Explore the Fine Art of
Homestead Herbalism - Pennsylvania
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 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 (and now expanded!) twelve month foundation course meets one Saturday OR Sunday 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.
A Phoenixville area PA Homestead Herbalism course will be held on the last Sunday of every month beginning on January 29, 2017. The 2017 Sunday dates: January 29, February 26, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, October, 29, November 26, December date to be determined
*The 2017 PA Homestead Herbalism class is being graciously hosted by a happy former Homestead Herbalism student on a historic property with established herb gardens and room to expand! So grateful for use of this beautiful space! The address is 1321 State Road Phoenixville PA 19460
***Please Note: A Saturday class may be opening this same weekend, after the Sunday class has filled.