Fox Haven Farm Offers CSA Herb Garden | Environment

Fox Haven Organic Farm, Retreat and Learning Center offers over 50 herbs in its fifth year of the Fresh Herb Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

Members can access the herbs from two locations in 2021: at Jefferson’s Farm or Baltimore Larder’s farm-to-table cafe, according to a release from Fox Haven.

“We currently cultivate over 50 different types of herbs, including some culturally significant varieties used in Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and cuisine around the world,” said Lacey Walker, director of The Learning Center Herb Farm and of the CSA, in the press release. “Our CSA herb is one of the best possible ways to gain hands-on experience that will take your herbal knowledge to the next level.”

There are three types of CSA membership options:

  • Building Your Herbal Relationship is a monthly CSA package with a 90-minute hands-on class each month. This format is recommended for beginners and community-oriented learners who want hands-on experience with 24 different herbs.
  • Building Your Herbal Apothecary is a monthly CSA option without formal instruction, more suitable for the returning CSA member, individual learner, or intermediate herbalist.
  • Herbal Basics, a new offering this year, is a beginner’s guide to the treatment and study of herbs. This series will take place only on location at Fox Haven to take a closer look at how to harvest, clean and prepare herbs, as well as make a herbal mix to take home.

As part of Fox Haven’s initiative to provide a safe and inclusive learning space, reparation discounts and scholarships are available for Black, Indigenous and Colored (BIPOC) members of the ASC.

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Terri S. Tomasini