Milk & Honey Herbs is a small, diversified, family-owned farm and business in the rolling hills 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 & APPRENTICESHIP
FROM THE ROOTS UP
Bioregional Herbalism Series & Apprenticeship
This hands-on, experiential herb course meets outside and in the field. Learn our locally abundant medicinal plants, wildcrafting guidelines and harvesting methods, gain intimacy with local herbs, learn field botany and plant ID, develop a bioregional materia medica, build your home apothecary, and more!
Class size is limited. Register early to hold your space in class!
We offer two options:
Meets 1 Sunday/month April-November
FULL for 2019. 2020 dates coming soon!
Seasonal Class Series
Meets 1 Sunday/mo, 10am-4pm
*Sign up for one or more sessions*
Spring Session- April-June (FULL)
Summer Session-July & August (FULL)
Fall Session- Sept-Nov (FULL)
2020 dates coming soon!
w/Jade Alicandro Mace of Milk & Honey Herbs and Leslie Chaison of the People’s Medicine Project
Saturday Oct 12th
At the People's Medicine Garden at Just Roots Farm
$20 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds) for groups working to protect sacred plants.
Please pre-register by emailing: email@example.com
Cultures all over the world burn herbs for ceremony and shifting energy, however many commonly burned herbs are at-risk in the wild. Learn how to connect to our locally abundant aromatic plants as we make bioregional incense together. By working with abundant local plants and especially herbs from our own ancestral traditions, we avoid the harm caused by commodification and over-harvesting of plants sacred to cultures in other places such as White Sage and Paulo Santo, both of which are dwindling in their native range due to over-harvest. This workshop will introduce participants to our local incense plants and techniques for making your own burning bundles and local incense as well. Handouts and recipes will be provided!
Making Herbal Honeys
Sunday October 27th
UMASS Fall Festival at the UMASS Amherst Renaissance Center
More details coming soon!
Join us for a class on making your own herbal honeys for your home apothecary. Honey is a wonderful medium for herbs- it's medicinal on its own even before the addition of herbs, is versatile and has a long shelf-life, and is locally abundant which allows us to make truly locavore medicine. This class will share the ins and outs of extracting herbs into honey. Recipes and handouts will be provided!
Join us for online classes on PATREON! If you’re interested in studying herbalism but aren’t able to take our in-person classes, or if online learning simply works better for your life and schedule, I’ve created a learning community on Patreon- join us! I offer monthly online classes and plant study groups, discounts on herbal consults, and more! Also, we offer an online version of our Spice Rack Medicine class series every winter- registration will open in January!