Classes & Events

Fall 2019 Programs

Glorious Goldenrod!
Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2019, 6-8pm
Coverdale Farm Preserve, Hockessin, DE

Medicinal, edible, pollinator powerhouse, and state herb – what’s not to love about Goldenrod? Join our certified Learn how this showy native is used as medicine, discover its unique role in history, and make a special Goldenrod treat! Cost: Members $20/Non-Members $25 REGISTER HERE

Herbal Teas and Cold Season Remedies
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, 6-8pm
Coverdale Farm Preserve, Hockessin, DE

Discover herbs and spices that support your immune system, ease sore throats, clear sinus congestion, and soothe coughs. Make an herbal tea blend to take home! Cost: Members $20/Non-Members $25 REGISTER HERE

Holiday Cordials
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, 6:30-8pm
Coverdale Farm Preserve, Hockessin, DE

Craft your own traditional cordials! Sample tonics that aid digestion, focus, and circulation. Discover which ingredients are used to support the body, mind, and heart, then blend your own recipe using herbs, fruit, and spices. What a great holiday gift! Cost: Members $20/Non-Members $25 REGISTER HERE

Winter 2020 Programs

Herbal Remedies (2 sessions)
Sunday, Feb. 16 & 23, 2020, 1-3pm
Mt. Cuba Center

If you are drawn to natural remedies and have a desire to know more about them, this course is for you! Herbal preparations include the seeds, fruit, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers of a plant to assist in treating a variety of ailments. Discover native plants that have been used for respiratory, heart, and nervous system issues and learn how to use them for your own well-being. Start an herbal remedies kit with a tea blend for the heart/nervous system and an elderberry syrup for the respiratory system.  Cost: $59  REGISTER HERE

Please email to inquire about a custom-made herbal medicine program for your group, garden club, girl's night out, or holiday event. 

Topics Samples:

  • Medicinal Plant Walks
  • Herbal Crafting: salves, tea blends, infused oils, syrups, vinegars
  • Herbal First Aid
  • Historical Use of Herbs
  • Native Medicinal Plants of Delaware and surrounding regions
  • Aromatic Herbs
  • Herbs for Colds and Flu
  • Topical Use of Herbs
  • Herbal Remedies from the Kitchen
  • Herbs for Sleep with Dream Pillow craft

Prior 2019 Programs
Herbs for Sleep
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 1-2pm
Wilmington Public Library 

Sleep is a foundation for good health, as our body does its repair work while we slumber. Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, and stress or anxiety can be assisted with the use of herbs. Learn how to support your own good night’s rest and make a sleep sachet filled with relaxing, aromatic herbs to take home. 

Winter Wellness

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, 1-2pm
Wilmington Public Library

It can be hard to stay healthy during the winter. Learn about herbs, foods, and self-care that support wellness during the winter months. Discover roots and spices from your kitchen to fight infections and coughs, learn techniques for clearing sinuses and helping joint pain, and make an herb blend to take home. 

Nature's Pharmacy
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, 1-3pm
Mt. Cuba Center

Staying healthy can be a challenge during cold and flu season, but gardens can give us an advantage! Many native plants and culinary herbs have been traditionally used to treat winter ailments. Learn how local fruits, leaves, flowers, and roots can help relieve respiratory illness, stomach upset, and joint pain. Sample a herbal tea and discuss plans for adding medicinal plants to your landscape this year. Cost: $30 

Shedding Your Winter Skin
Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019, 1-2pm
Wilmington Library

Our skin protects us. Cold weather can take a toll on it, leaving our skin dry, rough, and open to infection. Learn about basic skincare, herbs that can help acne and eczema, try out an herbal healing salve, and make a natural body scrub to take home. 

Native Plants/Traditional Medicine
Sun. May 19, 2019, 1-3pm
Mt Cuba Center 

The plants of our forests have amazing healing powers and have been used medicinally throughout human history. Go beyond the ornamental uses of plants and learn the many ways common native plants have been used by the Lenni-Lenape Tribe. Explore this fascinating topic and develop a deeper appreciation for the connections between human well-being and the natural world.

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