Events and Workshops

Saturday June 23rd Herbal Spa Day w Brighid Doherty, herbalist IMG_7931Nourish your body, mind and soul with a multi-treatment herbal spa including a 6 step facial and hand/foot soaks surrounded by the beauty of the hostel gardens. The treatments are handmade with herbs, fruits and grains such as rose, lavender, mint, oats, lemon and honey. Start your summer right with renewed skin, relaxed mind and joyful soul. $30. 10 am – noon.


Hands-On Herbal Medicine Making Series With Herbalist Brighid Doherty Build your own home apothecary with local plant medicines – each workshop in this series will teach you how to make and use a type of herbal medicine with local plants. $30/class includes a take home medicine that you make. $25/class for 3 or more. Call Brighid 207-460-0744 or email for more info or to register.

June 27th Foraging Medicinal Plants and Wild Salads Mixes 

July 11th Herbal Teas and Syrups 

July 25th Herbal Tinctures and Elixirs 

Aug 8th Herbal Oils and Healing Salves

Aug 22nd Herbal Vinegars, Honeys and Oxymels

Friday July 27th Deer Isle Hostel Annual Summer Party w The SoulBenders!! Some people plan their vacation to make this show! Guaranteed to make you dance, dance, dance. Bonfire, outdoor stage – bring snacks to share! 7 pm – 10 pm. $5 band donation.

Tour of the Deer Isle Hostel – Homesteading in the 21st Century Learn about traditional and modern methods used to produce building materials, food, garden amendments and energy in harmony with the island landscape. Tour the gardens and the orchard, look at the Shiitake-production and the compost-heated outdoor shower. See the hand-built 17th Century inspired timber-framed building and the many outbuildings. Every Saturday from July 14th through September 1st. Tour starts at 10 am followed by a discussion on a homesteading related topic. Suggested donation $5-10.

July 14th, 21st and 28th Granite splitting demo IMG_7921

Aug 4th Vegetable garden mulches

Aug 11th Starting fruit trees

Aug 18th Keeping chickens

Aug 25th Mushroom cultivation

Sept 1st Building soil with forest resources