[My kid] learned so much, but, better yet, he found a new kind of love and respect for plants. I’ve always wanted that for him and you’ve kindled that fire. Thank you a million times over. Also, thank you for all the wonderful salves and tinctures you sent home with him. What a treat it is to have it all here now, made by his hands (not just mine).
MD – satisfied parent
My son really enjoyed the wild herb week summer course. He learned a ton and had a super time. He has retained the plants he learned about and uses them regularly. What a great way to connect with nature while enjoying the company of nice friends
Wild Herbs for Adults & Kids, especially age 8 & up
Join us for our fifth summer!
This Wild Herb Week will take place August 14-August 17, M-Th. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bring your child, your inner child, or someone else’s child! Come explore the healing herbs all around us, waiting to become part of you. We will learn to identify, harvest, and prepare at least 15 different herbs that you can find easily in your local environment to include in your diet and first aid kit.
Through hands-on harvesting, preparing, eating, and crafting, you’ll get to know each herb personally and practically.
Each family will leave with several herbal medicines, and the knowledge of how and why to make and use them.
Every year, Wild Herb Week includes a crafts project related to our herbal work. Past projects have included dream pillows, herb driers, and baskets. This summer, by popular demand, we will be making baskets like the one in the picture below.
We’ll also prepare some medicinal oils during Wild Herb Week that we will turn them into lovely salves during one of our winter Wild Herb Days.
Depending on scheduling and interest, we may include some QiGong and shiatsu among our activities..
Who: Every interested person, ages 8 to adult.
When: August 14-17, M-Th., 10 am to 3 pm
How Much: $165 per person per week. Multiple discounts available.
Special Discounts: 10% off if registered before June 15th.
$35 discount per week for additional family members. Parents accompanying their children may participate for free! There will be an additional crafts fee for parents wishing to do crafts projects ($25).
Discounts may be combined.
N.b., the family discount assumes that families will make herbal products together, but do crafts separately.
- 20 hours of fun instruction!!
- all herbs, jars, bottles, etc.
- vinegar, oil, honey, alcohol or glycerin for tincturing, and all craft materials
- lovely wild herbal drinks and snacks that we enjoy during Wild Herb Week
- Participants go home with a substantial amount of homemade herbal products, plus at least one herbally relevant, hand-crafted item.
Clothes: We will be outside; please dress accordingly. Long sleeves, pants, socks, closed shoes, hats and muck-proof clothes in general recommended.
Other Details: Participating children should be able to use a knife, a sewing needle, and plant shears independently, or work together with a family member. “Ages 8 to adult” is short-hand for this. Some of the activities will really work better for kids 8 and up, but if younger kids want to participate and you’re prepared to help them, we welcome them. We recognize that kids acquire skills at varying ages. In addition, some of our older kids really love spending time with the younger ones. Adults without children are welcome, too.
Younger siblings may be with you, but you need to supervise them; they will not be able to participate in all the activities. Adults are welcome to participate. To make your own crafts, remember to pay the materials fee. (All materials will be purchased in advance.)
This will be a a learning experience, not an authorized camp or licensed childcare situation. You retain responsibility for the safety and well-being of your child or children.
We will be in tick country. Please check your child/ren carefully for ticks at the end of each day, and remove all ticks thoroughly and carefully. We will make an herbal tick repellant together the first day.