~Milk & Honey Herbs is a small, diversified, family-owned 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~

What's New?

  • Registration is currently open for the Fall session of FROM THE ROOTS UP, a course in bioregional herbalism.  Learn to be an effective herbalist using the plants growing abundantly all around you.  (The spring session is FULL)
  • We are now accepting PRE-ORDERS for live plants from our MEDICINAL PLANT NURSERY. This year our offerings have grown to over 90 different medicinals! We ship.

  • The COMMUNITY HERBAL CLINIC is going strong.  Every Friday from 12-7 pm I offer low-cost herbal consults on a walk-in basis.  Come check-out our new location at 158 Main St in Greenfield at Blue Dragon Apothecary.  ALL are WELCOME!

  • Look for Milk & Honey's LOCAL and CHEMICAL-FREE herbal products around the valley during these coming months at:
                           -Brookfield Farm Winter CSA in Amherst, MA
                           -All Things Local Cooperative Market in Amherst, MA



Classic Spring Tonics
Tuesday March 18th
6:30-8 PM
River Valley Market in Northampton, MA
Traditionally, the spring is a time of cleansing and waking-up the body after a long winter's rest. In this class we'll explore some safe and effective spring cleanses and  tonic herbs.  We'll also take the time to discuss some premier wild spring edibles that grow readily in our bioregion and learn about their value as both food and medicine!  
~Please call River Valley Customer Service to pre-register. 413-584-2665413-584-2665. Everyone is welcome!~

Wild & Wonderful Weeds
Mondays May 5th, 12th, 19th & June 2nd
6:00-7:30 pm
Amherst, MA

Get to know the wild and wonderful weeds growing all around you!  Participants will learn to identify and utilize many of our locally abundant and incredibly useful "weeds."  We will explore edibility, history of medicinal use, botany and plant ID, and traditional uses such as cordage, clothing, dye and more.  Through plant walks in various locales around Amherst and hands-on activities, this class will cultivate a strong connection with the natural world around us.  OPEN TO ALL AGES. Register through Amherst LSSE.

Spring Session: April -June (FULL)
Fall Session: Sept-Nov (Registration OPEN)
A course in bio-regional herbalism, 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.  Meets 1 Sunday/ month
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Summer Solstice Plant Walk
Saturday June 21st
10:30 am-12 noon
Amethyst Brook Conservation Area-  Amherst, MA.
$0-$10 Suggested Donation.

It's high summer and an amazing time to explore our local field and woodlands in search of edible and medicinal plants!
We'll take a casual walk together and identify the numerous useful, edible and medicinal herbs growing at this beautiful site.  Harvesting tips and guidelines, edibility, identification tips and medicinal preparations will all be discussed!
~No pre-registration required~

Summer Wildcrafting Immersion
Fri night/Sat/Sun July18th-20th
Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont
Sliding Scale $125-$175/weekend

This weekend wildcrafting immersion will take us to the beautiful Green Mountains in south-central Vermont. Details to come. Bring the family! Save the date!
~Open to past and current students of From the Roots Up~
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View the full 2014 Schedule {here}

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