Constance Campbell Ferry invites you to wander-journey and connect in the gardens, in workshops, as an apprentice, with community, and during celebrations and events at Hobbit Gardens. She says, “Hobbit Gardens is earth, sky, woods, plants, sun and rain. We are learning to walk gently upon Grandmother Earth, learning to make our footprints smaller so there is a place for all. We teach what we know and what we are learning. Come learn, laugh, share, and experience this earth and the plants that grow, so we will have food, medicine, health, and beauty.”
As a grower, gardener, gatherer, maker of medicines, and a voice for the plants, Constance uses her Hobbit Gardens to teach and share what the earth, gardeners, botanists, herbalists, and many friends and students have taught her. Visitors are invited to wander the gardens and browse the herb and perennial plants and the shop. Classes and workshops teach how to garden and live ecologically, create healthy foods, make medicines, skin care products, and create beautiful wreaths.
Beginning in April, organically grown herbs and herb seeds, hardy perennials and some vegetable plants become available. Hobbit Gardens’ “Garden Work/Exchange Program” begins at the end of April. Monthly, through the rest of the growing and harvest seasons, the garden hosts events such as an herb festival; an Apprentice Herbal Studies Weekend and a variety of Herbal Studies classes; the Mid-Summer Night’s Feast and Fire, that includes a moon walk through the gardens; a Healing Body and Soul Retreat, that includes camping in the gardens; the Autumnal Equinox Celebration; the Full Moon Autumn Gatherers’ Quest, that connects guests to the rhythms of the earth and all life through exploration of their mind, emotions, spirit, and body; a Winter Solstice Celebration; and much more.