In this series, we’ll spend our days learning in an established herb garden throughout the cultivating season.  Each class, we will tend to an array of medicinal plants as we explore the permaculture principles of garden design, discuss when and how to gather our medicine, and cover how to keep our plants happy throughout the year.  We will cover key gardening techniques, such as root dividing, taking cuttings, and seed saving, giving students the tools to propogate their own living backyard apothecary.  Participants will also learn how to make a wide variety of herbal preparations with our bounty, including tinctures, salves, syrups, and mineral-rich infusions.  The unique healing properties and usages of the plants we work with will be covered as we make medicine and grow our bountiful gardens.

Participants can expect to take home plant starts, seeds, or cuttings for each medicinal plant we cover as well as tons of information to maintain their own medicinal landscape.  Each month, we’ll harvest seasonal herbs to take home, CSA-style, as well as create a different medicinal preparation with one of our focus plants.  This course is designed to stock the medicine cabinet as well as give students the herbs, skills, and knowledge to create and grow their own backyard apothecary.  All gardening and herbal backgrounds are welcome! 

Gardening for Medicine is taught by Gradey Proctor.  It meets six Thursdays OR six Saturdays through the garden season for a total of approximately 40 hours.  You can join the Thursday cohort or the Saturday cohort -- both will cover the same ground.

The total cost, including abundant herbal harvest and plant starts, is $625.


Gardening for medicine *Thursday* 2018 dates:

May 17th
June 14th
July 19th
August 16th
September 20th
October 25th
Class is held from 10am-4:30pm Thursdays.


Gardening for medicine *saturday* 2018 dates:

[The Saturday class is full for 2018.]
May 19th
June 16th
July 21st
August 18th
September 22nd
October 20th
Class is held from 10am-4:30pm Saturdays.


Gardening for Medicine: Register

We are currently interviewing applicants to join the Thursday cohort of the 2018 Gardening for Medicine Program!  (The Saturday cohort is full.)  To request a phone interview, simply fill out this form.  We'll set up a time to talk and answer your questions about the program, describe in greater detail what you'll learn, and cover the expectations we have of students in the program.