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What's Growing in My Backyard?

Ever wonder what kind of plants in the backyard might  be "useful?"  Weeds for tea or for a salad.  Or for making an herbal vinegar.  This class is for kids and and kids at heart!!!  I have always found it fascinating that so much of what's out there has a whole bunch of stuff you can do with it!!  And I guarantee you will be surprised and amazed.  Come visit us at  for this class or invite us to your backyard!!!     

How to Create Herbal Medicinal Oils 

Making an herbal oil is simple and can be used in so many ways!!!  We discuss flowers, leaf, roots and bark as plants that can be made into a potent herbal oil for salves, boo boo's and other things. This class was born as I was making up a birthday "kit" for a special little friend of mine.   You will be surprised what is growing right in your back yard!!!  Can be held at your house or here @ Medicine Woods.  

  The Art of Simpling - 3 hours of herbal education


Learn to make things for self care or personally inspired gifts for a friend.   This is the "soup to nuts" of crafting home herbal remedies.

This class is held here at Medicine Woods, a woodland botanical sanctuary complete with an herbal apothecary and kitchen.  Very near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this land is a virtual goldmine of medicinal plants.  We will explore how to work with herbs in every form imaginable.  Teas, tinctures, infusions, oil, salves, creams, bath salts and herbal essential oil use, will all be covered.  You will leave this class jars of all the items we create together. During this 3 hour class, we dive deep into the basic of blending herbs for teas, potpourri, medicinal oils, salves, creams and more.  Bring a sack lunch and hang around exploring the medicine woods, Frog Pond and check out our extensive library.         

A Day @ MoonMaid's Botanical  Sanctuary

I am dedicated to preserving, protecting and propagating the native medicinals that are abundant here in the East Tennessee Smoky Mountains.  As a member of the United Plant Savers network of international botanical sanctuaries, I find it critical to educate any and all who visit the importance of native medicinal woodland herbs.  So, seasonally I invite folks to come to hang out on land for a day or a weekend and help with the ongoing projects that are ever in need of doing. Come enjoy this incredible "gem of the Smoky Mountains.