Herbal Apprenticeship Program

Echinacea 7-17-10 Enhance your herbal knowledge at Common Good City Farm. Apprentices will gain hands-on experience while working with approximately fifty different herbs in the farm’s medicinal herb bed. Participants will follow the herbs as they change through the season learning how to plant, transplant, maintain, and harvest.

In this program, you will:

-- Understand the foundations of herbal medicine;
-- Learn to work with the medicinal herbs growing on the farm;
-- Gain hands-on gardening skills, including plant identification, mindful weeding, transplanting, harvesting, and organic pest management;
(Note: participation in this program requires the ability to bend, kneel, and maneuver. The medicinal herb plots are not raised beds.):
-- Learn to dry and store herbs, and create herbal preparations including teas, tinctures, and salves;
-- Harvest a LOT of medicinal plants for home use;
-- Connect, ask questions, and share photos between sessions on our private Shutterfly site, where resources for further learning will be provided;
-- Get dirty and enjoy the sunshine. Most of our meetings happen outdoors on the farm, regardless of weather.

We hope to offer this program or something similar in 2018, please check back in the spring for additional details and/ or contact josephine@commongoodcityfarm.org with any questions.