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 2020

Sunday Session

The NJ Homestead Herbalism course will be held on the last Sunday of every month beginning on Sunday, January 26, 2020 (unless it conflicts with a holiday weekend).

2020 Sunday Session dates:

  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 29
  • April 19
  • May 31
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • August 30
  • September 27
  • October 25
  • November 22
  • December 13

*1651 Drake Avenue Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Saturday Session

2020 Saturday Session dates:

  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 28
  • April 18
  • May 30
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 29
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 21
  • December 12

*1651 Drake Avenue Mays Landing, NJ 08330