Join herbalists Holly Bellebuono and Tarah Gibbon for a wonderfully inventive and creative herbal retreat, where you will learn hands-on methods for crafting herbal remedies, harvest and taste edible and medicinal plants, gather and blend delicious medicines, sample teas and honeys, and take home your finished products.
This retreat includes herbal identification, basic introduction to herbal medicine philosophies and practice, and building a welcoming community for anyone interesting in learning more about plants. Past students have included gardeners as well as those with no history of plant knowledge–in fact, this retreat is a great introduction to a world you may be unfamiliar with. It’s also a strong basis for those interested in learning more.
Join us in this fun, welcoming, and surprisingly informative experience that will prepare you to craft and create medicines for yourself, your family, and your community.
What You Will Learn
Identify and Harvest Medicinal Plants
We will begin our time together with a tour of the 5-acre medicinal gardens which are home to over 70 medicinal plants. We will harvest what we need for our medicine making workshops.
Distillation, Hydrosols and More
We will be crafting liqueurs, herbal syrups, oxymels, and teas. Our first night will also include distillation and hydrosol making, with samples to take home.
Seaweed and Seaside Plants
Local herbalists will be joining us sharing their areas of specialty (foraging, seaside plants, edibles, etc).
Apothecary and Formulary
We will create lotions, potions, balms, sprays and salves. You will build a nice little home healing tool kit to take home. People traveling on flights, will be provided with a box to ship home.