With the current rise in popularity of witchcraft and magic, a common critisim is it’s disconnection from living things. In this lecture, John Magnuson will introduce a variety of techniques fo people try in their gardens or even their indoor planters. The lecture will start with some myth busting about your abilities to keep plants alive. Techniques for building soil and the importance of mulch layers for growing plants will be discussed. Composting from both a mundane and magical perspective will be covered. Suggestions on where to find raw materials cheaply or for free will be given. The third section will be about pollinators and pollenizers; resources to learn about local plants, flower morphologies to look for and some helpful plants to grow. In between each section John will share some gardening folklore. Ultimately John hopes this lecture will inspire listeners to get more involved in their local communities.This is a 120 minute, foundational level lecture.About the Presenter:John Magnuson is a folk magic practitioner living in southern New Hampshire. John is a student of Nordic folk magic with the hopes of one day becoming trollkunnig. John is an avid gardener of food, herbs, mushrooms, and native plants. He loves investigating different ways of their cultivation. John enjoys fiber arts and is currently exploring their connection to measuring and knot magic.
Intro to Gardening