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garden visit

Smell and taste local medicinal plants

garden visit

Smell and taste local medicinal plants

Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
garden visit

Smell and taste local medicinal plants

garden visit

Smell and taste local medicinal plants

Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Guests would be lead through the flowering medicinal plants garden, where they will be shown and taught which plants they see and what they are used for, as medicine or food. They would be encouraged to smell and taste the plants, as well as taste some of the tinctures made with the plants. All questions about the plants and photographing are welcome. After the garden walk, we will sit down and have a sip of chilled herb tea (the packaged blends would be available for purchase, if desired) and have an herb - based snack. Guests are also invited to visit my herbal apothecary, based in my apartment in the center of Great Barrington where they can purchase herbal products including tinctures and teas.

Your host

Learn more about Krysia

Krysia

I was born and raised in Poland where the ancient knowledge of medicinal plants was still practiced by most people in the 1970s & 1980s. Already as a child, I was drawn to gathering and using herbs daily. Ten years ago, after lifelong career as a shiatsu massage practitioner, I went back to school to formally study the uses and cultivation of medicinal plants. To augment my studies at UMass (Medical Plant videography – major) I’ve studied and apprenticed with master Herbalists Chris Marano and Bonnie Bloom. I established my own medicinal plant farm eight years ago, the first of its kind in the Berkshires. I have been tending to around 140 different species of herbs. I also provide my local community with medicinal plants CSA shares, where the members receive herbal products. All are freshly prepared from locally grown plants.

What's included

Drinks
The chilled herbal tea (most likely hibiscus with rose scented bergamot and lemon grass, but it all depends on a harvest and…

Where you'll be

We will visit medicinal plants gardens located in vicinity of Great Barrington. If desired we will be lead to visit my apartment where the herbal apothecary is located.

Availability

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests should be comfortable around dogs, as well in the heat of the summer.

What to bring

Guest should have comfortable shoes and sunhats.

More tips

We will be driving to the farm from Great Barrington for around 8 minutes and parking on the road in front of the farm. Bring comfortable shoes and sun hats. No pets as my dog will assist us.

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Krysia
Smell and taste local medicinal plants
New experience
From G$11,840/person
New experience
From G$11,840/person