Jennifer Galbrath

Maxine Appleby

Thursday, February 21st (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)

"Native Plants of Southern Appalachia"

Come learn about the "Native Plants of the Southern Appalachia" with Maxine Appleby who is a native of South Carolina. She was educated in Roebuck (District Six) Schools. She has undergraduate degrees from Winthrop College (BS. BA) and has done graduate work at the University of South Carolina and the University of Hawaii (M.Ed, Ph.D). She has taught in public, private and parochial schools for 51 years. This includes teaching at the university level in Hawaii, Missouri and South Carolina. Currently, she is an instructor in the Wofford College Lifelong Learning Program and has also taught local and Appalachian history at the Spartanburg County Historical Association. Her interests include Appalachian studies, Southern history, regional music, Native plants used for medicines, photography, travel and her Goldern Retrievers. She lives in the Roebuck community and Centennial Colorado. She has one son and two grandsons.​


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Saturday, January 26th (10:00 am - Noon)

"Plant Journaling 101" 

Have you ever seen someone's Materia Medica online and thought “Wow! That would be beautiful if only I could draw” ? Are you not even sure what goes into a Materia Medica? Come out for an afternoon of learning and fun with Jennifer Galbrath of Meadowlark Farms. We will use a new technique to make our Materia Medica where no artistic abilities are required!!

Skills and concepts covered:
1) Learn what a Materia Medica is and why it is important to have one and use it!
2) Use a plant press to preserve your finds and properly document!
3) Learn how to properly store your information.
4) Learn how to responsibly harvest plants and herbs 

From a young age, Jennifer Galbraith has been drawn to the world outside her window. She has loved the way that the natural world can influence a person’s mood and fresh air refreshes the lungs. It was not until she was older and started to explore the concept of homesteading and natural living, that Jennifer came to find herself in love with the idea of herbal medicine.

Jennifer spent several years as a personal injury paralegal, watching the effects of modern medicine on injured clients. The passion to learn how to better help not only those clients, but also her own family and friends, led Jennifer to the Herbal Academy of New England where she immersed herself in her studies and began to seek out classes, books and any other source of information she could find to locate a more natural answer.

Once she started to see the more natural approaches, she started offering these herbal remedies to her family as well as others through her herbal company Meadowlark Farms. It has since been a great pleasure for Jennifer to see her husband, children and friends curb the side effects of prescription drugs including helping a dear friend recover during chemotherapy.

Jennifer is passionate about gardening, wild crafting, homesteading and raising our children in a chemical free world and teaching others to do the same. Knowing that with all of the new technology and discoveries, sometimes the best solution to a problem comes in the knowledge we learned at our grandmother’s side. She invites you to join her as she digs dandelion root and smells the aroma of salves, teas and poultices warming on the fire. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR "PLANT JOURNALING 101"

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