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We offer a comprehensive Herbalism Program at Midsummer Farm. Currently all of our workshops and courses are held in person at the farm. But we will soon be offering options for on-line learning!
We have a selection of fun 2-hour workshops on various herbal topics.
But we also offer an intensive set of courses that will really develop your knowledge and experience as an herbalist ... Our Herbal Primer is a great introductory class. Our Living with Herbs is a year-long intensive fully immersing you into the life and world of herbalism. Our Building a Sustainable Herbal Apothecary is a 5 day course focusing on herbs for a specific purpose each session, which also will help develop and flush out your herbal expertise.
Two afternoon sessions - we will work with herbs from a craft and artful perspective. Depending on what herbs are available seasonally, we will do an assortment of herbal crafts from dream pillows to wreaths and beeswax candles.
This course will be completely hands-on and you'll be going home after each session with your creations.
2 Sessions - 1 pm - 4 pm
$108.00 per person ($114.50 online); all materials are included in price
3 sessions, from 10 am to 12 noon. This class is for the beginning and developing herb garden grower. We'll discuss how to grow, harvest, and use 25-30 herbs that no herb garden should be without. All of these herbs are easy to grow and fun to use in cooking, teas, salads, and as medicinals. A great way to get inspiration and plan your spring herb garden! Workshop takes place at Midsummer Farm
An Herbal Community
Not only do you gain a solid understanding and plan for using herbs in supporting the health and well-being of your household, but you also become a part of our Midsummer Farm Herbal Community.
Herbal Students are invited to various gatherings and events... And they get to shop our plant sales early! Over the years, we are becoming an ever-evolving and developing supportive and fun group of local and passionate herbalists.
During these full day sessions, we will be cooking away and exploring techniques for using herbs in simple and easy recipes you can incorporate into your daily eating regime. We will also be tasting and developing new relationships and approaches to herbal flavors and how to combine and use them!
Recipes will reflect both medicinal and health-boosting tonic style recipes like our Garlic Broth as well as just plain delicious herbal dishes. Many dishes will include meat and dairy but vegan options will also be explored.
5 Sessions. 11 pm - 2 pm
Our Building a Sustainable Herbal Apothecary Course is 5 full-day sessions and approaches herbs according to what they would be used for.
The 5 Session Topics include: