Explore the Fine Art of

Homestead Herbalism


Twelve-month foundation course

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 important 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 women (and of course men, too!) with the intent of re-introducing this empowering tradition by learning together, using our hands, and preparing and sharing the herbal harvest.

The Still Room at Pitch Pines informative twelve month foundation course meets one Sunday every month from January through December. The course curriculum weaves informative current herbal wisdom with interesting historical facts and folk traditions. Through the seasons, from planting through harvest, we will learn to create delicious, nutritional snacks as well as therapeutic preparations 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, cultivated gardens and the wild places of the south Jersey Pine Barren.

Homestead Herbalism 2019

The NJ Homestead Herbalism course will be held on the last Sunday of every month beginning on Sunday, January 27, 2019 (unless it conflicts with a holiday weekend) When the Sunday Session has filled a Saturday Session will be added the same weekend!

2019 Sunday session:

  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 31
  • April 28
  • May 19
  • June 30
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 29
  • October 27
  • November 24
  • December 15

*1651 Drake Avenue Mays Landing, NJ 08330