— IN THE FIELD —
Free Summer Classes and Plant Walks
I enjoy sharing my herbal enthusiasm in person, which I would like to do outdoors throughout the summer - either in my yard or at the You-Pick Garden. If this appeals to you, please contact me and let me know what topics interest you and suggest days and times that work best for you, and I'll try to arrange something.
— ONLINE —
Watch Free Instructional Videos
I enjoy sharing my knowledge of herbal medicine. Due to the health risks involved with holding in-person classes during this infectious COVID-19 time, I have converted some of my favorite classes into instructional videos, listed below. Simply click on the View button for the class you want to watch and it should connect you to that YouTube video. If you have problems accessing a video, please let me know. I also welcome your suggestions for other instructional topics - I love preparing for new classes!
Herbs: More Than Seasonings
Increased attention to herbal remedies has some people wondering what it’s all about. This introductory class offers an overview of folk herbalism and information about the many health benefits derived from simple herbal remedies.
DIY Herbal Remedies
Learn the basic techniques of making your own herbal remedies (such as tinctures, vinegars, oils, and ointments), along with a few suggestions of what you should have in your own home herbal apothecary. Making your own herbal remedies is simple and inexpensive... and so much fun!
Growing a Backyard Pharmacy
Would you like to just walk out to your backyard or patio to gather some herbs for teas or medicinal preparations? This class focuses on the cultivation of medicinal plants in your own yard and gardens.
Growing a Pandemic Garden
Inspired by the idea of victory gardens during both world wars, a Pandemic Garden consists of plants whose medicinal properties support the body's ability to resist and/or recover from disease.