Milk & Honey Herbs is a small, diversified, family-owned farm and business in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.
We believe that community health and ecological health are intrinsically connected and hope that Milk & Honey Herbs positively contributes to both.
UPCOMING CLASS SERIES.....
FROM THE ROOTS UP
A Course in Bioregional Herbalism
Class meets 1 sunday/month, 10am-4pm
Spring Session: April-June (FULL)
Summer Session: July-Aug (enrolling)
Fall Session: Sept-Nov (enrolling)
~Sessions may be taken separately or together. Take all 3 sessions to participate in the From the Roots Up Apprenticeship (FULL)!~
A hands-on, experiential herb class, this series is designed for the student who wants to dive-in and get to know the local plants up close and personal. Folks will learn how to confidently identify plants in the field, how to harvest and make medicine with them and learn their complete medicinal profile. Learn herbal ecology and develop a bioregional materia medica.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS.....
Herbal Support for Pregnancy & Postpartum
Tuesday March 15th, 6-7:30 pm.
The Childbirth Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Northampton, MA.
Pregnancy and postpartum months are times of great change and transformation, and can be joyfully supported with the help of many safe and simple herbal remedies. Herbs can be of much use in both maintaining optimal health and gently helping correct imbalances as they arise. Common issues we'll discuss include preparation for birth, low energy, anemia and nutrient deficiencies, low milk production, postpartum "baby blues," emotional support, and more! Bring your questions and concerns and learn how you can use herbal medicine with confidence during your pregnancy and beyond! No need to pre-register, just show-up!
Tree Medicine Plant Walk
Sunday April 10th, 12-1:30pm
At The Bower Studio and Quabbin Reservoir- Pelham, MA
By Donation ($0-$10)
The northeast is home to many medicinal tree species, and spring is one of the best times of the year to harvest them- especially medicinal barks- while the sap is running! Learn techniques for wildcrafting bark, how to to I.D. some of our local medicinal trees while they are still in bud before they have leafed-out, their medicinal benefits, and how to capture these properties in your own homemade medicines like tinctures, oils, syrups, and teas. This walk will take us around the land surrounding the Bower Studio and also the vast Quabbin Reservoir, which is right across the street!
The Herbal D.I.Y Spa
Monday April 4th
UMASS, Amherst- French Hall room 102
FREE ($5 materials fee for those wanting to bring herbal products home made in class)
In this workshop participants will learn to make their own facial masks and body scrubs, calming and invigorating bath salts, and luscious body butters- all with healthy and natural ingredients that are actually good for you and the environment! Folks will all leave with a few products made together in class and recipes will be demoed and provided. Open to all!
View the entire 2016 Schedule HERE
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