Annual Membership

Get immediate access to up to 12 herbs each year.

Journey Deep Into One Herb

Depending on the herb, we will cover all or most of the topics below

  • Get to Know an Herb

    When you really study an herb in depth for a month, you get to know it better. In this course, we dedicate an entire month to a single herb.

  • Folklore, History, Poems & Stories

    Herbs have been used throughout history as both food and medicine. But did you know that these same herbs are also connected to many cultures around the world? We will delve into some of the other meanings and significance of the plant within the context of various cultures.

  • Preparations & Recipes

    Knowing how to incorporate an herb into your life can be a bit of a challenge. Each month we’ll share some recipes and easy preparations to simplify the process.

  • Medicinal & Nutritional Benefits

    When studying herbalism, it's easy to get side-tracked by looking at an herb as "medicine" and forget that our food should be our medicine. Understanding how an herb can benefit us in ways beyond simply removing symptoms can aid us in appreciating the whole plant and not just its constituents.

  • Identification and/or Cultivation

    Learn ways to be sure you're working with the right plant! Knowing how to positively identify a plant is a valuable skill since it's the first step in wildcrafting. We'll also talk about cultivation techniques that allow you to expand your herb garden and bring native and non-native herbs into your space.

  • Harvesting

    Each herb has unique harvesting instructions. I will share the whens, whats and hows for each one. When should you harvest it? Before or after flowering? Fall, summer or spring? What parts should you harvest: leaves, flowers, roots, seeds or bark? How should you harvest it: cutting, digging, stripping, fallen branches, etc.? Learn the specifics so you feel confident using the plant.

  • How Does It Work?

    When you purchase the Annual Herb-A-Month you get immediate access to up to 12 herbs. We release a new herb each month (we started May, 2019) and after 12 herbs you'll need to renew your membership. The monthly course gives you access to the same herbs on a monthly drip schedule.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Althaea officinalis

    • Althaea: Identification, Harvesting, & Cultivation

    • Althaea: Medicinal & Nutritional

    • Marshmallow Video

    • Althaea: Recipes

    • Marshmallow Symbolism

  • 3

    Mullein

    • Mullein Identification, Harvesting & Cultivation

    • Verbascum thapsis Medicinal & Nutritional

    • Mullein Preparations & Recipes

    • Verbascum thapsis History/Folklore

  • 4

    Prunella vulgaris

    • Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris) Description

    • Prunella vulgaris Medicinal & Edible

    • Ways to Prepare Self Heal

    • Self Heal History

    • Videos

  • 5

    Wild Sarsparilla

  • 6

    Viola spp.

    • Violets Identification, Harvesting, & Cultivation

    • Viola spp. Medicinal Uses

    • Viola Preparations & Recipes

    • Heartsease (Viola tricolor) Folklore

  • 7

    Urtica dioica

    • Introducing Stinging Nettles

    • History of Stinging Nettles

    • Urtica dioica Uses

    • Growing Stinging Nettles

    • Cream of Nettle Soup

    • Nettle & Plantain Chips

    • Black Nettle Syrup

  • 8

    Taraxacum officinalis

    • Introducing Dandelion

    • Identification: The Difference Between Cat's Ear & Dandelion

    • Fable: How Dandelion Came to be

    • Dandelion Leaf: Nutrition & Harvesting

    • Dandelion Root: Uses

    • Dandelion Root "Coffee"

    • Dandelion Pesto

    • Dandelion & Borage Salad

    • Pickled Dandelion Buds

    • Dandelion Flower Fritters

  • 9

    Pine

    • White Pine - Identification

    • White Pine - Medicinal & Nutritional

    • Pine - Folklore

  • 10

    Allium sativum

    • Introducing Garlic & Cultivation

    • Garlic Monograph

    • Garlic - a story

  • 11

    Miscellaneous Herbal Musings

    • Why Grow Herbs When You Can Buy Them

Deep dive into one herb each month for a year!