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Weeds: Friends or Foes? - No registration or fee required!

Thursday, August 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m. starting and ending at the Cannon Falls Library

Come and enjoy a leisurely walk along the Little Cannon River, identifying typically-overlooked or undesirable plants ("weeds") that can actually be used for a variety of purposes.  You'll be amazed at how many edible and medicinal plants are growing wild in our areas, perhaps even in your own backyard!


Make-and-Take Fire Cider - $30

at the Medicinal Herbs Garden

Tentative class dates are Thursday, 9/ 1 and Tuesday, 9/6 afternoons at 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00 and Saturday morning, 9/10 at 10:00.  

Learn how to make Fire Cider, using fresh-picked herbs and veggies from the Medicinal Herbs Garden and Open Hands Farm CSA.  Class includes tips for creative uses of Fire Cider in your diet to support your immune system, aid digestion, and boost energy.  Bring a cutting board and knife and leave with a quart of Fire Cider made with the freshest and most potent ingredients.


September Plant Walk - Free!

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 p.m. at the Medicinal Herbs Garden

Come and enjoy a lovely evening getting to know our wild and cultivated medicinal plants.


Winter Health with Herbs - $30

Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon at the Medicinal Herbs Garden

Fall is here - winter isn't far behind!  Did you know that you can boost your immune system naturally using locally wildcrafted or grown herbs?  There are several good herbal options for helping you deal with the other challenges of a Minnesota winter such as SAD or muscle soreness from too much shoveling.   We'll discuss calendula, Solomon’s Seal and others depending on what is available in the garden or with wildcrafting followed by making a tincture to take home for use through the approaching winter!  Supplies provided.


October Plant Walk - Free!

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 p.m. at the Medicinal Herbs Garden

Come and enjoy a lovely evening getting to know our wild and cultivated medicinal plants.

Getting to the Root of It - $30

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon at the Medicinal Herbs Garden

The roots of some plants can yield some pretty powerful herbal remedies, often useful for feeling more grounded and for general health support.   Come learn why the end of October is the best time to dig roots and then harvest several for making your own herbal remedies, both from the garden and from the surrounding wild areas. 

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Online Instruction

If you have time to spare, I have information to share!

When I was unable to hold in-person classes during the recent pandemic, I converted some of my favorite classes into instructional videos.  Simply click the 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 contact me.  

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Past Class Topics

I enjoy sharing my knowledge of herbal medicine.

These are a few of the topics I have taught in the past:

Herbs: More Than Seasonings

Making Herbal Remedies

Making Kombucha

Making Kefir

Making Fire Cider

Fermenting Vegetables

Marvels of Tea

Growing a Backyard Pharmacy

Growing a Pandemic Herb Garden

Healing Plants of the Prairie

Planting for Pollinators and People


The Much-Maligned Dandelion


Summer Health

Winter Health

Women’s Health

Children’s Health

Herbs for Health “As We Age”

Contact me if you are interested in exploring any of these or other topics.