2017-07-27 / About Town

Learn how to identify herbs on nature walk

Herbalist Kristin Minto will lead a walking tour to identify medicinal herbs and plants from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 at Watson Farm, 455 North Road.

Minto, who grew up on Watson Farm and has been studying herbal medicine for more than a decade. Guests will learn drying methods to preserve the highest qualities for teas. The course also will cover steps to make tinctures and proper use of oils for preserving plants and making home remedies. The cost is $20. Historic New England members receive a $5 discount.

Watson Farm is a 265-acre seaside working farm that is open for hiking from 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays through Columbus Day. For more information, call Don Minto at 423-0005.

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