Intro to 5 Important and Classic Chinese Herbs


2 hrs 
August = Date to be announced....


These herbs can be grown effortlessly in this area:


Codonopsis - Dang Shen
Astragalus - Huang Qi
Balloon Flower - Jie Gung
Baikal Skullcap - Huang Qin
Houttuynia - Ying Xing Cao 


All five of these great species are easy to grow, very hardy, and very useful as a part of a household herbal apothecary! 

Workshop is hands on and takes place at Midsummer Farm.


Cost is $36 | Current Schedule | Registration  



Drawing
 and Painting Holy Basils


The fast growing annual adaptogenic herb, Holy Basil, is closely related to the culinary basils, but has a striking and remarkable energy. During this workshop, we'll be spending time with the Holy Basil plants - a couple different varieties - which will all be at their peak. Through drawing, painting, and personal discussion, we'll get to really know and develop a deeper relationship to this magical and spiritually-intense healing herb. At this point in the summer, the Holy Basil plants are at the height of their growth and medicinal value, full flowering with bees tumbling among them. As an adaptogen, Holy Basil aids the body in balancing and renewing itself and fighting the effects of the stresses of modern life. 

Price includes all art materials; Workshop is hands on and takes place at Midsummer Farm.

Friday, August 10th 2018
10 am to 1 pm (3 hours)


Cost is $36 | Current Schedule | Registration  



NOTE - All workshops must be registered in advance. Take note of deadlines for registration.  Registration forms and options can be found on our Current Schedule Page. Info on refunds and more can also be found on the Current Schedule Page. Please email me with any questions you may have! 


Workshops are informal in style and designed to be a fun outing where you also learn and socialize! We hope you'll join us soon! 

Natural Dyeing using Herbs


3 hrs 
August = Date to be announced....

We will start out by scouring the farm, gathering herbs and plants that are optimal for dyeing, and discuss how to grow some of my favorites like french marigold, dyer's chamomile, celandine, poke weed, and indigo.

Afterwards, we'll gather in the farm kitchen and do some dye baths - both mordant-free and with mordants. We'll be using wool roving and silk swatches. 


Workshop is hands on and takes place at Midsummer Farm.


Cost is $36 | Current Schedule | Registration  



Elecampane Workshop Registration
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop Registration

Elecampane WOrkSHOP - growing, harvesting, and making medicine


Unless you've hung out a bit at Midsummer Farm, you may not have even heard of Elecampane – but around here, we consider it a miracle herb. Elecampane is our go-to treatment for any bronchial issues or heavy coughing and congestion. We will talk all about the great ways we use elecampane as an herbal medicine. 

We will also visit our elecampane staged-by-age growing area, where we'll harvest some 3 year old roots together and process them. Students will go home with roots to dry and have on hand in their homes for their herbal medicinal cabinet.


Workshop is hands on and takes place at Midsummer Farm.


Tuesday, August 21st 2018
10 am to 12 noon


Cost is $36 | Current Schedule | Registration  


Check out our Poultry & Elecampane Page!

New Workshops for 2018!


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 11/9/18

Two ways to register:

1) $55.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.
2) Or you can register online ($57.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:



Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 7/11/18

Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.
2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:


Growing and Using Herbal Nervines Workshop Registration

midsummer Farm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 8/3/18

Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.
2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:


Drawing and Painting Holy Basils Workshop Registration

workshop on Growing and Using Herbal Nervines 


There is a thrilling group of herbs that are categorized as Nervines. These nervine herbs act by healing and toning the nerves. They can be used internally as teas or tinctures to help alleviate the effects of stress and anxiety on the nervous system; Or they can be used externally as salves to help relieve nerve pain and issues like carpal tunnel. Nervines, with their affinity to the nervous system, work synergistically with Adaptagenic herbs like Holy Basil as well as brain-supportive herbs like Ginkgo. 

Many of the classic nervine herbs can be grown easily in most herb gardens. In this workshop, I will be discussing my favorite very effective nervines and go over ways to make and use herbal products using these herbs.

Workshop is hands on and takes place at Midsummer Farm.


Wednesday, July 18th 2018
12 pm  - 2 pm


Cost is $36 | Current Schedule | Registration  




Lyme Protocol Herbs Workshop


Lyme Disease (and other tick-related illnesses associated with it) is an extremely challenging health issue to deal with and heal from. In this workshop, we'll be going  over some of the most up-and-coming herbal protocols for dealing with this disease - in both its chronic and acute phases - and its implications. It is becoming more and more clear that an herbal approach can be much more effective than many of the conventional approaches and that an integrative program for approaching Lyme is very effective. 

Before the class, you can prep by reading two of the best books on Lyme: 

It's not necessary that you read ahead of time, but it would make the workshop even more powerful for you. 


Holiday Wreath Making 


3 hrs 
November 23rd 2018 

12 - 3 pm 


Participants will go home with their own fabulous wreath made from various evergreen trimmings. 

Workshop is hands on and takes place in the greenhouse over wintery and festive refreshments at Midsummer Farm.


Cost is $55 and includes all materials | Current Schedule | Registration  




Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 8/14/18

Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.
2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:


Thursday, June 21st 2018 
1 pm - 3 pm

Cost is $36 | Current Schedule | Registration  



Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 6/14/18

Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.
2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:









Lyme Protocol Herbs Workshop