Welcome to the Medicine Wheel Garden at Lusscroft Farm

by local artist, Paula Scheyer

by local artist, Paula Scheyer

A living example of People and Nature together in Northwest, NJ.

Gardens and Community are growing at the Medicine Wheel Garden.

Join us for the 6th annual Medicine Wheel Celebration

May 17th and 18th, 2014.

The Friends of the Medicine Wheel is part of the Heritage & Agriculture Association, a Friends group supporting Lusscroft Farms buildings, trails and year round events in cooperation with the NJDEP/Division of Parks & Forestry.

The Medicine Wheel Gardens are located in Lusscroft Farm,

50 Neilson Road at 4-H Way, Wantage, NJ 07461.

For more details about Lusscroft Farm events and information, go to their official website at www.lusscroft.com .

Taking a Walk with Dan Farella of Return to Nature

Join Dan Farella of Return to Nature for an insightful walk around the beautiful Medicine Wheel land to demystify the “wall of green” surrounding us.  He will share with you you to identify and work with many plants revered in the herbal traditions for healing ailments, as well as how to forage for nutritious wild food directly from the land.  Dan will guide two plant walks, one Saturday May 17th and one Sunday May 18th, both from 2pm-4pm.

We will sample the wild plant wonders Nature guides us to, and focus on methods to work with and prepare them.  Gain the skills and confidence necessary to utilize and work with the countless organic, fresh, local and free plant resources Nature continually provides.

Please bring a camera and notebook for recording the plants we find.

Dan Farella is a Forager, Herbalist, and Teacher dedicated to working with Nature to serve in uniting the planet and its people. Dan teaches through Return to Nature (ReturntoNature.us), which provides classes in foraging and herbalism, making homemade remedies from herbs, fermentation and kombucha classes, and primitive and survival skills. He also makes and sells herbal products, and gives nutrition and health consultations, mentors private students, and gives in-home custom group herbalism classes.

Dan teaches throughout New Jersey and can be found at http://www.returntonature.us.  He is working on a documnetary film about his work.  Here is a preview:





Medicine Wheel Celebration Memories

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Photos from 6th annual Medicine Wheel Festival.

The outdoor stage.

The Gardens.

The Pop Up Art Gallery.

The beauty of the event is everyone involved has been willing to be a small piece of something bigger.  Each of us a sliver of the circle that makes the garden and community grow.

See you Saturday and or Sunday ~ May 17th and 18th, 2014!

Good Eats at Medicine Wheel Festival

526795_4942632484725_2019859788_nThe 2013 Medicine Wheel Celebration has some new food vendors this year.  Breathless Beauty will be bringing raw vegan and bakes treats from their Milford, Pa Health Food store.

The young entrepeneur Bread Boy will be there with his home-baked breads and treats.

The Colesville Major League Deli will bring their delicious lunch items including veggie options.

The Hot Dog guy will be back.

And if you want to go straight to the source, join Dan Farella for his foraging walk at 4pm on Saturday.  Good munchies right from the earth!

Please bring your own water bottle!  Picnic blankets or chairs welcome too.   There will be some Stokes State Forest water available to refill your water bottle too!

What a deliciously, relaxing weekend of Music, Arts, Flowers and Community this is going to be!