Tours & Workshops

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Early Summer Herb Walk

Saturday July 2nd - 10:30am-12:00pm

Tuesday July 5th - 6:30pm-8:00pm

Adult: $20 (group discount available); Child 9 and older: $10; Child 8 and younger: Free

Herbalism Class Pass & Class Bundle info

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 will be walking on uneven ground all around the farm - if you have an accessibility need please reach out to nvfbusinessoffice@gmail.com.

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DIY First Aid Kit - Burns, Bites, and Everything in Between

Tuesday July 12th - 6:30pm-8:00pm

Saturday July 16th - 10:30am-12:00pm

Adult: $20 (group discount available)

Child 9 and older: $10

Child 8 and younger: Free

It’s the beginning of summer and I have already had bug bites, poison ivy, sunburn, and an absolute plethora of random cuts with no clue of how they got there. From easing itchiness to preventing infection, herbs have been with me throughout the growing season to soothe, protect, and heal my body in more ways than I can count.

 

Join us for an exploration of how we can enhance our first aid kits with herbal preparations that will help stop bleeding, disinfect wounds, soothe inflamed tissues, speed wound healing, and tend our hearts throughout the healing process. 

 

We will dive into the use of honey, wound washes, herbal poultices, salves, and tinctures to support us in a plethora of different situations when we are in need of wound care. You will return home with recipes to utilize and excitement to harvest herbs from your backyard.

 

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 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 nvfbusinessoffice@gmail.com

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Herbal Medicine Making: Crafting Potent Vinegars, Tinctures, and Glycerites

Saturday July 23rd - 10:30am-12:00pm

Adult: $35 (group discount available)

Child 9 and older: $15

Child 8 and younger: Free

Tinctures are a way to preserve, highlight, and cherish love in the form of plant medicine. These preparations are like shelf-stable bottles of liquid magic that 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 into alcohol, vinegar, or vegetable glycerine to integrate their healing power and bring in vibrancy whenever we need it. 

 

In this workshop, we will meet a variety of plants to support our bodies and create herbal tinctures with alcohol, vinegar, and vegetable glycerine. We will delve into why we use these different menstruums (solvents) to infuse particular medicines and how each of them offer their strengths when infused with different types of plants. We will explore recipes for an abundance of ages, dietary restrictions, and taste buds to ensure these medicines are 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 tinctures to be ready at the end of our next moon cycle!

 

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 nvfbusinessoffice@gmail.com

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Salve Making: Healing, Nourishing, and Loving our Skin

Saturday July 30th - 10:30am-12:00pm

Adult: $35 (group discount available)

Child 9 and older: $15

Child 8 and younger: Free

From wound healing to emotional support, herbal salves offer us nourishment, relaxation, and bliss with their loving touch. These blends of herb-infused oils and beeswax make shelf-stable balms that can live in your medicine cabinet, backpack, bedside table and more. 

 

In our time together we will dive into a variety of herbs to support pain, inflammation, wound healing, emotional imbalance, and overall vitality. After meeting these herbs we will learn how to make an herbal oil, then create a salve all together. You will return home with a bunch of new plant relationships, sweet recipes, and a salve we made for all your bumps and bruises to come!

 

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 nvfbusinessoffice@gmail.com

Herbalism Series Class Passes - please email nvfbusinessoffice@gmail.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)

Herbalism Series Class Bundles - please email nvfbusinessoffice@gmail.com for details

  • Herb Walk Series - Sign up here

  • Adult $55 ($60 value), Child 9 and older $22

    • Early Spring Herb Walk (5/1 or 5/3)

    • Early Summer Herb Walk (7/2 or 7/5)

    • Midsummer Herb Walk (2 dates TBD in early August)

    • Late Summer/Early Fall Herb Walk (2 dates TBD in September)