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.
Registration is OPEN for 2015 classes of FROM THE ROOTS UP! This year we've added a summer session, in addition to the spring and fall!
The GREENFIELD COMMUNITY HERBAL CLINIC is going strong. Every Friday from 12-7 pm I offer herbal low-cost herbal consults on a walk-in basis and by appointment (encouraged!). The consults are sliding scale- those who can pay higher on the scale help support those who cannot, and together we create a mutually supported community of healing. ALL are WELCOME!
FROM THE ROOTS UP
A Course in Bioregional Herbalism
Class meets 1 sunday/month, 10am-4pm
Spring Session: April-June
NEW! Summer Session: July-Aug
Fall Session: Sept-Nov
(Sessions may be taken separately or together)
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. Registration is open!
Honoring Fire Cider- A Celebration of Traditional Herbal Remedies
Saturday Jan 31st, 10am-1pm
Northampton Winter Farmers Market
Smith Vocational High School- Northampton, MA
By Donation $0-20. (No pre-registration necessary)
Herbalism is a thriving modern system of wholistic healthcare, with deep roots in American folk medicine. Join us for an event celebrating our herbal roots and traditional herbal remedies. And help us raise awareness about the recent trademarking of the Fire Cider, why it's an issue, and what's being done about it!
10 – 11:30: Fire Cider Intensive Workshop with Jade Alicandro Mace and Brittany Nickerson
In this workshop you will learn:
– To make fire cider, To apply the many therapeutic uses of this healthful tonic, & To use food as medicine in your everyday life.
11:30 – 1: Traditional Remedy Tasting and Recipe Swap!
- Bring your own home-made traditional remedies to share, Taste others versions, Share recipes and get inspired!
Herbal Medicine-Making for Community Resilience
All Things Local Cooperative Market
Sunday Feb 22nd, 2pm-4pm
Making your own medicine is fun, empowering, and fun! In this afternoon workshop we'll focus on herbal medicines made with truly "localvore" ingredients, including vinegars, honeys, syrups, and oxymels. Guidelines for wildcrafting, harvesting, and drying your own herbs will also be discussed. Herbal preparations will be demoed and recipes will be given! Pre-registration required
7 Classic Culinary Herbs: Cultivation, Harvest, & Medicinal Use
Greenfield Winter Fare at Greenfield Winter Farmers Market
Saturday Feb 21st, 11AM-12 Noon
Greenfield Middle School-195 Federal St
The culinary herbs are among the most medicinally active plants used in herbalism today. Learn how these well-known herbs can be used as the powerful medicinals they truly are! Easy to access in the grocery store and farmers market, and just as easy to grow in containers, small spaces, and the home garden, they provide a starting point to de-mystifying herbalism and bringing it back into the home. Specific growth requirements, harvest, drying and storage, and medicinal uses will be discussed, and medicine-making techniques will be demonstrated.