Medicine Garden Program 2019

Class meets two Fridays each month,

from March until October

10 am - 4 pm

1st class March 29th, 2019

$1650 for the full program


$125/class drop-in rate


Registration & More Details Coming Soon!

2019 Class Dates:

   March (1st class) -  3/29

   April - 4/12 & 4/26

   May - 5/17 & 5/31

   June - 6/14 & 6/28

   July - 7/12 & 7/26

   August - 8/9 & 8/30

   September - 9/13 & 9/27

   October - 10/11 & 10/25

Key topics include:
   - Plant Spirit Communication
   - Soil Ecology
   - Sustainable Farming Methods
   - Medicine Making
   - Cultivation of Nature Observation Skills
   - Traditional Vitalist Healing Practices

How to prepare for class:

  - Students are to dress appropriately for getting dirty. (Prepare to roll on the ground!)  
  - Bring a sack lunch and snacks for the day
  - Water bottle
  - Notebook and pen
  - A personal blanket to sit on outside

Other considerations:

  • Garden friendly shoes: typically some type of boot that covers the entire foot and is water resistant will be best suited for the garden. Plan to bring extra footwear to change into afterwards if we get muddy!
  • Plastic produce bags or brown paper bags (used for collecting herbs we harvest).
  • Weather appropriate layers of clothing: Long pants (with wooly unders/leggings if cold), short sleeves shirt or tank top with long sleeve shirt on top. Plus a hoodie or wool sweater. **Remember you can always shed layers, but you can’t magically make new layers appear while out in the field.
  • Sunscreen, a sunhat and light weight loose long sleeves and pants to prevent bug bites, bramble scratches and sunburn on sunny days. 
  • Rain slicker with waterproof hood, water proof gear with warm wool under layers on rainy days
  • A backpack to store gear and extra layers of clothing 
  • Cameras are welcome

Move through the growing season in Harmony with Nature and Spirit

**New Program Information**

The Medicine Garden program is a Living Garden Project for students of botanical medicine to integrate the use of herbs into into personal and spiritual relationship. 

​In this 8 month program we will learn about medicinal plants in their cultivated habitat, along with growing, harvesting, and plant medicine processing. From earth to bottle we will go through the complete life cycle of medicine work starting with learning how to listen to the plants and

communicate with them.

We will learn how to use our senses to experience plant medicines and determine their medical applications according to Vitalist traditions. Students will learn how to approach plants as teachers and use them as guides for our own personal healing, as well as how to help facilitate healing for others.  

Classes are held inside the gardens at Bluebird Farm, located just two miles from

downtown Nevada City.