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.

Farm at Coventry’s informative (and now expanded!) twelve month foundation course meets one Saturday OR 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/farmhouse kitchen, cultivated gardens and the wild places of northern Chester County, Pennsylvania.

A Phoenixville area PA Homestead Herbalism course will be held on the last Sunday of every month beginning on January 29, 2017.

The 2017 Sunday dates:

  • January 29
  • February 26
  • March 26
  • April 30
  • May 28
  • June 4
  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September 17
  • October 29
  • November 26
  • December date to be determined

*The 2017 PA Homestead Herbalism class is being graciously hosted by a happy former Homestead Herbalism student on a historic property with established herb gardens and room to expand! So grateful for use of this beautiful space! The address is 1321 State Road Phoenixville PA 19460


Eight-month foundation course

We are very excited to announce that Susan has moved her residence to the NJ Pine Barrens and is expanding her teaching radius to include a NEW Homestead Herbalism Course in New Jersey in 2017!!

Herb gardens were established in summer of 2016 and will be expanded in the spring of 2017 to accommodate the new teaching space.

The NJ Homestead Herbalism course will be held on the second Saturday of every month beginning on March 11 , 2017.

The 2017 Saturday dates:

  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • Aug 12
  • Sept 9
  • Oct 14

*1651 Drake Avenue Mays Landing, NJ 08330