Learn about the benefits of farming with herbs and the using them to support good health with Mary Blue and Glen Cory from Farmacy Herbs.
Mary Blue, founder and owner of Farmacy Herbs (Providence, RI), currently teaches Western Herbalism to the Integrative Resident Program at Brown University Medical School. Since 2001, Mary has taught classes on herbalism at various local businesses (including hospitals and those focused on the health care industry), community events, and scholastic facilities. She is an advocate for personal and planetary healing through herbs, nutrition and lifestyle, using herbs to support health rather than treating disease. Her healing philosophy focuses on community, education, and social and health justice.
Glen Cory is a skilled carpenter in green building technologies. He is the facility carpenter at Farmacy Herbs, where he has built the greenhouses used in plant production, and designed and constructed the renovations and additions to the barn. He also manages all of the animal production for the family farm.
The Beechwood Lecture Series, offered to the public, free of charge, is a joint effort of the URI Master Gardener Program and the RI Wild Plant Society. Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending.
Upcoming 2017 Beechwood Lectures
7/19/17 Cooking with Native Produce, Chef Brandon Read, The Celestial Café, Exeter, RI
9/20/17 Creating Pollinator Habitat, Vanessa Venturini, State Program Leader, URI Master Gardener Program
11/15/17 Designing the Ecological Landscape, Kevin M. Alverson Landscape Architecture