Tours & Workshops
Midsummer Herb Walk
Saturday August 13th - 10:30am-12:00pm
Adult: $20 (group discount available)
Child 9 and older: $10
Child 8 and younger: Free
Summer! Plants! Community! Need we say more?
This is the time when the Earth is awake and the green beauties all around us are rejoicing in the warmth and beauty of these days sweet summer days. To celebrate this vibrancy we will be going out and greeting the wild medicine growing in the fields, forests, and wetlands of NVF. We will gather together and learn how to identify, tend, and wildcraft these herbs to integrate them into our lives for our health, healing, and vitality. Our herb walks center storytelling, embodied experience, and the honorable harvest to respect and honor our greatest teachers - the plants themselves :)
Some guest stars on our exploration will include Saint Johns Wort, Yarrow, and Mugwort (and so many more.) Folks with a toe-dip or a whole-body immersion into herbalism are invited to join our time together! Be sure to dress for the weather (sunhats are very helpful on hot sunny days), bring water because hydration is important, and excitement to learn more about the wonders of our world!
All ages are welcome to join these herb walks. Please be mindful of the needs of your child in relation to long walk in the sun and lots of listening when signing up! We may be walking on uneven ground around the farm - if you have an accessibility need please reach out to email@example.com
Crafting Cordials and Shrubs: Sharing Summer’s Love
Saturday August 20th - 10:30am-12:00pm
Adult: $35 (group discount available)
Child 9 and older: $15
Child 8 and younger: Free
It is high summer and nature is flourishing with fresh berries, sweet-smelling herbs, and honeybees delighting with every moment. It is the perfect time to infuse this splendor into sweet remedies to enjoy with ginger beer on a late summer evening or to store in the cabinet to keep warm on a snowy day. Cordials and shrubs are an incredible way to bring some joy into our lives as these sweet treats are best enjoyed with others to celebrate all the beauty they have to offer.
These preparations are centered in delight and can help us with everything from regulating our digestion to stimulating our immune system, calming our nervous system, and promoting vitality throughout our bodies. They are simply an infusion of plants and fruits into brandy or vinegar then mixed with the sweetness of honey to integrate their healing power and bring in vibrancy. Taken straight up or in a special drink, they really are something special.
In this workshop, we will work with a variety of plants to support our bodies and infuse them into sweet herbal remedies using alcohol, vinegar, and honey. We will explore recipes for an abundance of ages, dietary restrictions, and taste buds to ensure these medicines are joyful, pleasurable, and accessible to all! You will return home with some lovely plant relationships, a little bit of chemistry nerdiness, various recipes for potent preparations, and excitement for our sweet remedies to be ready in a few weeks' time.
All ages are welcome to join this workshop. Please be mindful of the needs of your child in relation to sitting in a circle with lots of listening and some hands-on activities when signing up! We will be walking on uneven ground in the farmyard to meet some plants while we are together - if you have an accessibility need please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Herbalism Series Class Passes - please email email@example.com for details
Rosemary Class Pass ~ Any 3 classes/herb walks for $92 (up to $105 value)
Linden Class Pass ~ Any 5 classes/herb walks for $160 (up to a $175 value)
Sage Class Pass ~ Any 7 classes/herb walks for $200 (up to a $245 value)