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.