butterfly flies off
close up of hands holding a caterpillar
excited young boy watched monarch butterfly release
Project monarch - Part two (in collaboration with IHT)
Thank you to everyone for joining us in this magical event. A big round of applause and gratitude for Tammy and all her wisdom. See you next year!

Time:
Sunday, September 4 at 12pm
Place: The Garden Project on the Transfer Station Rd.

Description: Did you know the Milkweed is the only plant that Monarch Butterflies will lay their eggs on? After Tammy Hagerthy of Stonington discovered this essential role of Milkweed with her granddaughter while shopping for garden plants, they decided to inspire the community to plant and protect more Milkweed to help the local Monarch population survive.

To join Tammy in protecting Monarch Butterflies’ and other pollinator’s fragile existence on Deer Isle, we invite you to mark your calendars for a butterfly release in partnership with Ready By 21 Mentoring and Island Heritage Trust.

Fairy Tea party
Time: Saturday, August 27 from 12-2pm
Place: At The Garden Project on the Transfer Station Rd.

Description: Our first annual Fairy Garden Tea Party was a wonderful success! Stories, crafts, snacks, tea, imagination play, discovery and community all held within the garden and the gentle embrace of nature. Thank you to all who came and participated and a huge thank you to The Solidago School of Herbalism for the magic inspiration. 

Brighid Doherty standing in herb garden
honey and mint mixture
The Garden Project garden
holding an herbal beverage
Drinkable Healing Infusions: Digestive System (Week 1)
Time: Wednesday, June 15 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: The Herb Circle at The Garden Project
Description: Learn about the top four herbs that improve the digestive system. Class includes a make-and-take remedy and in-class demos and samples. 
Drinkable Healing Infusions: Nervous System (Week 2)
Time: Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: The Herb Circle at The Garden Project

Price: $40 individual class | $200 all six classes [scholarships available]

Description: Learn about the top four herbs that improve the nervous system. Class includes a make-and-take remedy and in-class demos and samples. Register
Drinkable healing infusions: Women's health (week 3)
Time: Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: The Herb Circle at The Garden Project

Price: $40 individual class | $200 all six classes [scholarships available]

Description: Learn about the top four herbs that improve women’s health. Class includes a make-and-take remedy and in-class demos and samples. Register
Drinkable healing infusions: Cardiovascular system (Week 4)
Time: Wednesday, July 27 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: The Herb Circle at The Garden Project

Price: $40 individual class | $200 all six classes [scholarships available]

Description: Learn about the top four herbs that improve the cardiovascular system. Class includes a make-and-take remedy and in-class demos and samples. Register
Drinkable healing infusions: Skin, Hair, and nails (Week 5)
Time: Wednesday, August 3 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: The Herb Circle at The Garden Project

Price: $40 individual class | $200 all six classes [scholarships available]

Description: Learn about the top four herbs that improve the skin, hair, and nails. Class includes a make-and-take remedy, in-class demos and samples, and spa treatments. Register
Drinkable healing infusions: Immune System (week 6)
Time: Wednesday, August 17 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: The Herb Circle at The Garden Project

Price: $40 individual class | $200 all six classes [scholarships available]

Description: Learn about the top four herbs that improve the immune system. Class includes a make-and-take remedy, in-class demos and samples, and spa treatments. Register
Children's Story Hour

Place: The Garden Project on the Transfer Station Rd.

Description: Chris Ross, Stonington Public Library director, will read garden and food themed picture books at The Garden Project on June 27 (Rain out date!: June 29), July 25 and August 22 from 12-1pm. Bring a blanket and a picnic, and enjoy a beautiful garden, a delicious lunch and mouthwatering books about good food.

Laura Lawford from Chase Emerson Memorial Library will be reading in the circle from 11am to noon on the first Saturday of each month, coinciding with our cafe/market beginning July 2nd.

caterpillar climbing on Milkweek plant
Summer solstice Greeting
Time: Tuesday, June 21 just after sunrise
Place: The Garden Project on the Transfer Station Rd. (The gate will be locked, simply park to the side and walk in)

Description: Join us in the herb circle just after sunrise for a bit of quiet immersion, joy journaling, and celebration. Bring a journal, or add your magic to one of ours.

Project monarch - Part one (in collaboration with IHT)
Time: Sunday, June 5
Place: The Garden Project on the Transfer Station Rd.

Description: Did you know the Milkweed is the only plant that Monarch Butterflies will lay their eggs on? After Tammy Hagerthy of Stonington discovered this essential role of Milkweed with her granddaughter while shopping for garden plants, they decided to inspire the community to plant and protect more Milkweed to help the local Monarch population survive.

To join Tammy in protecting Monarch Butterflies’ and other pollinator’s fragile existence on Deer Isle, we invite you to mark your calendars for a two-part celebratory family event beginning on June 5 in partnership with Ready By 21 Mentoring and Island Heritage Trust.

We will meet at The Garden Project on the Transfer Station Rd. in Stonington, to learn about Monarchs, Milkweed, moon cycles and pollinators, receive Milkweed seeds and seedlings to plant in our own yards and make “puddlers” out of up-cycled hubcaps for Monarchs and other pollinators to drink out of. We will gather again in later summer to conclude with a butterfly release!

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