In the next few weeks I will post more classes I will be teaching in person. You can also contact me for a garden consult or for private classes. But today I’m announcing an online class I am excited to share – Seeding Self Care – a series to learn how to grow your own apothecary. It’s based on in-person classes I have taught at Merryspring Nature Center the past five years.
In these three sessions we will go over the foundations of what you need to know to start growing your own herbs for stocking your medicine cabinet.
Thursdays – 6:30-7:30/8pm EST
Week 1 – Foundations of the garden – In this class we explore our intentions for growing our own apothecary and how we can support ourselves and our communities with the plants we grow. We talk abut the reciprocal relationships we engage in within the garden. We will cover the basics of starting a garden, from observation and assessment of your space to soil, water, sun and layout design.
Week 2 – Welcoming the plants – In this class we delve into a long list of medicinal plant allies and what is needed for each plant’s healthy growth. I’ll give an overview of starting medicinal seeds and give individual tips for growing medicinal plants and how to collect and harvest them when the time is right.
Week 3 – Tending to the Gardener – In this herbal first aid class we address common ailments and issues that arise working outside in the garden. Easy and practical herbal applications will be offered for things like bug bites to ankle sprains. We will talk about seasonal rhythms and how we can stay in sync with the needs of the garden as well as our own.
Questions about your own gardens are encouraged! If you miss the live class you can ask questions via email.
You can sign up here.
More spring and summer classes will be posted soon.