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 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.

***This informative twelve month foundation course normally meets one Saturday or Sunday every month, January through December. In 2022, delays due to the pandemic will cause the course to be starting two months later than normal. To amend the delayed start, two additional classes will be added during the active growing season. Please see the published dates below! ***

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, outdoor classroom, cultivated gardens and the wild places of the south Jersey Pine Barrens.

Homestead Herbalism 2022

Saturday Session

2022 Saturday Session dates:

  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 14
  • June 4
  • July 9
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 12
  • December 3

*1651 Drake Avenue Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Sunday Session

2022 Sunday Session dates:

  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 15
  • June 5
  • July 26
  • July 10
  • August 7
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 30
  • November 13
  • December 4

*1651 Drake Avenue Mays Landing, NJ 08330