Old Ways Herbal

Vermont Herb School, Clinical Herbalist, Plant Remedies, & Herbal Farmcraft Wisdom.


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Apprentice Applications Due April 13

Just over a month left to apply for the 2017 Apprenticeship!

Want to learn more about growing and using herbal medicine?  Come get your hands dirty at Old Ways Herbal! We learn by doing–on the farm and in the forest–in this personalized, hands-on program full of awesomeness.  Science-based herbal practice, native and at-risk plant propagation, clinical skills for herbalists, food as medicine, and more. Located in Newfane, VT, 20 minutes from Brattleboro.  Info here or under the School of Plant Medicine menu.

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We Won!

I am so grateful to announce that our family farm, Riversong Farm in South Newfane, Vermont, has won an important regional business competition!  Last Wednesday we were awarded first place in the Windham Regional Business Plan Competition through Strolling of the Heifers, after presenting the business plan for our farm-to-table charcuterie line to a panel of judges.  The other finalists all have awesome businesses too, so it was an amazing surprise and we are so honored to have been chosen for first place.  The prize money will help us get our charcuterie products to customers and stores this fall, and we just can’t wait!

You can see the list of all the winners and finalists here.

Here is the link to our farm website, which is still under construction but will be updated this week.


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United Plant Savers Grant!

I just found out that United Plant is giving us a grant to build an at-risk medicine trail in our botanical sanctuary!  It will be along the trail to the classroom, so every student will get a close view of forest conservation in action.  More about this soon–too excited right now to do computer stuff, and it’s a beautiful day to be out in the gardens.  Today I am living a charmed life, thank you the universe (and especially the part of the universe that is United Plant Savers).


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What Are You Searching For?

When I check the stats on this site, I see a ton of hits from people using search engines.  Sometimes I can see the terms, like “hops recipe,” yesterday (I can help you, hops fan), but usually I can’t see the terms.  Personally, when I search for really specific knowledge online, I usually end up wading through pages and pages of sales sites (“find hops recipe for less!”) and bogus yellow pages and background check sites (“did hops recipe go to your high school?  find hops recipe now!”) and other utter garbage.  It’s obnoxious.  If you’re searching for a recipe, growing info or whatever related to medicinal plants and you can’t find the info you want, just leave me a comment (preferred, so others can see it), put it on the facebook page, or drop me an email.  I love this stuff and I’m happy to help if I can.  And hops fan, come back!  I have recipes!  I will tell you them!