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.  There is a potential for a weekday class if enough people are interested, please write it in the comment box of the registration form.

Organic Gardening Principles, Garden Mapping, & Companion Planting, May 26

Growing Medicinal Plants: Seeds, Transplants, Rotations, & More, June 23

Pollinators & Pests, July 14

Microclimate, Soil, & Water, August 18

Season Extension, Cover Crops, & Planning, September 8

Make Up Day, just in case! September 15

Tuition & Sign Up  

Tuition for all classes and materials is $440, $396 before April 1 (10% discount).  You can also sign up to take individual sections of the course for $100, provided there’s space in the class.  Work-trade is available; see the work-trade policy for details.

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