Meeting *Saturdays* OR "Sundays" (Open Session Enrollment- Choose one) 9:30am to 3:30pm.
2014 Dates: January 11/12,
February 8/9, March 8/9, April 12/13, May 10/11, June 14/15, July 12/13, August 9/10, Sept 13/14, Oct 11/12, November 8/9, December 13/14
Dates are tentative and may be subject to change due to weather conditions.
New: Students will choose the Sunday session block OR the Saturday session block. You will be required to stay in your chosen session. However, there will be room for flexibility with advance notification. Inquire for more details
2014 Course Brochure .pdf
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Art of Homestead Herbalism
Join our newly expanded twelve- month foundation course
In the not too distant past, keeping a family strong and healthy with simple home remedies was a common homesteading skill that every woman possessed. Identifying and utilizing wild and cultivated plants was as important and necessary as preserving food for the winter months or learning to stitch.
The "Homestead Herbalism" foundation course , now starting its second decade, was designed to gather small groups of women (and of course men, too!!) with the intent of re-introducing this empowering tradition by learning together, using our hands, and preparing and sharing the herbal harvest.
Farm at Coventry's informative, newly revised and expanded twelve month "Homestead Herbalism" foundation course meets one Saturday (or Sunday-you choose the session block!) every month from January through December. The course curriculum weaves informative current herbal wisdom with interesting historical facts and folk traditions. Through the seasons, from planting through harvest, we will learn to create delicious, nutritional snacks as well as therapeutic preparations using edible, medicinal and fragrance herbs that are both cultivated and wild crafted. Our time together will give students basic herbal knowledge and skills that will empower them to use herbs for their own nutritional, therapeutic and creative needs. Our teaching areas include a cozy classroom/farmhouse kitchen, cultivated gardens on the farm and the fields and forests of northern Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Students will receive 72 hours of instruction, a large spiral ring notebook, plentiful full-color handouts and recipes and a wide variety of take-home herbal preparations made together in class. A beautiful certificate will be presented at the completion of the course.