After working few years in a small Herb Drying Factory and being healed by herbs from my childhood I literally love these miraculous plants. I believe that the best way to learn about herbs is through direct experience. Any book can't be a substitute for seeing, touching, tasting, and smelling the leaves, flowers, and roots that hold the medicine. 9:00 Meeting at the train station of Siracusa 9:30-10:30 Arriving at the Herb Farm. Meeting the owner Herbalist who will present an educational walk to locate and identify common Sicilian medicinal herbs. In this sensorial guided walk you will explore nearly 200 species of indigenous cultivated and wild herbs. Depending of the season, you will observe and participate in herbal essential oil distillation process, harvest wildflowers, almonds, olives, carobs, or even saffron. 10:30- 11:30 Return to Herb Farm Laboratory for a brief visit of the facilities and products. Afterwards we will depart for a hike where you will enjoy the beauty of Sicilian landscape including breathtaking archeological sites and continue to explore Sicilian plants in their natural environment
The Mountains are my bones The Rivers my vens The Forests are my thoughts And the Stars are my dreams The Ocean is my heart Its pounding in my pulse The song of the Earth write the music of my soul. My name is Margarita. I am a herbalist, an anthropologist, buddhist, meditator, social worker, translator, naturalistic guide, simple walker, gardener, organic food grower. I love to eat and sometimes to cook, to try anything new. I like to be with people, to share, to laugh, to be in the present moment.
Picnic containing local organic products
Depending on your available time, ability level and age we will choose on of these Canyons in the area: Cava Carosello Cava Grande Cava Campana Cava Bibinello
Do you like nature? And silence? Do you like to swim in the cold river, to climb the rock, to listen the sea, to touch the flower, to smell an aromatic herb? Do you like to enjoy the present moment?
Aromatic Walk and Herb Farm Adventure