Jacqueline Soule

Website: www.gardeningwithsoule.com

Contact person: Jacqueline Soule

Program length: 60 minutes

Age suitability: Varies

Fee: $100-120 plus mileage

Program description:

Plant Universe (suitable for ages 4+ if accompanied by an adult- $120)

We will discuss how people could feed themselves if they lived in outer space all the time, or on the moon. Discussion will introduce the concept of biospheres and nutrient cycles. Then everyone will build a biosphere to take home.

I will bring material for: 16
Arrangements can be made for additional attendees. Tables will  be needed. An aide would be preferable.

Build A Better World for Butterflies (suitable for ages 4+ if accompanied by an adult- $120)

You can have many butterflies in your yard if you plant the flowers they love. You can also invite them into your garden if you make a feeder for them. First we discuss the lives of butterflies, then everyone will make a feeder to take home!

Herbal Soap (suitable for children 6+ if accompanied by an adult- $120)

Making milled soap is one easy way to incorporate soothing and fragrant herbs into soap. In this hands-on program you will learn to make unique gifts, or just recycle old bars of soap. Soap can do more than get you clean, it can smell nice, and even offer some healing properties. Everyone will make some soap to take home.

I will need tables for all of us to work on and an electrical outlet for a hot plate (I bring an extention cord).
I will bring material for: 16
Arrangements can be made for additional attendees.

Growing Culinary Herbs – Powerpoint Presentation (suitable for adults- $100)

If you have plants in your yard that you must trim and maintain, why not also get culinary herbs for the kitchen?! Award-winning author Dr. Jacqueline Soule will discuss a selection of easily grown herbs for your edible landscape and share tips for success.

I will bring: handouts for 15, and the presentation on a flash drive.
You will need to provide: laptop and projector.

Edible Flowers – Powerpoint Presentation (suitable for adults- $100)

Flowers add beauty and grace to our landscapes, but they can also add some taste, visual appeal, and even vitamins to our diet! Author Dr. Jacqueline Soule will share edible flowers that can be easily grown in Vermont, including a number of native flowers of forests and streams. She will also discuss the general guidelines of foraging and harvest of these tasty treats.

I will bring: handouts for 15, and the presentation on a flash drive.
You will need to provide: laptop and projector.

Herbs for Sleep: Exploring Myth and Fact– Powerpoint Presentation

Morpheus is the Greek god of sleep and dreams. He gave his name to morphine, a drug extracted from poppies and used to help induce sleep and deaden pain. Unfortunately, morphine has addictive qualities, so milder substances are needed to help us find sleep. Author Dr. Soule will discuss a number of herbs with a history of use as a sleep aid, discuss the active compounds, and dispel a few myths.

I will bring: handouts for 15, and the presentation on a flash drive.
You will need to provide: laptop and projector.

Special equipment, space considerations, or geographic limitations : See each program for more details.

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