Old Ways Herbal: Juliette Abigail Carr, RH (AHG)

Women & Children's Herbal Clinic, Vermont Herb School, & Ramblings on Family Herbal Wisdom

Medicinal Gardener Course

Medicinal Gardener Course

Come get your hands dirty in this season-long garden adventure. This course digs deep into principles and techniques of growing and harvesting medicinal herbs in the vegetable garden. Hone your skills to coax medicinal plants into being, while protecting veggies from insects and increasing yields.

Topics include: garden planning, starting seeds, planting & transplanting, harvest, rotation, companion planting, microclimate, pollinators, pest control, forest gardens & food forests, bioremediation, season extension, soil, water, and more.

This is a participatory course: plant walks, group harvesting, & hands-on practice form the core of this course.


Participants take home herbs harvested in class, as well as plants and seeds, and clear written information on the recipes, guiding principles, and uses of herbs discussed.

This course is appropriate for all levels of gardeners, in bud and in bloom.  Join us on the farm!

As always, children are welcome, but they are their parents’ responsibility while they’re here.


This course meets one Sunday a month from May through September, from 11 AM to 3 PM, in our gardens and fields.  Please note: dates are TBD since this is a new course; if there is enough interest, could be offered as a weekday course on Mondays or Fridays (if weekdays appeal to you, please let us know ASAP)

Organic Gardening Principles, Garden Mapping, & Companion Planting, May 27

Growing Medicinal Plants: Seeds, Transplants, Rotations, & More, June 17

Pollinators & Pests, July 15

Microclimate, Soil, & Water, August 12

Season Extension, Cover Crops, & Planning, September 16

Make Up Day, just in case! September 23

Tuition & Sign Up  

Tuition for all classes and materials is $490, $441 before April 1 (10% discount).  You can also sign up to take individual sections of the course for $125, provided there’s space in the class.  Work-trade is available; see the work-trade policy for details.

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