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Arts Night Out: Get to Know Goldenrod

  • CLICK Workspace 9 1/2 Market Street Northampton, MA, 01060 United States (map)

It's fall harvest time! Join us in welcoming Ostara Luna Farm owners Nova and Grover, who will help visitors muddle and sift dried goldenrod harvested from their fields.

Goldenrod is the ubiquitous tall flower with dense fronds of tiny bright yellow flowers that cover the meadows, field edges, and roadsides of Western Mass in September and October. The flower and leaves have long been used as a gentle medicinal herb to aide the body in anti-inflammation and expectorant function, and the plant can be used as a natural dye for wool.

Come get your hands yellow and take in the smell of summer sweetness when the goldenrod is dry. Each participant can enjoy a cup of goldenrod tisane (it's like tea, but “tea” is technically only made from plants from the family of black and green tea), and take a portion to enjoy at home, while supplies last. There will also be plant coloring sheets for kids to enjoy and Ostara Luna Farm greeting cards and dried tea for sale.

Ostara Luna Farm is a woman-owned permaculture farm in Ashfield that produces dried medicinal and culinary herbs, flowers, duck eggs, fresh flowers, and vegetables.

ON OUR WALLS: Three floors of a retrospective of paintings and multi-media pieces by Israel J. Costin.