Explore the Fine Art of

Homestead Herbalism

*Twelve-month foundation course (Changes to this schedule-see below)

In the not too distant past, keeping a family strong and healthy with simple home remedies was a common homesteading skill that every woman possessed. Identifying and utilizing wild and cultivated plants was as valuable and necessary as preserving food for the winter months or learning to stitch.

The “Homestead Herbalism” foundation course was designed to gather small groups of men and women with the intent of re- awakening this empowering tradition by learning together, using our senses and preparing and sharing the herbal harvest.

In 2024, The Still Room’s informative four season foundation course will meet one Saturday (or Sunday) every month starting in January through December. The course curriculum weaves informative current herbal wisdom with interesting historical facts and intuitive folk traditions. Through the seasons, from planting through harvest, we will learn to create nutritious wild foods as well as therapeutic preparations and pleasurable crafts using edible, medicinal and fragrance herbs that are both cultivated and wild crafted. Our time together will give students basic herbal knowledge and skills that will empower them to use herbs for their own nutritional, therapeutic and creative needs. Our teaching areas include a cozy classroom/kitchen, outdoor teaching space in cultivated gardens and the fields and forests of southern NJ.

Students will receive 60 hours of instruction, a large spiral ring notebook, abundant full- color handouts, recipes and a wide variety of take-home herbal preparations made together in class. A beautiful certificate will be presented at the completion of the course.

Homestead Herbalism 2025

Saturday Session

2025 Saturday Session dates:

  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 22
  • April 26
  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 26
  • August 23
  • September 27
  • October 25
  • November 22
  • December 7 – Combined Classes for Graduation!

*1651 Drake Avenue Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Sunday Session

2025 Sunday Session dates:

  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 27
  • May 18
  • June 22
  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 23
  • December 7 – Combined Classes for Graduation!

*1651 Drake Avenue Mays Landing, NJ 08330